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Temple of Athena Nike, Athens

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When touring the Acropolis, be sure to pay special attention to Temple of Athena Nike, the first Ionic temple in Athens' collection of architecture dedicated to their Pantheon. The walls and columns of the temple still stand in all their glory. Athenians once worshipped Nike, the goddess of victory, inside the colonnaded structure. Many of the statues and friezes that once graced the outside of the building can be found in the Acropolis Museum (moved to protect them from the elements). Access to this attraction is included in your ticket for the Acropolis. For Temple of Athena Nike and beyond, use our Athens trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Athens vacation.
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  • Magnificent in his presence, untouchable in its brightness the Temple of Athena Nike is placed at the left end of the staircase of the entrance to the Acropolis. Visible along the climb among olive trees on the hillside, it seems almost reached the stairs that lead to the Propylaea. Remains a mirage ... a bright dream.
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  • This tiny but charming small temple is located right up the Propylaea and might be confused with the complex structure of the latter; in fact it is a separate building, built on a sort of bastion and dedicated to NIKE APTERA (wingless Victory) and later identified with Athena, where Athena Nike. It is in excellent condition (although the frieze is very spoiled and mostly replaced with concrete casts since the original pieces were stolen from the usual Lord Elgin and taken to the British Museum) but only because entirely rebuilt in the 19th century using the original fragments. Unfortunately you can't get close and you have to settle for admiring him climbing the Propylaea of the Acropolis or the thrust adjustment.
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  • It is located within the grounds of the Acropolis and you can not access it. It is to the right of the Propylaea. It is dedicated to the victorious Athenea and is almost complete with small new pieces that have been put.
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  • Very nice building, but too bad you cannot enter. Best views are before you enter the Acropolis.
  • Looks fantastic from the approach to the Acropolis. More difficult to see once you are at the summit due to ongoing restorations and the danger of falling.
  • Absolutely amazing piece of architecture, great photo opportunities and a beautiful and interesting historical experience.
  • Pretty cool
  • Very good conservation/restoration treatments