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Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. In the second half of the fifth century bc, Athens, following the victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world. In the age that followed, as thought and art flourished, an exceptional group of artists put into effect the ambitious plans of Athenian statesman Pericles and, under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The most important monuments were built during that time: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike.
Parthenon
Parthenon
Temple of Hephestus, 450BC
Temple of Hephestus, 450BC
Part of the frieze of the Parthenon
Part of the frieze of the Parthenon
Kritias Boy - Archaic period 485 BC, height: 0.86 m, parian marble
Kritias Boy - Archaic period 485 BC, height: 0.86 m, parian marble
Relief of the 'Mourning Athena' - Classical period 460-450 BC, parian marble
Relief of the 'Mourning Athena' - Classical period 460-450 BC, parian marble
Erechtheon
Erechtheon
View from Acropolis
View from Acropolis
Anterior part of a horse statue - 490-480 BC
Anterior part of a horse statue - 490-480 BC
Acropolis from the Temple of Hephestus
Acropolis from the Temple of Hephestus
Parthenon
Parthenon
Parthenon
Parthenon
Acropolis' view to Athens
Acropolis' view to Athens
Part of Athens Agora
Part of Athens Agora
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ΕΞΟΔΟΣ - EXIT
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
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Parthenon
Parthenon
Caryatid from the Erechtheion
Caryatid from the Erechtheion
View of modern Athens from Erechtheon
View of "modern" Athens from Erechtheon
Lycabetus Hill
Lycabetus Hill
Temple of Hephestus
Temple of Hephestus
Temple of Hephestus from Acropolis
Temple of Hephestus from Acropolis
Erechtheon
Erechtheon
Erechtheon
Erechtheon
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Propylaea
Propylaea
Detail of Parthenon's frieze
Detail of Parthenon's frieze
Statue in Athens Agora
Statue in Athens Agora
Parthenon
Parthenon
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Parthenon
Parthenon
Frieze of Parthenon
Frieze of Parthenon
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Temple of Hephestus
Ancient Ruins
Ancient Ruins