Parthenon

Parthenon, Athens: Hours, Address, Parthenon Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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How to get there
  • Akropoli • 1 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 7 min walk
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4.5
16,774 reviews
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michael c
Ahus, Sweden1,018 contributions
a must when in Athens
Jun 2021
having been a few times, it is always impressive and leaves you with a very good feeling. still under restauration however.
Written June 22, 2021
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DEZatlarge
China6 contributions
Amazing place run by idiots.
Jun 2021
This would have been 5 stars based on the pure beauty and history of the place. It shocks me that anyone could not come away with some appreciation of what remains there and what it represents. Even being able to see the site from other parts of the city is an inspiring experience.

On this day, though, we arranged our visit to be able to see the museum and acropolis on our last afternoon in the city, only to be told when we entered at 4:00 pm that they were closing at 5:00 pm due to a special event, but that we would have enough time (and of course there was no mention of closing early when we purchased the tickets or any other communication of this prior to our visit).

A strike or some other unforeseen occurrence would be understandable but this was just negligence and lack of concern about the people traveling there to see their amazing heritage. To make matters worse, we had only been at the top for a few minutes before the staff began harassing and herding us towards the exits. Many of us took pleasure in moving as slowly as possible and stopping to take many more pictures than we might otherwise have done. It could have greatly detracted from the experience but we simply refused to allow their disregard and incompetence to ruin our first trip to the site. The museum and the acropolis are must see attractions for anyone with an appreciation for history and the spirit of what man can accomplish.
Written June 18, 2021
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Andrea
179 contributions
Exceeded expectations
Jul 2020
I'd recommend to take a guided tour, otherwise you'll not be able to realize how great this place is. Other thing is to keep in mind that this trip might be very exhausting because it so hot there. Choose non-summer periods or early morning or evening for visiting. Otherwise you'll not be able to enjoy this historical and unforgettable place.
Written June 15, 2021
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Lezlie G
6 contributions
Fun Adventure
Jun 2021
We hired a guide at the entrance so we had a clear understanding of what we were looking at. A lot of ground covered in a short time. Very enjoyable .
Written June 11, 2021
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Evripidou M
118 contributions
parthenon
May 2021
very impressive ancient temple on the top hill of Athens. Great views around, a very nice place to visit
Written June 8, 2021
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AnaLorenza
Philadelphia, PA35 contributions
Better than the pictures!
May 2021
It is as beautiful as all the pictures! It really reminds us of the glory of the Greek civilization and all their accomplishments.
Written June 5, 2021
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sandyrQ1951DQ
Scottsdale, AZ14 contributions
Amazing history
Jun 2021
The site was very interesting but I don’t think the guides provided more information than just reading up on it before you visit.
Written June 3, 2021
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Richard K
Memphis, TN855 contributions
Very nice
Apr 2021 • Family
Very nice place to visit. The fee is reasonable. You can get your ticket online. It’s a good climb, and many of the steps are slippery. I wouldn’t go in the rain. It’s a great taste of history. It’s set up well for social distance. They are doing renovations now, so you will have a crane in most of the pictures. Go early in the day to beat the heat and the crowd.
Written May 28, 2021
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Alexei K
Sofia, Bulgaria4 contributions
Suber!!!
Nov 2020
Its the place that you MUST visit. Is at the heart of Athens. The history of ancient Greece is there. The view is amazing. The place is awesome.
Written May 26, 2021
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JennatheJourneyer
Fleetwood, UK20 contributions
Speechless
May 2021
Images and google do nothing compared to how you are feeling once you make it to the Parthenon in the Acropolis. Get ready to see this amazing structure that you can only imagine what it has seen in its lifetime. Learning the history of Athens and about the gods were truly brought to live after visiting the Parthenon.
Written May 23, 2021
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