Happy Monday! Last week I left off in Rome, today I’ll be briefly covering my visit to the Acropolis at Athens. From Rome, we decided to stay in Athens before heading to Lavrio, which is the port where we would be sailing out of for Yacht Week. Athens wasn’t too far from Lavrio, so naturally we decided to make the most of our trip and get in a visit to such a major Grecian monument. We attempted to walk to the Acropolis from our airbnb apartment, but we weren’t quite able to navigate there with the directions we received from a local. So when we reached what looked like a dead end, we hailed a cab, and one very short ride later, we had arrived.
Unlike the Colosseum and Vatican City, we didn’t have a million tour guides trying to solicit their services to us. Though, I’m sure there were some tours available. The line also wasn’t as crazy at the Acropolis, and moved pretty quickly. It cost 12euro to “get in” to walk around and view everything, and if you had a student id on you, you could get a discount.
A very brief description of the Acropolis is that it literally means “city on a hill”, and contains the remains of ancient Greek buildings, including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the temple of Athena Nike (source). As with every place I visited in Rome, I also fell in love with Acropolis. The structures are just so beautiful, and so well built.
Because Acropolis is located on a hill, the views of Athens from it were pretty awesome.
Loved the details of the columns.
This shot of the statues on the Erechtheum is my favorite.
With such an amazing background, of course we got some great shots! I couldn’t figure out the best way to get the whole structure in any of my pictures, but I reviewed some of my other friends’ shots when we all met back up at our airbnb apartment, and figured out the trick, lol. So I’ll have to use those techniques for my next trip! Next up will be my posts on the Yacht Week, and then I’ll get into some fall fashion posts. Be sure to subscribe to stay updated!
Have you had a chance to visit Athens, and the Acropolis yet? Let me know below. If not, you should add that to your list if you ever visit the area!
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