Athens. The hottest day off the ship. Like, I'm not sure I can pay attention, hot! Despite the heat and crowds, we had a great day with a knowledgeable and passionate guide, Nema. She treated us to an extraordinary day visiting the ruins, fast passing us in the incredible Acropolis Museum (do not leave this off your Athens list) and a delicious lunch. She was a memorable part of our day. Did I mention heat? Take note of the cloudless, blue skies. Part of me wonders how civilizations survived without air conditioning.
I want to make special note and quote my husband when he opened the cabin curtains that morning, "Wow! That's not what I expected." He was peering down into a unoccupied parking lot. Just an industrial hardscape. But.... I saw the beauty in the sunrise.