More pics of Athens. To me it was an incomprehensibly large city surrounded nestled up to an even larger ocean. Tall cream-colored buildings, shops and food everywhere, historical architecture, art and young people - all served to make you feel invigorated. #greece#athens#travel
We had the rare privilege of a private tour inside the Parthenon with the head architect of the ongoing restoration. Built as a temple to Athena between 447-432 BC, heavily damaged by fire in 267 AD, converted into a Christian church, then an Islamic mosque, and then Ottoman ammunition storage, an explosion from Venetian bombardment in 1687 and subsequent looting left the Parthenon in its skeletal form today. Restoration teams have been working since 1975 to preserve the Parthenon and rebuild portions with old fragments and new pieces of Pentelic marble from the original quarries (the light gray) which will weather to the same tone (in another 2,000 years).
ΠΡΟΣΦΟΡΑ ΓΙΑ #ΑΘΗΝΑ - 5 μέρες / 4 βράδια.
Αναχ. από Λάρνακα 21/01 - 25/01/2019 από €124 το άτομο με Blue air (αεροπορικό εισιτήριο + Ξενοδοχείο)
Για κράτηση του αεροπορικού εισιτήριου και ξενοδοχείου παρακαλώ όπως επιλέξετε τους πιο κάτω συνδέσμους. 🛩 Αεροπορικό: http://bit.ly/2AeOcmO
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The Parthenon is a symbol of classical Greece dedicated to the goddess Athena, it is the third Parthenon to occupy the ancient site after the second was destroyed by the Persians in 480BC. 📸 #sindybackpack