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Propylaea, Athens

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  • Were (and are) the spectacular entrance to the Acropolis. Masterpiece of ancient art, original in its conception as to be considered by W.M. Leake as the most installment produced by Athenian architecture. However now is, among the remains of the Acropolis, the monument that allows you to appreciate the magnificence that the site had to have a time, although just seeing drawings and reconstructions to your computer you can make what you really were when they were built in the 5th century BC. They are always crowded with people rising up (early in the morning), which descends (evenings) or up and down (in the middle of the day). But that's part of the game, and patience for the photos (on the other hand, if the fans stay permits, will bounce back with the Athenian night shots)
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  • It is located within the grounds of the Acropolis and it can be visited from 8.00 to 20.00. You better visit after 18.00, when there are fewer people. The visit is to cross it on their way to the Parthenon, but not accessible to the sides.
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  • The Propylaea is the luxurious gateway of the Citadel. Etymologically the word is the concatenation of the prefix Pro-with the word gate, which simply means that the building was the main gate of the Citadel. The Propylaea is Doric project
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  • 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 ..
  • As you wearily drag yourself to the top of the acropolis. the "sacred rock" you reach the stairs leading to the entrance through which all visitors, from 5th Century BC to you yourself must enter. It's humbling and awe inspiring to think of the people who passed this way before you. A grand entrance indeed.
  • The entrance. There are theories that it was once a smooth path into the Parthenon. The stairs were included later.
  • Nice ruins in the entrance to the Parthenon área. Really recommended.
  • 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.