Five Shots: The Acropolis at Athens

On top of the Acropolis
On top of the Acropolis

Kalispera (καλησπέρα)! Reporting to you from Athens, I have a small window of opportunity to quickly post some photos of the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Greece. We are having a perfect time learning and exploring this historic city. Here are a dozen shots of the sights and delicious food our group has experienced.

The East facade of the Parthenon is clean. 8x17 columned temple for Athena build in 438 BCE.
The East facade of the Parthenon is clean. 8×17 Doric columned temple for Athena build in 438 BCE.
Herod Atticus theater at the Acropolis
The Herod Atticus theater at the Acropolis
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The Caryatids at the Erechtheion next to the Parthenon. The current ladies are replicas. Five of the originals are displayed at the New Acropolis Museum. In 1800, Lord Elgin acquired a lady statue from a Turkish leader and she is housed at the British Museum in London. The Greeks would love to have her back, but it’s a delicate situation considering how much financial support Britain has given Greece over recent years when in the EU.
Jim looking up at one of the real Caryatids in the Athens Museum. Built in 2009, it's outstanding.
Jim looking up at one of the real Caryatids in the Athens Museum. Built in 2009, it’s outstanding.
Athens is best at night. The evening culture begins around five and extends past midnight. That's the time to pick out your souvenirs and eat, drink, and be merry.
Walk around the base of the Acropolis at night when it’s all lit up. The evening culture begins around five and extends past midnight. That’s the time to buy your souvenirs and eat, drink, and be merry.

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Lunch--I love gyros, don't you?
Lunch–I love gyros, don’t you?
Mythos is the Greek beer is the best.
Mythos is the Greek beer is the best.

Tomorrow our group ventures to the port of Piraeus to climb aboard the ship and island hop.

Don’t forget the Lucky 13 Film Club on July 13! Return and talk to Michael and I as we discuss authors whose books are frequently turned into films. Which best/worst adaptation will you talk about? 

43 thoughts on “Five Shots: The Acropolis at Athens

  1. Looks wonderful, Cindy. Hope you’re having a great time.

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    1. Back tomorrow to the states. 6,700 miles. Thank God for the endless movies. I’m going to do some catching up!

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  2. Stunning pictures of Athens, have a brilliant time Cindy 🙂

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  3. Wow! Awesome pics Cindy. And the food looks amazing. Looks like you had superb weather as well. Can’t wait to see your next batch.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. We just got back from the Island hopping. Stay tuned for photo posts. I’ve got lots to share. 🙂

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    1. Welcome Tammi, and thank you for saying so!

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  4. What a magnificent tour you and Jim are having. I feel safe in saying that all of us appreciate you taking time out to share the trip with us!!

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    1. I don’t do Facebook, so this is a fun way to share what’s happening. I am grateful you don’t mind looking at the pictures. Back to the states tomorrow.

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      1. I don’t do FB either – I don’t trust them! So, I fully understand. It’s been great seeing all you were willing to share with us!!

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  5. One good thing about ancient monuments is that they don’t change too much! Took me back to my own visits to Athens, all before 1985. Nice to see sunny skies, and the delicious food too.
    I think we should return the Elgin Marbles. It would be the right thing to do.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Hi Pete, yes, very very sunny. We have one last night in Athens then the long return. Tonight it’s Ouzo and smashing plates and singing Opa!

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  6. Apparently, the British Museum still has all the bills of sale and receipts from Lord Elgin. Judging by the bright light, I wouldn’t skimp on the sunblock!

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    1. I thought I had a base tan from living in AZ. The temperatures and sun are similar. We went to the beaches in Rhodes and still managed to turn a little pink. A lot of fun.

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  7. The last pic says it all. You’re having a great time. Thanks for sharing these marvellous shots.

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    1. My pleasure. I’m glad you don’t mind looking at them 🙂

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  8. Amazing Pictures!! Enjoy!!

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  9. Oh, looks like you are having such a blast! Enjoy the rest of your trip, and I am looking forward to seeing more photos! It looks beautiful out there.

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    1. Zoe, it’s been a blast. I will be posting more when I finally return to the states tomorrow. Sinking in for lots of movie watching.

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  10. ohhhh amazing photos, yep this is on our bucket list, hopefully in 2 years.
    wonderful shots thanks for sharing. enjoy!!!

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    1. Kim! Nice to hear from you, dearie. Feel free to email me when the time gets closer. I’d be happy to share what I know to assist for a smooth adventure.

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      1. Thanks Cind, I’ll remember that for sure. Being at the bottom of NYS. Makes it difficult to plan trips all that way , but for sure its on the bucket list:)!

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  11. Amazing shots! Athens is my favourite city in the world! And Mythos is definitely one of the best beers. Enjoy the island hopping! 😀

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    1. Thanks, Anna. We have one last day for a trip to an Athens beach and tonight we have a musical, traditional dinner in store for us before we make the long trip back. Won’t be so bad because I can catch up on some movies I missed. 🙂

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  12. Awesome pics! Enjoy your holiday Cindy!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! It’s been grand.

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      1. I was just thinking of you Cindy, in light of what happened in Nice. I hope you stay safe! God bless!

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        1. We are fine. Back home in AZ today. Thank you for your concern, Ruth.

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          1. Glad to hear Cindy! I’m sure you’re still tired from your trip so rest up 🙂

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  13. These are great. I have never been to Athens but it would definitely be somewhere I’d like to see.

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    1. Oh, Abbi, I feel safe to presume you and the Os would love it. Especially the islands. Stay tuned for more photo shots. I hope you and little O are bonding and he is happy and healthy.

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  14. Awesome work, I really want to visit Greece.

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    1. Hi there, Vinnieh. You are so close! You would love those sexy beaches on the islands. Hope you get a chance one day. 🙂

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      1. It’s one of my plans for the future.

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  15. The Acropolis and The Parthenon. God, I’d love to go there someday.
    Nice going.

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    1. Hi JC. It’s a magical place. I hope you get the chance. After your recent Caribbean trip, I can guarantee you would like the beaches on the Aegean Sea.

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  16. Greece is on our “still to go” list…pretty close to the top now – thanks for sharing these great pictures!

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  17. Fantastic photos Cindy, thanks for sharing. Looks like the two of you are having a great time.

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    1. Lloyd, it was as good as it looks. A marvelous time!

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