Yet another long and amazing day in Greece! That means another extremely exhausted body – but all worth it.
Our first stop was Corinth. It took about an hour and a bit to get there from Athens. It was great to be able to see the country without the “city” for a while.
Also, here’s a little fun fact regarding Greece. While up in Canada we place (usually) a small cross on the side of the road in memory of someone who has died, in Greece they place a small church. But, really small. At first, I thought someone had thrown out a small Barbie house in the ditch, but then I began to see more and more. Some of them a lot more detailed than others. Finally our tour guide explained what they were. I didn’t grab a picture, but hopefully tomorrow I can!
Anyways, in Corinth we first stopped at the Corinth Canal. This canal was man made in the more recent centuries. The city of Corinth is placed on the little piece of land that divides the country of Greece. Think of the letter “8.” If both the top and the bottom circular areas are land, then the little piece connecting the two would be where Corinth is. Before the canal was built, the Corinthians would actually bring the boats out of the water and move them on land to the next body of water. Here’s a picture of the canal today.
We then made our way over to the ancient city of Corinth where much excavations have taken place. Here’s a quick snap of one of the remaining semi-intact structures.
We then made our way back to Athens to check out the Acropolis (the area situated on the high peak in Athens). In this area are some famous places like the Areopagus (Mars Hill) where Paul would’ve spoken in Acts 17, the Parthenon, and other places. (The first picture below is of Mars Hill, the second is the high point of the Acropolis, and the last three are of the Parthenon and the flag at the top.)
Well, that’s all I can give you tonight! I’m off to bed to get as much sleep as I can – tomorrow is a busy day as we leave Athens and head up to Delphi.