Friday, June 9, 2017

The Acropolis

Monday, 22 May 2017

Our morning excursion was to the Acropolis.

Near the main entrance to the Acropolis is the large (and still used) Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
The Erechtheion is an unusual temple in with three main parts.
The other end of the Erechtheion.
The Porch of the Caryatids on the Erechtheion is unusual because the pillars holding up the roof are sculptures rather than standard fluted Greek columns.
View of the ancient agora and Hephaisteion (Temple of Hephaistos).
Looking north from the Acropolis. (The Parthenon is barely visible on the left.)
The main attraction of the Acropolis is the Parthenon (Athena’s Temple). It is undergoing reconstruction and is mostly covered in scaffolding with cranes.
On the east side of the Acropolis is a large cordoned-off area for the storage of both re-made parts (in white to distinguish from the original stones) and stone pieces yet to be replaced in the Parthenon.
The Theater of Dionysos on south slopes of the Acropolis with the new Acropolis Museum behind it.
Beyond the Acropolis is Hadrian’s Arch (lower left) and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
From the Acropolis you have a superb view of Athens and the sea and mountains on the Peloponnese beyond.

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