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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou | Main entrance on the west side, Athens 10558, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 210 3214172
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center...

The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.

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A living historical experience!

If you go on a sight seeing tour with a travel group it becomes really easy to get burnt out on ruins, after a few days they all start to blend together. Even if you are history... read more

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Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go on a sight seeing tour with a travel group it becomes really easy to get burnt out on ruins, after a few days they all start to blend together. Even if you are history savvy it's a lot to take in, but the Acropolis stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Literally and figuratively. It is a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't miss this from any corner of Athens, bus ride, walking tours, cabs.. you will always see this on the top standing high and pretty. Only advise here will be to try going in early in the morning to avoid touristy crowds and also enjoy the sunrise and morning from the Top of Athens!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Acropolis is breathtaking. Pictures cannot capture the place. 1) Begin early to avoid crowds 2) Wear sturdy shoes. 3)Plan on several hours so you can enjoy the ascent past all the important sites. 4) Self -guided worked for me but I could have learned more had I attached myself to a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely a bucket list must-see! I have done the Acropolis with a tour guide. You don't have to per-arrange as they are available right by the ticket booth. The history of this legendary hill is as exciting as it's inherent beauty. Without the tour I would not have appreciated the fact that ammunition exploded on the hill at one point,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Life dream ticked off the list. Hot tip: I was in the summer and it was really hot so you want to get up there early. If you come up from the opposite side its much easier to get tickets and you see the acropolis first and then can come down and see everything else when its warmer.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Athens, you can't miss this amazing piece of history high up in the skyline. It is definitely worth the visit. Try to go in the early morning to avoid crowds for it can quickly get very very crowded. Also, learn more about it if you need to before going. With the crowds, it might be hard... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing to visit the famous site, however friends of ours advised us to go early and be done by 10am because of the cruise ships that arrive in Athens. Thank goodness we listen to them because 10am came and we ended up leaving shortly after because you could barley move because of the cruise crowds that appeared out of no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this attraction with Michael amazing tours, he told where to start our walk through the Acropolis, and explain to us about the different areas and attractions. We brought our tickets and then walked up some stairs to the top of the hill and we had the most amazing views of the city of Athens and surrounding areas and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were some preservation/restoration works going on which showed the site in a slightly worse state of things. There are cables and scaffolding and it seemed unfinished. Other than that the site is impressive and worth seeing again at nigh. There are significant discounts for students so do not forget to take your student card.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To see the ruins of a structure that has existed for hundreds and hundreds of years is an astounding experience. I would definitely add this to your must-see list. I would suggest wearing very hard rubber sole shoes with non-slip, the marble can be slippery when wet and uneven in parts.

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