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We found out on the last day when we visited Cape Sounion that there were 3 temples for Athena in Athens set in a triangle. This one is the most well-preserved since the one at Cape Sounion is just a few stones on the ground....More
The present building was finished in 420 BC, after the fist one was demolished,as everything else, by the Persians in 480 BC. This temple, along with the oldest remaining buildings on the Acropolis, was commissioned by Pericles with the funds of the Delos league. The...More
The Temple of Athena Nikehas a prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. If you are too focused on admiring the Propylaea, it is easy to miss.
I stood between the Parthenon and the Old temple of Athena and was able to get both pictures. No long walks (except the one to get to the acropolis, then everything was within 20 seconds of each other). Stunning architecture.
Visited the Acropolis for the second time with more knowledge of the history of the site. This meant I took more interest in the temple of Athena. It was an amazing building and visitors should spend more time to appreciate it during a visit to...More
The Temple of Nike Apteros is located at the south west edge of the Propylaea or entrance to the Acropolis. It is a small building only 18' x 27' and dedicated to wingless victory. Callicrates was the architect in 427 B.C.. Parts of the original...More