Expedition Team: Jacque Kelly, Dave Miller
Date: April 2018
From our hotel we walked two miles to the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble The Panathenaic Stadium was built in 138 AD and excavated in 1869 and upgraded. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies plus 4 of the 9 contested venues of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and was again used as an Olympic venue in 2004.
Across the street was the beautiful National Gardens Park where Jacque met and posed with some Athens Police officers (Photo#4). A mile walk brought us to the Arch of Hadrian (Photo#5) or Hadrian’s Gate built in 131AD to span an ancient road. We looked up and could see the famous Parthenon in the distance.