Thought I'd update this as we got a lot done today and I'm not sure when we'll next be getting online.
So today we explored Athens. Went out this morning and walked up to the Parthenon on the Acropolis, it was pretty damn cool. Although, I preferred seeing it in the dark when you can't tell that there's a whole load of scaffolding keeping it up! From there we went to the Temple of Zeus, this was basically 8 pillars (maybe less) standing in a big field. One of them had fallen down and was just in pieces on the floor, which made it a bit more interesting, but it was good to read about the place. From there we went to the ancient Olympic Stadium, it wasn't very ancient, having been completely refurbished in 1896 in order to host the first of the modern Olympic games, although it is the only stadium made out of marble (Fun Fact 1) and the length of 180-something metres is called a Stadia, which is why it is called a Stadium (Fun Fact 2).
Our next port of call was a ridiculously large hill. There was a church on top but that wasn't why we went. After 25 minutes of walking up an incredibly steep incline, we made it to the top, and the view was amazing. We were looking down on the Acropolis and had a brilliant view of Athens. This was followed by a trip to the Acropolis museum- lots of half-statues, bits of pots, and other broken ruin-type things. The best thing was, we got into everywhere for free, as 18-year-olds get into everywhere for free- I really must remember to not leave my passport in the hostel, so I don't have any ID to show these people...
Long train journey and long ferry journey tomorrow. We have 'deck seats' on the ferry. Hopefully this does not mean we're outside for the entire night!