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Parthenon - Athens (Greece). The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power.
The Parthenon was constructed during the Classical Period. It was, and continues to be, considered the most perfect of all the Greek temples. It was made in honor of the goddess Athena because the Athenians believed that she helped them win the war agains the Persians.