After a long and strenuous delay of 2 hours in Montreal we finally set off to Athens, Greece. The greek god Hermes, messenger of the gods also known as the bringer of good luck, was on my side during the flight as I got bumped to business class unexpectedly! What are the chances? With that I was given a free three course meal which included a nice simple salad, veal stew with cheesy potatoes, and raspberry cheesecake for dessert, not to mention the free beer! I got an iPad to watch any movies and the leg space was phenomenal. Flash forward to landing, we landed at around 2:10 pm Greece time at the Athens International Airport where we met our Contiki tour guide, Tom. From the airport we headed on the coach bus to our first hotel in Greece, the Poseidon Hotel. Very beautiful hotel right on the beach and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone going to Athens as the rooms were very clean and it has a gorgeous sky bar that lets you overlook the ocean and the city while enjoying a nice Mythos beer. All in all, day one in Greece set the bar high for the rest of this trip.