The skies were clear, a remarkable shade of blue. Our guide, Alessio, said that it was one of the best weather he had experienced on the tour! I was certainly not complaining that the wind was sweeping my hair into a tangled mess, or that the seat of the Vespa had burnt my butt. I literally felt like a movie star in a period film, romanced by a handsome Italian man (a girl can dream :P)
Athens was the start of our 18 day honeymoon, so you can say that it was here that we were first welcomed by Europe's summer heat (almost at its peak), and were we not ready for it! Still, countless reapplications of sunblock later, I must say it was pretty surreal, standing on the Acropolis and seeing the Parthenon in front of our eyes, learning about the layers of history that exist between these marbled rocks.