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The Acropolis of Athens (Greek: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών) is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "edge, extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city"). Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification.

While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike. The Parthenon and the other buildings were seriously damaged during the 1687 siege by the Venetians in the Morean War when the Parthenon was being used for gunpowder storage and was hit by a cannonball.

The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.

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Christos Theodorou on March 28, 2012

chene nos - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

ivanir furlin on June 19, 2012

Olá Christos, bela galeria, obrigado pela visita, saudações do Brasil.

Christos Theodorou on June 19, 2012

ivanir furlin - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Far lang on November 2, 2013

Wonderful night shot. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

Christos Theodorou on November 2, 2013

Farlang - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on January 5, 2014

Beautiful historic site :-)

Christos Theodorou on January 5, 2014

Käptn Iso - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Hans -NO VIEWS on May 6, 2014

Good night shot !!L!! Kind regards, Hans

Christos Theodorou on May 6, 2014

19Hans48 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Jaroslav Kuhtreiber on November 9

Krásne zachytenie L. Jaro

Christos Theodorou on November 9

Jaroslav Kuhtreiber - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

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Photo taken in Ακρόπολη - Φιλοππάπου, Athens 105 55, Greece
Parthenon

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  • Uploaded on October 21, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2009/10/03 19:42:40
    • Exposure: 0.067s (1/15)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.70 EV
    • No flash

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