Talk about a reality check: we see ourselves as educated yet we are less educated than ever. The earth has been around for billion years and has been habitable by humans for the entire duration. It makes you wonder why couldn't have extremely advanced civilizations, some perhaps achieving a higher level of sophistication than us, have spurned, wiped out, spurned, wiped out, and the process repeats more times that we could even imagine. Why couldn't millions of years ago, a race of humans, with technology superior to ours have existed, and then wiped out by a cataclysm.
Having seen quite a few ruins in different countries in the world, The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, etc., and now the Acropolis Parthenon, I would have to say these ancient structures all possess a single mystery. One that defies modern technology and logic. Could these ruins be evidence of a long-lost civilization? We will just never know. The earth has simply been around far too long, and we (as our current society), have been around for only a mere spec of its existence.
Temple of Zeus
Our Last Night in Athens: Syntagma Square
It was definitely a great journey with lots of wonderful memories. Although we won't be back anytime soon but if we do come back, these islands will be on itinerary: Mykonos, Crete, and Corfu.
Bonus: Our itinerary
Fly to Santorini
3 nights in Santorini: visit Black Sandy Beach, Perissa beach, Kamari beach, Fira town, Firastefani town, Oia town, Ammoudi Bay.
Ferry to Naxos
Ferry to Athens
1 night in Athens
1 night, 2-day tour to Kalambaka to see the Meteora
1 night in Athens: visit Syntagma Square