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Tempio di Athena Nike

Address: Athens 10558, Greece
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Type: Monuments & statues, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The earliest Ionic building on the Acropolis, this small temple of...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The earliest Ionic building on the Acropolis, this small temple of the goddess of victory depicts assemblies of the gods and Greek battles against the Barbarians and the Boeotians.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This tiny temple, located on your right when you enter the Acropolis via the Propylaea, is almost always overlooked, as everyone is so eager to see the (somehow overrated) Parthenon. Still, it's worth your while to stop for a couple of minutes and examine this little 2400 year-old gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small temple see at the entrance to the Acropolis but rather neglected by the guides but well worth exploring.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

On my way to the Parthenon, all the way on top of the Acropolis mountain, our tour guide shows us this ancient temple of Athena Nike. Because of the location, this temple can view from far, but because of th size of the building (compared to Parthenon) difficult to recognise. Ruins, but still the building there. The frieze of this... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When you stand in front of the temple, you have to wonder about the many myths that we have heard and read about. It makes you think about just how creative and imaginative people must have been to build such beautiful temples and buildings.

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SG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Overshadowed by the Parthenon and view from the Acropolis. I liked this quiet spot (because it's winter, I guess). Wish I can enter and imagine that I am a priestess. the statues in front are replicas, and the originals are in the museum.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This gorgeous temple is well-preserved, and a dedication to the goddess of victory in war, Athena. You will see it as soon as you enter the Acropolis before the Parthenon

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Hahnbach, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Such a treat to walk up the stairs through the massive gateway entrance – the Propylaea. We entered the Acropilis the same way the ancient Athenians did. As we entered we saw the Temple of Athena Nike to our right. This was the earliest “Iconic” temple on site. Athena was the goddess of victory in war and wisdom. Simply Amazing!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Temple of Athena Nike is small and might be overshadowed by the other temples, even including the Parthenon, but its still quite a sight to see. I loved when you are at the bottom of the hill you can still be able to see the temple which pairs perfectly with the Parthenon. If you are checking out the Acropolis,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Temple of Athena is the smallest and the most interesting one. As a part of the whole picture it is very much outstanding due to it`s small size.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Of all the temples I saw in Greece, this one was by far the loveliest. Surprisingly small given that Athena was the patron goddess of Athens.

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