Monday, November 25, 2013


Amazing how each night while we dine, watch some top notch entertainment, and crash for the night after a busy day, this big ship sails quietly into a new day and another port. Today we were in Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece and also one of the world's oldest cities with a history that spans about 3400 years. So it was walking about ancient ruins again as we concentrated on the Acropolis which is a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.

Overlooking Athens after climbing the hill to the Acropolis

Odeon of Herodes Aticus
built by the Romans in 161 AD
 and still used today for classical concerts

The Parthenon
Has been a Greek temple, a treasury,
 a fortress, and a shelter for the statue of Athena

Temple of Athena

Temple of Olympian Zeus - 6th century BC

Theater of Dionysu - 4th century BC

Temple of Hephaestus, the god of metal working
 5th century BC
Best preserved Greek temple in the world 

Mars Hill, a bare marble rock at the base of the Acropolis known for a famous speech that the Apostle Paul made there about the identity of 'the unknown God'. Story in Acts 17

No comments: