Hadrian's Arch

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Vasilissis Amalias, Athens, Greece

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Hadrian's Arch Jan 02, 2012
History :

Hadrian's Arch was constructed in 131 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens. On the side of the arch facing the Acropolis is the inscription, "This is Athens, the former city of Theseus" while the other side reads, "This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus". The 18 meters (59ft) gate was made of marble from nearby Mount Pentelikon and decorated in the Corinthian order.

Useful Links :

The official web site of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism .


What around : Acropoilis Museum , Acropolis , Temple of Olympian Zeus .

How to go : You will find Hadrian's arch at Locate on map Amallias Avenue just near the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and south of the National Gardens . Nearest metro station Acropoilis !

Tips : No tips , but be careful when cross the road jaywalk :)

Opening hours and tickets 24 hours , Free without ticket !

The photos are mixed from different visits from 2009-2011 !

P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)

I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . Extra information contact with me :). Thanks for reading !
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