After driving around Athens and getting a quick feel for the city, we made our way up to the attraction I'd been waiting all cruise to see...The Acropolis. We could see Acropolis Hill from the Temple of Zeus and as we drove by Panathenaic Stadium, but nothing compares to walking up its cobblestone streets and standing before the Parthenon with your own two feet. I was nothing short of awe-struck as I stood among such history, gazing out over the entire city of Athens with views of Lycabettus Hill in the distance. I kept flipping back to my college art history class in my mind, trying to wrap my brain around all the things I was finally seeing after studying them so intently many years ago. I've talked about those "pinch me" moments I've experienced in various other cities we've visited around Europe. Well, you can go ahead add the Acropolis to that list. Even the cloudy skies and sporadic rain drizzles couldn't wipe the smile off my face. After D and I walked around the Acropolis for about an hour, getting wind-blown and blissed out on ancient Greek architecture, we made our way back down the hill to start the next leg of our Athenian tour. Coming soon...a drive along the Athenian coast and the wonders of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion!