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Propylaea, Athens

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  • This was the main entry to the Acropolis. It was intended to be impressive and it is. You may be all excited to see the Parthenon, but don't forget to notice the entryway.  more »
  • If you are visiting Acropolis you must pass Propylea as its the main entrance to the rest of the area. Its a beautiful entrance and can imagine how special the special ones or kings of the past felt l...  more »
  • I think it's a safe bet that it isn't the only Propylaea in recorded ancient Greek history, but this monumental archway is the only one that really matters today. Serving as the grand entrance to the ...  more »
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  • Monumental gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. The obelisk to the left is the Monument to Agrippa and the Temple of Nike sits in the top right. The Propylaea began construction in 437 BC but was never completed due to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta in 431 BC. It was severely damaged during the Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War in 1656. The Propylaea has been partially restored and is a wonder to behold.
  • Be very careful. the path is made of very slippery stone. high probability of slipping. once sure of your footing look up the ceiling is intricate.
  • The entrance to the partheneon!! A great piece of architecture.
  • These are the Propylaea of the Acropolis of Athens at the entrance of the Acropolis. There, in front of you, extends the southern side of Athens. You can see there, on the right, the famous Hill of Pnyka ! You can also spot the buildings of the Sky Observatory of Athens. Finally at the background there is the sea and the island of Salamis, the site of one of the well known battles of ancient Greece against the Persians (the other one is this of Marathon), which saved and preserved the Western civilization, as we Know it to-day ..
  • Less amazing than the Parthenon for obvious reasons, it will be back on its splendor once the restoration works eventually are over. It is a massive gateway into the Acropolis and should have looked really amazing on its golden days.