The Acropolis of Athens (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρόπολις) is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great historic and architectural significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.  While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important…

Greece Travel Inspiration - The Parthenon and the other roughly temples have been either carefully restored or precisely copied and reassembled.

Old Plaka District, below The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

If you visit Athens then definitely Plaka is a must. Build around the Acropolis it has beautiful ancient ruins around the Parthenon and is excellent for sightseeing and shopping.

Athens. Monastiraki station. Ca. 1900.

Athens. Monastiraki station. Ca. 1900.

View from the Grande Bretagne in December of 1945.

The history of the Hotel Grande Bretagne is entwined with the history of Athens and the state of modern Greece

Η Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας την περίοδο 1870-74. Photo: Sébah, Pascal (1823-1886)

Η Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας την περίοδο 1870-74. Photo: Sébah, Pascal (1823-1886)

Άναμα λαδοφάναρου στα τελη της δεκαετίας του 1850 στην αθηνα

Άναμα λαδοφάναρου στα τελη της δεκαετίας του 1850 στην αθηνα

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