Sun-Drenched Greece

by Kathleen

img_5653 img_5658Greece is a sun-drenched peninsula off the southern coast of Europe, encased on three sides by the Ionian, Mediterranean and Aegean Seas’ with cloudless blue skies, turquoise blue waters that surround a hilly and rocky terrain. While traveling throughout this scenic country our focus turned to a few islands in Aegean Sea {Mykonos & Rhodes}, and then onto the ancient Greek city of Athens known as the cradle of democracy.img_0650 img_0766{1. Caryatid Porch on the Erechtheum at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Caryatids are sculptures used as architectural elements, such as columns or pillars.
2. The Parthenon and chryselephantine statue were dedicated in 438, although work on the sculptures of its pediment continued until completion in 432 BC}

The symbolic ruins of the majestic Parthenon, which sits high in the center of the city is awe-inspiring. The temples and sculptures of the Acropolis remain some of the finest examples of the ancient world, and the moral debate over ownership of the ruins has become an international issue that still rages. Modern Greeks take great pride in their ancient culture, which has had a profound and lasting imprint on the Western world. As treasures are unearthed they are taken to the Acropolis Museum, which is an archaeological museum focused on the findings at the Acropolis. The entire country is a wondrous trove of historical objects.

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