Photo Essay The Acropolis In Athens

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far…

The Porch of the Maidens on the Acropolis stands watch above modern Athens

The Athens Acropolis • Most people relate the Acropolis with Athens but an acropolis is actually a Greek word meaning a citadel or a fortified section of a Greek city. It is typically built on high ground or on a hill. Most Greek cities in the fifth century BC had an acropolis.

Dating back to 500 BC, this high rocky ground in the center of Athens, while famous for its incredible temples, is more noteworthy as the birthplace of the very concept of democracy. If you get the chance to visit spend some time marveling at the structures but also reflect upon those people who changed the way we think about government.

When visiting Athen’s Acropolis there are a number of trails throughout the area. One is wide and paved and circles about half way around the Acropolis peak and goes by a number of ancient Roman sites and offers a few good outdoor restaurants. For the best views of Athens as well as the Acropolis take the trail to the Filopappou Hill. That trail passes by the Church of Saint Demetrius Loumpardiaris and the Prison of Socrates. A bit of an uphill climb but well worth the effort.

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