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Acropolis (Akropolis)

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
30 210 9238175
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Ranked #8 of 206 Attractions in Athens
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ancient Ruins
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

As this is a must see attraction, I would highly recommend that you arrive at 9:00 A.M. just as they open and hot foot it up the hill. Budget an hour and then head down before the thousands of tourists catch up with you. There is a bathroom at the top down a short flight of steps that is clean.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Between the temples and the view of the city, I'm not sure which I enjoyed more (and the people watching!). The Parthenon is still undergoing renovations, but despite the scaffolding, it's a wonder to see. I highly recommend watching documentaries about the Acropolis. It'll give you a lot of foresight before seeing the real thing, and will also make everything... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Worth the walk up the Acropolis on a hot summer day. Despite the crowds and the slippery granite underfoot, it was like stepping into history and entering another era!

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is the must see in Athens, breathtaking and amazing site.Try and go us early us you can to avoid the crowds but whatever time of day you go expect to queue. Our tour guide was fantastic, very informative, she really brought the stories to life with her enthusiasm. Once you get to the top it's just breathtaking from the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I read about it in history books, dreamt about it for most of my life. The fact that I spent a mere 3 days in Athens (not enough) and was able to turn and see this great landmark of our civilization every where I turned was the topping on my cake. It kept me pinching myself that I was truly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

it is always about the individual's experience, what happened to me in there is described as beyond spiritual, i felt vibes and ancient breeze. suddenly ancient culture made sense in our current one one thing was actually annoying, the ladies that await out there, r they head hunters or what? they were quite pushy and unprofessional , it took me... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was my one must see in Athens. Go early and avoid the crowds! I would have loved to see this back before it all fell apart ...

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Obviously this is the highlight of Athens. Go during off-peak times and you will have a better experience without the crowds.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is amazingly impressive and stays at your heart for a while. You have to go up at the stairs for a while seeing almost nothing - and suddenly out of nowhere you notice gigantic columns letting you into Acropolis. The sight is well-maintained and has picturesque ruins and breathtaking views of the city from the top of the hill.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This THE and must go to place in Greece as it is their national icon. It is full of history and the view of the surrounding is incredible. You can see the whole of the city from this iconic platform. We really loved the place. Currently the place is undergoing restoration works and mars your photo taking. The time we... More

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