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This ancient citadel, built in the fifth century B.C., towers over the city and is home to some of the most impressive ancient ruins, buildings, and artifacts. The most famous temple, the Parthenon, was dedicated to the goddess Athena and is considered the peak of Greek art. You can avoid long lines by joining a walking tour of the site. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen, as the walk up the hill can be steep and exposed to the sun. For the best experience, visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the heat and for fewer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • JimParkway
    Toronto, Canada2,105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to Get There
    From the Arch of Hadrian, it is only 5-10 min. walk to the gate. Pay 10 euro to get inside and just hike less than 20 min to get to the top. It is a lot easier than one thought. We did the whole tour in less than 3 hours, took it very slow and easy.
    Visited November 2022
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Itbarbie
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
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    Definitely worth a visit
    Impressive place to visit, but beware of what time you go as around 11.30 until late afternoon you will find it. Packed with sightseers The structures are truly breathtaking. However, it was somewhat sad because there was scaffolding on most of them. Beware when going to the café within the grounds as a single, KitKat is €4.50 ! Definitely worth a visit
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do in Athens
    The one must do site in Athens. The Parthenon on the summit is the crown jewel although there are various other ruins on the top and the Southern slopes. We entered from the southern slopes (near the metro/museum) so that we finished with the aparthenon. Spent a couple of hours in total.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
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    Just do it…
    Visiting Acropolis is a must do while in Athens, it’s not just a top attraction in Greece but the world. If the history of this place and the degree of skill to build these monuments/building thousands of years ago leaves you in disbelief. I highlight of my trip to Europe. It gets busy with day tours etc so go early or late afternoon there will be fewer people
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Jeff T
    Stacy, Minnesota156 contributions
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    A impressive prominence in the city.
    The acropolis is impressive from below. We saw it at night from a nearby hill. We climbed it the next day and it gives nice views of the city. I suppose you have to see the Parthenon, but I found the hill most impressive.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Jane S
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
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    It’s a need to see in Athens.
    A visit to the Acropolis and the surrounding area is a must when visiting Athens. We took a private guide for 30 euros, the bigger the party the cheaper the tour becomes, tickets without a guide can be purchased for 10 euros. The guide helps you fast track the queues and we found them to be extremely knowledgeable and explained the history of the Acropolis and the Pantheon. Great views of the city from the top, plenty of photo opportunities!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 15, 2023
  • _J_o_y_K_911_
    London, United Kingdom178 contributions
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    Ancient history
    Lots to see here, not only the temple of Athena, but also slopes, ancient theatre and beautiful views. You can get in for free on 6 Mar, 18 apr and 18 may. Better avoid in summer and go visit out is season. Less tourist and not too hot.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 17, 2023
  • Belfasttravelguy
    Belfast, United Kingdom1,756 contributions
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    The most important thing to visit in Athens.
    The Acropolis certainly lived up to my expectations and wasn’t a disappointment. As it was low season I only had to pay €10 entry fee. Despite there being quite a few tourists about there is plenty of space so it doesn’t feel too crowded. The views are great too from the top.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 20, 2023
  • david s
    534 contributions
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    In the footsteps of western civilization..
    The Acroplis site is in no doubt one of the mostimportant and beautiful sites of the ancient world, centered at that time in Athens. The buildings, natcbly the Parthenon, but Athina's shrine as well are magnificent, and after 2500 years still carry proudly their former glory. Kodu's to the Greek authorities that are carrying the endless task of reconstruction for decades. An unbelievable work with fantastic results.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 23, 2023
  • HonestTel
    Leicester, United Kingdom218 contributions
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    You have to see this in Athens
    We bought the multi ticket where we got 6 attractions for 30 euros compared to a single Acropolis ticket for 10 Euros. We do love history and walking so it was ideal for us but it depends on what you want, like and budget. The walk was not as bad as we thought given that it is at the top of a hill. The views are brilliant as you can see all across Athens. The history at the top is awesome and you can imagine how it would have looked and been used thousands of years ago. The grounds and the surrounding sites.lower down the hill are also included so it's not just a trip to the one area. We spent hours exploring.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2023
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May R
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Feb 2020 • Family
the Acropolis and acropolis museum are walking distance from plaka, sitting high up on a mountain in the middle of the city, this beautiful monument is a must see if you’re ever in Athens, even for a day. When traveling in February and March there is no need to book online skip the line tickets as it’s not so busy especially if you went early morning. The attraction opens up at 8:30 in the morning. And if you need a guide you can hire a lovely lady on spot at the attraction site. (Although she did ask for the hefty sum of 100 euros). We ended up getting the 30 euro tickets that included entry to multiple touristic attractions within the city, with the exception of the Athens museum and the Olympic stadium. I would highly recommend purchasing it if you’re doing the one day Athens tour.
At the top, the view of Athens is breath taking and you can even catch a glimpse of the temple of Zeus below.
I would highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes that have good grip on the ground as the steps are incredibly slippery since they are made out of marble. If with kids, pay extra attention as no fence around the edge.
There are security guards everywhere though.
Written March 3, 2020
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Shush
Kingswinford, UK163 contributions
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Feb 2020
Our hotel was very handy for this visit so we just had an uphill stroll to the entrance. We purchased a combined ticket for 7 sites which cost 30 euros each - a great saving on summer prices but check if they are reduced for the winter season as a couple of the places do not need close inspection. We were approached by tour guide who wanted 100 euros for an hours talk a thought she did come down in price - feasible for a group but not just two of us. Wear non slip shoes and there are quite deep steps to the entrance although I think there is a lift. Stunning views and the Pantheon still gives a sense of awe. On reflection we wished we had visited the museum first as they show two interesting films which give background information. Information boards around the site and interesting to see the restoration. Luckily weather was perfect but imagine it is unbearably hot in summer.
Written February 16, 2020
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sudhamrs
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
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Feb 2020
Going to Acropolis in the winter was a blessing. The weather was not cold at all, just a sweater and it was perfect. We went early in the morning just before the Acropolis opened so there were no crowds. Our Tour Manager mentioned that in summer there are line up to even get in and taking pics then becomes difficult for tourists.

