On to stop #3 of our Mediterranean cruise…Athens, Greece! Athens is the capital of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. The city itself looks like a typical metropolis, until you look up and see the Parthenon staring down at you like a gift from the gods.
Our tour of Athens included 3 main stops:
- Panathenaic Stadium– This stadium was originally built in 330 BC and rebuilt several times over history. In 1896 it was the site of the first modern-day Olympics, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and 4 of the 9 events. You do not have to pay to see this site.
- The Acropolis– The Acropolis is the site of several important historical buildings: the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike. The Parthenon was built in 438 BC as a temple to Athena. It was designed to be built on the…
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