3,000 YEARS OF HISTORY IN 3 HOURS ✕ ATHENS
A tour of so much history in so little time.
It's said that Rome wasn't built in a day.
Well, after finally having the chance to stand in front and in awe of the ruins of Athens, I can tell you that Athens certainly wasn't either.
Standing in the shadows of these remains was a similar feeling to standing beneath the Taj Mahal; taking in their majesty, their scale and their intricacies was not only the most interesting history lesson I've ever sat through but it was also the greatest lesson in hard work and perseverance. The fact that the bones of these temples are still standing so many years later is mind-blowing; the fact that they were ever standing at all - built by human hands and without the modern-day assistance of technology or cranes - is frankly incomprehensible.
Exactly why Athens could never have been built in a day. In fact it took roughly 18,250, and that was just to erect the buildings on top of the Acropolis.
It would also usually take more than a day to soak this all in - except we only had three hours. So our three hours in Athens became a coffee-fueled, Nike-wearing power walk from relic to ruin, with a few stops to catch our breath and capture a few shots along the way.
So this is what 3,000 years of history looks like in three hours ↓