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Imagine Traveling to Athens and finding the Acropolis Closed?

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Last Thursday guards at the Acropolis went on strike, closing the site because they weren’t getting paid.  They planned to stay out for three days.

Just imagine arriving in Athens, Greece, only to be locked out of this must-see.

I’d be sick.

Unfortunately, seems the government is struggling with the economy. Who isn’t?

Back in 2000, I experienced the awe-inspiring ancient Acropolis, rising majestically above the crowded city.  I climbed up the rocky Sacred Way, past columns shaped as women, the Caryatids, to see the remains of the Parthenon.  The ancient marble temple was built between 447 and 432 BC in honor of Athena, the goddess of wisdom.

How sad for anyone to miss that view.