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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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  • We visited the Acropolis as part of a tour. We had a guide who gave us information about the history and was surprised until more recent times it was more intact alas bombed in one of the many wars. I...  more »
  • The place are huge and many things to read and see,but they did not offer any booklet. Only the enter has a sigh to show you where you can go. A lot of stuff standing there doing nothing. I won't sugg...  more »
  • Visited several times: and it is always a wonderful experience. Also causes pain this Venetian bomb that blew up the Tinderbox that the Turks settled in the Parthenon. I think that you worth visiting in the afternoon, at least to my light seemed to me to be better.
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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.