today we began our day with breakfast and an introductory tour of the city or Athens. After stopping at important buildings, a former leader's mansion, and the Olympic stadium, we visited the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Museum Acropolis....
After the museum visit, we broke off into small groups and explored various parts in the city. Some students went shopping, others went to the pier or the beach, but all were back on time! Half of our group enjoyed the "Greek Evening" tonight, complete with a traditional Greek meal, music and dancing - and the other half spent time with one of their chaperones to either take in the beaches with a seaside dinner or go watch the sunset from the Rocks beneath the Parthenon and eat lamb souvlaki while listening to live Greek music and "smashing plates." ☺️
All in all, today was an exciting day for all, and we are turning in to bed quite thoroughly exhausted!