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Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Spirit under the command of Captain Vanja Litovic

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Our next stop on the Mediterranean cruise was Athen, Greece. On shore we visited the natural fortress of Acropolis, the Propylaea Temple of Athenia Niki, Erectheum and the Archetctural Triumph of the Parthenon.


The camera equipment used on this trip was the Canon 40D dSLR and Canon G12. Lenses consisted of a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, and for long distance shots, Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM telephoto.
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Ariving in Greece in the morning. Port of Piraeus. We go ashore and are driven to Athens for our tour of the ancient ruins.

Morning light on an incoming cruise ship.

   
The Areopagus or The Hill of Ares near The Acropolis. The Apostle Paul once preached from the natural pulpit here.

View of the Propylaea from the top of The Hill of Ares.

Views overlooking Athens from the top of The Hill of Ares.

View of Athens from the top of The Hill of Ares.
View of Athens from the top of The Hill of Ares. View of Athens from the top of The Hill of Ares. View of Mt. Lycabettus in Athens. View of Temple of Zeus.

The Odeum of Herodes Atticus. Served as a theatre and concert hall. Built in 161 AD.

Closer look at the ruins of the Odeum theatre.    
The Monument of Philopappus. Highest hill facing the Acropolis. Ruined marble monument of Philopappus, a Syrian prince and Roman consul, honored by the Athenians in 116 A.D. for his gifts to the city. Ruins of The Parthenon Ruins of The Parthenon Ruins of The Parthenon
Theatre of Dionysus. Festivals and plays were held there. Theatre of Dionysus. Festivals and plays were held there.    

The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.

The Caryatides (or maidens) on the side of the Erechtheion.

 

 

 

 

  Preservation efforts are on-going for the site.
View looking out over Athens with Mt. Lycabettus in the distance.     Temple of Zeus viewed from the top of The Hill of Ares.

All Photos by Dan Dooley or Sandra Dooley

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