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Parthenon, Athens

4.7
#2 of 1,057 in Historic Sites in Greece
The epitome of the power and glory of ancient Greece, Parthenon serves as part of an ancient group of temples situated on a hill just above modern Athens. Undeniably one of the world's most recognizable structures, the ancient temple features some of the finest elements of Classical architecture, a style of building that has consistently influenced and inspired architects since its completion in the 5th century BCE. Although this building originally was built to honor the goddess Athena, its purpose changed several times over the centuries, and the temple successively transformed into a treasury, fortress, Christian church, and Islamic mosque. Charge your camera and wear shoes suitable for rocky terrain. Arrange to visit Parthenon and other attractions in Athens using our Athens trip planner.
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  • The Parthenon was one of those places that I’ve wanted to visit for many years, but never had. I’m more than happy to say that finally this year in January I rectified that and visited Athens and The....  more »
  • Good time of year to visit I can’t imagine what it is like in the heat of the summer. We bought a combined 30 Euro ticket which gives you entrance to other monuments , it would save a lot in the...  more »
  • Don't get me wrong it is amazing to see and there's a lot to see up top. But it's a better view from down in the city to look up at it. But it's a fantastic view of the city up on top of the rock...  more »
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  • A place of great history. It's amazing to see it stand so tall even after all these years. Everyone visiting Athens must not miss this wonder!
  • I liked it but Nothing really to be wow -ed by. Good price for the tickets and the fact that they close so early is not exactly great . I have heard some turists complain about the stuff up there telling them not to smoke . Good thing I am not a smoker .
  • What an incredible place! If you want to live Ancient Greek history, hire a tour guide. Architecture of Parthenon is splendid and beautiful.
  • We will just go back to the ancient Greek times.....Amazing construction.. you will ne dumbstruck to see how huge n massive each marble stone is n how they would have constructed them in that era BC....Amazing food...food lovers will like the local wine n food
  • Emblematic building of the city. A pity the destruction it suffered in earlier centuries. Still you can appreciate the monumental construction it one was. A lot of information about it can be found in the Acropolis Museum. When you see it from one of the surrounding hills or streets, it awakens a sense of awe every single time.
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