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The Acropolis of Athens Lit Up in the Evening

21st July 2014

Originating from before the Bronze Age, the rocky plateau of the Acropolis of Athens, towers 148 metres above the ground. The acropolis was once the centre of worship for iconic gods and goddesses who shaped the history of Greek mythology. Outstandingly maintained over the years, it is a must-see for any charter vacation in the East Mediterranean.

You’ll soon see why the monuments of the Acropolis have long been recognised on the World Heritage List. With temples such as the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike in the area a lot of time is needed here to absorb all its history. A visit to the Parthenon temple on the rocky cliffside, however, must be the first destination on your charter itinerary. Locals began building Parthenon in 447 BC, dedicated to their patron goddess Athena, each brick tells a tale of an empire at the height of its power.   

After the temples, make sure you see other monuments in the vicinity of note, such as the ancient theatre of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Following a day in the vibrant capital city, unwind in one of many cafes and restaurants serving brilliant local delicacies, you’ll find locals are friendly and offer great hospitality.

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