Thursday, October 28, 2010

Acropolis, Greece

The Ibama Twins flew from Cyprus late last night and were up early this morning to go visit the Acropolis, the most popular tourist attraction in Greece.

The Acropolis of Athens or Citadel of Athens is the best known acropolis (Gr. akros, akron edge, extremity + polis, city, pl. acropoleis) in the world. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as The Acropolis without qualification. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the pre-eminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007 The Acropolis is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares. It was also known as Cecropia, after the legendary serpent-man, Cecrops, the first Athenian king.

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