We have officially made it through week 1, so now it’s time for a little update! We have spent a lot of in the center of Athens from the local Fish markets to the little shops that surround the Plaka of Athens. However, today we visited the Acropolis Museum and the Parthenon. We started off at the Acropolis Museum which was actually built on top of the ancient Athens ruins. Both inside and outside of the museum there were plexiglass floors that allowed us to see the earlier foundations of building and cities from ancient to Athens. Once inside our tour guide, Dora, began with an overall introduction of Acropolis and the history behind it. Throughout the museum Dora explained the evolution of sculpture originating from the Egyptians. Something interesting that I found out was that in the Greek culture statues give pleasure to the people. Once we finished our museum tour we began our hike up to Acropolis. Today was especially hot, 97 degrees to be specific. We stopped for frozen coffees and lemonades before continuing the hike. Once we made it to the top of Acropolis I was in complete aw of all of the marble pillars and steps. The Parthenon is a temple in the middle of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. It was a temple to Athena for nearly 2000 years and originally had a huge idol. It was so fascinating to be able to be so close to a structure that was a church, a temple, and has been blown up. We ended our day with some gelato and some retail therapy in nearby shops. As I continue this trip it is so amazing to see how different cultures can be. Everyone that I have come across here in Greece have been so kind and helpful! I am so grateful for all the new experiences as well as all the Greek food I get to try. As my time in Athens is coming to a close, my next stop will be a short flight to the beautiful Crete island.