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Acropolis of Athens, Athens

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Attempting to regenerate a historic monuments. Athens is going to one of the historical sites to see but the entrance fee is 20 euro ain't cheap. Don't expect more than what you see in the pictures.
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  • A must see site. quite a climb up hill but surely worth it. you can get a 30 euro card which includes 5 different sites. 
  • The objective of any tourist place entrance is about 30-minute ticket 20 € but you might want to throw in 10 € and at this price is entrance to a few more sites for example. Agora.Na up all the time the archaeological work is ongoing, and restoring the thousands of tourists the heat from the sky but the place has its magic!!!!!
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  • Really awesome history. A couple of tips: Bring sneakers not open shoes; it is very slippery. Download the Rick Steve's Acropolis podcast; it provides a great walk through. Get your water before getting here; there is no place to buy it inside. Some recommend doing the museum first but it made more sense to do the museum after seeing the structure.
  • Great Athens view. The entrance ticket price which is 20 Euro could be lower. The place is too hot in summer time, you will need a lot of effort to climb the hill. Get water and cold beverage before you are on the way from the city. At the entrance they sell artifical frozen lemonade for 4.5 Euro. You can find cold water from vending machines after you enter to the open air museum.
  • Such a great place to see the city from! Great views all around, both of the Acropolis itself and the city surrounding it. The temples are unbelievable and the amount of tourists actually isn't that overwhelming! Would suggest visiting the Acropolis museum before the actual Acropolis so you have a better context.
  • Standing on top of the hill, overlooking the city of Athens, knowing that you are standing on a place that could be considered one of the cradles of Western civilization, is an experience that gives you chills. If you visit the city of Athens, you just have to go here. It's a bit of a trek up the hill but it is well worth it.
  • Amazing but I am biased. Great view of the city and a site of great historical significance. Best to God earlier in the day it can get pretty crowded and hot.
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