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Acropolis (Akropolis)

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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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A lovely piece of history

After an epic trek up the hill, the view is stunning. It is a shame that so much is under restoration, but the temples are still amazing and the view across Athens is awesome. Go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

After an epic trek up the hill, the view is stunning. It is a shame that so much is under restoration, but the temples are still amazing and the view across Athens is awesome. Go early to avoid school trips- we arrived at 8.30 and it was nice and quiet

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The highlight of the tour was our visit to the Acropolis which is one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world. Sights included the Propylaea, Temple of Apteros Niki, Erectheum and Architectural Triumph of the Parthenon. This is done on foot so be prepared to do some waalking. Plan about two hours. There are some 75... More 

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Great visit, not to be missed if you are in Athens. The walk to the top would be difficult if you are in any way disabled.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The importance that Eiffel Tower holds for Paris, the same importance is held by the Acropolis, once you are in Athens. Acropolis is very well connected by difference type of transport options. We had taken a city hop-on/off tour from Syntagama square and Acropolis was the third stop en-route. Huge area enclave and ensure to have good shoes on, as... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Acropolis may seem like a very touristy destination but it's definitely a must see in Athens! It may seem very crowded while getting up to the top but there is a lot to see up there. The views are absolutely gorgeous, you can see all of Athens and the Mediterranean! Make sure you wear rubber sole shoes when you... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was visible and very close to our hotel. Went on Sunday free admission. Went early to beat the crowds. Great views from the top to and across the city (really breathtaking). Lots of info around too to read up and spore. Good to pass an hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Acropolis is a MUST see when in Athens, no matter what anyone says. I have been twice and it is definitely worth it. The hike is a bit strenuous, so if you are not in decent physical shape, get ready to be very winded and tired up the steep slopes and stairs to the top (BRING WATER; they will... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Wear your walking shoes and try and get up to the Acropolis early in the morning. We visited in early March and it whilst relatively quiet when we arrived it soon started to build up. The shame is the cranes and other equipment surrounding the buildings at the present time, but I would believe these are going to be there... More 

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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Everyone who visits Athens has to go here and it is really worthwhile doing so. Would advise seeing from the other hills and some of the bars with roof terraces, subset a great time to do so and we loved the 360 bar for this.

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If one is in Greece, the Acropolis is, to most tourists, the first place to visit, as it represents, almost, the birth of civilisation as we know it today. It is for this reason that I have given it an 'excellent' review, but, in truth, and if one is looking for an explanation of history, the National Archaeological Museum gives... More 

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