Athens, Greece A history lesson

A last minute booking had us on a half day walking tour of Athens and the Acropolis. Our guide Artemis (named after the Greek Godess of the hands) was a passionate Athenian who had us captivated not only by her red hair, but with the stories and wealth of knowledge she had of her proud city and it’s rich history.

After the tour had ended, we spent some time on the Acropolis before climbing Areopagus Hill (where the apostle Paul had preached to the Greeks) to admire the view of the Acropolis and Athens. We then trekked across town to the base of Lycabettus Hill and caught the Lycabettus Funicular to the top for spectacular 360deg views across Athens before returning and wandering through one of the shopping districts around Syntagma Square and catching another of the hourly changing of the Guards before heading home exhausted! (Santorini had made us go soft!)

Our Greek History Guide “Artemis”
Guarding “The unnamed Soldier”

First Olympic Village of the Modern Olympics

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Marble figures at the Theater of Dionysos

(on grounds of the Acropolis)


Ancient Greek Monumental Gateway




An Ancient Greek Temple dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon

Temple of Athena Nike

“Herodium” Odeum of Herodes Atticus

View from Areopagus Hill
View from Areopagus Hill
View from Lycabettus Hill towards the Acropolis
“Athens” from Lycabettus Hill
Changing of the Guards
Outside Parliament House

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