You cannot go anywhere in Greece without seeing an olive tree. They grow in the middle of the sidewalks in Athens, in people’s gardens, and in Olive Groves all over the landscape.
I found this particular olive grove just outside Vagia, a small village on the island of Aegina. There were probably about 20 olive trees – neatly spaces apart and well maintained.
It looks like the perfect spot to take a bottle of local wine, some cheese, a book and a blanket. Although I am sure that would have resulted in a grumpy landowner.
But still, a lovely spot to spend a few minutes.
In my previous post, I mentioned the oldest theatre in the world – here it is. The Theatre of Dionysius was build around 500BC, with a capacity of about 17000 people. Imagine sitting here 2500 years ago, watching the latest theatre productions.
They say that the best camera in the world is the one with you. I took this shot using the panorama feature on my iPhone. This is the little harbour in Vagia, Aegina. Vagia is a tiny town where we spent a few nights. If we liven in Athens we would be very tempted to buy a holiday house in Vagia and use it as a base to travel around the island.
In my previous post, I posted a picture of Temple of Olympian Zeus with the Acropolis in the background.
This is the same picture, but taken from the top of the Acropolis. It gives you a much better idea of the scale of the temple.
Lois and I (quite literally) stumbled upon this temple while walking from the Olympic Stadium to the Acropolis. The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens was build around 6 century BC.
If you look in the far distance, you can just make out the Acropolis on the left of the main columns.