SEEBRIG HQ’s nucleus staff along with their families visited the historical city of Ioannina, on 23 and 24 November 2019.
The aim of this social trip was to be informed about the history and traditions of a well known place of Host Nation, visiting the small islet on the Lake Pamvotis, the museums, the castle and the old part of the city. During the visit a professional tour guide provided all the appropriate information so that everyone could be able to understand the rich history of Epirus area and its capital city.
This social trip achieved its goal that was to be educational, beneficial and pleasant for all participants.
A social trip for SEEBRIG HQ personnel and their family members to Chalkidiki took place from 14th to 15th Sep 2019.
The main purposes of this activity were team spirit building and mental energy restoring.
Moreover, everybody had the opportunity to improve their swimming skills and to visit the town of Ouranoupolis, as well. Additionally, on Sunday 15 Sep 19, everybody participated in a ship cruise from Ouranoupolis to Athos peninsula and back, where they had the chance to observe some of the famous monasteries that are located there.
This stress draining activity restored vitality of SEEBRIG HQ personnel and their families.
On 11th September 2019, SEEBRIG HQ organized a guided visit to the city of Larissa for the newly appointed personnel.
Creating the conditions for better understanding the culture of the country where SEEBRIG is deployed and increasing the awareness of the nucleus staff towards the values and traditions of the Host Nations, is part of SEEBRIG’s mission.
Participants in this event were SEEBRIG HQ newcomers and their families’ members. They had the chance to visit some significant historical landmarks of Larissa, such as the archaeological site of the Ancient Theater of Larisa, ancient Roman ruins and the city centre where they had the chance to learn about different aspects of the town. At the end of the tour everybody felt a little bit more as citizen of Larissa.
In accordance with Annual Plan 2019, SEEBRIG HQ conducted a Study Trip to Crete/Na 3, from 7 to 14 of July 2019.
During the Study Trip, SEEBRIG nucleus staff visited two important military facilities of the Host Nation and NATO (NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre /NMIOTC and NATO Missile Firing Installation/NAMFI in Chania area), where they had an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the respective areas of interest and also to enhance awareness about SEEBRIG and its activities. The SEEBRIG leadership and staff appreciated the quality and the high standard of the military facilities and the hospitality of the Host Nation.
Apart from the main effort of the study trip, SEEBRIG HQ personnel accompanied by their family members had the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Knossos, the city of Rethymno, the CretAquarium and, on the way back to Larissa, the museum and monument of Thermopiles.
This Study trip achieved its goals, was educational, beneficial and pleasant for all participants.
On 22nd of May 2019, SEEBRIG HQ personnel along with their families climbed on mountain Kissavos (altitude 1978m), which is located 45 km northeast of Larissa, Na3.
A social trip for SEEBRIG HQ personnel and their family members to Karpenisi took place from 16th to 17th Feb 2019.
In accordance with COMSEEBRIG’s guidance, SEEBRIG nucleus staff conducted a training activity, marching and climbing in mountainous terrain (Tyrnavos Trail).
On 8th September 2018, SEEBRIG HQ personnel climbed on mountain Olympus. They spent the previous night at the Na 3 Military Ski Training Centre’s guesthouses and they were escorted by one officer and an NCO during their hiking activity on the next day.