The Acropolis, Athens & Tolon
The Acropolis and its monuments are symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form perhaps the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek antiquity to the world.
In the second half of the fifth century bc, Athens, following the victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world.
In the age that followed an exceptional group of artists put into effect the ambitious plans of Athenian statesman Pericles and, under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts.
The most important monuments were built during that time: The Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike
The Acropolis Museum is also home to the portable objects removed from the site since 1834.