Athens: Acropolis on a sunny afternoon

by Sanne

Acropolis, Athens

Acropolis is an impressive sight, not to be missed if you’re in Athens. I visited Acropolis for the first time 16 years ago, when I was on my way back to Denmark, after working as a tourist rep on the Greek island Kefalonia.

Because I had decided to quit to go and work for another tour operator in Spain, I had to pay for the return flight to Denmark out of my own pocket. Back then, flights were expensive, and it turned out to be cheaper for me to stay one week in Athens, than to fly directly back home. So I stayed at a guesthouse called John’s Place, and on GoogleMaps, it seems like they’re still in business today. I was curious to go and see what the place looks like now, but I didn’t have the time. Does any of you know about John’s Place in Athens?

Sorry for procrastinating. I know this post was supposed to be about Acropolis, but let me tell you one thing: I don’t know anything about Acropolis. I probably could have winged it and Googled up some facts to post for you, but I’ve decided to spare you from some half-hearted lecture on the Archaic era. I’m sure you’ll find more competent sources on that topic elsewhere:)

Bye bye history buffs!

We could of course have hired a guide, which is what I did back in 2000. However, the one we came across on our way to the ticket booth yelled at us, for not getting a guide (?!), which didn’t really make us want to hire her. Besides, I remembered that I have a book somewhere at home about Acropolis. I’ve never read it, but at least I have the chance to look up the details of the buildings we came across, should I feel like doing that later.

Instead, I took a lot of photos and made a short video, which you can watch here:



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