Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Acropolis of Athens Part I

Happy July everyone!  I cannot believe it's already July!  Today I have the first set of pictures from the day we went to the Acropolis.  We had a great tour guide that took us from the hotel to the site, so I have some pictures from our walk there as well.  This is such a monumental and historic place that I took a ton of pictures so I will be breaking them up into two different posts, one this week and one next week.
 A church and statue at the church.

Statue from Ancient Athens.

Excavated ruins under the Acropolis Museum.

The Acropolis was one of the most amazing places I have ever been and quite possibly the most overwhelming place I have been in my whole life.  There were thousands of people everywhereand you have to make this extraordinary climb to the top of the mountain (I don't think it's actually a mountain, but that's what I call it!).  It was very warm, and extremely windy the day we were there, but we had a good time looking around and learning the history.  I still cannot get over how crowded it was, it's just a lot to take in, but well worth it!  You have to push and make sure to guard yourself the whole way up, while taking in all the amazing sites around you.  When you get to the top you almost forget about the thousands of people that are around you because you are in awe of what surrounds you - the structures, the views, the history, it's just remarkable.  If you're in Greece you absolutely have stop at the Acropolis, it is something you will never forget.

In my next post about Greece I have more pictures from this awesome day including those views of the city I'm talking about!


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  1. I loved visiting Athens, your photos took me back there so beautiful!

  2. Those pictures are beautiful!! Thanks for linking with us :)

  3. I would love to visit Athens and the acropolis seems absolutely stunning. I hate crowds though so I'd have to visit it very early in the morning I guess....

  4. So jealous of all of these pictures, thanks for linking up with us!

  5. I felt the same way when we went to the acropolis - it was so crowded! It almost made me want to give up and not explore any further - luckily we stuck with it. Definitely worth seeing.

  6. Wow! This looks amazing!! I hope to one day visit Greece and see the Acropolis! It's history and architecture is incredible!


  7. I want to go to Greece SO badly (hopefully in 2015)! It looks completely amazing, thanks so much for sharing!

  8. That is gorgeous! Beautiful pictures! I always love to visit places like these, I try to imagine how they looked when they were newly built and in their entirety. It's crazy to wonder!

  9. The Acropolis is beautiful! I must go visit. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos and your adventure!
    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

  10. Wow!! So cool and look at those beautiful blue skies!!

  11. These photos are stunning - I've never been to Europe but Greece is on the top of my list of places visit. Happy to have found your blog!

  12. I've always wanted to go to Greece! Looks like such a gorgeous and fascinating place. :)


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