Travel Blogs from Athens
... on a train, going to the next stop surrounded by a group of men with obvious bad intentions. That’s when she got mugged and had her passport stolen. She had to book new flights and she had lost all her student visa documents. They had also been in a taxi arriving into Athens at 4am. The taxi must have cut another driver off and when they pulled over, the other car driver got out and kicked the taxi windscreen in! Taxi driver got out and they were yelling and screaming when ...
... was to throw at police and politicians. The Parthenon dates back to 432 BCE and stands atop of the Acropolis. The term Acropolis refers to the rocky hill that rises 156 metres above Athens. It is a natural fortress since it is inaccessible from all sides except the west side where the entrance was located. From the earliest times it has been both a fortress and religious centre of the state.The Parthenon Temple was originally dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. ...
... end was the work "Departures" and we thankfully joined the queue at the desk.
They confiscated our passports at the desk and after taking our photo, issued us with an identity card which stands in for our passport. Then we went through security and out to our ship. The passports will be returned at the end of the trip. We use the ID cards each time we leave or return to the ship.
Oh my……….what a very very tall ship ...
... highest point in Athens and overlook the city on all sides with the Greek flag hanging high over the city. Prof Camp put it in simple terms when he said,
Once you see one ancient temple in Greece you have seen them all. But the Parthenon is
not just another temple. This temple was built by geniuses. The intricate carving and
sloping of stone and marble is the work of incredible men.
It was the perfect way to end this incredible ...
... the enormous size of the temple which would have been the size of 96 x 40 meters.
The arch, built of Pentelic marble, bears two inscriptions. The one on the side facing the Acropolis reads - This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus - while the other, on the side facing the sanctuary and the extension of the city by Hadrian, reads - This is the city of
Hadrian and not of Theseus. Truly, this is a masterpiece of ancient Greek architecture.
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