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FC: GREECE | SEPTEMBER 2010
1: ATHENS, GREECE | Ollie Thomson, Nancy Walsh, Anne Smith, Marian Smith, Trudy Scott, Jane Tunks, Helen Benko, Anne Jeffreys | Canada
2: TRAVEL ADVENTURE
3: TRIP ITINERARY: ATHENS, GREECE DELPHI MYKONOS/DELOS CRUISE: KUSADASI, TURKEY EPHESUS PATMOS RHODES SANTORINI CRETE HRISSI ISLAND
4: ATHENS was named for Athena, goddess of wisdom. Street markets, vine-covered tavernas, handcraft stalls & ancient monuments share the streets with modern towers. | "Dromeas" (The Runner) sculpture, sheets of glass stacked into the shape of an enormous runner
5: EVZONES - guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | Truck owners strike was a huge event | A sampling of typical Greek treats.
7: On the Acropolis. Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechthelion, Parthenon, all built to worship Athena
8: Famous sites in Athens
9: National Library, Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, statue of Athena
10: Athens Museum of Archeology
11: Ancient gold
12: The mountains of Greece - on the way to Delphi | Pomegranate, pistachio & almond trees
14: Three Amigos | VILLAGE OF ARACHOVA
15: Ancient Village Well | Mist on the mountain | Village Street | Village Deli
16: Ancient Temple of Apollo | Helen & me at the Temple of Apollo | MYSTICAL DELPHI | The Oracle of Delphi | Navel of the earth
17: Temple of Athena | The Oracle of Delphi rock
18: Village of Delphi | Morning coffee on the balcony | Garden courtyard under balcony
19: Delphi at night | Goats on the hill | Evening camaraderie
20: Museum of Delphi & Famous bronze statue "Charioteer"
22: Leaving Athens heading for new adventure on the Island of Mykonos | Port of Sirius
25: Anyone hungry?
26: Hotel Mykonos Movie location of "Shirley Valentine" | Jane & Helen relaxing on our patio
28: Evening on the bay | Relaxing with a beer | Mykonos windmills | Little Venice
31: Mediterranean cruise
33: Mary's Shrine It is believed that, after the crucifixion of her son, she lived out her life in Turkey in a monastery | Mary's monastery, prayer wall, baptismal pool.
35: Ephesus, Turkey. Home of Apostles Paul & John
36: The Island of Patmos where John wrote the book of Revelation in the Grotto of the Apocalpse
38: Site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. | Fortress of the Knights of Templar Crusaders | RHODES
39: Ancient conflicts - Muslim minaret & Christian Templar Knight
40: KNOSSOS - site of ancient Minoan Kingdom, Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete | Symbolic bull's horns to protect the city from invaders
42: SANTORINI | The islands are a volcanic caldera
43: - Approaching Santorini - View of the volcano from Santorini - the active volcano
44: Short on space...
45: ...but not on beauty.
46: Santorini's donkey's
47: Vineyards - grapevines are wound into round nests to hold moisture
48: SANTO WINERY
50: An eruption of Santorini some 3,600 years ago was one of the largest and most mysterious natural calamities in human history and may have wiped out an entire civilization. | The active volcano
51: Sunset on the volcano
52: 300 steps to Oia | Beautiful sunsets
53: Village of Oia
55: OF SANTORINI
56: Island of Crete
57: Hersonisos Hotel & ocean nearby
58: Hrissi (Chrissi) Island is the most southern point of Europe | The ancient cypress trees on this island are protected as national treasures