2017 Greece Study Abroad – Acropolis and Parthenon

By: Amber Carroll

To say that our Greece experience has been unforgettable would be an understatement. After leaving on January 4th, missing our flight in Germany, and arriving to Greece on January 6th, we were already off to a very memorable start, but it didn’t just end there.

This morning we started our day with a wakeup call at 8:00 am. At 9:30 we left for a short tour of Greece. While on this tour we visited the stadium that held the first modern Olympic Games, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, and the Running Man sculpture.

We then headed off to the Acropolis. By this point, everyone was beyond ready and anxious to see the Acropolis; this was the point in the trip I was personally looking forward to. The Acropolis was visible at every point we visited on the driving tour, so being able to walk among the ruins and majestic monuments instead of merely just looking from afar was exhilarating. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

Peering out from atop the hill, the city of Athens seemed endless from every view. You could even see the Aegean Sea. My particular favorite view was of the Parthenon. Finally, visiting something you have seen in textbooks your entire life is indescribable and even more amazing in person.

All in all, we had a very eventful, tiring, and unforgettable day. I have high expectations for the rest of the trip—besides having to wake up at 6:30 tomorrow morning. Wish us luck!