Temple of Athena Nike
Temple in Athens, Greece
The temple of Athena Nike stands at the southeast edge of the sacred rock atop a bastion, which in Mycenaean times protected the entrance to the Acropolis. The Classical temple, designed by architect Kallikrates and built in 426-421 BC, succeeded earlier temples also dedicated to Athena Nike. The first one of these, a mid-sixth century BC wooden temple was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The eschara, the altar believed to have supported the cult statue of the goddess, dates to this period.
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Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
Metro: M2 Line (Acropoli Station)
+30 21 0321 4172
From the 1st September 2018, due to the gradual change of the day’s duration, the opening hours are modified as following: 1st till 15th September 08:00-19:30, 16th till 30th September 08:00-19:00, 1st till 15th October 08:00-18:30, 16th till 31st October 08:00-18:00 Visitors who had issued an electronic ticket for the 22nd of July for time slots after 14:00 and for the 23rd of July for the time slot 14:00-16:00, via the internet, may proceed to the ticket offices located at the entrances to the archaeological sites in order to replace it with another at a date of their convenience.
Full: €20, Reduced: €10 (For Acropolis of Athens Historical Area)