The Parthenon is a magnificent temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and stands as a crowning achievement of Greek civilization’s golden age.
Most of it was built in nine years (447- 438 BC), at an extravagant cos In spite of its size, 17 columns on each side and 8 at each end, the Parthenon appears light and airy.
This is because the architect was a magician of optical illusions - each column is slightly thicker in the middle, making the entire column appear straight and graceful.
The Acropolis is an ancient citadel on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.
Mainly dedicated to the goddess Athena, patron of the city, the Acropolis contains the remains of several buildings of architectural, religious, and historical significance.
The location is safer than some other Hotels in Athens city. Very tired on arrival and airline had damaged my bicycle ( cycling trip ). The breakfast was great, the room clean (although a bit dated and with several defects), they changed our towels dayli and the location was great.
The breakfast was sumptuous and the breakfast area was clean, bright and welcoming. Reception checked me in early, and got me sorted with a good local repair shop. The staff was ok and the receptionists spoke very good English We picked the last room and it was a heavy stormy and rainy day. Located in the heart of Athens, opposite the National Theater and the Church of St.Today the Parthenon is almost covered with scaffolding, cranes and modern construction materials.These are part of an ongoing renovation project to save what’s left of the Parthenon from the modern menaces of acid rain and pollution.The project began in 1984, which means they’ve been at it more than twice as long as it took to build the structure in the first place.Our guide expressed no confidence that it will ever be “finished.” (Note: there is a full-scale replica open to visitors in Nashville, Tennessee - no scaffolding there.)Just to the side of the Acropolis is Mars Hill, also known as Areopagus.Greece and Turkey were once at the epicenter of great empires: places where armies converged in vicious battles, legends were born and died, and great societies prospered and withered.