The ninth grade trip to Athens was three days of historical fun! We began our Athenian adventure with a visit to Cape Sunion, where we took in breathtaking views of the sea and sunset from the gleaming columns of Poseidon’s Temple. On Friday, we scaled the Acropolis and visited the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena, and then we saw some of the most important pieces of the Acropolis preserved in the Acropolis museum, where saw priceless relics and learned about the mythology behind the ruins. We spent our evening taking a walking tour of Athens, where we watched the traditional changing of the guards and a number of important historical sites, such as the Olympic stadium and the Arch of Hadrian. On Saturday morning, we finished our adventure with a visit to the Museum of Illusions, where we were wowed by the ways our brains can trick our eyes into seeing things that aren’t really there. Athens was an exciting trip for us all, and we’ll always remember the fun we had with our friends (and perhaps a few of things we learned as well)!