Temple of Athena

sights / Historic

Temple of Athena information

admission ₺8
Opening hours
8am-5pm, to 7pm Apr-Sep
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On top of the 238m-high hill above the village is this impressive temple built in 530 BC in a mixture of Doric and Ionic styles. The short tapered columns with plain capitals are hardly elegant, and the concrete reconstruction hurts more than helps, but the site and the view out to Lesvos are spectacular and well worth the admission fee.