Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Athens and leaving for the US

We really enjoyed our 4 days in Athens, Greece and we walked around a lot, rode the Metro and saw almost everything in all the tours we did.

Monday we did a tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.  Truly beautiful and spectacular things.  We saw Mars Hill where Paul talked with the Greek philosophers of his time--staring at the Acropolis where the Parthenon had all of the Greek Gods represented on the entrances and around.  It must have been a site for Paul.

We then walked from there through Plaka--an amazing part of the city with many stores and places to eat.  We found a fantastic place to eat and we enjoyed it so much we never had dinner that night!  We did walk to a nearby area of our hotel for Major to have some coffee before bed!

Tuesday we did a tour of Corinth and saw the platform Paul preached from and the streets he walked on in the 18 months he lived there.  It was truly an amazing experience for us.  There are 3 inscriptions in stone there that prove what Paul wrote about in Acts.  We really enjoyed it.  We took the bus home and spent time downtown and then took the Metro to a mall--not that impressive, and then after a quick nap went out for dinner at a sidewalk cafe nearby the hotel.   We got moussaka.

Today we went to the National Archaeological Museum which was right across from our hotel.  It had many of the original pieces of sites we had seen in Rhodes and Santorini.  We enjoyed that and also seeing statues of the Roman rulers and Kings mentioned in the Bible during Jesus and Paul's time.

We then went back to Plaka to walk around and see some more shops--did a bit of shopping and then headed back to our favorite dining place we had been at on Monday for lunch.  We ate a late lunch/early dinner and then came back to nap before starting to pack up for our early flight tomorrow.  We will go look for coffee later this evening.

We need to leave our hotel at 0430 a.m. to get to the airport for a 0630 a.m. flight to Paris and then from Paris we go on to San Francisco--arriving at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow--(10 hour time change).  We look forward to our next stage of our trip and seeing friends and family and reporting to our supporters. Keep praying for Chidamoyo as we are away!

Greek changing of the guards in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


On top of the Acropolis 


In front of the Modern Olympic Stadium in Athens

 Major on top of Mars Hill

Corinth Canal

 Inscription for Synagogue where Paul preached in Corinth

 Major standing on the podium where Paul preached in the town square of Corinth

Major on road Paul walked on in Corinth

Major at the Roman Agora in Athens


 Major and Zeus

Major at the National Archaeological Museum



 Persian church in Plaka

This was our lunch for 2!






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