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The Nashville Parthenon--a taste of Athens in Tenn

A May 2006 trip to Nashville by funsalmon

Quote: The Nashville Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original, in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Calypso Café

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Restaurant

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Calypso Cafe is a tiny restaurant that is a little hard to find, but definitely worth it. It is nestled in a strip mall near a smoothie shop on Elliston Place, near Centennial Park. Once you get inside, you'll see droves of college kids and local hipsters, and one taste of the food will tell you why.Perhaps Carribean food is unexpected in Nashville, but I have yet to meet the person who does not like this restaurant. The barbeque chicken is delish, and goes down well with the fruit tea. My choice, however, is the Lucayan salad ($5.54), which is a light yet flavorful confection of chicken so tender it melts in your mouth, Mandarin oranges, almonds, and a zippy house vinaigrette. They ser...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2006

Calypso Café
2424 Elliston Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 321-3878

Parthenon

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Attraction | "The Parthenon"

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The Parthenon in Centennial Park is a landmark of Nashville, and one of the only, if not the only, full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon in the country. It sits in the middle of Centennial Park, a park which serves as a study ground for nearby Vanderbilt University students, as well as containing an ampitheatre and hosting events such as the Tennessee Arts and Crafts festival.In 2001, the Parthenon finished a restoration project that apparently created quite a divide between local classicists; it has been restored to a sand color, with full color on all of the pediments, as it would have looked during Classical times. The giant statue of Athena was also restored, with paint and gi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2006

Parthenon
Centennial Park
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(615) 862-8431