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Monument of Lysikrates

Lysikratous Square | Plaka, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Lysikratous Square | Plaka, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the earliest preserved temple in Corinthian style in Athens. It is rather a monument, not a temple, because it can not enter inside. It is worth seeing.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believed to be a Tripod which was awarded to a sponsor of the arts at the theatre of Dionysis. Paid for by the city in recognition of Lysikrates contribution and success. c.350BC

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 28 September 2017

If you are in the Plaka, you will be around anyway, so stop by and take a look at it. Not especially interesting.

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Kallisperi and were looking for monuments near by and we came across this! There's a great history behind this and it's worth spending few minutes to know about Corinthian architecture to appreciate the Capitals of Lysikrates monument. Would take only a...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

As others have pointed out, this monument is most impressive once you know its history. Make sure you read up on it before you visit or you might not understand what all the fuss is about.

1  Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It is a very beautiful monument with ancient history in the centre of Athens and in a very nice neighbour. The architecture of this monument is great.

Thank George T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This historical monument is so full of history that it would do it no justice at all to write about here. It was constructed through funds provided by Lysikrates, a wealthy patron of the arts, who paid for theatre productions at the Theatre of Dionysus....More

1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Monument of Lysicratous or Lysicrates is an interesting piece of ancient history of Athens because the story behind it. If you know nothing about it, if you don’t make any research about the places that you are going to see, it’s very possible to...More

1  Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is in an area that is easily accessible and in a nice part of Plaka. Not exactly a must see if you don't do your research before you visit. This monument could easily be missed. A bright part of the history within Athens.

Thank Cain W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Rather than honouring Lysikrates (or Lysicrates, depending on who spelt the name), this monument is named for the individual who erected it. It seems that he was the benefactor of a choir that had won a singing tournament sometime in the 4th century BC. The...More

Thank ianwyj
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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