Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas in Greece

This Christmas our daughters had time to take a vacation with us, and with no other commitments we decided to go away for the holidays.  And we lucked into some lovely weather in Athens - 17C most days and sunny!  We also walked a lot - my fitbit registered 20 thousand steps for the first time - and then for 5 days after!

We started in our tour at the temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's arch.  Both are in the arm of a busy section of streets.  Both of these date back 2000 years. 
Hadrian's Arch

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple with the Acropolis in the distance

A busy street scene - Christmas shopping in full swing. 

High stepping changing of the guard at the Parliament building.  

Did you know that the pompoms hid a spike - during the Ottoman regime the guards were not allowed to carry weapons.

We had a visit to a contemporary art museum called Frissaris where we saw an exhibition by European women artists from the second half of the Twentieth Century.  Below are a few pieces in the exhibit.  

the interior of the Frissaris. 

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