Monday, July 21, 2014

A view of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Happy Monday lovelies! I'm spending some days in Athens and last week I finally made it again after 12 years to the Acropolis. It was the most perfect day to visit this ancient beauty, it wasn't too hot (I recommend going early in the morning or late afternoon just before it closes as it can get crowded in between as extremely, unbearably hot!) and not super busy. 
 The first sight one finds is the super imposing Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The Odeon was built in 162 AD by an Athenian magnate (Herodes Atticus!) to honour his dead wife.
Bothe the audience and the orchestra stands were restored in the 1950's and it's been since one of the main venues of the Athens Festival. Everyone has performed here, from Maria Callas to Frank Sinatra to Lucciano Pavarotti and Elton John. Watching a show there is definitely on my bucket list!

And the little kitty that lays under the Athenian sun on the way up to the Acropolis. Oh to be a little cat chiling under so much history and beauty. 

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