Saturday, 20 March 2010

Athens and Acropolis....

AcropolisAthens

Finally I made it - a visit to my neighbourhood country Greece, a weekend in Athens. And of course one of the first things i did was to climb the Acropolis (in Greek "the highest city")....This antic sanctuary of the goddess Athena offers a breathtaking view of the modern city. While walking though pieces of history from different eras its easy to start to picture how everything looked before.

Erechtheion

Erechtheion

Even if the Parthenon (the temple for Athena, protector of the city) was completely covered with renovation scaffolding, i fell in love with the Erechtheion (second and third picture). In the night the Acropolis is lighten and the actually highest hill of town (Lycabettus/ in Greek "Λυκαβηττός") is a great point for enjoying the night cityscape.

AcropolisAthens by night

3 comments:

Roj said...

WOW! Lovely! And sunny sunny sunny warm there!

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Jana said...

@Roj: it was not that warm...
@Pablo:thanks:-)