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Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and has been an ancient citadel since time immemorial. The Acropolis has several ancient buildings of architectural and historic significance. The word acropolis is from the Greek phrase akron, which means “highest point, extremity” and polis, meaning “city”. Although the term acropolis is generic, the Acropolis of Athens is of such significance that it is commonly known as “The Acropolis” without further description.

The Acropolis was inhabited as far back as the 4th millennium BC; it was not until Greece’s’ golden period when Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) organised the construction of the site’s current buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.

The Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens Photo Gallery

  • Acropolis of Athens Photo Gallery

Acropolis of Athens

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“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

– Epicurus

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