We began the day with a 4-hour tour of Athens led by Voula, a Greek believer who was the guide for last year’s Greece missions trip, as well. We went on a bus tour of the city, viewing the architecture of many buildings, stopping by the Olympic stadium, and swinging past the Temple of Zeus. But the main event was the visit to the Acropolis.
Per its name, which means high place, the Acropolis was a bit of a hike. But at the top we saw the Parthenon and the other temples and gained a wealth of historical information from Voula. After that, we headed for Mars Hill, where Paul had encountered the Areopagites. We then headed through the Roman forum to grab some gyros for lunch. The afternoon afforded us our first window of free time to explore the city, which for most of us included a lot of souvenir shopping. At the end of the day we gathered for dinner, devotions, and a time of sharing testimonies. All in all, a very good day.
Tomorrow we’ll be up bright and early to hop on the bus and head to Cenchrae, Corinth, and Mycenae – our final day in Greece!