Parthenon

Local nameΠαρθενώνας
LocationAthens, Greece

This magnificent temple was built in the 5th century BC entirely out of Pentelic marble. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, it is the dominant of the Acropolis and the whole city of Athens.

It is considered to be the symbol of the birth of democracy and it is also valued for the architecture - it was built during the High Classical period and the style combines Doric and Ionic elements.

The temple used to be decorated by numerous sculptures, chief among them the monumental statue of Athena Parthenos, created by the famous sculptor Pheidias.

Throughout the years the building has been damaged and rebuilt several times. Although the basic structure remains the same even today, most of the statues have been lost. The ones that survived can be found in the National Museum in London.

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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

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/Parthenon

Official website http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=912

Email efaath@culture.gr

Phone +30 210 321 4172

Address Dionysiou Areopagitou 31-39, Athens 11742, Greece

Coordinates 37°58'17.45" N 23°43'35.939" E

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