Experiencing the Sacred High Rock

 

I enjoyed some rest and relaxation in Greece with Amy, one of my besties. Our adventures began in Athens, also known as the City of Athena. Shortly after arrival we were checked into our hotel and ready to explore all that this ancient city had to offer prior to early early morning flight to Santorini. img_2647-1

The Acropolis and other ancient ruins are prime tourist attractions and well worth the wait. In addition to obtaining gorgeous pictures, the energy that exists in this geographic footprint was exhilarating to experience.

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Acropolis “The Sacred Rock, the High City”

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A view of Athens from the Acropolis

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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, situated on the southern slope of the Acropolis, still hosts concerts and other events. What a spectacular venue…

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The Parthenon, the former temple on the Athenian acropolis. It was originally built between 447 and 432 BCE in the Age of Pericles. It was dedicated to Athena, the city’s patron deity.

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The Parthenon decorative temple remains a magnificent testimony to the glory of the Athenian era. The most important sculpture of the Parthenon was actually what was contained within at the time — an ornate statue of Athena.

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Photo-bombing Amy’s selfie 😉

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Acropolis selfie overlooking Athens

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The Acropolis as the sun began to set…

Athens is the city that never sleeps! We stayed near Syntagma Square and certainly didn’t observe the financial crisis as it was filled with bustling shoppers. Many of the shops remained open until after 11pm as restaurant-lined streets lined were packed. We also passed by a filming crew in the middle of recording a scene…before completing our inaugural day in Greece with a scoop of delectable gelato.