Atop the Acropolis

Hello friends and family! Although some of us did not enjoy the overnight ferry ride as much as others, we all made it safely to Athens, ready to explore and learn about the ancient classical history this city offers. Please take a couple minutes to read what Molly Wettach ('17) and Max Tiedemann ('17) have to say about our adventures at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Greetings from the Athens! It was a beautiful sunny day for a tour of the Acropolis led by our fearless leaders Dan Davis and Anne Bulliung. We started the tour at the theatre of Dionysus, aka the birth place of drama, tragedy and all entertainment. We discussed the history of the Greek god Dionysus and the architecture of the theatre.

After our theatrical experience, we continued our trek to the peak of the Acropolis. Once at the top, we had a breathtaking view of the Parthenon, Athens' ancient crown jewel. The Ancient Greek temple was magnificent. The massive presence of the temple leaves your jaw on the ground; pictures don't do it justice. However, the Parthenon wasn't the only view that created feelings of awe. The view of the bustling, urban Athens left us speechless. A completely different setting than the quaint, rural Oneota valley in which we usually reside.

After visiting the Parthenon, we made our way over to the Acropolis Museum. Inside we saw many marvelous sculptures from the original Parthenon. We even got to see a Lego construction of the was quite impressive. For the rest of the day, many of us went shopping and indulged in some traditional Greek cuisine. We're looking forward to visiting the Temple of Poseidon and the Sanctuary of Artemis in the days to come. 

Thanks for checking in! 

Max and Molly 

Professor Dan Davis guides the group through the Acropolis where they learn about the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Erechtheion.
The Theater of Dionysus located at the Acropolis in Athens.