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Parthenon (Parthenonas)

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 198 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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

You can see the Acropolis from everywhere in Athens and it's the obvious thing to go see but it is definitely worth it. The Parthenon is undergoing some work at the moment so there was a lot of scaffolding when we visited but it was still impressive. The whole site is brilliant.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

On the day that we went there were heaps of people visiting. This didn't stop us from taking great pics. I found a quiet place and looked back at the Parthenon standing there in its majestic beauty. You could almost transport yourself back to the days of the Gods. They had incredible technological skills to build such a magnificent structure.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a glorious monument to the architects and builders. To survive this long and still be beautiful and relevant. The Parthenon is, IMHO, one of the top five destinations in Roma.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Parthenon is a must see attraction in Athens, Greece. It is thrilling to see one of mankind's greatest achievements still standing. Take water and wear comfortable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of the greatest buildings in the history of mankind. Do read about it before the visit or hire a good guide - it really makes a difference. Be prepared to struggle with heat, sun and the crowd - but it is worth every effort. Also: must combine with a visit to the museum - will complete the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It would be rude to go to Athens and not climb these steps. Well, they look quite daunting from the bottom, but they weren't too bad in the end. The outside column repairs are done here, but there are many decades of work left to complete it. Great views down to the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Athens while on a cruise and decided to get the X80 bus from the port to near the Acropolis and then paid (after a joining a short line) to enter - as we were a party of one adult; one 65+; two teenagers cost of entry was low (the 65+ person had to produce evidence of age... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Pay the 3 euros and go in, lots of tourists didn't when I was there but is worth it. The marble is fantastic, the stands are well worth walking around and sit to experience what it would have been like at the first olympics

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous awe-inspiring building! It's a shame the scaffolding has to stay there for so long, but I suppose that is necessary given its age and the delicate nature of restoration.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

As one of the most famous landmarks in the history of mankind, we were disappointed in what we saw. Lots of construction. In reading some of the signage, it appears that the Parthenon itself has been 'restored' so many times in the past (and according to what we read... poorly curated) that it felt as though we were looking at... More

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