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  • Ann B
    114 contributions
    I’ve been dreaming about coming here since I was 9 and it did not disappoint. I have to say that in order to take the time you need and enjoy, you need to get there as it opens. It was very hot in May and was in the 90s by noon. It also gets very crowded. It was breathtaking though. Views of the city and ruins are amazing
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • SirDrankalot
    1,431 contributions
    Everything was well presented and clean. The cloak room for large bags operated smoothly. Don't forget about the downstairs exhibit which you can enter by going back outside. There are quite a bit of things to see so be prepared to be on your feet for a while. There is a small cafe where you can take a break.
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • Hayley D
    Poughkeepsie, NY4 contributions
    Amazing experience to see the Parthenon in person. Can't miss doing this while in Athens. It was moving to me to know that I was walking and touching the same spots as the people so many years ago.
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • Jayaseeli Christiansen
    Stenloese, Denmark316 contributions
    It is a very large museum, as well as an interesting and a historic place! We were so happy to see so many historic pieces of the history! It taken many hours to finish entire area, that too we went quite quickly without reading many! Not to mention we were so lucky to visit on 18 April 2022 which is the "National Monument Day" which allowed Free Entrance to all Monuments!
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ
    Mount Laurel, NJ211 contributions
    Such a beautiful area to dine, shop and see nearby sights, within walking distance of the Acropolis, very easy access to Metro
    Written May 27, 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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  • CMC
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom630 contributions
    I enjoyed this more than Acropolis. We went late afternoon, not busy, peaceful atmosphere. Temple of Hephaestus was impressive, quite a lot of black cats hanging around it for some reason. On the other side there is a Museum with some interesting artefacts. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written May 25, 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, CA2,482 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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  • Emily
    Portsmouth, UK200 contributions
    I think I enjoyed seeing the historical outfits the most and the jewellery on the ground floor. Such beautiful details and incredible workmanship for so long ago. We aren’t massive fans of the Christianity floor it’s quite jarring the difference in art for that time period but still amazing what’s survived.
    Bit off putting feeling like we were being followed around by a member of staff but they’re only doing their job and it was very quiet that day.
    Written April 3, 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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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,767 contributions
    We came back to this great museum since it is so sweet. Full of classic art from the islands with great displays. And the cafe is terrific. Nice architecture.
    Written December 9, 2021
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