Athens, Attica Region, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens
—[UNESCO World Heritage Site] —
[Marker text printed in both Greek and English scripts:]
The Acropolis and its monuments, universal symbols of the classical spirit and culture, form the greatest architectural and artistic whole that Greek Antiquity has bequeathed to the world.
The most famous of these buildings were erected during the second half of the 5th century B.C., when Athens, with her victory over the Persians, and the establishment of the truest direct Democracy the world has ever seen, was leader of the other city states of the ancient world. With the cultural and artistic flowering that ensued, and outstanding group of artists, under the inspired direction of the sculptor Pheidias, applied the grandly conceived programme of the enlightened politician, Perikles, and transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of the human spirit and of art. This was the time when the most important buildings were erected: the Parthenon, a work of Iktinos (447-432 B.C.), the Erechtheion (421 - 406 B.C.), the Propylaia, monumental entrance to the Acropolis and a work of Mnesikles (437-431 B.C.) and the little temple of Athena Nike (421-407 B.C.).
Erected by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Marker series. This marker United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
Location. 37° 58.308′ N, 23° 43.406′ E. Marker is in Athens, Attica Region. Marker is on Theorias Street 0.3 kilometers north of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is accessible to pedestrians only at the main entrance to the Acropolis complex off Theorias Street, opposite Parko Thiseio, and north of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Marker is in this post office area: Athens, Attica Region 210-3214172, Greece.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Areopagus Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Area South of the Ancient Agora (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); A. The Propylaia, B. The Shrine of Athena Hygieia and Hygieia (about 180 meters away); The Statue of Athena Promachos (about 180 meters away); A. The Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, B. The Chalkotheke (about 180 meters away); The Parthenon (about 240 meters away); Church of the Holy Apostles (ca. A.D. 1000) (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The "Old Temple" of Athena (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . .
1. The Acropolis of Athens. (Submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Acropolis Museum. (Submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Akropolis; Athina; Greece
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 8, 9. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.