This morning we will enjoy a tour of the Acropolis and Mars' Hill, where Paul gave a famous speech. Following lunch we will be transferred to Piraeus and embark on Royal Olympic Cruises Stella Solaris for a seven-day adventure in the Aegean Sea.
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|This is Mars hill, at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens. It's a slippery place to climb, but well worth it for the historical significant. This is where Paul preached about the "Unknown God" to the Athenians.|
|Here is a birdseye view of Mars Hill, from the top of the Acropolis.|
|This is a view of the Agora, where it extended from the Acropolis as Athens grew. We will be touring down there last next week.|
|Here is good picture of Sara and Linda, sitting on Mars Hill, with the Acropolis in the background.|
|This is Sara and John, sitting on the steps at the Acropolis entrance, as Dr. Welch read an ancient description of the area from an early historian.|
|From the Acropolis, this is a view of the first theater - the very first theater ever. The Greeks invented the theater as part of the annual religious celebration.|
|This is a group picture at the Acropolis. You'll have to look close to recognize individuals. It's a real challenge getting the crowd to step aside and let us have a clear photo.|
|Here is our family photo in front of the Parthenon, the most spectacular temple on the Acropolis. Of course, most of the good parts are in the British Museum in London.|
|Here are some other families taking this study tour. Actually, Dr. Welch (second from right) is the tour director. His parents are to the left, with his sister's family, the Cramers. Mom, you may remember some of these people - the Welch family have lived in La Canada since 1955.|
|Sara and Michael in front of another temple on the Acropolis.|