Touchdown - Athens
|General Info||City Index|
|Things to do||Travel|
|Church & Mission|
|Co-ordinates||37:57 North, 023:42 East|
|Summer time||From March 29 To October 25|
|Electricity supply||220 v, 50 cps Plugs: 2 pin, the same as France.|
|Weather highlights||Rainy season -
Nov to Feb (total rainfall averages 15 inches / year). Hot in summer with little rain.
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The Acropolis and St Paul.
Before leaving your hotel, read up Acts chapter 17.
After browsing the Plaka (old Athens area), walk up the Acropolis hill and enjoy a coffe or meal at one of the many cafes in this beautiful historic area. Then find your way to the Arios Pagos, which is the large rock outcrop just to the west of the Parthenon. Here you will find a stunning view of Athens.
The Parthenon was built between 447 and 432 BC in the times of Socrates and Plato. It represents the birth place of democracy under Solon, who overturned the severe laws of Draco ("Draconian"), abolished the death sentence for everything except murder - and introduced free elections for all classes except slaves.
The Areopagus, just below the entrance to the Parthenon, was the first court where homicide was tried, and also the place where St Paul preached to the Athenians in 54 AD. The main thrust of this message is recorded in Acts 17:16-34.
Enjoy the moment and meditate on the impact of Paul taking the Christian message to Europe, preaching this message to the people of Athens at the foot of the birth place of democracy.
|Church and Mission|
|Latest update||18 Jan 1998|
International, encouraging, welcoming.
Anointed preaching, contemporary praise and worship.
|Address||66 Sina St - central Athens|
Sec: Jane Mantarakis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Elayne Moisey: email@example.com
Phn: 30210 64 525 83
Fax: 30210 64 564 36.
|Service times||0900 at St
73 Venizelou Sofokli, Kifissia
1130 at Sina St
|Transport||Taxis are cheap and easiest|
|Notes||Open cell groups and Bible studies throughout the week are available. African and Asian Fellowships linked to the Church are also available.|
|Characteristics||Anglican - Normal liturgy|
|Address||29 Filellinon St, Athens|