A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις) consists of several ... More
A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις) consists of several temples, which were built by the world's first democracy during the 5th Century BC. The most majestic building of all is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Parthenon became the paragon of classical Greek architecture, and has suffered serious damage over the years.
I fell in love with every place I went in Greece. The people, the sites, the food, and the history were amazing! Sitting in the Plaka in Athens and sipping a glass of wine with the lights shining brightly on the Acropolis will remain a fantastic memory for the rest of my life. If ever there is a chance; I want to return and stay longer in Delphi, Athens and Hydra.
Well, when I was at the Acropolis, it was covered in scaffolding, so it seemed almost mmore like they were building a replica of it than actually restoring it. I don't know if the scaffolding is down yet, but it should definately be on your things to do before you die list.
Impressive and huge sight, especially the Parthenon (Athena's Temple) when viewed from the side and up close.
Constructed of fine white porous stone, the building seems to have been erected in the second quarter of the 6th c. BCE.
Thi is the Birthplace of western civilization, you an "feel" history . There might be better placew with the ancient aura but you won't find a monument like Acropolis to give you the feeling of the classic era.
when you visit this magnificent site. It was so amazing to walk the same steps as the originators of western culture (but I should have been in Greek sandals, it is slippery!). Go in the evening, it's not only cooler, but the Parthenon glows golden in the setting sun. I love seeing the lazy cats casually sleeping on the ancient stones, and we saw a contemporary ballet troupe practicing in the Dionysus theatre. Walk around the western base of the Acropolis, down Apostolou Pavlou, between Filopappou Hill & Areopagus and you can forget the rest of the noisy city. A memory I will always treasure.
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