My amazing trip to Acropolis, the formally proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage.
What a sight!!!!!!!!
The Acropolis is located on a flat-topped hill that rises 150m above sea level in the city of Athens. A temple of Athena was erected around 570 -550 BC. It is absolutely amazing. A massive wall was built 760 meters long, up to 10 meters high, and ranging from 3.5 to 6 meters thick. This wall they say was to protect Acropolis until the 5th century BC. All the monuments on that hill are universal symbols that represent a stunning civilization. They are architectural miracles artistically complex and fascinating. Acropolis is considered to be a sacred hill. I am so happy that I took the time to visit and admire like millions have to this day such a wonder. It left me breathless, filled with pure respect and appreciation for the ability of the Greeks to erect monuments that are beautiful powerful and endure the changes through the centuries.
The next stop for Angel Sefer and I was Acropolis. WOW!!!! WOW!!!
There are no words to describe the magic of this place.
From the hill you can see the city of Athens and the Agean Sea. A breathtaking sight. What was so amazing to me was the quiet around me. There were hundreds of people but they looked speechless. They were just staring at the view and taking tons of pictures. Pure and utter beauty.
The building below is called the Erechtheion and was the last temple that was build on that hill. The six famous ladies are called Kariatithes. The originals figures are in a museum because the air pollution would destroy them, so they were removed and replaced by copies. They are dated back to the 6th century BC. I can't even think that far back. How amazing is that?
The heat was unbelievable. We decided to purchase some t-shirts to keep cool. Even with a t-shirt and hair pulled back I still felt like I was going to have a heat stroke :) But I would not trade that day with anything in the world. It was amazing!!!!!
Akropolis is under constant construction, the air pollution and the passage of centuries are destroying the original beauty of the temple.
On the south slope of the Akropolis is a fabulous amphitheater that is dated back to fourth century BC. This was the theater of Dionysys Eleuthereus the God of wine and the patron of drama.
It could seat 17,000 spectators. OMG!!!
A happy wonderful day on the sacred hill of Akropolis in the heart of Athens!!!!!!!