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added on 15th of April, 2009

Probably the main point of atraction when you visit Greece capital, Athens, may by the Acropolis where the visitors can see the Parthenon. The Acropolis has become during the time a Greek simbol. It is situated in the center of Athens, at the height of 180 m from the sea level. It was biult in the 5th century before Christ during the times of Pericle.

The Parthenon was built in doric architectural style and it was a temple build for Atena Partenos Goddess. The building hosted the statue made in gold of this Goddess, wich was 15m in height but the statue is not present nowdays in the temple anymore, it is said that it disapeared. The Parthenon was used during the time for diferent kind of things, first of all it was a temple than it was a bazaar, it was used also like repository for arms, but nowdays it is opened for visitors becoming the main point of atraction in Athens.

Another monument that can be visited in Acropolis is the Erehtion Temple wich was build for Atena Goddess and for Poseidon God who was the god of see in the greeks culture. The Erehtion Temple is built in ionic architectural style.

 

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Athens, GreeceHadrian’s Arch   Famously built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, hence the name, to separate the ancient Athens and modern Roman city. Temple of the Olympian Zeus   This was built a hundred years before Acropolis was built.  To this day, only the columns are left but tourists get to have the chance of touching the columns.  Theater of Dionysus   Location is just below Acropolis.  This was built back in the 8th century and was an open amphitheater where dramas written by the famous Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes were performed in front of thousands of people. Theater of Herodes Atticus   This is located right beside The... Read more »

 
 
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What to visit in Athens - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
Athens as a city, is a big fat man, who's dirty and not able to move. Culture of course you can have there a lot, for example with the Parthenon, the Agora and so on. You can spend days there, only visiting ancient Greek places and... Read more »

My third trip in Athens - Jun 24, 2009, by angel
This was the second guided trip we chose. We had to be on the bus at 12:30 a.m. but even with this early start we reached Athens, the capital of Greece only at about 7:30 a.m. Our first stop was the city's harbor where we made some photos... Read more »

Athens - first impression - May 15, 2008, by Wazling
I've never seen such a different city before that time. On the one hand there was everything historical and full of antique things, on the other hand the place was very dirty and spoiled sometimes, mainly if you went away from the tourist... Read more »

 
 

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