Ascending the rocky hill of the Acropolis has been the first thought of each and every visitor to Athens for the last 2.500 years. Things couldn’t have been any different for this collection of monuments, the universal and timeless symbol of classical spirit and culture which Greek antiquity bequeathed to the world.
The Acropolis of Athens, the so-called ‘holy rock’, is the most significant archaeological site in Greece. Up on the Acropolis, there are three ancient temples, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the temple of Wingless Victory as well as the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, the Propylaea. All the monuments of the Acropolis are made of pentelic marble and were built during the Golden century of Pericles in the Classical period (450-330 B.C.).