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Parthenon

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Petros-Falia
Petros-Falia
October 11, 2019
An architectural masterpiece of great renown. You will appreciate its splendor if you visit, and learn about the history and the secrets of the construction of the Parthenon.
Christos
Christos
October 01, 2019
The trademark of Athens
Alexandros
Alexandros
September 07, 2019
The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building…
Manos
Manos
August 10, 2019
One of the miracles of the world!
Vasiliki
Vasiliki
August 06, 2019
The most sacred site of the ancient world!

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Location
Athens, 105 58
Phone+30 21 0321 4172