Today I want to share some of my favorite photos from our trip to Greece! We traveled during a yearly demonstration against Americans, and luckily we didn’t have any issues. We just stayed in the hotel room the first night while locals were lighting stuff on fire. Lots of riots. Anyway…
On this particular trip we visited the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium. Oh, and we got lost on a few roofs and some old lady forced Brandon to carry her groceries. Exploring is fun!
The Parthenon is a temple situated on the Acropolis, a flat-topped rock in the middle of Athens. We made the trip when it was warmer so the entire area was jam-packed with tourists, but the short hike to the top was unlike anything I have ever experienced before. The view from the Acropolis was well worth having to deal with the crowds; you could see the entire city.
Sitting in the Theatre of Dionysus
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Wandering around on roofs and such
Right before Brandon was summoned to carry groceries
Dancing and singing at a fun restaurant
The hotel doors were for tiny people
Temple of Zeus
We had difficulty finding Panathenaic Stadium because it was tucked away near a park in Athens. But as soon as we spotted it and stepped inside, we noticed that the entire structure was made of beautiful white marble. The stadium was the site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896.
Have you ever been to Athens? If so, what was your favorite part?
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