Ancient Athens, Greece

We finally had the chance to visit beautiful Greece, after a planned trip in 2020 never came to fruition. Greece is romantic and strangely familiar, with legends of Greek Mythology showing its influence and a rich history of philosophy, science, art, and politics. Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, and it was amazing to be there and envision the history playing out in real life. Starting off with two days here gave us time to get acclimated, visit the landmarks and enjoy some delicious food and stunning views.

No trip to Athens is complete without visiting the Acropolis. An early start worked in our favor and we navigated the quaint streets that wind up the hill to the ancient citadel. After the ticket booth, we passed by the Roman theater which was being prepared for a concert. Then we made our way to the grand entrance, a staircase flanked by marble columns and the Temple of Athena Nike. While the Parthenon receives most of the fame and is grand indeed, my favorite temple was the Erechtheion with the Porch of the Maidens. There is also the symbolic olive tree here, the legend being that Athena planted a tree in this very spot as a gift to Athens.

After a very windy visit at the Acropolis, we walked down the hill to see the Ancient Agora. This was once the bustling social, political and cultural center of Athens. Now, the only surviving buildings are the Church of Holy Apostles and the Temple of Hephaestus.

We had a great time exploring Athens by foot but it left us ready for some relaxing island time. After a final breakfast at Hotel Bretagne with a splendid sunrise view, we caught a flight to Santorini.

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  1. jason

    Glad we are able to get back out and continue to see the world together!!! Thanks for putting together another great trip and blog of our adventures

  2. Anne Carpenter

    What an interesting trip! Your pictures as usual are beautiful. Anxious to hear about the rest of the trip – maybe over lunch?

  3. Teresa

    Such amazing photos. What a lovely experience this must have been for you two. I love the Coca-Cola umbrellas 🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Bill Rinehart

    Thanks   Yea  Brooke great job again!!! Hope you are feeling better, missed seeing you

    Sent from my iPad


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