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Acropolis

To
me, standing atop the Acropolis is equivalent to a mountaineer standing
atop Mount Everest. There is a monumental feeling of achievement that
comes with being face to face with the stunning monuments of Greek
history that are spread throughout the Acropolis, as well as the
incredible panorama that the plateau offers visitors. I only wish entry
into the Parthenon and other monuments was currently allowed. Although I
have three days in Athens, I decided to complete the Acropolis hike
first thing on my first afternoon here. My two days in the city since
have offered me more ruins, adorable animals and incredible food than I
could hope to encounter in any city. 

Flying
from Santorini to Athens the morning of my Acropolis hike, I chose this
dress for two reasons – firstly, for it’s convenience for flying with
its slim fit design that doesn’t blow up in the artificial wind created
by the aeroplanes; and secondly, as it mimics the colours of the houses
of Santorini and the Greek flag. I overheard a fellow ferry passenger
mention that the reason for the white and blue houses along the Santorini caldera was that Greeks were forbidden to fly their (blue and whiteflag, so as an act of defiance they painted their houses blue and white. I don’t know how true this is but the fun fact inspired my attire nonetheless. 

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