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Address: | Acropolis, Athens 10558, Greece
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The earliest Ionic building on the Acropolis, this small temple of the...

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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Athena's shrine

A small shrine dedicated to goddess Athena. I almost missed it, as it is right next to the Propylaia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small shrine dedicated to goddess Athena. I almost missed it, as it is right next to the Propylaia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The acropolis and the remaining buildings are absolutely goregeous. This temple should not be overlooked when visiting the Acropolis. We especially like the mythology behind the buildings, which make the visit more meaningful.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple is interesting in that it helps the visitor learn about all the versions of Athena that evolved over the course of history. Very interesting!

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting Athens and Acropolis make sure you take time to take a close look at this old temple. The history surrounds it and is so thick you can actually feel it. Wonderful structure and great to see

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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a place to visit once in a lifetime as a piece of heritage full of history and a vitrine of the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly mind blowing to imagine the ancient Athenes in this place - worth booking a walking tour for the his whole area to understand the deep history. In summer - evening is best so it can be a bit cooler and you can catch the sunset over Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple in on the acropolis and a very good reason to stop by and try to take in all the history.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple of Athena along with the rest of The Acropolis is a genuine must see for tourists in Athens. There are great photos to be had of all the impressive sights and the whole experience is well worth the cost and the long trek up the hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowing that today we couldn't rebuild if we had to... avoid any visit before 6pm when most of the crowds and heat are gone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between all the sites I've been impressed by this temple. Most part is still standing. Spend a bit more and get a pass to see other attractions. Try to get there as early as possible so you take great pictures.

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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