The Acropolis

By Aria D’Amico

Today we started our Greek adventure by touring the Acropolis. As we began the climb to the Temple of Athena and Parthenon, the views took our breathes away. Carol, our tour guide, enlightened us on the rich history of the unique architecture. We learned that the Parthenon is a universal symbol of democracy and the Greek symbol of good measure. After touring the monuments, we ate a wonderful lunch in the famous Planka District. The gyros, moussaka, souvlaki, and grilled octopus were among the most common dishes we enjoyed. Following lunch, the Cardinals took a visit to the Acropolis Museum. All three floors were incredible and provided rich details about greek history. Overall, we had a wonderful first day! Stay tuned for the rest of our adventures!

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