The Acropolis of Athens (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρόπολις) is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great historic and architectural significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.  While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important…

The Acropolis of Athens (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρόπολις) is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great historic and architectural significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important…

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Parthenon, Greece - The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the Greek goddes athena.

Parthenon, Greece - The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the Greek goddes athena.

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The Parthenon Temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Photo: Paul Williams

The Parthenon Temple, the Acropolis of Athens in Greece ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Paul Williams

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The most celebrated example is the Caryatid Porch - of the Erechtheum w six figures (420 - 415 bc) on the Acopolis in Athens, Greece

The most celebrated example is the Caryatid Porch - of the Erechtheum w six figures (420 - 415 bc) on the Acopolis in Athens, Greece

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Acropolis Of Athens, Greece - This is one of the most known attractions in all of Europe. Whether you are just in the city, or on an excursion from a cruise, this is a perfect picture opportunity. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Athens #attractions

Acropolis Of Athens, Greece - This is one of the most known attractions in all of Europe. Whether you are just in the city, or on an excursion from a cruise, this is a perfect picture opportunity. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Athens #attractions

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Heading to Greece and need itinerary and trip planning help? Check out this list of what to do & see with 10 days in Greece, on a #budget!   #travel #Europe #Greece

Heading to Greece and need itinerary and trip planning help? Check out this list of what to do & see with 10 days in Greece, on a #budget! #travel #Europe #Greece

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