Akroplis needs some more extensive explanation. Is it impressive?
Can you feel the historic wing-beat as in Rome? The answer is no.
Perhaps because it is cold and the rain is hanging in the air but
look at the facts of this ruin that originates from 2000 BC.
It is rebuilt on the old ground 438 BC. Even if
the Greeks manage to do it in 10 years it is what's left that astonishes
you. Almost nothing! Pollution and plunderers have stripped it so most
of the original statues and parts of the buildings will be found in England, Russia, France and even Copenhagen.
The 6 famous beautiful ladies at the Erechtheion are fake. One is in London,
one is for restoration and the remaining four you will find in the Akropolis Museum.
The prominent Temple of Athena Nike is dismounted for restoration.
Judge for yourself. Here are the pictures. At least we can say "We were there".
This is from the Ministry of Culture's webpage
The Turks used the Parthenon as a powder magazine when the Venetians, under Admiral Morosini, sieged the Acropolis in 1687. One of the Venetian bombs fell on the Parthenon and caused a tremendous explosion that destroyed a great part of the monument which had been preserved in a good condition until then. The disaster was completed in the beginning of the 19th century, when the British ambassador in Constantinople, Lord Elgin, stole the greatest part of the sculptural decoration of the monument (frieze, metopes, pediments), transferred them to England and sold them to the British Museum, where they are still exhibited, being one of the most significant collections of the museum.