Parthenon, Greece

Price Range

20.00

Reviews

4.8

Overview

The Athenians began work on the building which was burnt in the under-construction stage by Persians. They almost demolished the under construction architecture and rebuilt it to be the focus of the Acropolis building complex. The architect of this temple began in 447 BC and was completed in 483 BC. It is believed that architecture is regarded as the supreme of Doric order.

The main motive of this architecture was to give shelter to the monuments built by Pheidiusb with gold and ivory. The architecture of this building was priced over 469 silver talents(one talent can carry the cost of a crew for a month today). Till now, the temple is always on top of the ranking of lavishness, largeness, and religious center.

This ethnic city is also named after the Greek goddess Athena and have also plenty of fine buildings, monuments and so many. Athenians first invented democracy, which stands for governments that should be chosen by all the people who lived in the country and every important issue solved by a group of people who are selected by mobs.

Especially, Parthenon is unique for its proportion and the way it was built. It was made of Pentelic marble. Approx 16500 pieces of marble were joined together in a very perfect way. The statue in the pediments you can be witnessed here. The historical city, Parthenon, pick you into the heavenly contentment zone. 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Monday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Thursday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Friday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
  • Saturday : 08:00 am to 08:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By car : The approx distance from Athens airport to Parthenon is about 33km which takes almost 30 min to reach.
  • By metro : This is the best way to reach there. Take metro Line 3(Aghla Mariana— Douk Plakentias—Athens airport). It runs every half an hour.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket : To entrance in Parthenon, you should have an entrance ticket which costs almost € - 20.

Tourist Attraction  

 

Acropolis - It is an important ancient site of the western world. Parthenon is situated in its area. Acropolis is seen in every area of the city. It contains plenty of monuments, sanctuaries of white Pentelic marble which glosses in the midday sun and gradually changes its color in evening and night respectively. The changes of light which you can explore could be made your day. It is a world heritage site since 1987. You should remind you of the crowd, the worst thing would be on your tour. A combo ticket of $30 allows you to get the entry in it and also six other places within five days.

 

Ancient Agora - It was the primary heart of Athens before Parthenon. It was the hub of administrative, commercial, political, social activity. Socrates almost spends half of his life here. Church of the holy Apostle, mimic Arabic calligraphy. Here you can see various types of birds and lizards. But all the views, you have to complete in two hours. 

 

Acropolis museum - As it is a historic city, all the architects and valuables from this historic city are kept in the museum for which the museum was built. It was situated at south Acropolis. Here you can explore 5th century BC's artistic practice, currency, Contemporary wars, etc. You have to pay 10 Euros if you are an adult, for a child, there are no entry fees required. It opens daily from 8 am to 4 pm.

Epidaurus Festival, a temple of Athena Nike, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Benaki Museum Of Greek Culture, National Archeological Museum, Greek National Opera.

 

Address

Parthenon, Athens, Greece

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Brandon “Crush” Reimers
Brandon “Crush” Reimers
10/21/2020 15:40
A stunning sight of history and loading with information about the Ancient Greek Gods! Definitely a monumental sight not to miss out on! Breathtaking views all round.
Meg Nicholson
Meg Nicholson
08/16/2020 00:34
Incredible historic building, absolutely worth a visit. Inspiring and beautiful even with the restoration work, plus a bonus to see so many other ancient buildings/ruins alongside it.
David Fox
David Fox
08/14/2020 23:16
An amazing place to appreciate history and enjoy panoramic views of the city of Athens. Really well preserved and maintained, and pairs nicely with the Acropolis Museum
Kornelijus Žitkevičius
Kornelijus Žitkevičius
09/04/2020 14:16
It looked better looking at Acropolis from other hills than being on it. Current construction works are distorting the view. I'd say its a must go destination if you visit Athens but keep your expectations low. By the way Europeans under 25 can see the place for free
Emilia Zvigzne
Emilia Zvigzne
10/18/2020 22:31
Very nice looking but for those who payed the full entry fee of €20 were a bit let down because the parthenon was a bit under construction. Still lovely, though.

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