So, to close the geographical gap from my last post, we took a 6pm overnight flight from Boston to London Heathrow airport. We landed at 5:30 a.m. London time, which was 11:30 p.m. Boston time (9:30 Denver). So, needless to say, neither of us were able to sleep a wink on the flight-which made our 6+ hour layover rather excruciating! Anyway, another flight to Athens and we were able to really begin our trip. A subway trip into Athens brought us to a nice, walkable neighborhood where we found our hotel! We ate and went to bed.
This morning we began our self-guided walking tour of Athens! Our first stop was to Hadrian's gate and then to some ruins right behind it, the Temple of Zeus. It is right in the middle of a very urban area, which is an interesting juxtaposition. One of the neatest things is that you can see the Acropolis above, which was our next stop!