Type: Attractions, Historic Sites
The Acropolis, considered the emblem of the city of Athens is a complex of temples built on a high rock structure, symbol of the Golden Age of Pericles. The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess of... Read More
The Acropolis, considered the emblem of the city of Athens is a complex of temples built on a high rock structure, symbol of the Golden Age of Pericles. The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess of wisdom Athena is still considered sacred ground and a magnificent example of ancient Greek architecture and geometry. Over the ages, the Acropolis and the temples of the ancient gods had a turbulent history, some were transformed into Christian churches, the rock was used as a fortress by the Turks and in the 19th century a large part of the Parthenon sculptures were taken to Great Britain where they still remain. Bearing a great cultural heritage, the sacred rock remains the most outstanding historic site in Athens and visitors always exclaim on the timeless beauty of this monument.
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- 12, Free Sun
- Best for Sightseeing Because: By far the most famous archeological site of Athens
- Best for Historic Sites Because: The timeless beauty of the temples on the sacred rock is breathtaking
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The temples, the view, the energy on the sacred rock are memorable
- Best for Plaka's Best Historic Attractions Because: The emblem of the city of Athens, which people travel from all over the world to visit