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Athens, Acropolis


Athens (Greek:  Ἀθῆναι): one of the main Greek city-states.

Athens, Acropolis from the east (with gate of Hadrian)

The Athenian acropolis (citadel) was already occupied in the Mycenaean age. The sanctuary known as the Erechtheion appears to go back to this period. There are some Mycenaean walls too. Other monuments include:

The Parthenon was later converted into a church.


Elgin Marbles