The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis of Athens was erected by the choregos Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysus, to commemorate the award of first prize in 335/334 BCE to one of the performances he had sponsored. The choregos was the sponsor who paid for and supervised the training of the dramatic dance-chorus.The monument is known as the first use of the Corinthian order on the exterior of a building. It has been reproduced widely in modern monuments and building elements.A visit to Monument of Lysikrates represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Athens trip planner to plot your vacation.
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The monument is located in Plaka, close to the Pantheon Museum, heading in the direction of the Cathedral. To the base of the column headstones indicate late 19th century graves. more »
During my 4 -day visit of Athens, I used this Monument as my landmark for walking back to my hotel. Once I saw it, I knew that I was only 5 minutes away fro my hotel. Thank you Monument! more »
A beautiful place with a great architecture. It's also a great place for photos. It is worth visiting.
One of the beautiful monuments of Athens. It's in the centre of the city, near the Acropolis, its museum and the old Athenian neighbourhoods. Walking is pleasant, but certain obstacles cannot be avoided.
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