Pentéli or Pendeli, is a tall mountain situated northeast of Athens and southwest of Marathon.
In antiquity, Penteli was famous for its marble
which was used for the construction of the Acropolis and other buildings of ancient Athens. Penteli marble
is flawless white with a uniform, faint yellow tint, which makes it shine with a golden hue under sunlight. The ancient quarry
is protected by law and used exclusively to obtain material for the Acropolis Restoration Project.
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