I’m in amazement at the amazing experiences I’ve had so far as I sit here thinking back on my once-in-a-lifetime trip to study abroad in Athens, Greece. Every moment has been a treasure mine of discovery, whether it was touring the picturesque town of Oia in Santorini, traveling back in time at the Delphi ruins, ascending the Acropolis, or discovering the colorful Plaka area.

My journey started with a picture-perfect stop in Oia, Santorini. As beautiful as I had imagined, the gorgeous, blue-domed churches and the captivating sunsets over the glistening Aegean Sea were in person. With its winding lanes and friendly residents, this small town’s charm made me feel at home on Greece’s idyllic island.

Delphi, a location rich in mythological significance and ancient history, was the next stop on my schedule. I was surrounded by the huge amphitheater and the Temple of Apollo’s remains, and I couldn’t help but feel a strong connection to the past. I was in awe of the brilliance and knowledge of our prehistoric predecessors after seeing the size of the former sanctuary of the Delphi Oracle.

Unquestionably, the Acropolis climb was the highlight of my trip. I was really taken aback by the Parthenon’s majestic grandeur as I continued to the pinnacle. The Acropolis is a living example of Greece’s lasting influence on the development of Western civilization due to its impressively maintained architectural marvels.

The Plaka area provided a vibrant and modern experience, in sharp contrast to the historic attractions. My senses were pleased by the tiny streets lined with boutique boutiques, cozy cafes, and classic tavernas. I enjoyed the regional specialties and had chats with other students, creating priceless memories and enduring connections.

I’m sure there are still a lot of wonders to discover as my stay in Athens progresses. My heart has been permanently changed by the depth of Greek culture, the friendliness of its people, and the ancient history ingrained in its very soil. In addition to expanding my intellectual horizons, studying abroad in Athens has allowed me to experience the globe in a way I never thought possible. I am forever grateful for this transformative journey, and I eagerly await new adventures in this ancient city.

Next stop, Paris!