The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

You know that when the Rick Steves guided tour begins by emphasizing the necessity of a grand imagination to visualize the site in its day, you should keep your expectations in check. The Acropolis is just such an example.

The ruins, perched on a cliff with panoramic views of the city below, are not as impressive as their history, especially with the front of the Parthenon cloaked in scaffolding. That said, against a stormy sky the grandeur that this site once had becomes much more apparent.

I highly recommend the Rick Steves free app and audio tour to help bring the ruins to life.

May 4, 2016

For links to all the posts in this series see the Greece page.