December was an exciting month for our family as we embarked on our trip to Greece. It was a good break for all of us and a needed time for bonding and close proximity after a year of being apart.

We have also never experienced much of the Mediterranean.  Despite reports of its economic downturn and evidence of a struggling nation (more on that in another post), it was a pleasant trip with safe travels, exquisite cuisine, fantastic weather, warm hospitality and excellent travelling company.
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We flew via Ethihad airways with a brief layover at Abu Dhabi.
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The view from our apartment window!
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Athenians drive with wild abandonment. Cross roads with care.
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The steps up to the acropolis (which means the highest point of the city).
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Reconstruction of the marbled ruins, a joint effort between the EU and Greek government.
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Temple of Apollo from afar.
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Temple of Apollo from up-close!
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On top of the world with my sisters. 🙂
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Stunning
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The acropolis museum is built on top of actual burial sites.

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Temple of Erechtheion.
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Wow.
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Aeropagus- where St. Paul spread the message of Christianity in Athens.
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Dad feeling on top of the world in front of the Parthenon. 🙂
 Exploring the Acropolis took the whole day due to its size and rich past. It was a really tangible glimpse into Athens’ 9000-year-old history. Before the day ended, we visited a few other landmarks and caught a beautiful sunset. There will be more in the next post, including some shots of the Greek people’s fantastic cuisine.

 

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