Athens

 

 

Athens is a hub of Greek culture, history and mythology, with its’ first habitant dating back to 3500 BC. While in Athens, we visit the Acropolis the “top of the city”, to marvel at the once Seven Wonder of the Ancient World, the Parthenon. The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, was build around 447 BC. From there, we head to the new Acropolis museum which houses three galleries filled with ancient pieces from the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Archaic time period. The top floor exhibit of the museum continues its’ battle for the original pieces of the Parthenon Marbles. Cement reproductions are currently showcased in the exhibit as they continue to fight Britain hard to bring the pieces home. In Syntagma Square, the open space in front of the National Parliament building lies the Tomb of the Uknown Solider. The tomb is guarded by the famous Evzones, an elite unit of the Greek army, and is highlighted for visitors during its changing of the guard that we witness. Time is also given to explore the city’s premiere shops, boutiques, and cuisine in Monastiraki.