Greece - Acropolis, mass tourism 2010

Acropolis, mass tourism June, 2010

MASS tourism ain’t dead despite the economy. It’s alive and well at the Acropolis, Athens. Tens of thousands descended on the ancient temples overlooking Athens in oven-hot 40 degree heat today. Young, old, the very old and everything in between, toting umbrellas, waving fans, red-faced and puffing. School groups, Aussies, Americans, Canadians, French, British and Greek filing up the hill, 3-4 deep, crowding the best vantage spots, ticking the Acropolis box. 

On all sides the glaring sun-baked  sprawl of Athens; dense, chaotic, noisy, alive. To the south the sea and the islands…

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