Thursday 31 May 2018

May 30, 2018 - Athens

We started our morning with breakfast on the rooftop of the hotel. Sipping our coffees and overlooking the Acropolis is a great way to start the day. We boarded our buses for a guided city tour of Athens. Athens has been a city for over 3500 years, but, its greatest glory was during the Classical Period of Ancient Greece from which so many of its buildings and artifacts survive. We spent the morning visiting some of the main sights of Athens such as the Olympic stadium. This stadium is only used once a year. We also observed the changing of the guard where two members of the Greek Army stand guard 24 hours day. We were lucky enough to see the changing of the guard that happens every hour of the day. So that's 24 changes per day every day. Then off to the Acropolis where we climbed to the top of the mountain for a beautiful view of Athens.

After a scrumptious meal at our hotel we boarded the coaches for our evening performance at St. Paul's Anglican Church. The church was small and old with beautiful stained glass. The acoustics were amazing.  The Canadian flag hanging inside made us all feel very proud. After our concert we returned back to the hotel to spend a few hours socializing on the rooftop again, a view that never gets old!

Changing of the Guard
Parliament Building

Hadrian's Arch

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