We are back in Athens, and are glad that we just missed the euro crisis.  The demonstrations were just starting the evening before we left Greece!

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Who could be a better tour guide then Anna, who toured us around Delphi.

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Why are people looking at the floor? Read on…..

This time in Athens, we decided to go to the Acropolis. Before we went into the museum, we walked over to watch the changing of guards.

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They change every hour, on the hour.  You can see the metal on the bottom of their shoes.

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Anna, and her daughter Katerina, brought us to the Acropolis Museum, which held many ancient artifacts from the Acropolis itself.

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Anna’s daughter, Katerina

The Acropolis is an ancient temple for the wisdom Goddess, Athena, who is the patron god of Athens.

You can see some of the ancient ruins below the museum floor 1 that’s why everyone was looking at the ground outside of the museum!

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There were 1000 year old vases, statues, and pillars, all even cooler than the last.

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The museum is fantastic, and was built to get ready for the summer Olympics in Athens.

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After that, we went to the actual Acropolis itself.

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The ruins were marvelous – I love all the pillars!

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Look at how tall they are!

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It was awesome!!!

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An ancient amphitheater, which they still use today – you can see all the black speakers around in the seats.

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Afterwards, we climbed down along hill which held the Acropolis. We said our goodbyes to Anna and Katerina.

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We sincerely wish them the best of luck through the Greek and euro crisis.  We had discussed this with them earlier in the afternoon and understood better from the Greeks’ point of view.

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We wish them luck through everything and then strolled through some of the streets, and caught a taxi back to our hotel.

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See the Acropolis up high? How did they get all those building materials up there with our machines?

The taxi was quite delayed through the Parliament area because the demonstrations were just beginning, and the protesters and police were out in full force.

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The Parliament Building, and the plaza were the site of the demonstrations many of you probably saw on TV.

Tomorrow we head out for our next country, an exciting destination, Italy!  We’ll be flying into Rome.

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Look for more posts from your Junior WorldTrek reporter

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Keep Calm and Travel Around the World

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