"THE ACROPOLIS: Propylaia" Acropolis - Propylaea Tip by Pakistaniguy

Acropolis - Propylaea, Athens: 21 reviews and 39 photos

  Swiss_spirit (Chris) standing at Propylaia
by Pakistaniguy

The Propylaia formed the towering entrance to the Acropolis in ancient times. Built in 437-432 BC, its architecural brilliancs ranks with that of the Parthenon. It consists of a central hall, with two wings on either sides. Each section had a gate, and in ancient times these 5 gates were the only entrances to the 'Upper City'. The Middle gate opened to the Panethenaic Way. The ceiling of the central hall was painted with gold stars on a dark blue background. The northern wing was used as a picture gallery and the southern wing was the antechamber to the 'Temple of Athena Nike'.

Directions: The only gate to enter Acropolis.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2003
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