Greece 2017

Ancient Greek Agora of Athens: The Stoa of Atallos,  rebuilt in 1956

Athens

Athens was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and courage. Zeus decided that each of the rival gods, Poseidon and Athena, would make a gift to the city who  would then decide which god would be their patron. Poseidon struck a rock with his trident and caused a spring of water to come out …

Crete

Chania’s old harbour- Crete According to Greek mythology Zeus is born in Crete. Zeus’ mother gave birth and hid the baby in a cave, to save him from his father Cronos who wanted to eat him up.

Naxos

Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands. According to mythology, Dionysus, the god of wine, loved so much Naxos that he made it a fertile land, full of vineyards.

Santorini

Santorini is what remains of a larger circular island after an enormous volcanic eruption around 1450 BC. The eruption blew out the middle and created a tsunami, which devastated  the Minoan civilization of Crete.