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    Acropolis, Athens

    June 24, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Then a walk up the Acropolis to the structures on top ... the Parthenon WOW!!!!! There's also the Erechtheion, the Temple of Nike (yep, that's where they got the name from), the Prohylaea, the Beule Gate and more. All in varying states of ruin and restoration. Views from the top are breath taking 360deg overlooking the city of Athens, where 5m people live.

    Walked down to Plaka (historic old-city centre) which is a bit of a tourist trap, had lunch (beer, calamari, beer, cold nibbles, and beer. Yum.). Then walked back the hotel, only 30 min and through interesting streets and sites, but in nearly 40deg heat, so now we need more beer.
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    Richard n Sheila Travels

    Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Magnificent amphitheatre used in modern times for concerts by such as Yanni & Andrea Bocelli.

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    Richard n Sheila Travels

    The Erechtheum. Second largest structure on the Acropolis. The most sacred and mythical temple in Athens.

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    Richard n Sheila Travels

    The Parthenon. Temple of the goddess Athena. 70m x 30m x 20m high, it's HUGE. Being lovingly restored now.

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