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Reviewed today via mobile

Must watch if u r in Athens. In fact the only place to see in Athens is Acropolis. You will be mesmerised by the magnificence of the place considering the era it was built in. City view from Parthenon is another sight you shouldn't miss. Try to do the trip early morning or late evening; it's very hot up there.

Thank ArjunMohan
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Reviewed today via mobile

Spent a half day walking around from Syntagma square to and around the Acropolis and Pantheon. Breath taking History and views of Athens. Inexpensive entry. Great tourist information center just near the entrance provided additional free historical information, enhancing our visit. Mild uphill grades and some steps, but many benches, should you or someone with you need rest. Wear good shoes as the stone was quite slick. Could be difficult to walk on in rain.

Thank JVH11
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Reviewed today

Its the most important temple of ancient Athens. Built to honor the Godess Athina hence the name of the city. Its built in the doric style and it is very harmoneous. There were two more Parthenon's one is now buried and can see some ruins and another half built. Visiting it is an absolute must.

Thank Gia D
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Reviewed today

Most people know how important this site is, but few know how much history there is there, from many centuries before Christ to recent times. When you visit, be sure to hire a guide or at least buy a book about it. There's a lot there!
And a word to the wise: go after lunch! Most of the tours are in the mornings, meaning there are lots of crowds. Go see something else in the morning, have a nice lunch in the Plaka, and then go to the Acropolis. You'll have a much better visit.

Thank travelhoundGreece
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though I have been before, its still one of those wow moments when you see it again. Amazing at night all lit up and great views, when you get up closer.

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed yesterday

The temple of Athena Parthenos, built on the Acropolis in 447–432 bc by Pericles to honor Athens' patron goddess and to commemorate the recent Greek victory over the Persians. It was designed by Ictinus and Callicrates with sculptures by Phidias. Is fascinating how still stands on top of the hill overlooking the city of Athens so many thousand years... Amazing!

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just enjoyed this visit. Can't imagine knowing history without a trip here. Preservation efforts are in full swing

Thank Chetan V
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Reviewed yesterday

History, monument, views - wonderful and breath-taking!
Me plus family (2 kids amongst us) visited Parthenon on a 'free day'.
We were not aware about 'free days' before coming to Athens, we just spotted this 'offer' of 'free entry days' an evening before - we visited Athens for 3 days only.
Arrived at the gate about 11am. We got free tickets and entered through a gate. We haven't expected such a big crowd. Thousand of people? No idea, we were not able to count, we had to fight for survival! Very poor organisation, massive crowd and a scary experience! There were elderly people and small babies in pushchairs.
It wasn't one off 'free day', they do it periodically. Why no thinking then????

Thank Kama7600
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Reviewed yesterday

The number one tourist attraction of Athens, whose beauty is beyond words, whether viewed in sunlight or lit up after dark. Although there are thousands of visitors at most times, it is well organized and the lines flow smoothly.

Thank joel R
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Reviewed yesterday

Parthenon (/ˈpɑːrθəˌnɒn, -nən/; Ancient Greek: Παρθενών; Greek: Παρθενώνας, Parthenónas) is a former temple[4][5] on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece.
The grandure and majestic sculptures are treasures.

Thank Miki N
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