U.S. President Barack Obama at Acropolis

obama_acropolis1U.S. President Barack Obama visited Acropolis on Wednesday morning, on the second day of his official visit to Greece.

obama_acropolisThe visit to Acropolis and Parthenon, Greece’s most important ancient monument, was the choice of the American President as it represents the cradle of democracy. It was a great symbolic move for Greece and its civilization.

Head of the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities, Eleni Banou was the tour guide of the U.S. President.

After the visit to the archaeological site, President Obama visited the Acropolis Museum where the Parthenon sculptures are exhibited.
Obama was escorted through the museum by its president, Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis. He said the marble busts and statues were “beautiful.”