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Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou)

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Hadrian's Arch is well worth stopping for. It's place in Athenian History and it's test of time give it a true value to see. There are other sites nearby to tie it in with.

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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Near the Temple of Olympian Zeus, on it's own not worth visiting as it's just an arch.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hydrian's Arch is within walking distance from Syntagma suare. An easy access free site. The arch is still will preserved.

Thank Chin W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is nice to see, not need to see. It is there, but nothing special - but easy to pass by when you walk around.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't cost anything and is close to the temple of Zeus so make sure you see it up close. If it wasn't in Athens it would be a major attraction in itself.

Thank Gordon0504
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just alongside the temple you find this monument of marble. The northwest frieze reads, 'This is Athens, the Ancient city of Theseus, while the southeast frieze states, 'This is the city of Hadrian, and not of Theseus.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is located next to the Temple of Zeus, it’s worth to take a 2 minutes walk. Don’t miss it, takes only a few minutes to visit.

Thank Péter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful structure was built in honour of the Roman Emperor. The strutre is a very good photo opportunity.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found Hadrian's Arch without trying. I was looking at some other fab building and saw this arch at the bottom of the street and it was perfect! After that, we passed it many many times. It is a lovely photo. Trust you will pass...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadrians Arch is located close to the temple of Zeus, built in two separate periods, the arch now stands alone although originally was part of a wall ... so we were told

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arch and the story behind it, raised by the citizen to separate the old city from the city dedicated, mostly by himself, to the ruler of the “modern city”. Still ancient and historical today.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadrian's Arch is an impressive second century arch dedicated to Emperor Hadrian (he who built the famous wall defining the northern extent of the Roman empire in Northern England). The arch once spanned a road that no longer exists. Close to the Temple of Olympian...More

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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains
the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay
and play. Its attractive features include small
squares, some notable museums and the beautiful
Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a
pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious
traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
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