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Love Exploring Logo By Karlina Valeiko of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 102: It's almost impossible to take your eyes off the rocky outcrop that looms above the sprawl of Athens and has dominated the city for millennia. The arresting ancient mound has several incredible classical ruins, but the Parthenon on its highest reaches is its most iconic structure. The classical temple, a symbol of the origins of democracy, was built in the 5th century BC and dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece

It's almost impossible to take your eyes off the rocky outcrop that looms above the sprawl of Athens and has dominated the city for millennia. The arresting ancient mound has several incredible classical ruins, but the Parthenon on its highest reaches is its most iconic structure. The classical temple, a symbol of the origins of democracy, was built in the 5th century BC and dedicated to the goddess Athena.
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