The Propylaia

The Propylaia

The Propylaia begun to be built in 437 B.C. based on plans by the architect Mnisikles, but the project was interrapted and essentially became incomplete.

They are formed by a central building and two wings and was built in the same straight line with the length of Parthenon Temple. The lines of pillars, in the west and the east facades had six doric columns each, while two lines of Ionian columns divided the main corridor into three sections.

The northern wing had on the walls paintings or murals and this is why it was named Pinakotheke (art gallery). The roof of Propylaia had marble panels with painted decoration and around the ceiling perforated designs.


Acropolis & Parthenon
The Acropolis through the Centuries
The Parthenon Temple
The Erechtheio
Temple of Athena Nike
The Propylaia

▶︎ Acropolis & Parthenon
▶︎ Odeon of Herodes Atticus
▶︎ Theater of Dionysus
▶︎ Ancient Agora & Hephaestus Temple
▶︎ Roman Agora & Hadrian's Library
▶︎ Temple of Olympian Zeus
▶︎ Kerameikos (Ancient Cemetery)
▶︎ Kallimarmaro (Ancient Marble Stadium)
▶︎ Lyceum of Aristotles
▶︎ Academy of Plato
▶︎ Areopagus (Ancient Court)
▶︎ Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
▶︎ Pnyx (Birthplace of Democracy)
▶︎ Monument of Phillopappou
▶︎ Ancient Sights nearby Athens