Where did we leave off? Let's see...
Yesterday evening we had a beautiful walkthrough of the Plaka (small shopping & restaurant district in Athens) on our way to a wonderful dinner together. We had souvlaki, spanakopita, tsatziki, bread, veal and potatoes, and delicious salad, among a number of other appetizers and desserts. After a walk back to the hotel, we were all very quick to get to bed for the evening!
Wednesday, June 13th
This morning after an early breakfast, we made our way around the corner from our hotel to the Acropolis of Athens. We toured the Acropolis, Aereopagos, and Agora. We had our first teaching and devotional time in the shade near Mars Hill, where Paul gave his famous speech to the Athenians (Acts 17, starting in verse 16).
After lunch, students had a few hours to relax, get cleaned up, and maybe do a bit of shopping in the Plaka and flea market. We're heading to the new Acropolis Museum this evening, which will be followed by small group dinners around Monastiraki square and the Plaka.
Please continue praying for us as we wrap up our first full day in Athens and prepare to travel to Samos tomorrow!