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Temple of Athena Nike

Address: Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 179 Attractions in Athens
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The temple of Athena is my favorite temple. eve though the size is small the details of the columns are amazing. I found that this temple to be a real masterpiece.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The temple of Athena Nike is the smallest of the structures on the Acropolis. It is so "clean" compared to the others. It is also still very well in tact compared to the Parthenon. It can be seen from most angles of the acropolis from below. It was dedicated to Goddess Athena and one can imagine that she was important... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Probably one of the most beautiful temples that I have seen in Greece. If a Temple can be anthropomorphised, this temple would surely be the great goddess herself. A lot of tourists tend to think of what Greece has to offer as just Temples to be entered and tramped over. The true spirit of Greece for me, is what you... More

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lovely sight at Acropolis. You cannot miss it on the hill even if you want to, but you will see it only close from the outside. I am not sure whether you can step in even after the restoration, but still it impresses you a lot. Beautiful ruins of the outside wall. That gigantic and that fragile on the high... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful to view. Make sure to walk all around the perimeter of the temple...it is really quite amazing. Much smaller than the Parthenon, but you are able to get a lot closer to it if you walk along the backside...I think that perhaps others did not do so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a close view of the temple but could not go in. It's beautiful both from far view or close view.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

From a distance, this temple is beautiful. Unfortunately for us, there was lots of restoration work going on, and we could not get close.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This small temple of Athena Nike has been restored from pieces at least 2 times but it preserves most of its original stones etc. One of the great sights of the Acropolis...

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The title says it. Can only view the place from a distance because of all the restoration work going on.

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