As you walk up the Sacred Way to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece you’ll encounter the Athenian Treasury Building. An inscription on the building’s base dates it to 490 BC and describes that it was dedicated to Apollo as first fruits from the Athenians victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. The stone used for the treasury comes from the isle of Paros, which was noted for its white marble.
10" x 14" Located at the east end of the ancient Greek Agora Market in Athens, Greece is the Temple of Hephaistos. The temple is named after and dedicated to the blacksmith god, Hephaistos. Construction was completed around 415 BC. Its columns are in the simple Doric style. It’s half the size of the Parthenon and took about 35 years to construct. This temple is one of the better-preserved buildings from antiquity and sits atop a small hill in a grove of olive trees.
14" X 22" During the 12th & 13th centuries windmills were first introduced to the Greek Cyclades Islands. Since then, over 600 windmills were constructed to grind grain for bread. They were situated along the coast to take full advantage of the wind. The straw covered roofs rotate according to the direction of the wind. Today these windmills have been repurposed and are used mainly for tourist’s lodging.
10" x 14" Oia is a traditional village located in Santorini, Greece. It’s part of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Santorini’s crescent shape was created by a volcanic eruption that occurred over 4,000 years ago. Oia is perched high above the caldera overlooking the sea. Visitors enjoy amazing sunsets from its whitewashed Cycladic hotels and apartments. If you go, be on the lookout for Santorinian vampires (or vrikolakas in Greek) which legend says inhabit the island.