Kalispera (good evening) from Athens!
After leaving Second Presbyterian around 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, our group has arrived at the Hotel Parthenon as of a little over an hour ago. Everyone is currently getting settled, cleaned up, and refreshed after hours of overnight plane travel. We are all in high spirits, and had no issues with travel which we are always thankful for.
Tonight, we will be doing a walking tour of Athens and the Plaka (area of street markets, restaurants, etc.) before we have dinner together in the city.
Tomorrow morning we will depart at 8 a.m. from the hotel for a busy morning tour of the Parthenon, with a trip to the Parthenon museum later in the evening after lunch. There is a heat wave in Greece right now, and temperatures could be near 40 degrees Celcius tomorrow--we'll be drinking plenty of water and reapplying our sunscreen often!
Thank you for your prayers as we traveled over the past 24 hours, and please continue to pray for our group as the next 24-48 hours will be important for everyone to get well-rested and beat the time change.