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Parthenon, Athens

4.7
#2 of 1,057 in Historic Sites in Greece
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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  • Not sure why this is listed as a separate site as it is part of the acropolis. The Parthenon is by far the most impressive of the buildings on the acropolis. A guided tour isn’t necessary as they...  more »
  • From the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Stop, it is only a couple of minutes walk up to the Parthenon. Also, very good photo shot can be had from the City Hop-on Hop-off Bus.  more »
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  • A place of great history. It's amazing to see it stand so tall even after all these years. Everyone visiting Athens must not miss this wonder!
  • I liked it but Nothing really to be wow -ed by. Good price for the tickets and the fact that they close so early is not exactly great . I have heard some turists complain about the stuff up there telling them not to smoke . Good thing I am not a smoker .
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