Greece and Turkey 2013
Dec 8, 2013Limited, anyone with the link
Photo: We arrived in Athens and stayed at the Hera Hotel in the old part of the city. This is the roof restaurant with a view of the Acropolis, lit up at night.
Photo: Our first event in Athens was to tour the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
Photo: Our guide Sophia described the process of restoring the historic buildings.
Photo: Caryotids at the Temple of Athena at the Acropolis.
Photo: The Greek amphitheatre at the Acropolis.
Photo: Here's our tour group at the Greek amphitheatre at the Acropolis.
Photo: Colorful scenes at the main square or "plaka" in Athens.
Photo: Statue at the Athens museum recovered from a famous shipwreck.
Photo: Minoan style fresco recovered from Mycenae.
Photo: Gold from Mycenae, including the Mask of Agamemnon (the Greek king during the Trojan Wars) .
Photo: The Olympic Stadium in Athens. A "stadium" is a unit of measurement, 200 meters.
Photo: The 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, a day trip from Athens.
Photo: The ancient Corinth Canal, which connects the Saronic Sea to the Gulf of Corinth in the Peleponnese.
Photo: A new bridge parallels the Corinth Canal.
Photo: Kids bathing in the Gulf of Corinth. We had lunch on the beach here.
Photo: This is where Saint Paul preached to the Corinthians.
Photo: 5th & 4th century B.C. ruins at the site of the Olympic Games.
Photo: Jim enters the ancient Olympic Stadium from the Gymnasium area.
Photo: This is the finish line for the Olympic races.
Photo: Here is where the Olympic torch is still lit - in front of the Temple of Hera.
Photo: Dinner in the rose garden of our hotel in Olympia.
Photo: Inside the huge Tomb of Agamemnon at Mycenae.
Photo: View from the top - the fortress, temples, and palace were perched on this hill. Mycenean time was 16th-11th centuries B.C.
Photo: A gate with a guard station that originally protected the palace.