Round the World, Travel

Acropolis

December 2, 2010

The highlight of any Athens trip (insert joke here) is, of course, the Acropolis.  Towering high over the city are the many ruins that encompass the Acropolis, with the Parthenon as the standout.  As you look up from below, it sees like quite a daunting climb.  But as there are sites along the way and the path winds a bit, it’s not as bad as it seems.  Words really can’t describe how impressive this all is.  The only down side is the scaffolding in the Parthenon that has apparently been here for years.  Restoration will go on for a long time, but it still doesn’t detract from seeing the ruins and imagining life here centuries ago.

View from top of sightseeing bus

Sanctuary

Odeum of Herodes Atticus

Odeum of Herodes Atticus

Odeum of Herodes Atticus

Odeum of Herodes Atticus from above

Propyla – entrance to Acropolis – and Temple of Athena Nike

Erechtheion

Erechtheion

Erechtheion

Parthenon

Parthenon

View of Athens and Acropolis Museum

Parthenon

Pedestrian Walk below Acropolis

Acropolis Museum

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