Athens. Greece. View of the sacred rock of Athens, the Acropolis which rises 100 metres above the city as the undisputed symbol of the emergence of western civilization. Crowning its summit is the magnificent Parthenon Temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Parthenon, the Propylaia – the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion were all erected between 447 and 406 BC and remain to the present day witness to the Greek classical civilisation. In the foreground is the monumental façade Odeion of Herodes Atticus situated on the south west slope of the Acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.