Athens and Exams!

GHS has reached our final destination and students are preparing for their exams, completing their final ISU projects and still trying to find time to explore this wonderful city.

We climbed up to the Lycabettus Hill for a panoramic view of the city on Saturday night. The sunset was less than we hoped for but the view was wonderful and we all agreed that it was worth the climb.

Sunday morning brought an outing to the flea market in the Monastiraki area. We did a little bartering, bought some jewelry and tried to buy “old” postcards. The Greek gentleman selling the postcards was not in a bargaining mindset though or possibly he just didn’t like us much, in any case, we left without our postcards. We were not deterred though and kept on browsing through the narrow streets. A stop at “The Little Kook” for treats and some early Hallowe’en spirit was just the thing we needed to get us back into an academic mindset.

On Monday morning we headed to the Ancient Agora with our guide Theoni. This area is located at the foot of the Acropolis and was once the heart of ancient Athens and the focus of political, commercial and social activities. Sophocles and Aristotle taught here, one of the temples is in pristine condition right down to the smoke stains from the ancient fires. We feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to explore the entire Acropolis area and to literally walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks.

Now back to write our English exams…