We decided to take a break. Found an empty bench nearby and took out our packed sandwiches to fill up our already growling stomachs.
|Can't think of any better spot for a pit stop than this one looking right at the Parthenon|
|After refueling, Nissa did her signature jumps|
|And Abe started paparazzing....|
After everyone was happy (read: kenyang...) we walked to another main highlight inside the Acropolis - the Erechtheion. This is a sanctuary made prominent by the Porch of the Caryatids with the six maidens supporting the southern portico.
|The Erechtheion - an ancient Greek temple constructed on the Acropolis between 421 and 406 BCE in the Golden Age of the city to house the ancient wooden cult statue of Athena.|
|Porch of the Caryatids where the real stars of the Erechtheion are the Caryatids or korai as they were known to the ancient Greeks.|
|The caryatids are female figures that serve as the architectural support for the entablature of a building.|
|Gigantic columns on the eastern side of the Erechtheion.|
The Erechtheion was definitely an intricate temple. Beautiful and captivating; photography can't do justice to its beauty.
We couldn't stay long as the sun was already piercing sharp. Time to go. Time to say adieu to the Acropolis.
|One last shadow play with her furry friend on the Acropolis|
|Bye bye...Athens from up above the Acropolis|
|Nike saying byes to (Temple of) Nike|
|His way of saying good bye|
|Our way in was also the way out.|
The Acropolis was by far one of the grandest of sites that impressed us more than we expected. There is a spirituality to standing atop the Acropolis that neither time nor cynicism can destroy.
Definitely worth the climb...a must do if you are in Athens!