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Parthenon (Parthenonas)

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 194 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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Oldsmar, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Magnificent. Plan to spend about 2-3 hours and go late in the day to hang out on the hillside. Wear walking shoes. It is a climb...

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Zemst, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

The Parthenon is of course one of the greatest monuments of this very important era in our Western culture. When you visit Athens, you defenitely must have seen it. Try to avoid noon in summer, as it gets very hot. Morning or late afternoon is perfect. Admission is very cheap (12 € for adults, and that includes the 6 other... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Just another great example of the amazing sites to see in Athens. It is hard to believe how old these structures are and how good they look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a hike up the stairs but is truly amazing. This is one of those historical places that make you feel small and amazed at the same time. Absolutely loved it!

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

what a magnificent structure. do ensure you take a guided tour and start as early as possible due to the heat of summer and the many tourist groups. a stunning building.

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New York, NY
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most important historical things that exists today and you obviously need to go see it at least once if you are in Athens. However I couldn't help but feel like it did not live up to my expectations after visiting. My visits to other sights in the past such as Machu Picchu and the Taj... More

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Visited with a tour group. Was very warm so bring water in the summer months. There is a water fountain at the top as well as a drink shop. The ruins were amazing. Having a tour guide from the local area explain the history as well as give some little known background information was well worth the price. Sneakers are... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I have been here twice, once with friends and a guide and a second time with my husband on our own. It is awe inspiring. I have been fortunate to travel to many interesting places but the Parthenon really "wowed" me. To be in a place with such historical significance and one that we had learned about in high school... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

To be standing in front of this gorgeous piece of ancient history, I was truly in awe. It was quite a trek upto the top but the spectacular views of Athens were well worth it! Beautiful!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing structure that you need to see at least once in a life time. The whole journey up the hill and everything in that area makes it amazing.

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