Saturday, May 13, 2017

Athens Trip: Day 4- The Acropolis!

Hello again!
Athens' crown jewel is really the Acropolis.  A series of temples dedicated to Athena, the patron Greek goddess of the city, and other important figures in Ancient Greek mythology, this hilltop complex is supposedly visible from anywhere in Athens.  So much has been written about its historical significance, its (occasionally botched) excavation and restoration, its transformations under various religions and cultures, and its dramatic destruction(s) that rather than attempt to recap such a legendary topic, I am simply going to show my pictures below with a few labels.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
 Entrance
 Erechtheion
 The Parthenon
Outside the Acropolis
We could NOT figure out what this hole in the side of the hill was. It certainly looks like it was important to someone at some point!  Can anyone help us out??
It was quite a walk to get up the hill and back down, and naturally we managed to set out to do all this on the hottest, muggiest day of our trip!  It's always good to get some exercise, but we both needed some extra water and rest afterwards at lunch. 

Yours in learning and travel,
 Amy

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Athens Trip: Day 4- The Acropolis!

Hello again! Athens' crown jewel is really the Acropolis.  A series of temples dedicated to Athena, the patron Greek goddess of the cit...