In June 2013, we sailed on back-to-back Disney Cruises in the Mediterranean. Highlights included ports with access to Florence, Rome, Venice, Athens, Ephesus, Dubrovnik, Naples, Malta, Mykonos, Villefranche, and Barcelona. We began this blog in the planning stages, posted during the trip itself, and are continuing to share not only our experiences, but information we learned along the way. We hope our blog will be useful to others planning visits to the Mediterranean whether by land or by sea.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Athens, from the Acropolis
Before we planned our trip, I thought the Acropolis in Athens was a building alongside the Parthenon (which I used to confuse with the Pantheon which is in Rome), but in reading about Greece, I learned that the acropolis refers to the highest hill, the point where an ancient city had its citadel and what has now become a spectacular viewing point to see the expanse of the city of Athens. There are continual efforts to preserve this important historical and architectural landmark for generations to come.