This ancient temple on the Athenian Acropolis was built to pay homage to the Greek goddess Athena. The ancient Greeks began building it in 447 BC and it was completed in 438 BC and is considered to be the most important ancient structure from the Athenian Empire, making it one of the most historically fascinating locations to visit in the world. Though large pieces of the Parthenon have fallen over the millennia, it is also a very impressive structure and visiting the site is one of the most popular things to do in Athens.
As far as sightseeing in Athens is concerned, the Parthenon is the most inspiring location that one could hope to visit. The effort and skill that must have gone into such an elaborate construction was a monumental achievement, even by today’s standards. Painstaking time and planning went into creating this most-beautiful of structures, and the quality shows in spades; after all, it’s still standing after over 2000 years.