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For want of some water…
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By the time the Greek War of Independence broke out, in 1821, the Acropolis had become one of the most heavily fortified castles in Greece. Three of its slopes were so steep that an attack there was impossible. The only … Continue reading
Photo of the Week: graffiti at Sounion
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I’ve written about Sounion before; isolated at the end of a cape commanding spectacular views of the Aegean, it has long been attracting the romantic and the adventurous. Far away from settlements and curious eyes, many of the temple’s visitors … Continue reading