This lovely temple of Athena Nike sits at the south west corner of the Acropolis plateau. Designed by the architect Kallikrates it was built and completed by 424 BC over an earlier temple destroyed by the Persians in 480bc. This site can trace a link with religious offerings back to the bronze age and artifacts uncovered below the temple verifies this claim.
Athena Nike is in the Ionic style contrasting with the Doric style of it's big sister nearby. It was said the statue of Athena Nike displayed in this temple was made of wood and depicted her without wings, so that she could not leave the temple and Athens.
The temple was dismantled by the Ottomans in 1687 for use in a defensive bastion and was not reconstructed until 1834. Nice job that they did this.
This temple is covered by the general admission price to the Acropolis.
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