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Parthenon, Athens

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The epitome of the power and glory of ancient Greece, Parthenon serves as part of an ancient group of temples situated on a hill just above modern Athens. Undeniably one of the world's most recognizable structures, the ancient temple features some of the finest elements of Classical architecture, a style of building that has consistently influenced and inspired architects since its completion in the 5th century BCE. Although this building originally was built to honor the goddess Athena, its purpose changed several times over the centuries, and the temple successively transformed into a treasury, fortress, Christian church, and Islamic mosque. Charge your camera and wear shoes suitable for rocky terrain. Arrange to visit Parthenon and other attractions in Athens using our Athens trip planner .
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  • I think it totally worth it to enter to the Parthenon and the other historic sites. I recommend to buy the full ticket that includes several sites around the city, all are really nice and amazing to s...  more »
  • If you are visiting Athens, the Parthenon is a must-visit. Beautiful, impressive and a great achievement of the Greek people.
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  • It was an amazing experience. We used the Hop On Hop Off to get there. The hike was not as bad as I thought it would be. I explored for a while - the top and then we walked all the way around the lower part. That was interesting and we saw so many cool things that we would not have if we would not have decided to explore that area. Be aware that they sell drinks and snacks right outside of the gate, but will only let you take in water. Great part of our trip and something I will never forget!!
  • Greek Goddess Athena is the patron of Athens. She is the goddess of war and the daughter of Zeus. Parthenon is an ancient temple in Athenian Acropolis dedicated to Goddess Athena. Entry free for Acropolis is 10 euros. Once you hike the mount you feel that you are walking through ancient history among men and Gods. Preservation of the ancient site is in progress and you will see in good hands. Along the way there are explanatory notes to get you up to speed. Also ask the duty security hands if you have some questions. Also English language guides are available. It is truly a treasured experience.
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