Ancient Ruins in Athens

Ancient Ruins in Athens, Greece

Athens Ancient Ruins

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  • Joan S
    Carol Stream, IL3 contributions
    The tour guide completed her studies in Athens and so knowledgeable about the history and architecture of The Acropolis. She answered all questions and expanded on the topic of the question. She kept the group moving at an appropriate pace stopping to explain what we were looking at. I would highly recommend this tour when visiting Athens!
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Alan A
    London, UK467 contributions
    The Pantheon sits atop the Acropolis and is a fantastic site to visit. It is a hard climb on a hot day and on the day of our visit it was 30 degrees. However, it is so worth the climb, The history is incredible and the 360 degree views of the city of Athens are breathtaking. We visited on a Tuesday morning and as we went to pay our 20 euro entrance fee, were told that it was free and we were handed two free tickets. Don't know if this a regular Tuesday thing, but may be worth asking. We arrived there at around 10.00 and it was VERY busy.
    Written May 23, 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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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA2,443 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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  • 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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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
    Big area of ruins well maintained, and with many informative signs around. From the outside you can see pretty much the entire area but if you have time, it is worth it to go inside. Use your imagination and go back in time to when it was bustling!
    Written September 11, 2020
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    This was good to see... especially en route to the Acropolis... and as part of the multi attraction pass.
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,734 contributions
    Not one of the major tourist attractions in Athens, you have to read the signs in this park/excavation to learn what was here in the ancient past. Just a few bits left. But this was one of the centers of activity in the old city.
    Written January 4, 2022
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  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,508 contributions
    Very interesting site with a specific purpose apparently marriage and culture were very important, kind of like a finishing school.
    Written July 6, 2016
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,672 contributions
    It is a quite simple monument and, even if located in a very trafficked area, it's easy to overlook it. However, it is an amazing piece of history, staying in the same spot for 2.5 millennia!
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • SoCalOregonian
    Murrieta, CA9,812 contributions
    These ruins sit alongside a busy thoroughfare in Athens, under a canopy and were discovered when a Metro airshaft was being sunk. The ventilation shaft was moved elsewhere. These baths date from the late 3rd or early 4th century AD and were expanded in the 5th century. If you are in the area of the National Gardens well worth stopping and looking down upon history.
    Written January 1, 2020
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  • permia
    Ireland37,627 contributions
    What’s evident nowadays is imposing and gives a picture of the magnitude of the holy devotion to the revered and feared God.

    An impressively large altar that was dedicated to most powerful God was one of the first structures excavated in the Agora during the early 1930s.

    Originally constructed in the 4th century BCE, it was placed it is thought on the Pnyx. As Zeus was the Protector of all matters political, this makes sense.

    It was relocated to the Agora during the reign of Augustus. This is an interesting occurrence as the Emperor was then intent in reducing the power of the Athenian institutions.
    Written November 15, 2020
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