The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.

Parthenon in Athens, via #Greece. Took Greek Mythology in undergrad; it's only right I see this.

Parthenon in Athens, via #Greece. Took Greek Mythology in undergrad; it's only right I see this.

Parthenon, Greece - The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the Greek goddes athena.

Parthenon, Greece - The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the Greek goddes athena.

The most celebrated example is the Caryatid Porch - of the Erechtheum w six figures (420 - 415 bc) on the Acopolis in Athens, Greece

The most celebrated example is the Caryatid Porch - of the Erechtheum w six figures (420 - 415 bc) on the Acopolis in Athens, Greece

SPI Solar to Build 7.4 MW in Greece - Solar Thermal MagazineSolar Thermal Magazine

SPI Solar to Build 7.4 MW in Greece - Solar Thermal MagazineSolar Thermal Magazine

Acropolis Of Athens, Greece - This is one of the most known attractions in all of Europe. Whether you are just in the city, or on an excursion from a cruise, this is a perfect picture opportunity. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Athens #attractions

Acropolis Of Athens

Acropolis Of Athens, Greece - This is one of the most known attractions in all of Europe. Whether you are just in the city, or on an excursion from a cruise, this is a perfect picture opportunity. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Athens #attractions

Anafiotika, Plaka, is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill.

Anafiotika, Plaka, is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill.

The acropolis was the high point in a Greek city.  They were used a refuge while the city was under attack.  It also house the most important religious structures. Information found in text book (Ireland)

The acropolis was the high point in a Greek city. They were used a refuge while the city was under attack. It also house the most important religious structures. Information found in text book (Ireland)

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