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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. Use our Athens holiday planner to add Temple of Athena Nike and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • This is a small temple at the top of the Acropolis, visible on the right hand side as you climb the last few steps to get to the top. It isn't possible to get up close to this temple so you'll have to...  more »
  • The Temple of Athena Nike is beautiful and worth a visit, located near the Acropolis of Athens. As you enter the area and begin your climb up the Acropolis you see it high above the trail.  more »
  • They teach you to climb the stairs from the entrance to the Acropolis. It is on the side right and dedicated to the goddess Athena. Just outside is seen. For a photo and little else, since you can not get to the.
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  • Absolutely fascinating historical facts and views from the Acropolis ~ what a treat! I want to revisit and learn so much more!!
  • The Temple of Athena Nike was finished around 420 BC, during the Peace of Nicias. It is a tetrastyle (four column) Ionic structure with a colonnaded portico at both front and rear facades (amphiprostyle), designed by the architect Kallikrates. The columns along the east and west fronts were monolithic columns. The temple ran 8 metres (27 ft) long by 5.5 metres (18.5 ft) wide and 7 metres (23 ft) tall. The total height from the stylobate to the acme of the pediment while the temple remained intact was a modest 7 metres (23 ft). The ratio of height to diameter of the columns is 7:1, the slender proportions creating an elegance and refinement not encountered in the normal 9:1 or 10:1 of Ionic buildings. Constructed from white Pentelic marble, it was built in stages as war-starved funding allowed.
  • A small but exceptionally well preserved ancient temple at one end of the Acropolis. On Sundays in winter, the entrance is free of charge.
  • A great view just at the entrance to the top of the Acropolis
  • I reckon I missed this as I ascended to the Acropolis, but a lot of the place is in ruins. No doubt built after the victory over the Persians.
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