The Acropolis of Athens, the ancient tempel of great architectural and historic significance, has ranked second on a list of 25 most beautiful world heritage sites with outstanding universal value.
Here is the story by CNN:
“You heard of the two guys who recently opted in to a two-year, $1.5 million holiday? These are some of the sights they’ll be privy to.
Luxury website VeryFirstTo.com unveiled its £990,000 ($1.5 million) trip just a month ago, a luxury expedition to all 962 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in what’s been billed as the world’s most expensive vacation.
Two men have reportedly signed up — a Chinese student and an Italian businessman.
Their “vacation” will take them from dazzling underwater ecosystems to the ruins of ancient civilizations, otherworldly natural landscapes to more modern works of architecture.
Each year, around 25 sites deemed to have “outstanding universal value” are inscribed on the list, and we couldn’t resist choosing a few favorites.
We’ve rounded up 20 sites that we’d be looking forward to most if we were going on the trip.
The site lies a 20-minute tuk-tuk ride from the city of Siem Reap, with the bulk of visitors traveling between November and February, when the weather is dry and temperatures are coolest (25-30 C).
It’s possible to take a tour to the site, or simply wander there from Athens on foot. The route along Adrianou Street to the back entrance of the site is a gentler climb than the Dionysus Theatre entrance. (Full CNN story here)