Anthropologist Style in Ancient Greece

Well hello! I started my new job and have fallen behind on my Mediterranean cruise sharing extravaganza. Today is all about our excursion from the port at Piraeus to Sounion and Athens. I begin with the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion and then we move on to the wonderful buildings of the Acropolis in Athens.

The beautiful Temple of Poseidon, as seen from the eastern side
For Athens and Pompeii I wanted to wear something very anthropologist-like. I was an anthro major in college, so it makes total sense. I went with this breezy blouse with an interesting print to it-- reminded me of the patterns in Ancient Greek vases. Such a nerdy thought process now that I think of it. I just really like matching my outfits to the places I'm visiting. Lol. Then I went for this white scarf with tassels from Francesca's, because it just seemed like something my archaeology professor (the amazing Dr. Geller) would have worn. The distressed jeans I did more for the modern aesthetic of Athens. I also added some dangly leaf earrings (like the leaves in the ancient Greek crowns!) which you can see in a selfie below, some aviator sunglasses (because aviators are the official explorer sunglasses in my mind), and my gray TOMS for comfort. Yeah, I take this travel dressing thing really seriously. 😂

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Tour headset covering my LOFT arrow necklace!

Blouse: LOFT // Jeans: J. Crew // Shoes: Toms via Nordstrom
Scarf: Francesca's Collections // Backpack: Target // Sunglasses: LOFT
Necklace: LOFT // EarringsLOFT // Fitbit Charge HRTarget
Bracelets: Candles & Confetti bangleMaria Shireen hair tie bracelet,
Asos heart bangle (similar)

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SOUNION, TEMPLE OF POSEIDON


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First view
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Cute partridges
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Old defacements
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The beautiful Aegean Sea
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Heisy was also an anthro major in college. She's an OB/GYN now. We went on this trip right before she started residency. So proud of my bestie. <3
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Carved graffiti from 1958
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"So what do you do for a living?"
"Oh I cut the grass around the Temple of Poseidon. Nbd."
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THE ACROPOLIS, ATHENS
and its surrounding areas

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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus on the southwest slope of the Acropolis

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Those ancient walls...  😍

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These look like Lego pieces to me
All the white parts are rebuilt

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The Erechtheion
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And its Caryatids

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Representing "The U" at the Parthenon! 

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Doesn't this remind you of Hercules??
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Ceiling detail of the Erechtheion

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Temple of Athena Nike

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Not sure what this is but I think it may have been a law court? I veered off from the tour guide for a while to take all these photos and then some.
So this was the Best of Athens and its Scenic Coast excursion through NCL. You see some places on the way to Sounion on the bus and some of Athens as well, including a brief stop at the site of the original Olympics. But the main highlights are the Temple of Poseidon and the Acropolis. It's a great tour to take if this is your first time in Athens. As with all the ports I went to, I'd love to go back and stay a few days to explore the many museums and ancient sites.

Thank you for making it to the bottom of this post! Hope you got something from it and that you get to visit Athens someday (or again) soon!

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