By Moritz J Mohr
Above the city of Athens in Greece lays an ancient citadel: The Acropolis of Athens.In Greece you can find many acropolises but the most famous one is the one in Athens which is known all over the world as THE ACROPOLIS without any specification.”The word Acropolis comes from the Greek words akron “highest point” and polis “city”.” The Acropolis is significant because it contains the remains of several ancient buildings and structures of great architectural and historic importance and beauty. The most famous doric limestone building is the Parthenon which was dedicated to the goddess Athena, who has been the patron for the people of Athens. During the fourth millennium BC the hill was inhabited for the first time but most buildings refer to the sixth and fifth century BC.
My favorite part about the Acropolis was the Parthenon because I could see the blood, sweat and tears that went into the building of this miraculous structure that has lasted for centuries. I expected the Acropolis to be another boring, old, dilapidated pile of rocks but actually I was proven wrong. The immense size and architectural perfection that overlook the city of Athens took the words out of my mouth and left me standing there with astonishment. I wish I had a time machine to go back in time to ancient Greece and to see the Acropolis alive and in action. As stones can not speak I used my imagination to dive into this ancient life. To visit the Acropolis was a great opportunity,which I would strongly recommend to anyone.
(All the information included was sourced at www.akropolis.gr; www.wikipedia.org/acropolis and our tour guide Maria Elena)