Visiting Greece: Athens & Cape Sounion
Greece is one of the most interesting countries that I’ve traveled to. The rich history in and of itself is enough to draw crowds interested in seeing the famous Acropolis, Delphi or any of the other amazing sites. The weather draws even more crowds to the splendid islands and incredible shore of mainland Greece.
Though I was visiting family in Greece I had the opportunity to explore quite a lot of Athens, with local guides, and even a short (relatively, as it was a 1.5 hour drive) trip out to Cape Sounion.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the trip was when I visited the Acropolis Museum. This is a world class museum dedicated to the Acropolis. The work they have done with the museum, from the design to the exhibits, is absolutely stunning. If for nothing else I would visit Athens again, and again, just to see this magnificent museum.
I found Athens to be absolutely fascinating. Though it is not a beautiful city, as much of it was constructed in the 1960s, it is a remarkable city. There is beauty throughout the city, if you look at the ancient ruins, or the beautiful houses staring up at the Acropolis, there are various areas where such beauty can be discovered.
If you look beneath the surface you might even fall in love with Athens, as I did.
Below are the highlights of my trip:
- Acropolis (Parthenon, Odeon, Propilea, Erectheum)
- Acropolis Museum
- Hadrian’s Library
- Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon