Within the framework of the Brotherhood of Cultures programme, funded by YMCA Europe, an exciting excursion took place on June 4 with 58 refugees from Ukraine. The day began early in the morning, leaving from the archaeological museum to go to the Bergina museum. Our wonderful guide already from the bus whet our appetite about what we were going to see upon our arrival at the museum, while talking to us about agriculture, industry and customs of the local community.

During the visit to the museum, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the history of the city and admire impressive tombs and artifacts, such as the famous burial mound of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

Later, the excursion continued to the Kyr-Yianni vineyards, where the guide Pablo showed us the wine production process. In addition, the participants had the opportunity to taste some of the wines from the winery and enjoy a delicious menu that was offered by the company.

It should be noted that all expenses were covered by Kyr-Yianni, which allowed the refugees to enjoy an unforgettable experience. The nature surrounding the vineyards is impressive, and allowed the participants to enjoy a pleasant walk. Afterwards we could enjoy some well-deserved free time in the park of Agios Nikolaos (Naussa).

In summary, the Brotherhood of Cultures excursion was an enriching and exciting experience for all the participants, who were able to learn about the local history and culture, enjoy nature and taste delicious wines. Undoubtedly, an initiative that promotes inclusion and cultural exchange between different communities.

In words of our beneficiaries:

The impressions are very pleasant – we are delighted!!! A special and special thanks to our guide Anatoli! She is a very nice person and a professional in her field, it’s a pleasure to listen to her) I wish you all to have the resources and inspiration to do even more events like this!” T.K.


“The museum in Vergina is a world-class historic place, I was very impressed with its treasures! Not only did we taste the wine in the bodega, but also the wonderful landscape: we had never seen Greece like that before.” D.H.