Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
The Erechtheion is temple dedicated to Athena the Greek Goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon the Greek God of the sea. The temple is located on north side of the Acropolis. In my opinion it is the most impressive ruin in the Acropolis. It really takes your breath away, when you fist set eyes on it. It is just awe inspiring. Seeing this building was one of the awe moments I had on my trip. What makes it such an amazing temple. Is The Porch Of The Caryatids. Which you can see in the picture is a small porch with 6 statues of women as pillars.
I took this picture while sitting down, and taking in the view of Athens. The marble steps made for a very nice seat, but they where very slipper and dangerous to climb. But worth it, for the great view!
Those are the steps that lead to entrance to the Acropolis proper. There is a short 5 to 10 minute hike to get up to those steps. The hike is also considered part of the Acropolis complex, because there are archaeological sites that date back to the building of the Acropolis. The steps are filled with people resting and enjoying the amazing view of Athens. When I was there, it was early August and the heat was overwhelming. So most people used the steps as a resting area before heading up to the main site.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
The theater was built in 161 AD by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife. Even though the theater is a ruin it is still in use today, for concert and plays. Its is really impressive to see such an old structure in such great condition and still functional.
This is really the only street that leads to the Acropolis complex. There is another from a different side, but nobody use it. It makes for eerie sense. The street is one of the most beautiful parts of Athens. Filled with vendors and large trees that provide shade in long blistering hot Mediterranean days. This was one of my fav places in Athens. I just felt so chill, felt like everything was going so slow, as if time slowed down.