Parthenon and Temple of Olympian Zeus

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mackcushing mackcush…
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Detroit may be prettier... May 17, 2013
Beauty exists in every little corner of the world. I am yet to find a destination unattractive. But if I had to disclose a disappointing arrival, it would have to be that of Athens, Greece. I love and have studied Greek Mythology for a long time. I expected an ancient and charming city that was dripping with history and knowledge to be shared. This was lacking.

Zeus's temple was no more than a construction sight and it was extremely crowded. The economic heartbreak was devastating and the city seemed to no longer have the financial requirements to keep their capital city well trimmed and beautiful. From a rooftop in the heart of the city, the view was no more then a white concrete jungle with wires, graffiti, and cables.

I would love to go back to Delphi, Greece or any of the other cities, towns or islands that are surrounding Athens... just not the big daddy's hangout I guess. Not what it's made out to be, you know?

I don't want to be too harsh on the city though. The country's economy needs the tourism and the temple does have it's wonders. I live across from Detroit, Michigan (destroyed and almost burned down from riots during the civil rights movement and is currently still recovering) and to be honest, I think it may be prettier. But the temple is a must see, so you should obviously visit if in the area. But please don't set yourself up for disappointment by setting your standards too high.
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fransglobal says:
Athens is a dump. It is a must though. Delphi is wonderful as is Cape Sounion. Both are easy daytrips from Athens.

Posted on: May 18, 2013
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eugene186 eugene186
1 reviews
Parthenon An Ancient Tresure Mar 29, 2011
The Parthenon, a marble temple built in honour of the Greek goddess Athena, is located atop the Acropolis, a rocky outcrop dominating the centre of modern Athens.

The Athenian leader Pericles commissioned the construction of the Parthenon complex in 447BC on the site where it is said that Athena battled with Poseidon for control of the capital of Attica. In the course of its history, the Parthenon has survived occupation, civil war and pillaging by Victorian tourists.

With the recent opening of the New Acropolis Museum earlier this year, there is now an impressive permanent exhibition of the Parthenon’s treasures.

The Acropolis site is open daily from 8am-7pm (April-Dec) and 8.30am-2.30pm (Jan-Mar). The admission fee is 12 euros (£10.70) for adults, with free entry for under-18s and EU students. The site also offers free entrance on Sundays from November to March.

The New Acropolis Museum ( is open daily except Mondays from 8am-8pm. The general admission fee is 1 Euro.
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Greek_traveller Greek_tr…
3 reviews
Cultural heritage Mar 23, 2011
The main symbol of classic architecture. You see this architecture all over the world, especially in the west, especially in western Europe and the US. This is the original. A landmark of world's civilization and must see when you are in Athens. After the destruction in Asia Minor in 1922, millions of Greece moved from Asia Minor (nowaday Turkey) to Athens, so buildings had to be built up very quickly so Athens is not a particularly beautiful city in general (though it has its spots if you know where to go), but this monument is a must see as it's a symbol of the basis of western civilization and symbol of three of the most important things Greek civilization gave to the world, namely democracy, philosophy and drama. Parthenon is a temple of the goddess Athena. As Matt Barett states: 'it was the most perfect building built by the world's most advanced civilization and even though we have been studying it for centuries we are still not sure how they did it.' (
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Julesie Julesie
1 reviews
Parthenon - The place to visit Mar 08, 2011
Affordable site to visit. This has to be one of the most impressive structures remaining from the ancient world - a must see!!

Ashame there is quite alot of scaffolding!
jennal24 jennal24
2 reviews
Sep 11, 2007
The Parthenon was absolutely georgous! It is definitely a must see how they built these huge buildings a long time ago. The detail of the pillars and the roof of these buildings were amazing. If you ever get a chance to go there, you must see these places.
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