Temple of Athena Nike

The temple of Athena Nike is located on the southwest side of the Sacred Rock. On the same site there was a temple since the archaic times in honor of the goddess Athena, whose remains were preserved in the bastion supporting the later temple. 

The temple was built in 426-421 BC according to the designs of Kallikrates. As the story goes, the architects did not agree with the designs of the temple and compromised by the bastion of Nike, one side of which followed the path to the Propylaea. This design was so successful for its time that was also used in other buildings.   

The construction of the classical temple of Athena Nike is part of the big building project that took place at the Acropolis in the time of Pericles.