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Monument of Lysikrates

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Address: Lysikratous Square (off Vironos Street) | Plaka, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Elegant and historical monument

You really have to know the history behind this monument to appreciate it, otherwise you'd walk right by it without giving it a second glance. It is tucked away around the back of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You really have to know the history behind this monument to appreciate it, otherwise you'd walk right by it without giving it a second glance. It is tucked away around the back of Plaka. The monument dates to 334 or 335 BC when yearly competitions were organized where theatre plays competed and whichever wealthy patron sponsored the winning play had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little monument located in between the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. Cool history behind the monument.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not the most ornate or interesting looking monument until we discovered that it was the first use of the Corinthian decoration in 334BC, such as seen on the massive Temple of Zeus just down the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a beautiful monument architecturally. It is round and well-proportioned. This apparently is the earliest use of Corinthian capitals on the outside of a building. It is set in a lovely square where there are cafes under trees.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our tour guide told us we had to see this, as it is very old. But it was not very impressive. The area around is neglected and the monument needs some signs to explain it. I was disappointed, though I love old things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A great location to understand that Athens is not about the Acropolis. This little cute monument offers a fascinating segment into the curious social life of the ancient Athenians. It also offers a shade as is surrounded by a park and nice cafes.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an interesting historical monument on an ancient street. It is nice, but will take up very little of your time, even if you are extremely interested in it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Located in plaka on what was one of the original roads to the entrance of the acropolis with various cafes surrounding

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is another gem inside the best part of Athens. There is many shops and restaurants near by. Plaka is a gem in General!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Grafitti all over the plaques in this park made it hard to decipher what we were seeing but a nice piece of historywe stumbled upon.

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Plaka
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 number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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