Situated high above the modern city, the Acropolis of Athens is never to be missed when you happen to be in the Greek Capital. Here you can see the “four greatest masterpieces of Classical Greek art”, that were built in the 4th century BC. The Parthenon in particular, was dedicated to the Patron Goddess of the city, Athena, who is also the Goddess of wisdom.
After an eight hour ferry ride from Santorini the night before, we started our day out Athens by finding our way to the Acropolis. With our maps in hand, we ventured out the side streets and followed signs that will get us to the top. We got lost in the way, finding more house doors and dead ends but thanks to some English speaking locals, we finally found the entrance.
First thing we did after getting inside the gates was to buy and drink water. It was a very hot summer day yet we were determined to get to the top. I had photos of the Acropolis in my mind since my high school Greek mythology classes and been wanting to go ever since. There were a lot of people, barely enough room to move around. Surprisingly, there were even more scaffoldings especially at the Parthenon. I understand that they are trying to preserve the ruins… Had to admit I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t get that perfect photo, yet being there and walking around the Acropolis is more than what I have dreamt of.
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