Athens, Greece – The Parthenon

Athens, Greece - Parthenon

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

During our visit to Greece, we stayed a few days in Athens.  It was a dream of mine to visit the Parthenon,   Sadly due to the 10 year refurbishing project, I was a little disappinted.  Scafolding is everywhere.  I did get the one semi-decent picture with minimal equipement around.   I am not sure when it will be complete…but I would like to go back when its completed.

Visiting the Acropolis is a wonderful experience,    The history and sights were fantastic!   If you visit Greece spend a day or so seeing the local sights then spendyour next days on the islands!!  To me Greece has the most beautiful islands in the world!  Lots of islands to see and visit…some on top of my list are Santorini and  Crete.

The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena. Whom the people of Athens considered their protector.  It was built in 5th century BC.  The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of acient Greece and Athenian democracy, and one of the world greatest cultural monuments.  Hope you have a monumental day!

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