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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Journey to Athens …


There is one thing that comes to mind when remembering Greece. Hot! Hot! Hot! Underneath the hot weather, lays the magnificent archeology sites, an awesome civilization and unforgettable vacation.
 
Today I am taking you all to visit the Syntagma station, Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum,and Temple of Zeus …

Syntagma station
The station itself is an archaeology site. Inside the station, the walls reveal many archaeology remains. and they are concealed inside thick glass. One of the walls exposes a human skeleton which my younger girl thought it was quite fascinating. Our first archeology encountered in Athens--Can you spot it?



Acropolis
We spent a great deal of time enjoying our time at the Acropolis. Below the Acropolis is the theater of Herod Atticus built by the Romans in 161 AD and still used today for classical concerts, ballet, performances of high cultural value. Further on is the Theater of Dionysious the first stone theater and it was rebuilt around 342 BC by Lykourgos and then enlarged by the Romans to be used for gladiator fights.






New Acropolis Museum 
The most incredible museum that I have ever encountered in my whole life! Oh .. my gosh! The museum itself is an archaeology site. It was so innovative the way the Greek built the museum. They put up a thick glass floor where one could walk on it, but yet able to disclose the fossil, archaeology remains that were left by the Greek thousands years ago. In fact before you enter museum, you are welcomed by what I called “underground- archaeology site.” And inside, the first floor was filled with yet another “underground-archaeology site.” It was indescribable! Definitely worth a visit! The most notable part, it only cost us 1 Euro per person! --Who says you got what you paid for? We definitely received more than 1 Euro!

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Temple of Zeus from Athens
The sun set on the Temple of Zeus ruin was a marvelous scene! Unfortunately only 15 columns remain standing today, originally 104 columns...BTW., Those columns in your back yard, are they by any chance... um...the 89 that were missing?


Hope you find this 10 minutes journey worth your time and would last you for the weekend ...

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

14 comments:

  1. That looked like one cool trip. Greece is definitely on my list.

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  2. You make me want to get on a plane!!!!

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  3. I went to Greece years ago with my parents. Such a romantic country. Yet so terribly sad what is happening to it now.

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    1. Indeed! So rich in culture ... I hope they would pass the storm.

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  4. So amazing that those sights are still around and still suitable for tourists!

    I think I may have seen a fashion show in that new museum on television. Beautiful.

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    1. It was! And I think it was brilliantly done!

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  5. Well, Angela, Greece may be HOT, but I would still love to visit someday. It is beautiful!!! Thank you, Amiga, for sharing your visit there. :)

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    1. Is that your nickname? Nini? :-)
      Love your visit. I really appreciate it :-)

      Take care,
      Angela

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  6. thanks for sharing the trip to Greece. Beautiful place to visit and most moving to consider that its been around before anything.

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    1. Indeed--that was the very reason that drawn us there at the first place.

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