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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Located next to the Parthenon and shows several interesting details, from the beautiful porch ceilings, columns, reliefs showing clashes with the Persian, the columns with the caryatids. Surely it is one of the best things to see in the Acropolis. Sin is uncared for this temple, fenced at best, really feels abandoned.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Ancient ruins at the best. Dedicated to the Athena born from the head of Zeus, fully armored with a spear and shield, ready to fight. Located on the top of Acropolis this is probably the first site yo...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Like all the things in the Acropolis complex, this is great. Just think at the history behind it and it's enough...  more »
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  • March 17, 2017
    beautiful. best seen when approaching acropolis. look out for it. cannot enter it.
  • February 23, 2017
    superb! has its own feeling of past. nice view of Athen city specially prison of Socrates.
  • November 10, 2016
    Very nice building, but too bad you cannot enter. Best views are before you enter the Acropolis.
  • June 23, 2017
    Beautiful and great create
  • September 9, 2016
    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.

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If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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