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Parthenon, Athens

4.7
#2 of 1,059 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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  • Parthenon dates back to about 400 BC to house a 40-foot state of the goddess Athena. Since then it has been used for many different purposes. Currently it is undergoing extensive restoration. One cann...  more »
  • Visited in late October around 10:30am and the crowds were already thick. Would not recommend visiting on a hot day as no shade to be found and washroom facilities are few and far away. Expect the cro...  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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