The Parthenon has to be one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. It also has long and unique history. It was first used as a Temple to Athena, whom was the patron God of Athens. Also during that time the Temple was used as treasury for the Athenian government. Then it became a Christian Church dedicated to Mary, and final around the 1800s it became a Mosque. Knowing all of those facts and just how famous this building is, I was a little underwhelmed. It could because the building was full of construction cranes due to the fact that Greek government wants to make sure it is well preserved. Its an amazing building but I was a little disappointed, maybe I just picked the wrong time to visit.