Also with the crowds there are lots of pickpockets in summer so we had real relief.

Even though we were told that the climb is tough and difficult which really deterred me, I decided to go with the mindset that if I could not cope with the climb, I would get back and sit in the vehicle.

Everyone who is in Athens should definitely visit the Acropolis. It may seem just like pillars if you go without a guide and do not get the background of the place but the history is very interesting and the views are what you will not get from anywhere else in the city.

Enjoy your trip with this, walk slowly and make some stops along the way and for sure you will be fine and will be able to go up the hill.
Written February 11, 2020
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davidoloughlin88
Urbandale, IA20 contributions
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Jan 2020
We visited in January 2020 and entered the site at opening. We were able to get in and visit the site with fewer than 20 people for the first hour. Nothing beats the sun rising over the city as seen from the Acropolis. I would recommend visiting the museum for a full understanding of the importance and history prior to visiting the Acropolis.
Written February 19, 2020
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Johan176
Birmingham, UK82 contributions
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Mar 2020
Visiting the Acropolis to see the Parthenon was the main reason we wanted to travel to Athens, it did not disappoint the views were amazing.
We booked a 1.5 hour group tour with Get Your Guide which was a huge disappointment, the information delivered by our guide was muddled and rushed. It would have been better to read from our guidebook as we saw the sights on the way to the top.
We visited Athens in March, the weather was great but more importantly the volume of people was much more manageable to see the sights without huge crowds.
The Acropolis was one of the highlights of our holiday to Athens but maybe think about exploring yourself or with a private guide.
Written May 1, 2020
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aclayr
Arizona303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We arrived shortly before opening to purchase tickets & were not surprised to see a line already formed. We utilized one of the side entrances though, so with only about 10 parties ahead of us, the line moved rather quickly. Once we entered & made our way around to the main entrance, we were met by hordes of people pushing their way up the steps. With our Rick Steves guide book in tow, we decided to take on the monument without a tour guide. (& I’m glad we went this route as being in a tour group just looked like a hassle.) We found it fairly easy to navigate around, & while there were informative plaques throughout, we opted for the descriptions in our book instead. The massive crane inside the main structure was an unfortunate eyesore, but I believe they are currently working on a preservation/restoration project. The views of the city were spectacular though. The ground was very uneven throughout & even slippery in some places, so be sure to wear appropriate shoes. I’d also recommend bringing water & patience as it warms up early in the morning & the number of clueless tourists is absurd.
Written January 2, 2020
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Rosh145
London, UK901 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Friends
Entrance is open from 8am. I highly recommend getting there then as it is a lot cooler and a lot less busier. Wear comfortable (ideally sports shoes) footwear as the ground is very rocky and take water. The exhibition takes about 90-120 mins to complete.

