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Parthenon

Παρθενώνας

Remains of an important temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Built entirely of Pentelic marble. Dominant of the city, a must see!

Dionysiou Areopagitou 31-39, Athens 11742, Greece

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Opening Hours

Daily: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Last admission 30 min before closing.)

Closed on Jan 1, Mar 25, Good Friday (until noon), May 1, Easter Sunday, Dec 25, Dec 26. Other holidays may have shorter opening hours.

Admission

Adults: €20
Seniors (65+), students: €10
Children (up to 18): free

Special ticket package:
Adults: €30
Seniors (65+), students: €15
Children (up to 18): free
This ticket is valid for 5 days for most of the monuments run by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport.

Free admission: Mar 6, Jun 5, Apr 18, May 18, the last weekend of Sep, every first Sunday from Nov 1 to Mar 31, Oct 28.

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