Parthenon in Athens, Greece
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About Parthenon in Athens
The Parthenon is the crown jewel of the Acropolis of Athens and a testament to the prosperity of ancient Athens. Dedicated to Goddess Athena after whom the city is named, Parthenon has been the centre of the history of this city and has seen countless battles and owners staking claim to this magnificent monument built on top of the rock mountain in Athens. Completed in 438 BC, the Parthenon architecture is a Peripteral Octastyle Doric temple with Ionic architectural features. The Parthenon temple is said to be built on the site of the older Athenian temple destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The Parthenon has seen countless events of history, and from being used a treasury, the temple was later converted to a Christian church dedicated to Virgin Mary in the last decade of the 6th century. The Parthenon was later converted into a mosque by the invading Ottomans. It was during this time that the siege of the city by Venetian forces and bombardment lead to igniting the gunpowder stored here and heavily damaging the monument and its sculptures.
The Parthenon has become a widely recognized monument and a national heritage of Greece and a representative of its glorious history as the leader of ancient civilizations. The name of the temple itself means ‘the apartments of an unmarried woman’ and holds the highest vantage point in the city of Athens. The building has cultural significance for the western civilizations and the Greek history for it symbolizes their victory over the Persians. The Parthenon just like the whole of Acropolis itself was commissioned by the Statesman Pericles, and the temple housed a gold and ivory statue of Athena.
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Asad's 7 days trip to AthensRanjith, Thank you for planning our Honeymoon to Greece..!! The itinerary was perfect, it was everything you promised, in-fact more. Also, I appreciate the prompt response throughout our trip and keeping us organized with clear schedules and all of our documents. Thank you for arranging a great trip, we had an unforgettable and pleasant stay in Greece."
Harsh's 6 days trip to AthensOur travel consultant Shubham did an amazing job matching our travel requests to our actual arrangements. He selected outstanding hotels, arranged personal tour guides Our trip was out of this world! My husband (!!) and I were traveling on our honeymoon, and this tour company took care of everything! After planning 1000 details for our wedding, it was amazing to go on the trip and just relax. Our trip was so impeccably planned that everyone we talked to was asking us for the information for each of the activities we did because they wanted to do them too!
Suganya's 7 days trip to AthensThank you Rohit Thakur for making the Europe trip a wonderful experience for us. We had absolutely great time and the hotels were bliss to stay at. The hotels were in the city center and were very easy to commute around. Despite the time difference, you helped us with all the queries and there were no hiccups throughout our trip. We are sure will come back to travel triangle and take your help in the future to book our trips. A big thanks to you once again. wishing you the best. Cheers, Suganya Roshinth
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The Parthenon was designed and built by architects Ictinus and Callicrates under the guidance of Sculptor Phidias.
No. But travelers choose to wear shorts and t-shirts, instead of bikinis.
The Parthenon is 69.5 meters in length, 30 meters wide and 18 meters in height.
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