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Parthenon, Athens

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#2 of 1,018 in Historic Sites in Greece
Architectural Building · Ruin
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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  • Love going to this archaelogical site. When you be in Athens you do not omit to do a visit in Parthenon!  more »
  • We went there in Corona times which caused a quite empty Parthenon which we loved! You get a fantastic view over the city and it is such a majestic place to be at. I can recommend to go there after...  more »
  • The walk up the stairs to the hill top whets the appetite, but the moment you step through the gate and see the oft pictured Parthenon is like a punch to the gut. It just takes your breath away. I...  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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