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  • GAR
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    I had the luxury of having an opening slot (8am) in the off season. The first hour there were just a handful of other visitors on the monument. To be able to explore such a world wonder without the crowds was an absolutely incredible experience that I shall never forget
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • GAR
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    Although the front is currently covered in scaffolding, this ancient and renowned temple is still a thing of beauty. Visitors are able to walk around all sides and admire the structure. There are also information boards about the history of it
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • GAR
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    This lovely neighbourhood is the nicest area in Athens. Some of the restaurants and shops are overpriced, so watch out for that
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • r t
    Bromsgrove, UK692 contributions
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    Really impressive views of the city from here.
    We got a taxi from the hotel which dropped us virtually at the top..saved the 7 euros for the railway.
    Nice little church on the top.
    Well worth the trip.
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • GAR
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    Reasonably priced entry which includes an engaging audio guide that is very easy to follow. Visitors can access the seating and climb up for views over the stadium. It doesn’t take long to visit, an hour or less, but it’s worth going. It was pretty quiet too, so nice to get away from the crowds
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • aaron
    Canterbury, UK3 contributions
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    Wow. What can I say. It’s incredible in every way. You can really see the history of the building as it’s still almost so perfect, It is totally worth the small walk from the acropolis to visit, we arrived and it was just us there and it really gave us time to look and be in awe of how incredible the building is!
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • elmooo
    yorkshire14 contributions
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    We went early in the morning and it was such a peaceful experience compared to the acropolis. You can get closer to the temple and other buildings and the on-site museum had an interesting collection of artefacts. We had purchased the combination ticket which is well worth the price if you are in Athens for a couple of days.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • GAR
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    Personally, I think this is the most interesting ancient sight I saw in Greece. The statues are replicas as the originals have been moved to the Acropolis Museum to prevent them eroding further
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • GAR
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    Given that this functions still as a theatre, I figured that visitors to the Acropolis would be able to walk around it. This sadly wasn’t the case. It was great to admire from above, but a shame that visitors couldn’t access it
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • GAR
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    This neighbourhood strongly resembles a Greek island. It's very peaceful, there were hardly any other visitors when I went. Feels like a quiet oasis in the middle of a chaotic city. There's many tiny streets to explore and get lost in. Remember to be quiet and respect the locals
    Written March 4, 2024
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  • r t
    Bromsgrove, UK692 contributions
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    The track up here was really good and although it seemed a long jaunt the views from the top were incredible.
    The signposts are none existant but it's fairly self explanatory
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • r t
    Bromsgrove, UK692 contributions
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    Looks pretty for photos etc.
    Definatly not a safe area, keep and valuables out of the way, we walked from omonia which was ten times worse
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,517 contributions
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    The temple of Athena Nike is the smallest temple at the Acropolis. It is perched, almost like a doll’s house, at the edge of a high cliff. As you climb the stairs of the Propylaea (the monumental gateway to the Acropolis), the temple is high up on your right.
    It’s so small that it only has four columns at the front and back and none at all on the sides.
    Patron and protector of Athens, Athena in her Nike mode, symbolised victory. With Athena on their side, Athens was guaranteed victory in battle. A small altar allowed worshippers to place offerings, perform rituals and perhaps catch a glimpse of the large sculpture of Athena Nike that stood inside the temple.
    The temple was built in 420BC, by Kallikrates, the same architect responsible for the Parthenon).
    A one metre high marble balustrade was added 10 years later to prevent people from falling (we wondered how many people actually fell before this was added?). Large sections of the balustrade are on display at the Acropolis Museum. A continuous frieze ran around it, with highly detailed scenes of Athena Nike, the gods, Greek battles and sacrificial bulls and weapons being brought before Athena.
    Later we saw many of these beautiful (but damaged) panels at the Acropolis Museum. The one that caught my eye was showed the goddess adjusting her sandal, or perhaps taking her sandals off to enter the sacred temple area.
    TICKET TIP: I’d highly recommend buying the combo ticket. At €30, it is excellent value. It lasts for 5 days and includes entry to 7 ancient sites. Entry to the Acropolis on its own is €20 so if it is your first time to Athens, it makes sense to buy this ticket (unless you’re here in winter when many sites are half price).
    Written November 28, 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,517 contributions
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    Aeropagus Hill is not so much a hill as a large, rocky outcrop, just outside the Acropolis exit. From the top, you have an incredible view. This is probably the number 1 spot in Athens to view the Acropolis.
    Climbing it, is one of the great, free things to do in Athens.
    People are swarming all over it but it is worth noting that it is extremely slippery in places. Stairs have been carved into the rock but the bare marble rock has been worn smooth over the years and it’s easy to lose your footing.
    Aeropagus Hill has a long and interesting history. In ancient times, it was the meeting place for the Senate-like Council of Elders. Later it was the site of the Council of Nobles and the Judicial Court which dealt mainly with homicides.
    In 480 BC, the hill was used as a campsite by the Persians, when they were undertaking their siege of the Acropolis and in Biblical times, St Paul the Apostle preached his “Sermon on an Unknown God” here (Acts 17). A large brass plaque at the roadside commemorates the sermon.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • elmooo
    yorkshire14 contributions
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    The tomb is easy to locate and worth planning into your day on the hour to watch the changing of the guard. Really interesting to watch and worth getting there a little early to get a good spot at the front.
    Written February 15, 2024
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