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The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "edge, extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city"). 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. While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike. The Parthenon and the other buildings were seriously damaged during the 1687 siege by the Venetians in the Morean War when the Parthenon was being used for gunpowder storage and was hit by a cannonball. The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.

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列姆蒂芙尼 on April 7, 2013

Stunning Capture and good composition setting shot. G R E A T P O T R A I T Like:317 + Fav:101

congratulation and have a nice weekend for you, Dim Leventis

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Kostia Semytskyi on April 10, 2013

Interesting! L + F.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Dim Leventis on April 14, 2013

My dear friends thank you all very much for your visit ,your nice comments and your Likes + YS Best wishes from Greece... >Dim

**omidka&Arman** on May 5, 2013

بسیار زیبا

L +♥YS♥ ♥傘با آرزوی موفقیت 傘♥

Ali Raza on September 2, 2013

Excellent shot!!!

Wonderful view and shot, YSL, best wishes,

Antonio de Andrade on September 19, 2013

Lindo..

Saudações desde o Brasil

Vinay Kumar on October 27

Nice shot, beautiful capture. Like, Greetings from vinay

idahodon on November 29

Fantastic composition! L+F! Best wishes, Don.

nappe89 on January 4

Very good shot! Greetings! I wish you a year of good light! nappe89

Manos Spyridakis (Mά… on January 29

αγαπητέ πανοράμιε φίλε Δημήτρη!

ο σύνδεσμος της υπέροχης αυτής φωτογραφίας επιλέχτηκε να δημοσιευτεί στη σελίδα του facebook

Οι Φίλοι Του Πανοράμιο

Michael Kalafatas on February 1

Αγαπητέ Πανοράμιε Φίλε Δημήτρη σου έστειλα μία πρόσκληση να ενισχύσεις την ομάδα "Acropolis of Athens" για την θαυμάσια φωτό σου που είδα στη σελίδα του facebook " οι Φίλοι του Πανοράμιο". A+A.Μιχάλης.

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Photo taken in Filopappou Hill, Athens 105 55, Greece

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 28, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Dim Leventis
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S200EXR
    • Taken on 2011/01/30 18:38:06
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 29.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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