My Visit to Athens, Greece

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Many years ago, before I even started dating my husband, I visited Athens, Greece. I went on a cruise by myself, bunking with two other single women that I met after I boarded the ship.

When I saw the Parthenon, it was almost surreal as I stood there and touched it. Everything was super tall.

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The columns were carved elaborately, and the entire temple made you feel eerie. People used to worship Athena in this place.

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Athena had apparently won a contest against Poseidon, so she had the city of Athens named after her. Above is pictured a statue of Athena located on top of a tall pillar.

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I saw other structures like the famous amphitheater, where theatrical performances began. I also saw the temple of Zeus, which only had a few remaining columns (pictured above).

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In the Museum of Athens, many famous works of art were displayed, such as the golden mask of Agamemnon, which is beautiful and creepy.

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Many other statues and sculptures could be seen, even though most of the greatest historical pieces of art were taken to the British Museum in London.

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I really enjoyed my visit to Athens, Greece. It’s as if history was suddenly standing before me, just the way it was in ancient times!

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4 Responses to “My Visit to Athens, Greece”

  1. jennifer says:

    My husband and I have wanted to go to Greece for a long time. We’ve got to break down and do it!

  2. Lynda says:

    Great photos. Thank you for the great ideas for a Greece Unit Study in your video post. You looked great. Were there any goddesses with red hair? Besides you I mean. lol Have a wonderful day.

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