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Parthenon

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Address: Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 10558, Greece
Description: The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified...
The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.
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With my past readings and having friends that was from the area let alone a place that you grow up knowing about it is one of those places to go. Do not get lost behind your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ventura, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

With my past readings and having friends that was from the area let alone a place that you grow up knowing about it is one of those places to go. Do not get lost behind your viewfinder and take in the few sail boats and and the history. People and locals were extremely pleasant.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

An early start is recommended, this is so much better to see when the crowds are less, I suggest this as the first attraction you visit as a €12 ticket gives entry here and several other sites which can be spread over a four day period. It is unfortunate that repairs are being made at the present time and so... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Impressive is the right word for this piece of history. So definitely a must see when in Athens. A real impressive temple, can not understand it is not officially one of the 7 world miracles though.

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Huntington, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I have been here more than once, in 1997, 2009 and again in 2013 and 2104. I have come here when I first got married and then brought the children. It was an amazing experience. My children got to learn about their Greek heritage. So worth it and so much to do around Parthenon. I will return again.

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Victoria, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

When visiting Athens the Parthenon and surrounding is a must... it takes well back in history. Very interesting historical place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A must visit if you visit Athens. I visited just after a rainstorm so I was lucky to have the whole place to myself. Around noon seems to be really busy. Go really early and get the pass to all the valid museum entrances, it is 100% worth the cost.

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It doesn´t need presentation! It is a must before die!! The area, the ruins, the atmosphere... Eveything is perfect.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Stepping right into a postcard. You have seem the pictures since the 6 th grade world history class and now you are standing right there. Defies description as you stand where western civilization started. One of the most recognizable places on the planet.

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London United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

weather made all the difference, bright sunshine so you could see for miles..! A must see if your in Plaka Athens.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I found this the best monument in Acropolis. The sheer size of it will amaze you. Very picturesque. Great for photographers

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