Greetings from Athens, Greece. I came here after the program and will stay until September 10th with a few trips in between. Over the past few years since the 2004 Olympics, Athens has improved greatly and has become very easy for tourists to get around.
My favorite aspect of the city is visiting the many archaeological sites. This year the new Acropolis Museum opened. The museum holds nearly 4000 artifacts that were found on the site of the Acropolis. It is an unbelievable museum and sits close by to the Acropolis itself. It is a must see for any tourist or Greek.
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 8am-8pm with the last admission at 7:30pm and the best part is that the museum’s admission is only 1 Euro!
If you are ever in Greece, this is the first museum I suggest anyone visits – After climbing the Acropolis to see the 5th century BC Parthenon that is.