Leoforos Amalias

This triumphal arch is the symbolic entrance to the city of Athens. It was built by the Roman emperor Hadrian and is made of Pentelic marble.

There are two inscriptions on the arch. On the north-west side, facing the Acropolis it reads: This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus. On the south-east side facing the Olympeion it reads: This is the city of Hadrian, not of Theseus.

Athens Travel Guide | Monuments in Athens


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