Today we were invited to dinner at the home of Sean & Alyson Frost. Our 3rd invite to a member's home since we got here. It was great - they are the nicest people and they have four children - roughly the same family situation as Brenda and Dave's. Their home is amazing - it is huge and unlike most homes in Greece, they have a very large garden area. It is situation on a steep slope and has (on a non-smog day) a fantastic view of Athens. The house is rented - the landlady lives downstairs which is common here. I've said before that these houses are huge because they expect their children will live in it on another floor or side-by-side (duplex) kind - so the home just stays in the family "forever." This house is very "open area" style. The entry is big enough to be a separate room all by itself (about 15x20ft.) and has stairs going up to the top level on one side. To the right of the foyer is a large archway and a couple of steps going down into a huge space - we are guessing about 50 x 20ft. It runs the whole length of the house. The floor is all white marble. Toward the front, is a formal lounge area - in the middle it is just open space (an area rug and small wall table I think, and wonderful windows) and at the back part, you go up a couple of steps into an area that is like their family room (comfortable couches, TV etc). To the left of the foyer - we didn't get a good look at the front, but there seemed to be a couple of rooms there - we could hear the older kids in one of them watching TV or something - the little kids were over in that family room watching Disney!! (It was so much like home, it wasn't funny! Also to the left of the foyer was a dinning room and then behind that and the foyer was this huge kitchen, with tons of cupboards and drawers. I guess it is more "Americanized" than the average Greek home - but it was wonderful. We had a super visit with them.
This is the Halandri chapel where we meet. It is the only Church built facility in Greece. All other buildings are rented.