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The Flower That Only Grows on the Acropolis of Athens

Found interspersed among the rocky terrain of the Acropolis of Athens is a small plant with pink flowers, the micromeria acropolitana.

10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See

Many important ancient temples are located in Greece and other countries, such as Italy, which were then part of the ancient Greek empire.

New Ticket Vending Machines to Curb Acropolis Lines

New contactless automated ticket vending machines by Visa were installed at the main entrance of the Acropolis to facilitate access.

Tourists at Athens’ Acropolis Deceived by “Skip the Line” Ads

Visitors are warned against "Skip the line" ads which claim to be providing shortcuts for faster access to the Acropolis of Athens.

How The Parthenon Was Built to Withstand Anything

The Parthenon is one of the most iconic structures in the history of Western civilization. It stands in splendor on Acropolis Hill in Athens as it has for 2,500 years. Experts believe that the Parthenon's construction ingenuity has enabled...

William J. Stillman: The American Who ‘Captured’ the Acropolis in 1870

William J. Stillman an American journalist, diplomat, author, historian, and photographer captured the magic of the Acropolis in 1870 in a series of carbon prints. He was among the first to photograph this symbol of Western civilization. Relatively unknown in Greece,...

The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe

The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old -- and is located in the Plaka neighborhood.

The Calf Bearer: The Story of a Magnificent Ancient Greek Sculpture

This is the first photograph of the magnificent statue "The Calf Bearer" when it was discovered on the Acropolis in 1864.

The Parthenon of Acropolis has been Named Wrong for Centuries, Theory Claims

An intriguing claim was published in the American Journal of Archaeology and the Dutch version of the National Geographic magazine in regard to the name of the Parthenon, Greece's iconic temple. According to a Dutch researcher who published this theory,...

The Parthenon of the Acropolis to be Recreated in Australia

The ancient Greek Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens will be recreated with intense colors in Australia's National Gallery of Victoria. The recreated Parthenon dubbed ‘Temple of Boom’ which is a joint project by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang of...