Acropolis of Athens
A trip to Athens would not be complete without exploring the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Come and take a tour!
The Acropolis, which translates to 'edge of the city', and the Parthenon need no formal introduction. This famous historical site with its magnificent ancient Greek ruins are by far some of the most awe inspiring marble structures you could ever wish to see. The Parthenon is recognised and admired by millions of travellers, who are not left disappointed by this incredible ancient structure! The Parthenon, which is currently undergoing some structural restoration, is a culturally magnificent ancient temple that the Greek community is extremely proud of. Dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena, The Parthenon will forever remain as a true architectural masterpiece!
The Erechtheion ancient Greek Temple is also located on the Acropolis and features the famous female statue columns, known as the Porch of the Caryatids. The exquisite detailed architecture presented on the Erechtheion is absolutely remarkable. Whether visitors choose to take a guided tour or explore the surroundings of the Acropolis leading up to the Parthenon independently, the views across Athens presented along the way are indescribable!
Upon entry to the Acropolis, visitors can admire the stunning open air Theatre of Dionysus with its marble thrones and circular seating area. This grand ancient theatre looks spectacular from higher ground, as visitors continue to climb up towards the Parthenon. A second theatre, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, is also situated along the way. This magnificent stone structured theatre has a strong presence and life of its own. The high three-story wall situated at the front, with its detailed stone architecture is simply breathtaking!
If visiting during the summer months, it is advised to venture around early morning or later in the afternoon, due to the extremely high temperatures. The walk is upward, which can be steep at times, so it is advised to prepare for this and wear comfortable flat shoes and take a bottle of water or refreshments with you. With ample photo opportunities, a camera is also a must!
Are you ready to tread on Ancient grounds?