President Barack Obama received a private tour of the Acropolis during his official trip to Athens.
He shared his experience of visiting the Parthenon on his personal Facebook page, and added the following commentary to the video post:
“On my last overseas trip as president, I finally had the opportunity to visit Greece and take in the beautiful history of this country. Standing at the Acropolis, in the birthplace of democracy and the democratic values we hold dear as Americans, you gain perspective on the importance of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people – and how people, no matter what nation we belong to, will decide the kind of countries we will be, the ideals we’ll keep reaching for, and the values that will define us.”
Watch the President speak about the experience here: