Acropolis of Athens

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Estike on September 11, 2011

Beautiful!like and thank you your visited my gallery! Greetings Hajni

The Acropolis of Athens is a rocky hill 156 meters from the sea surface and 70 meters around the level of the city of Athens. The top of the trapezoid shaped length of 300 m and a maximum width of 150 m. The hill is inaccessible from all sides except the west, where lies the fortified entrance, decorated with brilliant Propylaea.

It was found that the hill was inhabited from the 3rd millennium BC From the 6th century. BC were built up in him, the temples of Athens, as Hekatompedon others, destroyed during the Persian wars. The rebuilding of the walls and temples began immediately after the defeat of the Persians in 465 BC, the time that Pericles. Under the supervision of Phidias and the architects Mnesikles, Kallikrates and Callimachus were built and decorated the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Nike. During the Roman period added some minor structures. During the Byzantine era, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church. During the Frankish occupation was a Catholic church, while the Turkish mosque. During the Ottoman Acropolis suffered the most damage. The Turks were storing gunpowder on it and gave rise to destroy monuments. In 1645 a thunderbolt which fell onto the gunpowder blew the Propylaea. In 1687, when the Acropolis besieged the Venetian Morosini, one of the bombs dropped on the powder was stored in the Parthenon and the Temple destroyed. Extensive damage caused by the British Lord Elgin just before the Revolution of 1821. Put to dismantle the Parthenon frieze, metopes, pediments, a Caryatid and a column of the Erechtheion, which moved to England. For all that he paid 35,000 pounds to the Turks and the Athenians gave a clock, erected in the ancient market. During the War of 1821 the Citadel was besieged in turn by Greeks and Turks, and suffered further damage. In 1834, archaeological work began to restore the monuments.

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nino evola on September 11, 2011

I really like this image!


Best regards from italy


& on September 11, 2011

very very nice photo!! like!!

dziwnowik on September 11, 2011


"Best of Panoramio"

7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

dimitris koskinas on September 12, 2011

Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία με πολύ ιδιαίτερα χρώματα αρέσει χαιρετισμούς από τη Ρόδο Δημήτρης

Arash Izadifar on September 12, 2011

Very Nice


-NeveN- on September 12, 2011

nice night capture

I like it


~Nomad~ on September 12, 2011



Marco Pfuhl on September 12, 2011

Wow, wonderful view! LIKE and YES Greetings from Germany

Janusz Kulik on September 12, 2011

Piękny widok.LIKE 13 Pozdrawiam Janusz.

Bedri Akçay on September 12, 2011

a great night and a beautiful landscape, colors, flattering look. like

dana ciszewska on September 12, 2011

Great photo.L.Dana

Reiner Vogeley on September 12, 2011

Wonderful place and perfect night photo. like and Y*!

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Best regards, Reiner

KWO Tsoumenis on September 12, 2011

Υπεροχότατη αποτύπωση, Νίκο!!!

LIKE17 :-)

Ula Ch-L on September 12, 2011

Acropolis by night looks wonderful. Well done. L

Best regards, Ula

Bermard Agulo on September 12, 2011

Fantastic night shot!

F4 + L19

best wishes,


Michael Koutras on September 13, 2011

Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία. Αρέσει 20. Χαιρετισμούς. Μιχάλης

Maria H-S on September 13, 2011

Ένα αστέρι εδώ γιατί είσαι ένας καλλιτέχνης!!!

MAPP HUDRANS on September 13, 2011

Very nice night shot, like!

Best regards, Magdalena

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 11, 2011
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    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2011/07/15 20:15:56
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash