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  • Lydia K
    2 contributions
    Great views of the entire city plus amazing architecture. Must do in Athens!! Closed at 5pm so time your day right.
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • KevinLA310
    Los Angeles, CA335 contributions
    We've all seen it in books/TV as a kid studying history. I just feel that anyone who goes to Europe (if you're not from there) should visit it once. It won't take all day, but it's a part of world history.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • KevinLA310
    Los Angeles, CA335 contributions
    Beautiful, but bring a sun hat as everything is outdoors in the blaring sunshine and you need sunscreen and shades.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Diana
    Germany47 contributions
    The experience once we were up the mountain was great. We stumbled upon the sunset by accident and it was lovely to see it from Mount Lycabettus. If you haven't climbed another hill that day (like we did Acropolis), go there by foot from the Evagelismos metro station. It's a steep hill and in the end there are a LOT LOT LOT of stairs. It may show like 500 meters or so on maps, and trust me, all of that is HILL. We should've taken a bus that day because by the time we got to the cable car, we already felt like we climbed the mountain. paying 10€ for the round trip of up and down seemed unnecessary. 7.5€ for one way which is a ridiculous price difference. I don't mind the unspectacular ride up. The cable car was in an okay condition.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Peter H
    London, UK880 contributions
    Another must see, when in Athens. It is part of Greek history and worth the visit. There is a audio guide in many different languages that is included in your ticket, but it must be returned after 40mins. P.s. There is a nice museum at the end, which is a cherry on the top.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • CPaM68
    Texas615 contributions
    The Odeon, also called Herodeion or Herodion, is an impressive Roman theater located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. The structure was built in AD 161 by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife but was destroyed and left in ruins in 267 AD. Renovated in 1950 with a capacity of 5,000, it is now used as a musical venue by many contemporary acts and is the main venue of the Athens Festival. You can see the front exterior from Acropolis Park but, if you're going to the Acropolis, you can get a really good view of the entire theater while climbing / walking up to the Acropolis. (PaM)
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Harry R
    Ramat Hasharon, Israel372 contributions
    Between Monasteriki and the Acropolis one can wonder among the ruins of ancient Athens and fantasize about a way of life long past.
    A soothing experience after the bustle of modern city life.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Liisa K
    13 contributions
    It was nice and the paths mostly shadowed by the trees, good for even hot days. Requires good shoes as the terrain is uneven. Would recommend for a walk to relax a bit, there weren't a lot of people before noon. The area of the little church near the prison of Socrates had some friendly cats. They were a little shy but you can get close and even pet them if you are quiet and careful.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA2,451 contributions
    We were impressed by the structural integrity of this ancient site, so well preserved after all these years. This and the Acropolis were the best sites if you’re on a short timetable, though there’s so much more to see in Athens. The carved relief along the top is well done and preserved. Liked the fragments just laying around waiting to be put together in the future.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Maarten K
    2 contributions
    We went to this restaurant a second time for two reasons. First of all the atmosphere, service, food and drinks are great. Second, we had a table near to a fire place which made it feel nice and cozy. For all these reasons and more, highly recommended.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Demothesis
    Portsmouth, UK234 contributions
    Monastiraki really is tourist central and understandably so, as it is located within walking distance of almost all of the main Athen attractions. Actually a fairly attractive district, it does however suffer from ‘tourist’ prices which means you are going to pay high prices for food & drink. If you walk north just a few blocks, prices will decrease 1/3 for almost everything. Walk half a mile and then will decrease another 1/3.

    Plenty (if not an over abundance) of tourist shops all selling the same tacky items.
    Written March 22, 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    So good to be here... wonderful structures... and the work that has been done to restore and prepare them the way that they have. Wonderful work, wonderful to see.
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • Vikki G
    Peterborough, Canada151 contributions
    This only cost us 8 Euros for both us of us.
    It was really nice to walk around the grounds and see everything. We went mid morning and maybe saw 10 other people during our time in the grounds.

    We did see 3 tortuous throughout the grounds as well.
    Written February 28, 2022
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  • Thomas G
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands828 contributions
    The Theater of Dionysus is the oldest theater in the world and realizing that makes it a wonderful place. It is included in the ticket of the Acropolis and it will not take you a lot of time but it is really nice to see.
    Written January 10, 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    What a treat it was to spend time up here... loved wandering from one wonderful structure to the next. This one was a beauty.
    Written March 5, 2022
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