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Lysicrates Monument, Athens

Lysicrates Monument - Athens, Greece
Lysicrates Monument
Tripodon Street, Athens, Greece 10558Map
+30 210 321 7116(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Plaka
Overview

One of the most unusual landmarks of the old town of Plaka is a cyclical marble tower constructed in the 4th Century BCE. On top of the tower stood a bronze tripod awarded by the city to the Maecenas Lysicrates, who sponsored the winning performance of a musical competition held in 334 BCE. The frieze above the inscription depicts the god Dionysos petting a panther in the company of satyrs who are pouring him wine. The monument, also called the "Lantern of Diogenes", was later used as a library, when it became part of a Catholic monastery in 1669.

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Lysicrates Monument General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Metro Line 2: Akropoli Station
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