From Rome we headed to Athens which was equally as amazing but in its own respective way. The ancient history, the architecture, the cuisine, the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the locals; Athens will always have a special place in our hearts ❤
The Yard, a delicious cafe in Athens
Greek yogurt.. one of my favourites ❤
Fresh fruit at the market
Ancient engravings on original stone next to restored marble
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
What the Propylaea used to look like…
What the Propylaea currently looks like!
Views of the Propylaea…
Views from the Acropolis
Temple of Zeus
The Greek Flag standing proudly atop the Acropolis
A beautiful olive tree and the Erechtheion
This picture displays the resilience of the Acropolis. Even after many centuries of battle and destruction, these pillars remained intact and many of them were left unrestored… Incredible! Even after munition explosions and cannon fire, the pillars remained standing!
Ancient Agora Museum
Ancient Agora & Temple of Hephaestus
Our AMAZING tour guide, Stavros, from the Athens walking tour. If you ever plan to visit Athens, you have to book a private walking tour with this guy. He has so much love and knowledge of this city it’s contagious.
The night before we left Athens, John, who had been learning and taking pictures throughout the trip, had asked me to take pictures of the sunset on the rooftop. He asked me several different setting questions… ridiculously setting questions “to make the sun look more bright”. Eventually he got me to bring my shutter speed really low to which I conveniently replied “well I’ll need to hold the camera very still”. Obviously totally unaware and a bit confused I forced all my attention on holding the camera as still as possible. As soon as I was ready to take the picture he place the ring in front of my shot. ♥♥♥ … I never got that perfect sunset photo buuuuut we’re all okay with that! 😉
Athens, the place where democracy, theater, philosophy and a new chapter of our lives all started! ❤