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The Acropolis in Athens

The famous Acropolis in Athens is probably one of the most famous and beautiful attractions in the world. Also called the “Sacred Rock”, the Acropolis will astonish you from the entrance, which is a monumental gateway named the Propylaea. In the past, it was known as Cecropia in honor of the legendary serpent-man Cecrops or Kekrops, the primary Athenian king. This place has a great cultural significance for the Athenians that every four years held a festival named the Panathenaea. If you are visiting Greece for that occasion, you will be able to enjoy and see this beautiful and interesting event.

The most important monuments of the Acropolis that you should visit are the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea. In the Parthenon, you will feel the airs of which is one of the most important testimonials of the ancient Greek civilization. In the Erechtheion, you will know the importance of the two main gods of Attica, Poseidon-Erechtheus and Athena. Certainly, you will be amazed by the architecture and art of the Temple of Athena and the Propylaea as well as the other major monuments. Usually, the restoration of some monuments and statues is common and is carried out continually. So, you do not have to worry about this if you are planning to visit Athens. You will love this historic treasure of the civilization!

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