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Photos from Athens, Greece

 

acropolis-at-night / The Parthenon atop the Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at night

acropolis-at-night-above / The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at night

acropolis-at-night-side-view / Side view of the Parthenon and the Acropolis, in the center of downtown Athens, at night

acropolis-at-sunrise / The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at sunrise

acropolis-at-sunset / The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at sunset

acropolis-framed-by-stone / The Acropolis hill framed by stone and viewed from the Temple of Zeus

acropolis-night-plaka / The Plaka neighborhood of Athens, with the Acropolis in the distance

acropolis-night-side-view / Side view of the Acropolis at night, rising from the plain of Attica with steep cliffs on three sides

areopagus-at-dusk / Dusk view of Areopagus or Areios Pagos, a rocky outcropping once viewed as the Hill of Ares, adjacent to The Acropolis

areopagus-at-sunset / Areopagus or Areios Pagos, a rocky outcropping once viewed as the Hill of Ares, adjacent to The Acropolis

areopagus-hill / Areopagus hill, which once served as the seat of a council of elders and homicide court in the days of ancient Athens

athens-ancient-agora / The ancient agora of Athens in the heart of downtown

athens-city-skyline / Athens city skyline

athens-downtown-agora-park / Modern park in the ancient agora of Athens in the heart of downtown

athens-greek-parliament-guard / Guard posted in front of Greek Parliament Building, in Syntagma Square (Constitution Square)

athens-plaka-at-dusk / The plaka of Athens at dusk

athens-skyline / Athens skyline

athens-skyline-acropolis-horizontal / Athens skyline viewed from the Acropolis

athens-skyline-acropolis-vertical / Athens skyline viewed from the Acropolis

athens-skyline-at-dawn / Athens skyline at dawn

athens-skyline-at-night / Athens skyline at night, with the agora as the dark foreground

athens-temple-of-hephaestus / The Temple of Hephaestus, adjacent to the Acropolis and in a section of Athens' ancient agora reserved for blacksmiths and metal workers

changing-of-the-guard-ceremony / Greek soldiers participating in changing of the guard ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament, much like Buckingham Palace

changing-of-the-guard-ceremony-greece / Greek soldiers participating in changing of the guard ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament building in Athens' Syntagma Square

changing-of-the-guard-evzones / Elite greek soldiers called evzones participating in changing of the guard ritual in front of the Greek Parliament building

changing-of-the-guard-hotel-grande-bretagne / Changing of the guard in front of Hotel Grande Bretagne

changing-of-the-guard-parliament-building / Greek soldiers participating in changing of the guard ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament building in Athens' Syntagma Square

changing-of-the-guard-pigeons / Pigeons flocking during the changing of the guard ritual by the Greek Parliament building

changing-of-the-guard-ritual-athens / Greek soldiers participating in changing of the guard ritual in front of the Greek Parliament Building in Athens' Syntagma Square

changing-of-the-guard-syntagma-square / Changing of the guard in front of the Greek Parliament building, in Syntagma Square (Constitution Square)

chapel-of-st-george / Chapel of St. George, dating from the 19th century, at the top of Mount Lycabettus

christian-artwork-for-sale-plaka / Artwork, largely Christian-themed, for sale in the Plaka region of Athens

colorful-newspaper-stands / Colorful free newspaper stands in Athens, one of which is occupied

doric-columns / Doric columns supporting the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus

erechtheum-greek-temple / The Erechtheum, or Erechtheion, an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis

free-newspaper-stands / Free newspaper stands in Athens, one of which is occupied

greek-changing-of-the-guard-ritual / Greek soldiers participating in changing of the guard ritual in front of the Greek Parliament building in Syntagma Square

greek-magazines / Magazines on newsstand in Athens, Greece

greek-parliament-guard / Guard posted in front of Greek Parliament Building, in Syntagma (Constitution) Square

greek-pay-phone / Greek pay phone

greek-soldier-changing-of-the-guard / Greek soldier participating in changing of the guard ritual in front of the Greek Parliament building in Syntagma Square

greek-soldiers-changing-of-the-guard / Greek soldiers participating in changing of the guard ritual in front of the Greek Parliament Building in Syntagma Square

hellenic-parliament-building / Hellenic Parliament building in Athens' Syntagma Square, once a royal palace, museum, and makeshift hospital

lycabettus-hill / Lycabettus Hill, also called Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens

