Did you ever have a life-long dream come true?
Did you want to pinch yourself, to make sure it was real?
This is where I was in September, 2013. From the time I could read, it was my wish to one day visit Greece, experience the ancient history, culture and ambience. To be at the heart of Greek mythology! First day in Athens, I couldn’t wait to get up to the hotel’s roof top restaurant and look around. There it was, in all its glory!
Dating back to the 5th Century B.C., The Acropolis was proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list in 2007. Perched at the top is the Parthenon, most famous of all the remaining structures in Classical Greece.
The day we climbed our way to the top was a huge milestone for me. I thought that day would never come and now, here we were!
My eyes glistened with happy tears.
The Acropolis has several other buildings, all of them impressive.
This is the Temple of Athena Nike, which means “Victory” in Greek.
Athena was worshipped here, as goddess of victory in war and wisdom.
This theatre, aka “Odeon” was built by a rich man named Herodes Atticus
in 161 AD to honour his late wife. It’s still in use today.
There’s lots to see and do in Athens and I’d love to go back someday.
[Yassas means Cheers in English. Alternatively, hello or goodbye]
Read more about our Greek Odyssey HERE.
What’s your dream destination?
Looking forward to your comments!