Parthenon

Acropolis is said to be the most famous and one of most popular monument in the world from the times of antiquity. It is considered to be the symbol of Athens and it is a very famous landmark. Every year thousands of visitors come from all over the world to admire the great symbol of the Ancient Greek Civilization. On the rocks of the acropolis several other monuments have been carved with the reference of Greek antiquity. Among these monuments of the Acropolis, Parthenon is considered to be the most magnificent and it is dedicated to the Goddess of Athens which is also said to be the protector of the Ancient city of Athens.

Parthenon is one of the most famous buildings of the world and it is built in 438 BC. It is said to be the most important surviving building of Classical Greece and its unique architectures have been inspired by the architectural style of the western world. Its sculptors are considered to be one of the high points of Greek Art.

Parthenon Greece

Information

Type Greek Temple
Architectural Style Classical
Location Athens, Greece
Owner Greek government
Current Tenants Museum
Started 447 BC
Completed 432 BC
Destroyed Partly on 26 September 1687
Height 13.72 m (45.0 ft)
Size 69.5 by 30.9 m (228 by 101 ft)
Other Dimensions Cella: 29.8 by 19.2 m (98 by 63 ft)
Architect Iktinos, Kallikrates
Other Designers Phidias (sculptor)

History

The early artefacts claim the date of Acropolis and its Parthenon to be in the Middle Neolithic era somewhere around the 6th millennium BC and the Parthenon was built in 449 BC but was destroyed by the invasion of Persians and currently the display of the remaining of the same is done in British Museum London.

Facts

Acropolis and its Parthenon is undoubtedly the most amazing and important monument of the Greece. Some interesting fact about the same is that it is called an architectural miracle as it has been created in such a specific way that each carve of the temple has some specific purpose. It is said to be the biggest temple of class antiquity with 8 X 17 pillars and the climax of Doric order which exist along with the iconic element of the frieze with the Doric pillars in the proportion of 4 to 9. Also the walk way around the Parthenon is about 900-930 m in length and the Acropolis is surrounded by hills.

Weather & Climate

Acropolis and its Parthenon (Greece) is one of the historical sites you would never like to miss. You can either take a tour or wander yourself there all alone but definitely not during the summers. The best time to be there will be either in spring or early winters. Even in late winters the surroundings of the same are covered in green especially during the months of December, January and February. If by any chance you are visiting it in summers it would be advisable for you to visit the Acropolis and its Parthenon (Greece) either in the early morning or late evening.

Parthenon Things to See and Things to Do

Other than visiting the mesmerizing and amazing beauty and architecture of Acropolis and its Parthenon there are other things too that can be covered such as:

  1. You can take up a historical guide and visit the other built up of Acropolis beside Parthenon like The Persian Debris, Erechtheum etc.
  2. There are some archaeological museums and historical and folk museums that give a complete insight of the Ancient Greek civilization.
  3. The nightlife of the city is very attractive as it is full of lights and with its bars and pubs open till late night gives a mixture for fun, entertainment and a taste of history.
  4. You can also enjoy various kinds of sports and have an adventurous holiday.

Acropolis and its Parthenon (Greece) is an amazing place to visit beside sightseeing and historical scenic beauty you may also find it full of adventurous and sporty enjoyment. Also the nightlife will give you a different experience. Therefore a small visit to same must happen to make your holiday trip a mesmerizing one.