lycabettus-hill-from-below / Lycabettus Hill, also called Mount Lycabettus, viewed from below along a typically Athenian narrow street

lycabettus-hill-wide-angle / Wide-angle view of Lycabettus Hill, also called Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens

monastiraki-athens / Interior of a trendy restaurant in the Monastiraki district of Athens

odeon-of-herodes-atticus-amphitheater / Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheater built on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis, restored with new marble and used for theatre and musical events

odeon-of-herodes-atticus-wall / Part of a three-story wall of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an amphitheater built on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis

parthenon-at-night / Night view of The Parthenon, an ancient temple still standing in the center of downtown Athens

parthenon-column-detail / Detail of columns used in The Parthenon, a Doric order temple

parthenon-column-metope-detail / Detail of columns and metopes, or sculptural carvings, used in The Parthenon, a Doric order temple

parthenon-front-view / Front view of The Parthenon, a temple of Athena built in the 5th century BC and the most famous example of classic Greek architecture

parthenon-side-view / Side view of The Parthenon, a temple of Athena built in the 5th century BC and the most famous example of classic Greek architecture

plaka-athens / A sidewalk cafe in the Plaka district, one of the older regions of Athens near the Acropolis

plaka-skyline-at-night / Sunset over the Plaka area of downtown Athens

porch-of-maidens / The Porch of Maidens, with six draped figures known as caryatids, on the north side of the Erechtheum atop the Acropolis

red-clay-roof-tiles / Red clay roof tiles in Athens

restoration-and-scaffolding-acropolis / Scaffolding in place as part of the restoration of the Acropolis

restoration-and-scaffolding-parthenon / Scaffolding in place as part of the restoration of The Parthenon

roman-agora / The ruins of the Roman Agora, the second commercial center of Athens

roman-agora-athens / The ruins of the Roman Agora, the second commercial center of Athens

south-side-of-the-acropolis / Tourists climb the Propylaea, the gateway to the rest of the Acropolis

sunset-over-athens / Sunset over downtown Athens

temple-of-hephaestus / The Temple of Hephaestus, dedicated to the god of blacksmiths, volcanos, and metallurgy

temple-of-hephaestus-columns / Marble columns built in the Doric style supporting the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus

temple-of-hephaestus-friezes / Friezes along the top of the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus, some of which show the labors of Heracles and Theseus' quest to kill the minotaur

temple-of-hephaestus-front / The Temple of Hephaestus, dedicated to the god of blacksmiths, volcanos, and metallurgy

temple-of-hephaestus-hallway / Hallway formed by Doric columns in the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus

temple-of-olympian-zeus-from-above / Temple of Olympian Zeus, in the heart of Athens near Syntagma Square and built around the 6th century BC, viewed from above

temple-of-olympian-zeus-night / The Temple of Olympian Zeus at night, located in the heart of Athens near Syntagma Square and built around the 6th century BC

temple-of-olympian-zeus-sunset / Sunset at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, in the heart of Athens near Syntagma Square and built around the 6th century BC

temple-of-zeus / The Temple of Olympian Zeus, once the largest temple in Greece, and now only a few columns remain standing

temple-of-zeus-acropolis / The Temple of Olympian Zeus, once the largest temple in Greece, with the Acropolis in the distance

temple-of-zeus-corinthian-columns / Only 15 Corinthian columns that are part of the Temple of Olympian Zeus remain standing, out of 104 that were part of the original

temple-of-zeus-corinthian-columns-detail / Detail of only 15 Corinthian columns that are part of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and remain standing, out of 104 that were part of the original

temple-of-zeus-side-view / Side view of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a project that began in the 6th century BC and completed under Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD

the-acropolis / The Acropolis, a rock 512 feet above sea level in the center of Athens, at sunrise

the-parthenon / The Parthenon, a temple of Athena built atop the Acropolis in the 5th century BC and the most famous example of classic Greek architecture

theater-of-dionysus-eleuthereus / Theater of Dionysus Eleuthereus (or Dionysos or Dionysius) at base of Acropolis surrounded by the Temenos, or sacred grounds, and built in the 6th century BC

tourist-crowds-on-acropolis / Crowds of tourists swarm over the Acropolis Hill, even in the fall off-season

traffic-control-camera-sign-vandalized / Vandalized traffic control camera sign, probably for red-light cameras

 

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