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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. Plan to visit Acropolis of Athens during your Athens vacation using our convenient Athens vacation builder.
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  • You can see the Greek ruins and get an idea of how was in the past. The ascent is tiring (at least for me). From the top you can see Athens in its magnitude. * It is recommended to purchase the ticket from 30 euros to see the historical places
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  • Go early in the morning to find few people so you can make very nice photos we were in winter in February theres much wind dress warmly take ticket from 30 € including visits to other archaeological sites
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  • This was the second time we visited this place, Acropolis and Parthenon, first time was 30 years ago. We came with hop on and hop off bus tour. Some of the Structure was under restoration. It colud be...  more »
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  • Beautiful jewel of history, hope you get a tour guide with the same level of passion that we did. Truly amazing history spilling out of every crack and crevice.
  • Breathtaking is the only word I can think of for this historical place. The walk up and the entrance to the Acropolis is just as great. There's an overwhelming feeling of amazement whilst being in a spot that is over 2000 years old and still going strong. It's an experience that can't be rivalled in a similar setting. The Parthenon is the largest of the ancient building. It was a pity that entrance to the place was closed up. Although on the bright side the restoration project is close to completion so I would expect future visitations to include a tour of the interior. The best way to appreciate the Acropolis is to first visit the Acropolis Museum and take a tour of the exhibits but more importantly make sure to watch the short documentary that is regularly run on the top floor of the building. Many of the artefacts are in the museum and gives a good idea of what the Acropolis meant and it's importance to the ancient Greeks. All in all I was mighty pleased with my visit and I definitely plan to make another visit once the restoration project is completed.
  • Amazing history. I can't get over the engineering they had back then to move such awesome pieces. What craftsmanship in the work. Great view of Athens from the top too. Get the ticket for all 3 spots in town. Well worth the deal.
  • Must see when in Athens. If you like history and architecture, this is a must. So historical and beautiful. The line is long to buy tickets. You may save some time and purchase tickets online prior to arrival.
  • The Acropolis is truly a spectacular and memorable place. It can be a long wait to get in during cruise and tourist season but I would say it is worth it. The wonder of seeing such an old structure is awe-inspiring.