Athena Parthenos is a statue situated in the Parnetheon in Athens, Greece. The sculpture of Athena the Virgin was created out of gold and ivory and was created to be the main focal point in the Parnetheon. The sculpture was created by ancient sculptor Phidias who began the creation in 447 BC. The statue stands at 11 metres in height. Over the years it has become a symbol of the city of Athens and is one of the most visited sights in the city.
The statue is situated inside the Parthenon at the Acropolis of Athens. The metro stops at the bottom of the outcrop the Acropolis of Athens sits on, stopping at the ‘Acropoli’ stop on the M2 line. The 1, 5, 15, 040 and 230 buses also stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit the Parthenon where the statue is situated daily, the Acropolis of Athens is open from 8 am to 8 pm although times vary depending on the time of the year. Entrance to the Acropolis of Athens where the Parthenon and statue are situated will set you back 20 euros.