Greetings from Greece
Our stay in Athens was incredibly short as we used it mostly as a stopover between Istanbul and Santorini. I couldn’t contain my excitement as the plane approached Athens. There is something so special to me about returning to the country that my family is from. That and I was extremely excited about the prospect of eight days of Greek food.
No visit to Athens would be complete without a visit to the Acropolis of Athens and thats exactly what we did during the less than 24 hours that we were there. This was my second visit to ancient ruins, having been there when I was 12 years old. It was the strangest feeling, but as I was standing on the steps of the Parthenon I could actually remember what it was like to be 12 years old. With the sun beating down on us I remembered that feeling completely overwhelmed and inspired all at the same time. The ruins that stand today provide a wonderful insight into an ancient world. The Acropolis features several important monuments, the most well known being the Parthenon. Though I always enjoy the ancient amphitheatre- I can never resist some exciting theatrics!
My godfather happened to be in Athens at the same time and kindly took us out for dinner. Well it was more like an epic Greek feast with more food than any of us could possibly consume!