Exploring the Acropolis of Athens

This year I got to tick a big one off my travel bucket list, Athens. After all, one can not do an Ancient History degree and not want to visit the home of democracy.

View of the Acropolis of Athens
View of the Acropolis of Athens

So we made a two day flying visit to see one of the oldest cities in Europe and let me tell you it did not disappoint.

View of entire ancient Athenian citadel
View of entire ancient Athenian citadel

The hotel of choice was the beautiful Grecotel Pallas Athena hotel, a boutique hotel with quirky rooms, a breakfast to die for and a lobby that you would want as a room in your future mansion.

Hotel in Athens
Hotel in Athens

This beautiful little hotel was the perfect location to explore this ancient city.

Mix of religions in ancient and modern athens
Mix of religions in ancient and modern athens

Our first stop, the Acropolis obviously.

Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens

We started early and trekked up to the Acropolis as soon it opened. If you are planning a visit  I would recommend doing this as well, not least to avoid hiking in the midday sun in summer but to ensure that you at least get some photos without the other hundred tourists looking for the same shot as you, or head up there for sunset, the views are meant to be stunning.

standing in front of the Acropolis of Athens
standing in front of the Acropolis of Athens
the continous work on acropolis of athens
the continous work on acropolis of athens

The entire ancient citadel is incredible.The photos don’t quite do it justice – It really is something that you have to see for yourself to fully appreciate it but here is worth a try.

Erechtheion Temple on the Acropolis of Athens
Erechtheion Temple on the Acropolis of Athens

Erechtheion Temple

odeon of herodes atticus at the acropolis of athens
odeon of herodes atticus at the acropolis of athens

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

To be totally honest it is very hard to walk around here and not be in constant awe.

Arch through the Trees
Ruins through the trees

Even below the mount of the acropolis there is more to explore, trust me even if your not a history buff you will appreciate the beauty and grandeur of this place.

Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
Wandering through the ruins
Wandering through the ruins
Old Church
One of the oldest churches I have ever stepped in
Temples
Temple Touring

So go ahead, put the Acropolis of Athens on your bucket list.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing all of the awesome info! I am looking forward to checking out more posts!

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