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Parthenon

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 200 Attractions in Athens
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins
Description: The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

love the fact that Greece has protected their history and put it on show for the world to enjoy. good to know that it's all in written plaque display so photos can be tagged correctly

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We saw the Parthenon as part of a tour of Athens we took when we stopped there on a Celebrity cruise in August. What was nice is that we went to the National Archeological Museum first which gave us more context on the site. The ruins themselves were magnificent- both the Parthenon and adjacent temple. Took lot's of pictures from... More

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

you have to visiti it it is amazing!!! it is great and a treasure, the best place in Athens, a must in your visit to Greece.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Acropolis is really an amazing experience.Temple has new white marble in some parts and seems that they will continue to fix it.Visitors must be carefull of slippery marble while walking.Greece at it's best!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's really different when you can see things in real life. Pictures just cannot convey the massiveness of this place. It's HUGE. Remember to wear comfortable shoes as the paths are very uneven can be a bit steep in places. Also try to go early in the morning before it gets too hot and hopefully before the masses arrive.

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suwanee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When in Athens, you have to see the Parthenon. It's amazing to get a glimpse of what life was like in ancient times. It is very crowded during high tourist season, but you don't want to miss it.

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North Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Parthenon with all of it's stateliness and architectural grandeur was truly remarkable. Interesting how the ancient Greek could build such magnificent structures. Seeing is realizing and worth the short trek.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It was great to experience the ancient history of Athens. Unfortunate that there is lots of scaffolding around the building but fantastic that so much is being done to restore the ruins. Be careful of the slippery marble walkways.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was absolutely amazing to see the Parthenon. Loved the fact that there was information about the temple in front of it, but hated the restauration-gear that was lying around the building...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Was great to get there early, before the cruise ship crowds arrived. When we got there at 8:20ish, we were able to find shade and relative quiet. By the time we left, it was incredibly hot and very crowded.

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