Odeon of Herodes Atticus
We finally walked up to the Herodes Atticus Theater entrance which was built in 161 AD. Pretty new for Greek standards!!Had to walk across super slanted, rocky surface to get a good shot. E.W. did it first and made it look easy. Well it wasn't especially in my slippery boots. And it doesn't look like it but I was very very high up.
It was a beautiful day out so we took a hike up Filopappos Hill which was more like a mini mountain. At the base of the hill there was an old, charming house that had pretty flowers out on the porch. I snuck onto it to take a quick pic.The hill was no easy climb. It was pretty rough terrain and the pathways were steep and rocky. But I'm not a prissy girl so I let my sparkling white Pumas get dirty. Once again I was astonished at how Green Athens was. I have not added color to any of these photos! The grass really was THAT green. I even told E.W. that it was almost an unnatural shade of green...like something you would see in a cartoon.
Temple of Artemis
Day 6 (April 28): Ephesus (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)*Breakfast*Drive to the House of Virgin Mary*Visit Ephesus Ephesus was founded in the 11th century BC by the Ionians. Strolling through its streets, we will witness the perfection of Greco-Roman Art.*Lunch at Kirazli Koy Sofrasi*Visit St. John’s Basilica, believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John, Christ’s beloved disciple From the basilica, we will be able to look down on the remains of the temple of Artemis.*End the day with a visit to the Isa Bey Mosque*Overnight stay at Kusadasi
Ancient Thira - Ancient Thira is an antique city on Messavouno Mountain. It is close to Kamari beach. Even if you are not interested in the Archaeological remains at Ancient Thira, you must visit this place for the panoramic view and the long drive to the top of the mountain.