"The Parthenon" Acropolis - Parthenon Tip by wilocrek

Acropolis - Parthenon, Athens: 82 reviews and 156 photos

This is why the tourists clog up Athens year after year...sure there are other wonderful sights to see in Athens but at the end of the day they are all simply side dishes basking in the afterglow of the timeless Parthenon. Even with the scaffolding that surrounds it as a result of the endless restoration work, the Parthenon still commands attention and wonder. Fortunately...at least as of Feb. 2009...the scaffolding is only around roughly half of the Parthenon so there are still some portions of it that are unadorned with signs of restoration. While the best time to see the Parthenon is in the early morning before the crowds arrive the best time to take pictures is midday when the sun is higher in the sky and the Parthenon is not immersed in shadows.

Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou | Main entrance on the west
Directions: City center
Website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 21, 2009
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