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- We visied Acropolis in September 2022 and were very impressed by the advanced architecture of the Greeks some 2500 years ago.The teple of Erechtheion and the Parthenon were definately signs of high level architecture and engineering carried out by the Greeks which signified the heights if their civilization over 2 millenia agoWritten September 19, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The entry here was covered by the combo ticket I bought at the Parthenon. Although most of the massive marble columns are currently under scaffolding you can still get a feeling of the sheer size and grandiose of this ancient temple. There is a small cafe here when you can get a drink and/or a snackWritten September 22, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- When on the Acropolis Site you see many of the wonderful Athens Historical Constructions and the Temple of Athena Nike is certainly one of them. How they managed to place the statues in situ and the effect that created is simply stunning. Another great piece of Greek History sympathetically restored on a continuing basis. We are so fortunate to be able to witness such beauty.Written August 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Next to a busy road all that's left of the original gate house, interesting in the fact its very, very, very, old. Best to see from the other side from the busy road, tall as it has two levels the bottom floor has a large arch to accommodate the traffic in it's hey day. Always has loads of people trying to get a picture of themselves in the arch. Worth about 20 mins of your time.Written September 16, 2022
- Dromeas (also called The Runner) is a 30 foot statue made from stacked plates of glass that connote speed. It was created in 1994 by Greek sculpture Costas Varotsos and stands in the Hilton square on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in Athens, Greece!
We never actually got close to it but saw it many times from the bus.Written December 21, 2021
- On top of the hill there is the Filopappos monument, which is pretty neat, although from further away it looked more impressive. It was nice to be there because the view from the monument was really cool.Written January 13, 2022
- We passed by the Old Parliament Building and sitting proudly on his Horse waiting to go into battle was Theodora’s Kolokotronis. This Gent by all accounts was a Greek War Hero and the sculpture of him and his horse stands proudly on a Plinth for all to see in this busy busy cosmopolitan City.Written August 2, 2022
- Why Lord Byron in Athens? Actually, Byron was a figure directly related to Greece and Greek ideas. That is why you can find his statue in Athens, next to the National Garden and Zappeion. Lord Byron’s life was during the Greek War of Independence, which supported both financially and ethically.Written December 22, 2021
- Passing on this part of town with the tourbus it is easy recognized as a monument showing Icarus.
It looks nice at this place.Written March 28, 2018
- Apparently to commemorate the ending of the Civil War a Statue was created to symbolise the event. It’s yet another monument which depicts yet another chapter in Greek History. Worth a stop if you’ve the time.Written August 2, 2022
- Holocaust Memorial is behind Beth Shalom Synagogue and across from Kerameikos Archeological site. It is yellow like a yellow Jewish star that is pulling apart. Each block has names of Greek cities where Jews were killed in concentration camps. The largest block is for Salonika (Thessaloniki). Eighty-seven percent of its Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Wish signage were good.
A separate steel “book” in front of Beth Shalom Synagogue lists Greek righteous gentiles who saved Jews. Gratefully there are many pages of this book.Written November 24, 2019
- Damaskinos Papandreou, regarded as "The Righteous Among the Nations" was leader of Greek Orthodox Church during Nazi occupation in Greece. He was the Archbishop here in WWII and became Prime Minister of Greece later saving the lives of Jewish people here. Has great influence in local history. The Statue in his honor was erected in the small square in front of Metropolitan Church of Athens in Plaka area. Worth to have a visit here.Written September 8, 2019
- To us visitors, we might not know who Menander was but logically next to the Theater of Dionysus we could have concluded that he played a role in this field and we would have been correct. Menander was a Greek dramatist and a recognized symbol of the Athenian New Comedy. While most of his work was lost during the Middle Age, only parts of very few of the 108 comedies he wrote was found and other authors and comedians referred to him and his work. The title and the importance of this public figure to Greek culture during his time and after are undeniable and thus, explaining the fact that he deserves a spot in the Acropolis site.
While on the Acropolis site you can see also the Theater of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and on top of the Acropolis Hill, surrounding the Parthenon you can see the Temple of Athena Nike, the ruins of Propylaea and the Erechtheion.
All this, for the price of 1 ticket. If you want tricks on how to skip the line see my review on the Acropolis.Written November 2, 2019
- The statue of President of the USA, Mr. Harry Truman is close to the National garden, on the way from the Olympic stadium to the old opera. Next to it is a small water fountain.Written March 26, 2019
- Wandering around the wonderful Plaka District I passed this fabulous monument and thought how cool is this.
It's titled ,I think, Monument To The Unknown Artist,it depicts a heavy chain being lifted by a red ballon ,it's unique ,very cool,very photogenic and adds to the joy of walking around the Plaka District and easy to locate on Souri and is most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.Written July 24, 2022
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