Acropolis and strikes
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May 15th, 2007 – by: ienjoybeingagirl
We came up from the southern slope of the Plaka and saw the Theatre of Dionysos which was where they had the annual festival of the Great Dionyosos. It was when the Greeks in the golden age of the 5th Century partied, feasted, danced, and had contests. It used to have 64 rows of seats, but now only 20 rows are left. We also saw the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (it was closed), which was built by Atticus for his wife Reginella.
We then walked over to see the Erechtheion. This is where the Athena was challenged by her uncle Poseidon to provide the Greeks with the finest gift they could produce. The people of Athens would then choose which gift they liked the best.
After a quick lunch, we went down to Ancient Agora, which was the main meeting place in the ancient times, and the main hub of political and social activity. All roads led here! We saw the Stoa of Attalos, which was so pretty. There were a lot of marble statues and busts, which I could have stared at forever. Then we walked over to the Temple of Hephaestus (god of the forge), which is the best preserved Doric temple in Greece.
By this point, we were pooped from all of our walking/sightseeing and the sun was really harsh that day, so we decided to call it quits at the Acropolis.
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