Following where I left off at the first post, we finished up at the museum and headed back to the hotel to wait for Harry to arrive. Once he got in (after going through the exact same fiasco we did with the train!), we walked up the street and hopped on the metro headed towards the Parthenon. Now, generally when people think of Greece, they either think of one of two things – the island of Santorini with it’s white washed buildings with blue roofs and doors (hopefully we’ll get there this summer) or they think of the Parthenon. After all, the Parthenon is something most, if not all of us learned a little about in school. So getting back to our adventure, it was pretty exciting to be on a metro in Athens heading down to the Parthenon!
We hopped off the metro, walked about a few hundred meters or so, and there we were… standing at the bottom of this hill looking up at something we had only read about in history class and seen in pictures. Pretty darn cool! Of course, we still had the hike up, but that’s what we were there for, right? So we paid our entrance fee and off we went. It wasn’t too big of a climb, but fortunately it was still Spring. If I had to do this in the middle of summer, I don’t think I would have been so thrilled!
From the top of the hill you get a 360 degree panoramic view of Athens – it was GORGEOUS! You also look down on Areopagus, or Mars Hill as most of us know it as. This was the site where most people believe that the Apostle Paul preached to the Athenians in Acts 17. After being up at the Parthenon, we walked down to Mars Hill. It was pretty awesome just to be standing in that place.