Big Greek Wedding in Greece: The Acropolis

Introduction

Flight and Athens

The Acropolis

Athens Protest 2011 and Mount Lycabettus

Acropolis Museum

Trip to Gythio, Mystras, and Ouzo

Monemvasia – a fortress you can live in

Diros Caves near Gythio and Night-Before Dinner/Antics

Back to Athens and homeward bound

July 2011:

After lunch in Monastiraki, I walked down towards the Acropolis. The museum is across the street from there. It was closed that day so i went to the Acropolis instead.

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I was still training for another marathon, but all this walking was really tiring. Yea then i found out that the Acropolis was a few hundred feet up:

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So back then, the village was right on the steps of the Acropolis while much of the large and famous structure sat on top of the giant hill. It was a very interesting walk up. The acropolis sits very high so it can be seen in many places around the city.

The next sight was a small theatre area called The Theatre of Dionysos.

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The path routes up and around this theater. Its a long way up.

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The next was another performance area, the Odeion of Herodes Atticus.

Odeion Herodes of Atticus
Odeion Herodes of Atticus
Odeion Herodes of Atticus
Odeion Herodes of Atticus

The entrance needed some repair back in 2011. I hope it looks better by now.

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The largest ruin was the Parthenon front and center. The large crane explains how they built it thousands of years ago:

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Erehteion:

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Here are some of the views from the Acropolis:

Lycabettus Hill

Filopappou Hill

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

Temple of Zeus

Temple of Zeus

Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus Hill

Other views from the Acropolis:

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View of Monastiraki. Should be Library of Hadrian

View of Monastiraki. Should be Library of Hadrian

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I went towards the Ancient Agora, which offers another route to the Acropolis.

View from Entrance of Ancient Agora

View from Entrance of Ancient Agora

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First stop was the Agora Museum:

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The exit for Ancient Agora was near the Thissio train station. I then walked up to Filopappou Hill and saw the prison of Socrates:

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As you keep walking up the hill, you can get different views of the Acropolis:

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Got to the top to take a panorama picture:

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Also saw Dimon’s Tomb:

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The following day, i find out what the poster on the left mean:

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