Upon the official visit of the Greek president, Mrs Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou and Slovenian president Mr. Borut Pahor in Koper on 23rd April 2021 the two presidents inaugurated the bench of friendship near Kapodistrias statue on Kapodistrias square in Koper. Two students that participated in the project, Taryn Vodovnik and Nives SkerbiÅ¡ Pifka presented the project to the delegation. The regional newspaper reported about this event.
From 18th to 22th of March.
Twenty students and thirteen teachers from the Erasmus + school partners “The many-facet personality of Ioannis Capodistrias” travelled to find themselves in Koper, Slovenia at the Osnovna Šola Koper School. The reception was very warm. The hosts and guest students presented their countries and their schools.
The whole week was dedicated to activities about the project. Moreover, students and teachers had a guided tour to the sightseeing of Slovenia.
Τhe program ended with the best impressions, full of new images, beautiful experiences, new friends and lots of knowledge.
Koper - Izola - Piran
Slovenia is a central European country. The small Slovene region along the Mediterranean is Slovene Istria, with Koper as its capital. Its Italian name Capodistria (literally “ head of Istria”) testifies to its former role as the capital of Istria. With length of 46.6. km, the Slovene coast is home to three coastal towns: Koper, Izola and Piran.
The origin and development of Koper were decidedly influenced by its coastal position and seafaring that can be traced back to the late Hellenistic period. When visiting Koper, both short and long walks will take you to the major sights and monuments of secular and sacral nature located in the old town core, in particular close to both main squares, as well as to some peripheral squares and streets.
On the Slovenian coast the Piran salt pans were formed more than 700 years ago. They maintain the traditional process of making salt by hand.
Visit to the town
Visit to Capodistrias statue
Visit to the Town hall
Οsnova sola Koper primary school
The doors of Osnova Sola Koper primary school opened for the first time in 1st September 2006.
Various project initiatives and international activities have spread the name of Osnovna Sola Koper Primary school across Slovenia and outside its borders.
Committed teachers and other staff members and the significant achievements of its students build strong foundations for primary education.
Education and instruction are two areas, the Municipality of Koper gives particular attention.
Koper was the best place for an exchange. We all lived near together. So we could spend a lot of time together outside. We met some new friends and they were all really nice.
Slovenia was in every form a pleasure to visit. I learnt not only about Kapodistrias and his influence on modern Europe but also bonded with friends and made new ones along the way. We went along nicely and everything worked flawlessly. This trip was awesome and I will come back again.
For me it was extremely interesting to get to know more about the Slovenian language. The Slovenian language is complicated in its own way and altogether a fast spoken one. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t an interesting and challenging language. To the challenges belongs for example a different numerus. During our visit in Koper we got to know it better and are impressed that it is hard to pronounce and describe.
We met the Slovenian friends we had made in Germany again, which was really nice and also found new friends. One day a mixed group of pupils from different nationalities went bowling together and it was a lot of fun. After that we went to a Chinese restaurant, which was even nicer than bowling. I’m so sad that I must go home now. I will miss everyone.
I liked to see my friends from Slovenia again. It was fun seeing how my friends in Slovenia live and what they do in their free time. We spent a lot of time together and had a lot of fun.