Acropolis in Greece

The Acropolis of Athens

There are many hills in the Attica basin, such as Ardettos, the Pnyx and Lycabettus, which, for example, has a height of 277 meters above sea level and 70 metres taller, at its peak, than the surrounding area. Since ancient times, it has had all those elements needed to become the centre of a settlement and it did indeed develop as the centre of a great city. Throughout the 6,000 years of recorded history, the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis of Athens has been used as a dwelling place, a temple, a fort and a symbol.
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A Travel Guide to Athens, Greece

Greece, the birthplace of democracy, is a beautiful, rugged country, steeped in history. It has nearly 1600 islands, but only 170 of them are inhabited. Half of the ten million population live in Athens.
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The Acropolis

Nowhere else in the world can one find a rock of a Splendor and historic importance equal to that of the Acropolis of Athens. Standing in the midst of the Attic plain, surrounded by mountains, this hill forms a pedestal worthy of the immortal monuments that adorn its summit. The Acropolis of Athens is the noblest altar that human genius ever erected to beauty and the ideal before which all the peoples of the earth should prostrate themselves.
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Greece - The Temple of Poseidon, Acropolis, and the Parthenon

If traveling and exploring all the different cultures the world has to offer sounds exciting to you, Greece will definitely be on your agenda. This is one that you will not want to miss. This is a country where the old is mixed with the new and you can still buy items that are very similar to the ones sold during the days of Aristotle and Plato.
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