Theatre of Dionysos

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  • Day6

    Acropolis Museum

    June 24, 2016 in Greece

    Visited this magnificent Museum today prior to visiting the Acropolis itself. An excellent idea as we then knew what we were looking up top without having to figure it out along the way. Our Tour Guide gave us much info...

    The museum starts below ground, seen through glass courtyard and walkways. Ancients ruins apparently lie beneath much of this area...

    Ground floor houses items found around the base of the Acropolis, mainly items used and owned by the folk who lived in the area surrounding this huge sacred site. Photos prohibited.

    Second floor houses more archeological items, statues, panels, marble structures. Photos allowed in part.

    Top floor laid in the shape and size of the Parthenon, with panels and sculptures laid out in the positions they occupied around the roof of the Parthenon. Ingenious, and very engaging.

    A bit sad to see the number of replicas on display (identifiable due to being white, rather than yellowed as the genuine items are...) as a result of the plundering by the Brits and others a couple hundred years back. Many items are housed in the London Museum and there's quite a push by Greece for their return.
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  • Day13

    Plaka and Accropolis Muesem

    October 4, 2017 in Greece

    Plaka is one of the oldest suburbs in Athens. It is located on the north east slopes of the Acropolis. It is characterised by its narrow cobblestone streets and beautiful old buildings filled with shops and restaurants. You will find some amazing ruins including the Ancient Agora and a number of museums. I loved the buildings, such foreign architecture when compared to Australia, so with the assistance of Dr Google I can now tell you they are in a Neoclassical style (which I gather is a fancy way 18th century elegance). A lot of the shops and restaurants are touristy but you get this small village feeling when you visit these streets.

    We stopped at Lulu's bakery and deli for breakfast. We had some delicious pastries, but I don't remember what they were called.

    Next it was the Acropolis Museum. This stop was something I was excited about and it didn't disappoint. Firstly it's design is amazing. It is supported by pillars built over ruins that were discovered during pre-construction. It's modern building and not overly lavish but has glass windows on all sides allowing for tonnes of natural light. The glass floors not only allow you to see the ruins below but also increase the natural light. The top floor is my favourite. Here you can see a subtle homage to the Parthenon with the concrete pillars mimicking that of the Parthenon with artwork laid in between the pillars. It attempts to show the viewer what the Parthenon would of been. Fabulous.

    The museum is well laid out, with sections for different parts of the Acropolis. It is a mixture of treasures from the Acropolis and reproductions again designed to give the viewer an overall idea of what the Acropolis would of looked like 2500 years ago. We started on the top floor, where there is a great introduction video to the Parthenon and the Acropolis. We viewed the sculptures and artwork and I was continually gobsmacked at the craftsmanship and just how old items were.

    Oh it also had this super cute lego Acropolis... If only it came in a set.
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  • Day4

    Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

    June 27, 2016 in Greece

    Located near the Acropolis, this monument was erected in 335 BC by a wealthy patron to commemorate the first place prize of a musical performance. It has significant historical importance being the first example of using the corinthian order on the exterior of a building.

  • Day17

    Syntagma Metro

    July 10, 2016 in Greece

    On my way to check out the Cycladic Museum, I used the opportunity to check out the artifacts at the Syntagma Metro stop. When the metro was being built in the 1990s, there were several delays because the excavation of the tunnel unearthed several antiquities. The most impressive being an ancient gravesight. Preserved being glass you can see a cross section of the ancient city below the modern one.Read more

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