We arrived in Athens in the wake of its civil unrest in the summer of 2010. The economy was in the toilet and nearly everyone who lived there was feeling its effects. But through this despair, we met a wonderful friend who treated us like old friends. How lucky, we were. Dimitri made our visit to Athens special. The monuments--although important-- were a far second in this category. Yet, I am still grateful for having seen the Acropolis... finally.