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“Better than we expected”
Review of Acropolis

Acropolis
Ranked #3 of 345 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Forget about the long lines, they move along fairly quickly and give you a chance to catch your breath as you work your way up the hill to the Parthenon. They are still working on the restoration, so expect some construction equipment around the main structure, but the good news is they are finished with the cleaning and the marble is beautiful.

We would recommend a tour guide to explain the history and the significance of the site, but that is not required. The structure is amazing and when you stop to think of when it was built, even more so. The views from the Acropolis are worth the price of admission and the Parthenon is breathtaking in its size and beauty.

Watch your footing, you are traveling over uneven ground most of the time and the marble stones on the pathways are worn so smooth as to be slick even when dry. We saw a couple of folks slip and go down and there is nowhere soft to land.

If you are up to the walk, which really isn't all that hard although there are a number of steps, you should make the effort.

Thank Pat D
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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

A guide will really bring the acropolis to life. Add a visit to the nearby acropolis museum. Can't miss if in Athens.

Thank letsgovamos
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

Words don't describe it, you need to experience this wonderful place in person. Walk from the Plaka up and enjoy the amazing view and history.

Thank jacquelinepj2016
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

A must see place. Historical and really amazing place to see. Though the disadvantage not wheelchair accessible!

Thank lenygo
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

So much history. To see something so old and learn the history about it is amazing. Make sure to also wonder around the area below the Acropolis.

Thank _dm5225
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