1456 - 1821
Period of the Ottoman occupation that is divided into two phases:
1st period of the Ottoman Sovereignty
2nd period of the Ottoman Sovereignty
Conquest of the city by the Ottoman Empire.
Conquest of the Acropolis by the Ottoman army. The Parthenon is converted into a mosque. Mehmet´s II "the Conqueror" visit to Athens is probably the reason why the city was given special privileges. Despite this, the corrupt local administration of the Ottoman dignitary did not allow the city to develop.