After a long journey, we have arrived safely in Athens. All 30 of us are excited and ready to start our adventure together in earnest. Upon arrival in this magnificent city, we were met by Eleni (Helen), our tour guide. She and Mateas (Matthew) took us for a guided motor coach tour of the city. We saw the parliament building, syntagma square, the library, the gardens, the temple of Zeus, Hadrian's gate, and the Olympic stadium.
Tonight, we will walk through the plaka to our restaurant for our first foray into Greek cuisine. Thank you for your prayers. Please pray for rest tonight as tomorrow is one of the busiest and heaviest walking days of the entire trip.