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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 visit to Athens would not be complete without a is it. However my expectations were not met. I expected more grandeur for some reason

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A visit to Athens would not be complete without a is it. However my expectations were not met. I expected more grandeur for some reason

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MENTONE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The walk into the attraction was up hill, to enjoy the sight the most there are many steps but there are hand rails to make it safe. The view is incredible as well as the structures amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved it. I'm in love with classical Rome and Greece so I had to visit the Acropolis sooner or later. The Erechtheum with the Kariatides, even if one of them is a copy (yep, courtesy of the English, the original one is in London, as most of the relics), the magnificent Pantheon that is being restored, and the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There aren't many sites as famous as the Acropolis, and even though you can catch a glimpse of it from many places in Athens, it is more than worth the climb to the top of the rock to check everything out up close. My husband and I were in awe! It is just truly amazing, and a must see when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Acropolis has a number of buildings, all of which are fairly well sign posted. The Parthenon is the largest building and they are doing an outstanding job of reconstructing it. They have made great progress since I last visited two years ago. The admission price is 12 euro, but this includes admission to the Ancient Agora, Kerameikos Cemetery and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A bit pricey to get in, but the views are amazing from the hill. There's a small kiosk just outside selling food but it's very expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You need to be fit. There is loads of climbing. Wear sensible shoes, we saw some women in high heels haha so much history and so beautiful.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

To get to the top of the Acropolis you will need to climb stairs and go up ramps. everything is marble so be careful, if you move to fast you will slip. Once on top, the marble continues and it is not flat, so be careful, you can twist an ankle. There is an elevator for handicap people, but to... More 

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Vancouver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I can't review it as my daughter wasn't allowed to pass through the entrance as the staff there deemed she was dressed inappropriately for the site. She was wearing a long black dress with sleeves. We didn't notice in the hotel that in the light you could see an outline of her underwear. They were very rude and called her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is truly an ancient historical site. Greece has tried very hard to make their ancient sites easily accessible. Like most of the ancient sites we visited while in Greece, it requires walking on irregular surfaces as you might expect. And of course this is on top of a hill, so there is quite a bit of climbing involved. The... More 

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