Athens was far more amazing than any pictures we had seen. To know we were walking around buildings more than two thousand years old was unreal.
The Acropolis, Parthenon, and Theater of Dionysus were some of the highlights! We could see the Parthenon as we got closer, but then it disappears as the entrance is at the bottom of a hill. Even with the heat, it wasnt a bad walk to the top, and then boom, your standing in ruins! The Parthenon was dedicated to the goddess Athena, with all the detail and grandeur a goddess should have. They are currently restoring the Parthenon, section by section so it will be more stable. Atop the hill is also an amazing view of Athens, no wonder this was the center of democracy and a symbol of ancient Greece.
Across from the hill is the Acropolis museum I had the best greek yogurt with honey, and we got a nice view of the Acropolis on the hill! The museum was a nice break, but also allowed us to see many artifacts recovered from ancient Greece, and the design of the museum was very well done!
We booked a red hop on hop off bus for this stop, which worked out well, and was only about $20. Since we had a bit of time left before having to re-board our cruise, we road the bus to the Panathenic Stadium, the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble.