25.07.2013 - 26.06.2013 29 °C
We were only spending one night in Athens so that meant that today and tomorrow were packed with things to see. Our trip from Dubrovnik to Athens cost us 268 and took 6hrs55min. The trip from here back to Mississauga was probably going to be pretty pricey but we needed to get home somehow! We are staying at Melina Athens for 98 a night. Not too bad for a 5 star hotel! That's right, 5 stars for 98 bucks. It was a deal I picked up while surfing the web and checking out what interesting things we can see here. For day one since e got here in the afternoon we only had two things planned; Benaki museum and the neighborhood of Plaka. The Benaki museum was home to many famous green pieces of art. It was nice to see. Also since we are all within the age group of 17-19 we got a discount when it came to buying the tickets to the museum. Pretty sweet, Greece was just filled with deals waiting to be found. We expected things to be more pricey being as Greece is in a petty bad state financially but for now things seemed to be going pretty good. We explored the art and then headed to Plaka. You aren't allowed to have a car or motor vehicle like a motorcycle or anything there so it was nice to see everyone doing the world some good and walking around. We needed to purchase a map when we got there because Plaka seemed to be a little maze like. It was fun to get lost and try to find out way around but eventually it just got way to confusing. We did some shopping, hung out st some of the Cafes and then decided to turn in for the night. The days seemed to be running out so quickly... What were we to do!
We did not have too much time before our flight, but we had to make the best of what we were given. Today we planned on going to see the acropolis. It was awesome we already saw it when we were in the city as it towered and watched over everything. If you think about all the Greek history and myths you begin to wonder if things that are told in the stories actually did go on there. Everything from Athena to Aphrodite to Zeus. The acropolis was interesting to see, all the ruins that wee preserved so nicely by the Greeks were good. I was nice to see how much they cared for their history and how proud they were of it. We went to the Parthenon to look at its amazing structure. Unfortunately we were not allowed inside but the outside did it enough justice. It managed to take my breath away that's for sure. We also saw the temple of Athena. She was actually the patron of Athens if that wasn't obvious. Awesome was the best way to describe it that's for sure. We walked around for a couple hours before the airport called. We didn't want to leave this experience or all the memories but unfortunately we had too. What an adventure it was to go and explore all the things we did. Part of my life long dream was completed. When I mustered up some more money and hopefuls to travel with, the other half of my dreams would be completed! But now it was time to board the plane back to Pearson International. The flight we were getting on was pretty pricey but at this point the only mission was to get home and we needed to spend the cash if we wanted to get home, which in reality we didn't buy had to. The flight cost 919 and was about to take 14hrs35mins. In the next post ill give a brief summary of the hotels we stayed at, places we visited, amount we spent on flights and prices of the hotels. Thank you for sharing such an amazing experience with me. I hope you all get to complete your dream trip around the world at some point in your lifetime.