Three more views of the Acropolis. (Acropolis in ancient Greek means 'top-most part of the city').
The wide view photo was shot from the top of Likavittos (Lycabettus) hill, the highest point of Athens, 277 meters above sea level. The sea in the background may look near, but in fact is about 12 kilometers away from where I took the picture, and 10 kilometers from the Acropolis. (This is owing to the compressed perspective of the telephoto lens used). The photo was taken late afternoon with low skimming, orange, side sunlight.
The Sacred Rock of the Acropolis rises to 156 meters in the middle of the Attica basin. It is crowned by the Parthenon, the most magnificent achievement of Ancient Athens (the Periclean Golden Age of Greece), a symbol of Democracy and a priceless contribution to the heritage of the entire World!