Britain's Charles (c), the Prince of Wales is guided by British Royal Navy officers during his visit to the British Navy multi-role hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, on Thursday. The British royals are on a three-day official visit to Greece. [Yannis Kolesidis/EPA]
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall strolled through central Athens on their way to visit the 11th century Byzantine church of Panagia Kapnikarea on Thursday, after the former's meeting with Archbishop Ieronymos at the Archbishopric of Athens, in the second day of the royal couple's official visit to Greece.
The first official visit of a member of the British royal family to Greece constitutes a "milestone" in the relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday, as he welcomed the Prince of Wales at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday.
Tsipras announced he has accepted an invitation by Britain's counterpart Theresa May to visit London in June.
While Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the Prince of Wales at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday, his partner Betty Baziana escorted Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, through the Benaki Museum in central Athens.
Camilla was reportedly particularly interested in the ornate Byzantine icons and ancient jewelry exhibited in the museum.