Many years ago, well over twenty, hubby and I visited Athens and the Acropolis. We’ve visited Athens since, and during our visit this year, we decided to check out the Acropolis as part of our “culture rule”. Actually, it’s my culture rule. I drag hubby to visit some sort of historical building or site and then he’s allowed to try out the food and drinks in the local markets, pubs and restaurants. That way, we are both happy.
We were on a Mediterranean cruise and caught the local bus from the port to the center of Athens as early as we could. A wise decision, as it happens, since we beat all the groups of tourists doing the tour thing. Our photos of the Parthenon, as you can see, are people free, although I did pick up a local tour guide!
We found the Acropolis and the Parthenon much the same as we remembered them. The view over the city is stunning, although very hazy on the day we visited. Experts are doing restoration, hence the scaffolding you can see in the rear.
We purchased a combined ticket, which gave us admission to the Acropolis and several of the surrounding historical sites. It was a fun day, but I was very glad of my comfy shoes since we did lots of walking.
Note: If you’re visiting Athens and the Acropolis, don’t miss the Acropolis Museum at the base of the hilltop citadel. It’s well worth the visit.