Prison of Socrates

Day 116- Acropolis

Today we visited the Acropolis! It was a beautiful day with warm temps!  

As we walked up the hill, I gave Alexander a brief recap of what I know about ancient Athens!    It is amazing how well preserved the Parthenon is, especially since about 200 years ago (when Greece was under Turkish rule) it was used for ammunition storage and something accidentally exploded! It would still have a roof if it wasn’t for that incident!!  

As we walked up the hill, I gave Alexander a brief recap of what I know about ancient Athens!  

It is amazing how well preserved the Parthenon is, especially since about 200 years ago (when Greece was under Turkish rule) it was used for ammunition storage and something accidentally exploded! It would still have a roof if it wasn’t for that incident!!  

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   We loved the views of the city from the top!  

 

We loved the views of the city from the top!  

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Just a short walk away from the Parthenon, we were able to see the prison of Socrates! I really wanted to see it since I studied Plato’s Crito and Apology in school! I’m sure Alexander loved my lecture I gave him on the subject :P

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Next, we walked down the hill to the ruins of the actual ancient city of Athens! We walked through the markets and some of their homes! 

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