Monday, 17 August 2015

Back in time: Athens

 The city of Athens is a majestic place. It is a capital of Greece and is known as one of the oldest cities in the world. Here was the earliest human presence around 11th-7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a center for the arts, architecture, learning and philosophy. Also democracy was found here. 
We stayed there in an apartment which is located in the city center near Ermou street. Ermou is a half kilometer shopping street. Here you can find brands which are local and popular in Europe. We did a little shopping too. I bought clothes and cosmetics at Stradivarius, H&M, Bershka and Sephora. 
However the city left a bigger impression. We climbed into the hill to see Acropolis. On the top of the hill we were amazed by beautiful panoramic view of Athens. This place has three main objects. Its Parthenon, old temple of Athena and Erechtheum. All these monuments are legacy of old civilization. It's unbelievable how these ancient building survived all these years! It is really a magnificent place which you must see once in a lifetime.
When we came down the hill we saw ancient Agora. It was also a city. Except it was for lower rank people at that time, They also had a temple which in my opinion was in the best condition of all old buildings. 
Even though it was very hot we tried to stay hydrated and enjoyed our walk at historical place.
Have you ever been to Athens?

16 comments on "Back in time: Athens"
  1. Simply have to visit soon. Love the beautiful pictures!

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  2. Amazing photos!
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  3. Amazing photos!:)

  4. I'm following you back now, GFC n.41... keep in touch hun!
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  5. I'm so jealous , I've always wanted to go to Greece . Your pictures are gorgeous
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    The color palette

  6. I like your blog!

  7. Stunning pics indeed!
    You look really lovely :)
    Never been in Athens, not yet...


  8. Really love your pictures!
    So amazing! <3

  9. Beautiful photos! I've never been to Athens before, but I'd love to go someday. It's so rich in history. Great post! Just followed! :)

  10. Amazing pictures:)

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  11. omg love those photos:)

  12. I've never been to Athens but I really want to go! I also want to visit Santorini & Mykonos. Great pics!

  13. Athens looks amazing! I'd love to go one day :) xx

  14. Athens looks so beautiful! I really hope to go someday! Mykonos also looks amazing! Hope you had a great time!