The epitome of the power and glory of ancient Greece, Parthenon serves as part of an ancient group of temples situated on a hill just above modern Athens. Undeniably one of the world's most recognizable structures, the ancient temple features some of the finest elements of Classical architecture, a style of building that has consistently influenced and inspired architects since its completion in the 5th century BCE. Although this building originally was built to honor the goddess Athena, its purpose changed several times over the centuries, and the temple successively transformed into a treasury, fortress, Christian church, and Islamic mosque. Charge your camera and wear shoes suitable for rocky terrain. Arrange to visit Parthenon and other attractions in Athens using our Athens trip planner .
Tours to Parthenon
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Duration: 80 to 90 minutes
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Duration: 3 hours
Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
We visited the Acropolis first thing in the morning and then moved on to the Parthenon where the crowds were not bad. Definetly a must see more »
All the scaffolding, cranes, machinery, rail tracks built into the ground obviously to transport heavy blocks.. all the big metal things, all the cctv cameras and metal shack staffrooms.. barrier rope... more »
A place of great history. It's amazing to see it stand so tall even after all these years. Everyone visiting Athens must not miss this wonder!
I liked it but Nothing really to be wow -ed by. Good price for the tickets and the fact that they close so early is not exactly great . I have heard some turists complain about the stuff up there telling them not to smoke . Good thing I am not a smoker .
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