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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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  • The Acroposis was fantastic, even on a hot day. I would recommend a knowledgable guide to get the most out of it. Absolutely facinating. 
    The Acroposis was fantastic, even on a hot day. I would recommend a knowledgable guide to get the most out of it. Absolutely facinating.  more »
  • Visited in the peak of summer, definitely recommend to journey to the Parthenon at opening time to avoid as much heat as possible. Packed with people and very very busy, recommend buying a ticket... 
    Visited in the peak of summer, definitely recommend to journey to the Parthenon at opening time to avoid as much heat as possible. Packed with people and very very busy, recommend buying a ticket...  more »
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  • If you don't want to get up early to beat the crowd, I highly recommend going in the late afternoon. I went around 6:30 and the sun shining through the columns was incredible.
  • Really amazing to see how they have preserved this historical site. The views of the city are amazing. Part of the entrance is under construction but it doesn't take away the overall effect of these historical monuments.

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