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Parthenon (Parthenonas)

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 188 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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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you go to the Acropolis Museum right nearby it can provide prospective to the traveler who may not be aware about the history of the Parthenon BEFORE you go to the Parthenon. This way you can have a sense of context and awe about the building you can sit right in front of in real life when you visit.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of necessary repairs being done to ensure that what is left of the Parthenon is there for future generations. The scaffolding and roped off areas detract from the visit

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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you're visiting the Acropolis, the museum is a must see! The Parthenon is now only an empty shell, partially hidden behind scaffolding. This museum really gives you an idea of what went on, and what it looked like way back when.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I would not be allowed use the elevator as the wind was too strong, and it was suggested rather brutally that as I have an ICD I not attempt to go up. This I ignored and I am estatic that I did. It was for me the most inspiring sire I have ever been to, it beat the Grand Canyon... More

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Warner Robins, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We were happy we went early in the day to avoid the huge crowds that were arriving as we left. The long walk is worth the experience.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Here's her information.. she was perfect.. we walked everywhere and she brought everything to life for us.. with the history, the Greek mythological stories... it was perfect! http://www.tourguidesgreece.com/

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The highlight of the Acropolis and a wonder of the world...impressive reconstruction and conservation work being undertaken

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I can understand why the ancients decided to build a temple here, it's on top of a hill, which feels light and happy. I'm happy to have visited and to have paid for a tour, but I think it will be a once in my lifetime ordeal. Go to the museum down the hill, to see artifacts and to watch... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Its one of the best building ever build in man's history.With todays modern technology they can not build a miracle like this.Iktinos and Kalikratis build it at the order of Pericles using the best marble from Penteli.It was housing the gold and ivory statue of Athina which was never found.Unfortunately there was many damages from an explotion at the war... More

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Forked River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

There is no other words to use...it is something totally different seeing this type of history in person rather than just a book....The entire time, I kept saying to myself "Amazing". If you are in AThens the Parthenon is a MUST SEE.

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