Discover the Athenian Acropolis
Wonder in a world wonder
A contest of gods, the mark of a trident, an olive tree; Poseidon, Athena; the name of a city
A monument of unity
UNESCO sees it as the symbol of World Heritage. The world calls it the Athenian Acropolis.
The Acropolis of Athens is a truly amazing monument. It is a unique archaeological site, the centrepiece of classical antiquity, the icon of ancient Greek history, the symbol of democracy and ideals that shaped the world as we know it today. It is a World Heritage Site and a European Heritage Site. It stands in the heart of the oldest city of Europe as a timeless reference witnessing the passage of inhabitants and travellers. It is a reflection of human values, a discovery portal with layers across science, philosophy, architecture, politics, literature, art, music, theatre. It is a projection of human thought, a reminder of our perspective through human nature. It stands for participation and dialogue, freedom of speech, equality, rights, and ethics. It is a symbol of civilisation, the struggle in each person and all of us together to achieve higher. It is a meeting point for future generations to evolve in unity.
Multiple paths to follow
years of history of the Acropolis of Athens
major archaeological remains within the Acropolis site
years to create the Acropolis altogether
years to complete the Parthenon
two architects + one artistic director to create the Parthenon