The Major Sights of Athens: Acropolis and Ancient Agora
Aaaaand we're off! Ready for day two in Athens! By this point we were finally feeling more like ourselves after a normal night of sleep in our new time zone.
Up bright and early, we waited in line to enter the grounds of the Acropolis. This rocky hill is located in the center of Athens and is where the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and Propylaea are perched. It was between 495 and 429 BC when these were constructed and this divine citadel became an icon of the city.
THANK YOU Wilemon Family for letting me join your trip! An unforgettable experience with the most wonderful people.
Legend has it that Athena planted the first olive tree here at the Acropolis. While this is not exactly the same tree, this is supposedly the same spot where this original once stood.
We all got pretty pooped after baking in the hot Athenian Sun.
But our excitement carried us on through the streets of Athens!
When that magic hour in the evening hit, everything became bathed in gold.
With this being our last day in Athens, we had one more site to see before flying to Mykonos.
The Ancient Agora of Athens was a gathering place where scholars, politicians, and religious figures could come together to share their ideas. The entire site is called the agora, with temples and meeting rooms scattered about.
We were treated to a stunning sunset that evening, as we said farewell to Athens and all its beautiful history.
But the fun doesn't end here... next up, a peek into our villa in Mykonos.