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Parthenon, Athens
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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. Use our Athens vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Parthenon and other attractions in Athens.
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  • A wonder in the Acropolis! The Parthenon is a must in the Acropolis. Beautiful building that traces the history of the strike antique. Anyway if you do the Acropolis you automatically pass this marvel. We were delighted as the Acropolis of our day! Go ahead! Don't miss this place if you are visiting Athens.
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  • 算是人類歷史重要的遺跡,雖然到處都在修繕但還是可以看出來原本雄偉的樣貌,建議早上開門就來參觀,大約一個多小時就可以看完。因為周邊沒有遮蔽,中午時分過來會相當熱。地點就在地鐵站附近,要到達相當方便。 
  • 360 degree views of Athens are breathtaking and totally spectacular. The history speaks for itself. A must do activity. Take care with your footing because there are some slippery areas. 
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  • The buildings and ruins are great and really give you a glimpse into the past civilization. The signs (at least the English ones) seem to be written by a high school history student who tried to cream as much esoteric info as possible with each phrase. As someone unfamiliar with Greek culture, I was able to understand exactly 0℅ of what the buildings were for, who built them, and why. Be wary of the stone steps and paths up here too. They're super polished by the amount of foot traffic and get very slippery
  • Beautiful. Must see if you are in Athens. I didn't really think much of doing it however I am very glad I did. It only takes about 2 hours to do everything and see all the sights. Top Tip - get there early. It opens around 9am so get there early to avoid the crowds... And the crowds get thick quickly.
  • The symbol of the western civilization.... its architectute contains a mix of ionic and doric elements! A monument with harmony and charm on the highest side of the Holy Rock of the Acropolis.
  • The Parthenon is a wonderful place to discover a long gone civilisation. The columns are a testament to Greek architecture as they are perfectly parallel and have a sense of solidarity. All around the Parthenon, Athens has become a bit of a mess and this spoils the views from the Parthenon.
  • Definitely wear comfortable non slip shoes. The stones do get slippery and it's an uphill climb so make sure to take plenty of fluids on hot days.