Athena Nike Temple

Local nameΝαός Αθηνάς Νίκης
LocationAthens, Greece

This white marble temple is dedicated to Athena, the guardian goddess of Athens, bringing victory (Nike). It is the smallest of the temples to be found on the Acropolis.

The temple was erected in the 5th century BC at the height of the classical period of Greek architecture by architect Kallikrates, who also designed the nearby Parthenon. It is one of the most beautiful examples of architecture built in Ionic order (recognizable especially by the typical volutes-decorated columns).

The temple was used as a Christian church since the 5th century AD. Serving as a munition store under the rule of the Ottoman, it was demolished in the 17th century and restored about a hundred years later. Last of the reconstructions of the temple took place in 1997.

Today, the temple is open to visitors as part of the Acropolis archaeological site.

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Opening hours

(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

Tickets allow entry to the entire area of Acropolis and its slopes:

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, Apr 18, May 18, the last weekend of Sep, every first Sunday from Nov 1 to Mar 31, Oct 28.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Athena_Nike

Official website http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=982

Email efaath@culture.gr

Phone +30 210 321 4172

Address Acropoli, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58, Greece

Coordinates 37°58'17.469" N 23°43'29.618" E

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