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The Adventure Begins Now

The trek to Greece was long and tiring, but now the real journey starts. Greece has so many historical sites to see and experience, especially with it hosting the most archaeological museums in the world. Being able to see these locations with my own two eyes was such a dream come true! In the first few days, we visited the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, the archaeological site of Delphi and its museum

Acropolis

From the Athens Center Square Hotel’s rooftop, the Acropolis is a hard sight to miss. Even more when it is lit up at night.  The day that we went to the Acropolis was the first time that I ever used a subway, which was really fun to try out. From the subway, we had to walk for a while under the hot Greek sun which wasn’t very pleasant. I was already tired from that walk alone, so when we reached our destination, I was not looking forward to having to walk all the way to the top. Thankfully, as we ascended, more of a breeze came through cooling me down a little. The breeze was overshadowed by the slippery steps that we had to be very careful walking on though. The view from the top was incredible though! Also, being super close to the Parthenon was amazing. I didn’t imagine it being that grand for some reason, but it took my breath away. Another thing I didn’t enjoy was that the sand there was getting swept up by the wind and attacking my legs. Overall, it was a great excursion minus sweating buckets.

New Acropolis Museum

After we were finished with the Acropolis, we walked back to Plaka to grab some lunch, and then we went to the New Acropolis Museum. The New Acropolis Museum offered many artifacts and archaeological scenes to witness. My favorite part of the museum was the see-through floor where you could see ancient ruins, and the different statues and busts on the first level of the museum.

 

Delphi

The trip to Delphi consisted of a two-hour bus ride to the archaeological site of Delphi. This site provided even more background to mythological beings such as Apollo. Once again, some of the steps were just a smidge slippery, but being able to learn more about the Sanctuary of Apollo and how the prophecies came about was very interesting. After that, we went to the Delphi Archaeological Museum where we saw a statue that was mostly intact dating back to Ancient Greece. When we were done with the museum, we stopped at a small town close to Delphi to explore our surroundings. This town offered up some great mountainous views as well as some delicious ice cream. I would love to go back to that town just to enjoy that ice cream again.

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