• Full arc rainbow over the Acropolis--our first walk in Athens. Thank you Iris!
    Full arc rainbow over the Acropolis--our first walk in Athens. Thank you Iris!
  • Unbelievable hordes of humans walking up the marble steps to the top of the Acropolis
    Unbelievable hordes of humans walking up the marble steps to the top of the Acropolis
  • The delicate folds of a goddess' garment, marble
    The delicate folds of a goddess' garment, marble

Entries from Athens

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It’s All Greek To Me, Part II: The Peloponnese

    When we disembarked our ferry in the early, sunless darkness of the morning, we were loaded down with our packs, cold, and not knowing exactly what to do for the next 2 hours before the

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Late night in Athens

Imagine: The three of us at midnight around a campfire in the backyard of a home in the outskirts of Athens. Dinner is served. Above us are the faint pinpricks of stars that are barely visible through

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Sunday Athens

It’s Sunday morning here in Athens, and all is quiet. I’m sitting at a café on a pedestrian-only street with no pedestrians around. Pigeons, dogs—yes, but for now it’s just me and the waiter

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Athens

Athens--an epic city whose mythic proportions spread across boundaries. The Acropolis and Parthenon, the gift of the city-state, the gods fashioning our fates, and in recent times, austerity and polit

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Acropolis

It is our second morning in Athens, and I’m sitting at a café with the Acropolis looming over me to the right. Yesterday was our Acropolis day, our climb up the hill in the center of Athens to visi

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Friends in Athens

Before seeing anything in Athens, before the Parthenon or the Acropolis or the world-famous museums, there are the two hours with Dimitri and Jennifer and their two-year-old son, Nossos.   This i

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It’s All Greek To Me

  Ever since I was little, from the time I read about the Greek gods and goddesses, the myths explaining the constellations, and the stories about the heroes Heracles, Odysseus, and Perseus, there wa