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Panathenaic Way

Thissio / Makriyanni
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Address: Athens, Greece
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A graveled road stretching from the stadium to the Acropolis, used for...

A graveled road stretching from the stadium to the Acropolis, used for processions in

ancient Greece.

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Take the Long Way Home

This is the path through much of the ancient agora from the Acropolis to what is now Monastiraki. It has an incredible history, but there is not much to see. While I have a good... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2014
Pennsylvania, USA
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Walk in the footsteps of history part of the agora not a lot to see bit let your mind wonder and paint your own picture

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Historic=yes..Interesting=not really. You might as well walk it to get from one attraction to the next. Footsteps of history.

Thank jlantern3
Durham, Canada
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

There is no map of the entire site they give you as they have a shortage and they tell you to take a picture of the map. You could easily miss gems of information if you domt have a data plan on your phone. Loose gravel a nice stroll along an ancient path.

Thank chickandbeast
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

The Panathenaic Way is the pathway to the Acropolis - the road that in ancient times would have been a very busy thoroughfare for foot traffic to the Acropolis site. It makes you feel humbled walking in the path of so many over thousands of years. It really is a side attraction of the Acropolis - but one that is... More 

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Reviewed 1 October 2015

After seeing the acropolis we, went the long way down that takes you down the Panathenaic way, that was used during the festival of the Panathenaia. This festival was celebrated once every year and started on Athena's birthday and the anniversary of the battle between the gods and giants. For us it was nice to follow the foot steps of... More 

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

This is an old gravel pathway that leads to the Acropolis. It is hard to visusalize since it is all but obliterated. I could imagine a mass of people slowly walking to either place. Unfortunately it is not how it used to be but I am glad that it is not completely gone like some mordern cities have a tendancy... More 

Thank Cancunner
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

This is a deserted road located next to the ancient Agora site. While the road is said to lead to the Acropolis, it was so badly paved (if at all), that we gave up trying to walk through it and went around the more modern road. Nothing to see there either, so you might as well skip it.

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Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is the path through much of the ancient agora from the Acropolis to what is now Monastiraki. It has an incredible history, but there is not much to see. While I have a good imagination, I suggest moving through this quickly. TIP: As soon as you exit into Monastiraki, those with daughters can get them a bracelet or necklace... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Talking about the Panathenaic Way I would not mention anything about its own history, but I would just describe some particular tips for tourism. It is an ancient road connecting the Agora in a straight line going up to the top of the Parthenon. Of course, the road is unpaved and completely accessible only by entering the park or inside... More 

Thank Magellano81
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

The Panathenaic Way, a bit of which we can still follow on the Ancient Agora of Athens, used to connect the Agora and the Acropolis. It was a way used for procession of the Panathenaia festival, proceeding from the lower city to the Temple and Altar of Athena at the Acropolis. The combined ticket costs 12 Euro and is valid... More 

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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