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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
Phone Number: 30 210 9238175
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center...
The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.
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Many people get the Acropolis and the Parthenon muddled up. The Acropolis is the citadel on the large rocky outcrop (i.e. the whole thing) whereas the Parthenon is the largest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Many people get the Acropolis and the Parthenon muddled up. The Acropolis is the citadel on the large rocky outcrop (i.e. the whole thing) whereas the Parthenon is the largest temple on the Acropolis. This is probably the number one priority for most tourists visiting Athens. That said the views from various locations (Lykavitos, rooftop bars, etc.) often give a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We hired a guide and she took us through the Acropolis museum first so we had a good idea as to what we were seeing and the significance of the art and design. Impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We managed somehow to arrive on a FREE day - bonus. wandered up the hill with my almost 80 yr old father and enjoyed the sights at the top. Wonderful views over Athens. An incredible place to visit and marvel at the feat to build such a place all that time ago. Nice to get a frozen orange drink for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We traveled to Athens as part of our cruise, and the Acropolis was a must-see for us. Breathtaking. It was a hot day for us, but we were determined to walk up to the top of the Acropolis to see everything and the incredible view of Athens. Well worth the hike! I caution people with mobility issues to be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

very near the metro and a short walk through the town . this place is absoulutely amazing ,so much to see and take in ,i cant believe people are on here mentioning about cranes and scaffolding?really? i didnt really take much notice of them ,fantastic history and takes you back to ancient greece ,walking around imagining what this was like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was surprisingly moved by the experience of the Acropolis. I found it helpful to have read and listened to podcasts and important historical info ahead of time. I particularly liked Rick Steve's podcast on the Acropolis. I had planned on doing the tour with the podcast but all my technology failed me that day. Still, actually being there and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to this timeless site. My first had been on a perfect day in October, 2013. This being August, I had expected to find many more people and that was certainly the case. Luckily the worst of the heat-wave had occured only 2 weeks before my planned visit. Given the 2 experiences, I would strongly suggest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You could spend a whole day walking around the Acropolis as there is so much there to see and history to appreciate. The views across Athens are also stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must see in Athens but go early before the tour parties. Don't miss the smaller temples and the agora afterwards. The Acropolis museum is also a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a must when visiting Athens. The site is very big and it is recommended for every one and especially history buffs. A lot of photo opportunities. It includes many attractions such as the Parthenon, the Erechteion, the Theater of Dionysus, Agora etc.The very heart of the Greek Civilization combined in a wonderfully preserved site. It is preferably visited... More 

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