The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

May 4, 2016

You know that when the Rick Steves guided tour begins by emphasizing the necessity of a grand imagination to visualize the site in its day, you should keep your expectations in check. The Acropolis is just such an example.

Acropolis

The ruins, perched on a cliff with panoramic views of the city below, are not as impressive as their history, especially with the front of the Parthenon cloaked in scaffolding. That said, against a stormy sky the grandeur that this site once had becomes much more apparent.

I highly recommend the Rick Steves free app and audio tour to help bring the ruins to life.

Acropolis - Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Acropolis - The Propylaea

The Propylaea

Acropolis - The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Acropolis - the Erechtheum

The Erechtheum

Acropolis - the Erechtheum

The Erechtheum

Acropolis

Detail from the Erechtheum

Acropolis - The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Acropolis - The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Acropolis - The Parthenon

West Pediment of the Parthenon

Acropolis

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