Buy the package ticket for €30 as this allows you to see 6 other sites across the city. If this is the only site you want to see then the cost is only €20.
Written August 29, 2020
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caysera
Bournemouth, UK91 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Family
We visited the Acropolis today. I was really apprehensive about the visit as we were going as a family with 2 young children who don't do well in the summer heat.
Read up a lot of reviews as wanted our experience to be the best it could be without a guide and decided an early morning visit would best suit us. We picked up the combi tickets of €30 per adult (the children went free as under 18 and British passports) the previous evening at Hadrian's library. No que which was brilliant.
Got to the Acropolis via the South eastern gate at 9am. Skipped the ticket ques(hurray!!). Walked through the entrance check barriers. Got up the hill and visited all the 8 structures within an hour and 10 minutes, with several little water breaks and several photos at each spot.
By the time We finished and got back down the sun was getting hotter and more people were flowing in.
The climb was easy and the break after each structure made it enjoyable for the children too.
Carry water, hats, sunblock and aim to get there early.
Written July 29, 2020
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Krishhere
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India1,408 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Couples
A few tips first. (1) Suggest you visit the Acropolis museum before visiting the Acropolis, to get a feel of the history of the ancient city. (2) Read up on the Acropolis online and download a map of the Acropolis on your mobile, before your visit. You don't need a tour guide. (3) if you are visiting Greece during summer like we did, keep in mind it is going to be very hot. Carry water and use sun cream. Proper walking shoes is a must since you have to climb stairs to reach the site. The climb is easy. No worries on that at all. (4) visit Acropolis in the evening, after 5.30 pm so that you can see the Parthenon lighted up. Also a good idea to escape the heat. (5) Buy a ticket online in advance, to beat the queue. Buy either a solo ticket or a combo ticket which covers Acropolis plus other historical sights of Athens

The visit to the Acropolis would take one and a half to two hours. Amazing to think how the Greek built a city on a hill, with such imposing structures with huge columns and beams, centuries ago
Written February 25, 2020
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Tessadeco
Tempe, AZ40 contributions
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Jun 2022 • Solo
So worth every dollar, no matter what age. Here are some tips from my experience.

1. Download the Rick Steves Free Audio Tour of the Acropolis on your phone before heading to the site. This was a perfectly paced walk through the site and so informative. Rick Steve’s tours are far and away the best. There is supposedly wifi at the site, but it doesn’t work so don’t rely on that to stream.
3. Allow at least 20 minutes of walking time to just get to the ticket booth.
2. Either wake up REALLLLLY early and be in line to buy tix/enter the park at 8am EXACTLY, or go for the last two hours that the site is open. End of day is probably best because the site starts getting super crowded by 9am-9:30am.
3. Be mindful of if there are performances at the Acropolis that night, in case the regular hours are changed and the park closes early. My brother went when he thought he had two hours to explore, but ended up only getting 20 minutes for this reason.
4. Make sure you have ID so that you can receive a discounted ticket, if you qualify.
5. West shoes with grip…it’s slippery up there!
6. I would even recommend going alone or exploring somewhat alone to really take in the incredible nature of this site. I was really glad about this part of my visit.

Enjoy!
Written June 18, 2022
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