Acropolis - Parthenon
The most important and magnificent sanctuary of Ancient Athens, built on a rock in the center of the city. Its most impressive buildings (Parthenon, Erechteion, Temple of Athena Nike) are still adored as high points of architecture and artistic creation. Parthenon was built in honor of the Goddess Athena, as a symbol of prosperity, glory and prestige of the democratic Athenian state, in the 5th century BC, and was made entirely of white marble, that came from Mount Pentelicus, and was richly decorated in red, blue and gold. At the Acropolis you will also visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Aptera Nike and the Erechtheion.