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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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  • History..just history. You can't help feeling mesmerized. I wonder how living in this place on that era would be. Great view!  more »
  • Last Saturday I visit this beautiful place paradise on earth. The people came from all around the world.  more »
  • Setting out at sunrise along Athinas past Monastiraki and taken with the ever approaching vista on high, we arrived before the 8am opening. A gorgeous sunny morning in low season made it a perfect.....  more »
  • Great day out exploring what is left from the ancient world. Make sure you dress in comfortable and cool clothing as there is lots of walking involved, steps, steep areas and some parts that are poorly maintained so definitely wear trainers.
  • Described as the heart of Athens, the acropolis is a perfect ancient city and temple, and has a beautiful view. This hill has a natural and historical texture. There are small and traditional cafes around to eat or drink. It is one of the most important places to visit in Athens.
  • I'm not going to write a bad review for the Acropolis!!! I'm proud of this amazing building that's there for centuries!!! Always feel amazing when I'm visiting Acropolis!!!In my opinion the ticket is cheap should be more for the tourists!!! I was visiting a Tower in York of England and the ticket was 30 pounds and it was just a Tower nothing special!!! Acropolis has two Temples for 6 euros very cheap for this Historical place. Greek government has to do something about that!!!!!!
  • Amazing experience. We climbed up the hill and got to see spectacular views of the city. There were two amphitheatres that were very pretty before reaching the top. Once you reach the Parthenon it is absolutely breath taking. You literally cannot visit Athens without seeing it. An absolute must to go here.
  • Absolute phenomenal experience. Greece is a beautiful country with beautiful architecture and historical sites to see. The Acropolis, even though partially under revamp, was breathtaking to see in real life.

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