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Acropolis (Akropolis)

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
30 210 9238175
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Ranked #8 of 199 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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Cheltenham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have visited this site on a number of occassions over the past 40 years, although little has changed, renovations continue to improve this awesome site. It still brings back the great history of the greeks over time.Strongly advise to get to the site early, 8.30 to 9 am best before heat or crowds arrive. Do a bit of research... More

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Thasos, Greece
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

When we visited Athens 2 months ago we decided to visit the Acropolis the one and only Greek landmark which stands up there for thousands of years..But it was quite a surprise to us that we had to pay 12 euros per person!! Consider that it was Sunday 1 June and as it is usual in all European capitals the... More

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Arequipa Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The site is amazing, what I liked even more was the little neighbourhood at the base of the acropolis, with the narrow walkways, charming little houses painted and decorated in storybook fashion. Only by getting semi-lost did I find this spot.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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359 reviews 359 reviews
193 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A lot of walking in the heat but it was completely worth it! Another place where pictures just don't do it justice - it has to be seen! So much to see here, so much history, you can't help but stare in awe. The views are fantastic - a MUST see! Make sure you carry water in the summer; it... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is quite an uphill trek over uneven steps and rocks, but well worth it when you get to the top. There is still renovation work being done which spoils the view a little, but you can still get a really good appreciation of the place and can get some good photos. The view over Athens is amazing too. It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Take plenty of water. We walked from the lower acropolis to the top, and it felt like a hike! there is no water until you reach the top, and i almost fainted from the sun at midday. we should have gone in the morning, since they open at 8am or gone in the afternoon at 6pm. Take a hat and... More

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Cordoba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was a hot summer day in June 2014 that we made our way up to the Acropolis.The ascent proved to be somewhat difficult as the tracks up were rather steep and slippery at certain stretches. This was made worse by the throng of tourists. At the bend before reaching the top, we stopped and gave way to large crowds... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

this is a worth it experience. the columns are so huge that you have to wonder how did they build it. steep steps, so be fit and carry a lot of water. do not take the guides if you are going in a very small group. brush up on the location before going. if you are in a big group,... More

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

a lot of steep walking (its a mountain top after all) but worth it. try to hit early before the day heats up and the cruise tour buses arrive. carry a good supply of water, there is nothing in the park. its best done with a detailed tour guide (we used Rick Steve's audio tours) or in a guided group... More

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The photos don't do it justice. Such an impressive sight. Signage wasn't the best in terms of information regarding tickets and access (make sure you take cash) but once you get into the Acropolis site its easy to follow the route to tour the ruins. I'd recommend taking an audioguide on your phone (we used Rick Steve's free app) as... More

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