Athens

In October 2015 I travelled to Athens for a long weekend of exploration. Flying from London Heathrow to Athens the train journey from Athens airport to the city centre was straight forward and reasonably priced. Staying in the “Athens Gate Hotel” was a great hotel with fantastic views of the city. During our visit to Greece we visited the Acropolis, Agora, Corinth and Delphi. 

Above: A wonderful view of the Acropolis from our hotel roof top restaurant. Stunning views each morning made breakfast a real pleasure.

Above: This photo of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens was taken from our hotel room balcony. Below: a closer view of the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Above: A closer view of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

Above: Standing on the Areopagus “Mars Hill” and overlooking the Agora it was here that the Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech “Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of  heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands” Acts 17:24

Above: The Erechtheion or Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.

Above: the famous “Porch of the Maidens” with six draped female figures (caryatids) as supporting columns.

Above: The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power.

Above: The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD

Above: The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion(also “Theseum”; is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built and can be seen in the Agora.