- Address: Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece, Athens
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103214172
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
The propylaia is an imposing structure that marks the entry to one of the most important sites in Athens, the Acropolis. This structure was built during the years 438 to 432 BC under the guidance of Mnesikles and at the time of its construction, it referred to a collection of buildings that had to be crossed in order to enter the temple. With its three Doric columns this structure definitely looked awe inspiring. Although in ruins today, the Propylaia still inspires awe and reverence for the Doric and Ionic forms of architectural styles.
Entrance Ticket Details For Propylaea
- The visit to Propylaia is included in the ticket to Acropolis.
How to Reach Propylaea
- Nearest Bus Station: ΑΦΕΤΗΡΙΑ Bus station
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9.73% of people who visit Athens include Propylaea in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
29.17% of people start their Propylaea visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Propylaea
57.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Propylaea
Propylaea Reviews & Ratings
Essentially the gateway to the Acropolis. Quite impressive and really prepared you to enter the Acropolis complex. Don't miss the temple of Athena Nike on the far right, which is a distinct building in the complex.
This is the beautiful entrance to the Acropolis. Nice architecture. Be careful with the slippery stones. A propylaea is any monumental gateway in ancient Greek architecture. The prototypical Greek example for this is the propylaea that serves as the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens.
Unique and very promising entrance to thé Acropolis. Greek used to construct this way and give more importance to the main building coming afterwards. Spectacular views with Thé Parthenon and thé Erechtheion Temple when you advance and a 360 view over Athens and thé complete area when you look back over your shoulder.
This was the very impressive entrance to the Acropolis. I think the first time I visited here I didn't pay much attention to it as I was eager to get to the Parthenon, however, this time I used the Rick Steves audioguide and he did an excellent job of describing it and discussing its significance.
Every time something different to learn