The Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens Reviews
The Acropolis of Athens Nov 23, 2012
The Acropolis of Athens is perhaps the most photographed and iconic symbol of greece in its tourism advertisements.
the ancient greeks (in the classical period) constructed the parthenon - the great temple dedicated to the goddess athena on top of it and turned the acropolis into a huge temple complex consisting of the parthenon, the erectheum and the karyatides, the propylaea - the gateway, the temple of athena nike, the theatre of dionysius and many more ancient structures dedicated to mythological figures of ancient greece.
since the late 70s the restoration began to correct mismatched pieces, decay, blackening of the pink marbles due to pollution and many more restoration process.
around the acropolis lies the vicinity of ancient athens: plaka and the ancient agora. public vehicles are not allowed to drive through around the acropolis to prevent pollution that would destroy the pink marbles.
it is also spectacularly lighted at night with the best views from the lykavittos hill (take a taxi until the base and hike the next hundred feet steps or so) and mouseion hill (hill of the muses) - just follow dionysiou areopagitou street and it will lead you to it.
the acropolis has its own metro stop (red line) with line changes from syntagma (blue line) and omonia (green line) and the entrance ticket costs 12 euros.
the acropolis of athens is truly a glorious sight to behold, it stood for centuries before the birth of christ and it still stands today as a symbol of one of the greatest civilization on earth. i recommend going in the off-season as tourist are very few and sometimes you can have quiet moments and almost free of people in your pictures.
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