Friday, November 14, 2008
After a wonderful day at sea yesterday and a fun dinner with our table mates… Today, Athens, the birthplace of modern civilization. The Greeks gave us Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and many other thinkers that set the basis for most everything we know today. We took a city tour that lasted about three hours and took us to some of the oldest places that still exist from the ancient times here in Greece. We saw the Arch of Hadrian, the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Theatre of Dionysus where the Greek tragedies were performed. To explore Athens is to walk in the footsteps of those who planted the seeds of western philosophy, science, culture and art. We had a wonderful guide that explained to us in plain English a lot about the Greek culture, and todays modern Greece. Tomorrow, Kusadasi.