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Acropolis of Athens, Athens

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A cluster of ancient ruins of great architectural and historical significance, Acropolis of Athens has been the star attraction of Athens for many centuries and is a World Heritage Site. Sitting on a rocky hill just above the city, this age-old citadel contains ruins of temples constructed during the 5th century BCE. The "City on a Hill," as its name roughly translates, contains outstanding examples of Classical architecture that continues to influence the building styles of modern cities around the world. Although pollution and exposure to weather continue to take their toll on the ancient buildings, the historical hill remains an important reminder of the cultural influence and political power ancient Greece once exercised on the rest of the world. Using our international travel planner, Athens attractions like Acropolis of Athens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited in winter when it is half price. It needs a lot of investment to improve the experience but as so many people visit they dont need to try and make it better which is a great pity. Make sure...  more »
  • It's the history of our ancestors. . We nen takes full view... It's wonderful!!! However we nest go in March is the ideal for the temperatures because already that it fesai heating... I dare not imagine in summer
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  • The walk is for. Climbing until you get to the Parthenon. Archaeologists buildings very impressive. A very nice trip combines urban nature walk
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  • Without a doubt this is a must see (you can't go to Athens and not come here) but we were not overwhelmed. The history is amazing but you are quite restricted and there are a lot of renovations under way making a lot of pictures less than ideal and scenery a lot less pleasing our authentic. Plus there is nothing for young kids to do here nor are there any accommodations for the elderly. The Acropolis Museum is a far better choice in the eyes of my family.
  • No words.. Who am I to say something?? Just try to avoid midday when there in summer months or take a hat and use suncream! I would suggest to first visit the monument and then go to the museum. The last floor of the museum will try to replicate what you have just experienced. Therefore, is better to do both the same day.
  • Probably the most famous monument of Athens or even Greece! They have done a pretty good job maintaining it, but all year round they have the braces around it to keep it secure I believe. Going up there you can catch a glimpse of basically all of Athens on a very clear day. Most of the time I believe the cost is between 10-20 euros to go and tour the sites, it is only just Acropolis on the tour. Many great pictures I can guarantee. Just know they don't let you take food/drinks inside or smoke.
  • If you're a tourist in Athens, a visit to the Acropolis and Parthenon is a must. Panoramic views of Athens as far as the sea, a nice walk up to the rock where the Parthenon stands and possibilities for tons of great photos. Can be combined with a visit to the modern museum that is just below (no walking or climbing to get to the museum) or a walk along the busy pedestrian streets.
  • Probably the most famous monument of Athens or even Greece! They have done a pretty good job maintaining it, but all year round they have the braces around it to keep it secure I believe. Going up there you can catch a glimpse of basically all of Athens on a very clear day. Most of the time I believe the cost is between 10-20 euros to go and tour the sites, it is only just Acropolis on the tour. Many great pictures I can guarantee. Just know they don't let you take food/drinks inside or smoke. Just heads up for you smokers.
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