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  • TheBuffys
    London, UK126 contributions
    Great thing to see but more detail and interesting facts would be good. Great to see at night from any roof top bar!!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • chrisfulcer
    Franksville, WI94 contributions
    Very nice museum with easy to understand descriptions. Good job! Loved the underground excavation - very interesting!
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • GLBTRTR
    Charlotte, NC111 contributions
    This is a must see/do when visiting Athens. So many benefits of visiting:
    - Line to get in moved quickly
    - Many people but traffic throughout flowed well
    - Being PRESENT in a living portion of the PAST is an investment in your FUTURE!!!
    - Pro Tips: Use the restroom first. Take a bottle of water with you.
    - The tours are self-guided.
    - There are docents available for a fee that will provide MORE info in multiple languages.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    A well laid out museum in the north of the city, loads of things to look at and try to understand. There is a very nice safe in a garden int he building. Lots of the items you will of seen at other places in the city but still worth the time.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • CuriousTravelerRadio
    Lancaster, PA1,428 contributions
    We greatly prefer the Plaka area for shopping over Monasteraki. It is more scenic, ess crazy, and has a bit nicer goods. it also has some great restaurants with incredible views of the Acropolis. Start at the top and slowly wind your way down hill into Monasteraki and other sites.

    TIP: Have the taxi drop you somewhere near the Hotel Phaedra and start walking!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • CuriousTravelerRadio
    Lancaster, PA1,428 contributions
    We love walking up Lycabettos every time we are in town. You can take the steep steps all the way to the Greek flag and St George's. You can also take other steps or a short taxi ride to St Isadore and see an incredible church built into the rock. This allows you to then walk 1 minute to a great cafe - Prasini Tenta, for great views of the city. A breath of fresh air either way!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    Easy to find as most things are in Athens. Lovely ancient Olympian venue, the entrance fee of 10 euros each you get a handheld guide. You can walk all the way around, just be aware the entrance is also the exit. Near the ticket office are the washrooms you need to have 1 euro in change ready as it does not give change.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    As you look down from the viewing point you get to realise how magnificent it was in its heyday. The way it was set so the full audience could see and hear, there was a gentle breeze blowing up the hill which must have been like air conditioning. The view from there was worth the heat and slog up the hill.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,544 contributions
    I visited here at the end of August 2022. At first this appears a confusing enough jumble of ruins. However, I got a much better perspective and understanding after visiting the museum in the Stoa of Attalos. The most complete building here is the Temple of Hephaestus and from here you get a very good view across the full site.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,544 contributions
    I visited here at the end of August 2022. I decided to take a walk up Philopappos hill to enjoy some evening views. The walk up was straightforward and there are some wonderful views at the top. It was 7pm when I arrived at the main monument and there were plenty of other people about.

    I stayed up here for over an hour and my favourite view was on nearby Phyx hill as by the time I got there the sun was starting to set and there were fabulous views across to the Acropolis.

    I came down out of the hills on the Thissio side which is full off restaurants and cafes with views of the Acropolis.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    A short walk up hill and you arrive at the temple, the view is lovely as is the breeze as it was a tad warm. The temple has loads of carving if you look at the higher parts of the walls. People were working on the ground so we were not allowed in, which was a pity. As i would of liked to walk through.
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK3,921 contributions
    Narrow winding passages with worn steps from all of the feet that have travelled that way. Quaint little houses perched on the sides of the mountain. Old Greece as you always like to see.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,544 contributions
    I visited here at the end of August 2022. It was only a 20 minute walk from my hotel in Plaka. This is a wonderful varied museum which includes ceramics, art, jewellery and costumes from different periods. The displays are mainly in chronological order and easy to follow. The museum is air conditioned and wasn’t busy when I was there so it was a very nice couple of hours away from the heat and the crowds.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • MNRLVEU
    Columbus, OH267 contributions
    Very busy area with plenty of options for eating and drinking. The square has several areas for shopping as well as a large metro station. It’s a great spot for passing some time with a drink or a meal.
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • NCTravelFam
    ForsythCounty, NC49 contributions
    We really enjoyed this museum in Athens, smaller and more focused than the well regarded National Museum. The antiquities on display were accompanied by informative explanations. As suggested, we began on the top floor and worked our way down. The museum was an easy walk from the Plaka.
    Written September 24, 2022
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