Monument of Lysikrates, Athens

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The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis of Athens was erected by the choregos Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysus, to commemorate the award of first prize in 335/334 BCE to one of the performances he had sponsored. The choregos was the sponsor who paid for and supervised the training of the dramatic dance-chorus.The monument is known as the first use of the Corinthian order on the exterior of a building. It has been reproduced widely in modern monuments and building elements.
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  • okay for a quick stop.not much to see.wlaked up to the monument, looked at it. then left. okay to see if your nearby but i wouldnt go out of my way to see this monument  more »
  • A nice place to relax. Small coffee shops next to the monument will allow you to catch your breath, drinking coffee and the view of the monument. A charming corner
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  • I was walking the Plaka district, when suddenly appeared this monument. Famous one because it is shown on the Google map? I do not know details. Something like this is normal throughout the city is truly Athens.
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  • It was interesting to visit this monument; and although it has a very fascinating history; I wouldn't probably get out of my way to visit it; especially if you have limited time in Athens, as there are so many other sites and landmarks that are worth-visiting; however, there are so many things to do in this area so don’t let my comment put you off as it was just my experience and was here for only three days.
  • Well, history is everywhere. And this is another great piece of history. The location is kind of cool, with some nice restaurants overlooking it. But there are so many amazing monuments to human achievement in Athens, that this is not that hot, to me.
  • Im simply in love with Athens so I do enjoy most places. This monument is, therefore, also a nice place to visit.
  • A beautiful monument situated in the central part of the Plaka district just by the wayside in between two restaurants.
  • The best time to visit this place is the sunset time. One can visualize the complete Athens city from this mountain. The evening sunset view is mind blowing.

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