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You actually walk through this building as you arrive at the top to the Acropolis. You also walk through it again as you leave the Acropolis. There is a wooden pathway with railings through the middle of the Propylaia that you must stay on as...More
When it was built this was a magnificent entry point to the temples that were built on the top of the Acropolis.
Today just a skeleton of the building remains, but with a bit of imagination you get a sense of what it must have...More
You need athletic shoes if you are going through this grand entrance because you are going to walk on some slick rocks. This was one of several public works commissioned by the Athenian leader Pericles in order to rebuild the Acropolis at the conclusion of...More
This was an amazing entrance to the Acropolis with a grand staircase, vision of the Temple of Nike and views to the city below. It was raining at the time and was a bit slippery, so be careful if you face similar conditions.
This was the very impressive entrance to the Acropolis. I think the first time I visited here I didn't pay much attention to it as I was eager to get to the Parthenon, however, this time I used the Rick Steves audioguide and he did...More
Propylaea is the monumental building that provides the gateway to the temple complex on the Acropolis plateau.
With its steps, columns and fantastic views over Athens the Propylaea is a busy gathering point and favourite location for photos
Note - the Propylaea location is shown...More