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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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  • A must do in Athens. A ‘combi’ ticket is good value. You may need to prebook but was quiet in the late afternoon when we visited. Signage could be improved within the site as it’s easy to miss areas. 
    A must do in Athens. A ‘combi’ ticket is good value. You may need to prebook but was quiet in the late afternoon when we visited. Signage could be improved within the site as it’s easy to miss areas.  more »
  • A must visit. Take a tour (lots of great options out there - pick one that meets your needs) so you understand what you're looking at. Incredible history and visible throughout most of the city... 
    A must visit. Take a tour (lots of great options out there - pick one that meets your needs) so you understand what you're looking at. Incredible history and visible throughout most of the city...  more »
  • Fabulous place to visit and such history. Get there early to beat the crowds. We visited in May the temperature was a comfortable 26c 
    Fabulous place to visit and such history. Get there early to beat the crowds. We visited in May the temperature was a comfortable 26c  more »
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  • Here are only a few of the richest gifts ancient Greece has given to the world that still impact us today. • It was home to the first recognized historian. • It is the birthplace of world-famous mathematicians. • It is the foundation of Western philosophic thought. • Its founders designed the initial concept of democracy. • It was the first place to bring trial by jury into the courtroom. • It educated and entertained us with mythology. • It brought us the origins of theater. • It created the Olympic games. • It introduced beautiful architecture. • It shared with the world an incredible collection of sculptures and pottery. • It brought us the explanation of true tranquility. • It gave us the most comprehensive, meaningful word for “happiness.” • It gave us greek language as the basis for the technical terms of all sciences.
  • You can see the town when you reach to the very top, it was beautiful... annoying when people constantly take pictures when you’re trying to get to a safe spot to take in the view, but it’s expected since this is one of the main attractions in Athens.
  • Quite breathtaking. I recommend you go early in the morning or in the evening as in July/August it can get very hot and make the visit a bit difficult. Other than that, beautiful and interesting!
  • One of the best places to see in the world. Not much to say due to just how fantastic the architecture is, especially for its time. Being the birth place of democracy already adds a great bonus for history but it just feels like the best place to go to in a short trip to Greece due to its beauty and links to the ancient times.
  • Acropolis, as you know, it's one of the most important temples and monuments in the human history, you definitely need to see it and to learn the beautiful history of that monument. I just wanna say that its not quite good if you go on summer because it's really really HOT!

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