Photo Feature: Athens, Greece

The morning sun over the Acropolis! For Greek Mythology, we held a class at the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum to learn about the goddess Athena.

Photos by Jacki Healy

This week has been rather hectic, yet uneventful. One of my classmates tested positive for coronavirus, so we were all quarantined. Everyone, including the first student, tested negative the day after the original positive test, but we all isolated for a week anyway. We were tested again at the end of the week of isolation and were all negative again, so, now we’re free to explore and experience Greece once again! During quarantine, I went through and picked out some more of my favorite photos and memories from my adventures thus far! Here are some of them.

The mosque at the Fortezza in Rethymno, Crete. I really love the mosaic on the dome ceiling!
A statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, the former Prime Minister of Greece, at sunset in Heraklion, Crete. He was heavily involved with Crete’s liberation from the Ottoman Empire as well as Crete’s union with Greece and Greece’s status with the allies in the First World War. Athens International Airport is named after him, and he is widely credited with being “the maker of Modern Greece.”
The beach in Sougio, Crete!