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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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  • Awesome place with a great view. It is located on top of a huge rock and has several ancient monuments.
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  • The walk up is tough, bring water and wear comfy shoes. Be careful a lot of the rocks are slippery. The ruins are amazing and you truly feel like you've traveled back in time. The view from the top is...  more »
  • I really enjoyed such facilities are impressive as the Egyptian pyramids. If you are in Athens, then this place is a must visit, although the entrance €20
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  • An amazing site to see, if your a student remember to bring your student card. They offer 50% discount for students. The site itself is amazing to see, if you are able to get there just as they open. You will be able to see the Greek military raise there flag there. The ruins are amazing, the views are breathtaking, I highly recommend you visit the sites early in the morning because it gets really busy fast.
  • A place in heart of Athens & Castle of old Greek's having a bundle of secrets in her heart from the page's of history still stands with her same grace that have been four thousands year's ago... I have a great trip here with special & great friends... that was a remembrance of my life and was a special day of my life...👈👉👋✌👌
  • Try to prepare in advance your visit of the Acropolis by a few readings. TIP for the user of the Google Translation *app* (not the website): you can use the Google Translation app to translate the explanatory panels, on the fly or from a photo (the panels are bilingual Greek- English). Then you get text recognition and an electronic version either of the original text, or of the translated version. Then you can copy it, and paste it in a new document in your Google Drive. Just create a director entitled 'Acropolis' to store the texts of all explanatory panels. So you back home, in the metro, you will have interesting readings...(it's going to change you from Facebook ;-)
  • This is a place you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. The history, architecture, and preservation of the sites is incredible. That's why the Acropolis gets five stars. Unfortunately there is a lot of room for upkeep. Most of the signs are faded and unrecognizable. Also when we went it was a pretty hot day. I recommend bringing your own water as they ran out of water to sell for the day by the time we got there.
  • So incredible - it’s very very worth going up to the top. Is looks great from afar but when you get to the top my jaw dropped. Couldn’t believe how big it was and the natural views are insane! Highly recommended esp for only 20 euros

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Where to stay in Athens

If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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