Acropolis of Athens
The acropolis of Athens can be considered the most representative of the Greek acropolis.
It is a fortress, flattened at the top, which rises 156 meters above sea level above the city of Athens. The plateau is 140 m wide and almost 280 m long. It is also known as Cecropia in honor of the legendary snake man Cecrope, the first Athenian king.
The Acropolis was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
The Parthenon is a Greek octastyle peripteral temple of Doric order, which stands on the Acropolis of Athens, dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Parthenon has been lauded as the finest achievement of classical Greek architecture and its decorations are considered to be some of the greatest elements of Greek art.
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