You can’t miss The Acropolis when in Athens. We were even lucky enough to have a nice view on what probably is the most famous building in Greece from the window of our hotel room. A visit to Athens without a visit to the Acropolis would have been unthinkable for me. So, like hundreds of other visitors, we made our way to this historic place.
The ruins of the Temple of Zeus are impressive because of their enormous size. It is the largest structure of the ancient Greece.
As often in life, coincidence makes for a good companion on your journeys too. In Athens, he brought us to the right place at the right time, otherwise, we would have missed it – the change of the guard at Syntagma Square! Saturday around 10 am.
Today you can still see an almost complete building from the outside. Even the roof is almost completely intact. I thought it was very impressive to walk around the temple and actually experience these dimensions.
Again and again, we are attracted to Olympic sites. But as far to the past as this time, we had never travelled before.
The ancient town of Knossos is located about 5 kilometres south of Heraklion. I had already heard so much about this historical site since my early school days, so I absolutely wanted to go.