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Parthenon (Parthenonas)

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 193 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We started by the bus stop strolled up a few minutes to the ticket office which opens at 8am we got there about 745am got our ticket and it was really an easy walk up maybe 10minutes at a slow pace, I would recommend going this way for an easy way up. We were back at hotel by 930 for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The walk up looks worse than it is. Well worth the hike as there are several sights on the way up. Bring plenty of water, as they don't sell any at the top!

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The mission to the top is very worth your time. A little slippery, but you should have a decent pair of running shoes anyway as most of Acropolis is slippery. Parthenon was quite the sight. And what a view from that place! Panoramic views of the whole city. The ruins themselves are breathtaking, although there is some sort of construction... More

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Mono, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was great to visit but know that it is in a busy state of restoration with cranes and scaffolding everywhere. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat! View from Electra Palace roof top at night is spectacular.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a view! Marble everywhere in the ground ! So moving to be in a place with such history. We had a beautiful view of the Acropolis with the Parthenon all lit up at night. You can eat in one of the rooftop restaurants around the square with a breathtaking view of ancient history surrounding you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It is humbling to watch the parthenon. It is really big and actually well preserved given all it's been through. However,the construction structures take a lot away from it. You will visit it as a part of the whole Acropolis. Get there early and bring a hat, as well as good shoes.

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Port Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible site! You just have to see it... If you have been before, before the most recent restoration, go again - it is so much better now. But go early in the morning during the summer, the heat is unrelenting. Take water, hat and sunscreen, there is no shelter and no kiosk.

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What can you say, I love history, and this site is up there with the greats. Lovely walk up there and great views and experiences. Highly recommended

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Part of the Acropolis and one of the more stunning ruins at the Acropolis. Worth the walk in the summer heat. Can't miss it!

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a port stop in Athens on our cruise ship and headed out early to beat the heat. With clear blue skies as a backdrop, the Parthenon looked gorgeous. We took the Hop on Hop off bus, which was conveniently located near our port. It dropped us off, and we began to climb. Looking up, it appears intimidating, but... More

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