It was in 427 B.C. that this small temple was erected by the architect Callicrates, to honour the goddess Athena, who might have given a victory to the Athenians. The cramped location demanded rather modest dimensions for this ionic temple ( 14 ).

This small temple contained two colonnades and housed, in a small room, the statue of the goddess. The opening of the temple gave onto the Pronaos, towards the Acropolis.

But its gracious and elegant architecture dominates this rocky spur and imposed rigour and solidity. Here a bird’s eye view with the Odeon of Herodes Atticus down the cliff, and a front view that dominates Marcellinus’s pylons..