Travel Blogs from Athens
... group that in the 17th century, there was a church set up inside the Parthenon or at the top of the Acropolis close to it. They were at war with the Venetians and one of the Venetians lobbed a cannonball up on top of the Acropolis, finding the heart of the church which was where gunpowder had been stored. It was a lucky shot and one that ended up blowing up the Parthenon - hence why it still is lacking major parts of it's structure (the archaeologists have yet to ...
... yogurt with honey and walnuts.
We took a Tram home, and moving at just 10 miles per hour, our twenty minute ride back to our suburban hotel stretched to an hour.
After a long commute, I came back to the hotel pool to read and swim laps. After, we went with a small group to H&M where I bought a yellow dress for just 9 euro.
But as we’re learning in class, the Euro can be deceiving, as it is worth more than ...
We begin a full day with a drive to base of the Acropolis and begin our climb to the top. The Acropolis of Athens, is the most important site of the city and constitutes one of the most recognizable monuments of the world. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture, as well as the symbol of the city of Athens. Begun in 5th century BC during Pericles' Golden Age, ancient Greek civilization was represented on the hill and some of the most ...
guides who spoke their language. Of course, we were English speaking………I think……..eight
Aussies and two Americans.
After being shown the hill…………… top, we were walked to the
Acropolis Museum, which is at the bottom of the hill, I don’t know how to say
bottom of the hill in Greek.
A lovely museum………the architect competed to win the ...
... the square and we are told there is a demonstration today! We are all a little apprehensive now and as we dropped off in front of the hotel, we actually have to walk around the police to get in. The lady at the front desk is very helpful and explains that when there is a demonstration, the area gets put into lock-down. Phone services are stopped; the shops are shut down all for security. This continues into the night as well.
We aren't real confident ...