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Monument of Lysikrates

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Monument of Lysikrates

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Eileen108 wrote a review Sep 2020
Mount Shasta, California2,928 contributions192 helpful votes
This monument is worth a visit just because it is there in the midst of so many other worthy sights. But when I visited, the info poster, even though behind a plastic case, was badly damaged and hardly readable. I hope the authorities will take notice and replace it, if they haven't already.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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permia wrote a review May 2020
Ireland36,364 contributions1,559 helpful votes
Being the first structure to feature Corinthian columns on the exterior, it’s an especial precious monument to survive extant. In the Plaka centre it makes for a wonderful edifice with an origin stretching back millennia. Built in the mid 330s BCE by the wealthy Athenian Lysicrates, a Choregos who financed music and dramas in the ancient theatre.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Nonapama wrote a review Nov 2019
Kincumber, Australia1,083 contributions188 helpful votes
Set back off the road it would be easy to miss this ancient monument but as mentioned in previous reviews it is significant purely for the fact it dates from 5th cent. BC if nothing else. Take the time to read the description in the poster and enjoy this free monument.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Martyn Cymro wrote a review Sep 2019
Coimbra, Portugal2,765 contributions264 helpful votes
Located in Lysikrates Square on the edge of the Plaka district, the monument is attractive, but in all honesty is just a 3 minute photo opportunity, unless you are a love of Greek drama. Lysikrates was a patron of Greek drama. There is a small pillar alongside side it which has Byron written upon it. I have been unable to discover its significance.
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Date of experience: August 2019
northbaychris wrote a review Jul 2019
North Bay, Canada79 contributions46 helpful votes
It is small site in the middle of the Plaka part of the city in the Lysikratous Square. It is an interesting contrast as it is a very ancient monument stuck in the middle of modern city area. It is small with little fan fair and will only take maybe 5 to 10 minutes at most. If in the area definitely take a look.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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