Purim this year took place in Thessaloniki, Greece in the fantastic five star Met Hotel. The event started with a visit to the historic sites in Thessaloniki, including the White Tower, Galerius Arch, 2 Synagogues and the Jewish Museum. In the evening Rabbi Yoel Kaplan from Thessaloniki led an energetic Megillah reading for Purim, followed by the traditional Seudah meal and exchange of Mishloach Manot. This was followed by a fun Purim costume party. During the Friday, a trip to Veroia saw the beautiful synagogue and town before stunning waterfalls on Mount Olympus. On Sunday participants ended their visit with the opportunity to see explore the tomb of King Philip II (father of Alexander the Great) at Vergina.