Arch of Hadrian   

Arch of Hadrian - Attica (Greece)

Arch of Hadrian Athens. Northwest of the Acropolis, near Plaka and close to Amalias Road, is Arch of Hadrian Athens. The Hadrian Gate or Arch stands on the same site as the temple of Zeus Olympius. Hadrian also built a new neighborhood. On the border between the old and the new city he built the Hadrian Gate, which is 18 meters (60ft) high. The gate of Hadrian is identical on both sides except for the inscriptions in Greek letters. In the direction of the Acropolis, it says: "This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus." On the other side, in the direction of the Temple of Zeus Olympius, it says: "This is the city of Hadrian, not of Theseus."

Photo Gallery Arch of Hadrian - Photos of Arch of Hadrian

JustGreece.com Doorkijkje Arch of Hadrian Athens Attica (Athenian Riviera) - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com The Arch of Hadrian in Athens (Attica) - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com The Arch of Hadrian on the busy Leoforos Amalias. (Attica) - Foto van JustGreece.com JustGreece.com The Arch of Hadrian  in Athens (Attica) - Foto van JustGreece.com

more photos of Arch of Hadrian »


Who was Hadrian?
The full name of Hadrianus was "Publius Aelius Adrianus Trajan." He was emperor of Rome in the years 117-138 AD and a great lover of Greek culture. In his works Greek elements are continuously referred to. Besides the Olympius Zeus Temple and the Hadrian Arch, he built the library in Athens. In Rome, he built the Pantheon, the Ponte Sant' Angelo, the Temple of Trajan and the Athenaeum. In Benevento, he built the Villa Adriana, in Carthage, the Zaghouan Aqueduct.

Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer 
 

Average temperature Arch of Hadrian
January
8.3°C
February
9.2°C
March
11.5°C
April
15.1°C
May
20.3°C
June
24.7°C
July
27.1°C
August
26.9°C
September
23.0°C
October
17.9°C
November
13.1°C
December
9.6°C

Arch of Hadrian in other languages


Attica: Where on the map is Arch of Hadrian located?

Map of Arch of Hadrian
The map of Attica (Ā©JustGreece.com)
© JustGreece.com 2004-2018