The Acropolis of Athens - The Parthenon
Spectacular view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon from the Grand Bretagne Hotel
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Things to know
The Acropolis of Athens, the so-called "sacred rock", is the most important archaeological site in Greece, located on a hill in the center of Athens.On the Acropolis there are three ancient temples, the Parthenon, the Erechthion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Moreover, there exists the monumental entrance, the Propylaea. All Acropolis monuments are made of Pentelic marble and built during the Golden Age of Pericles, the so-called Classical Period (450-330 BC). The Parthenon was dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron of the city. It was built by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates under the supervision of the Athenian sculptor Phidias.The Grande Bretagne Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Athens and within walking distance of the Acropolis Museum, and the shopping area of the center.