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Acropolis
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Acropolis of Athens Tour
Ranked #2 of 333 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 17 June 2017

The Acropolis is one of those places one must see when in Athens. The climb from the street was quite a feat for me as I have a bad leg in a brace, but I did it and was so pleased. Had to be carefully of the marble imbedded in the stone on the ground as very slippery. It's amazing to be able to see such ancient history, still here for the present. The placards provide good information on the areas, buildings at The Acropolis.

Thank Nihonihoohura
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

If the Acropolis (the "rock" upon which the Parthenon and several other ancient buildings sit) isn't on your bucket list, it should be! I visited with my husband and two children (ages 11 and 8) in June 2017 and we all agreed it was a highlight of our trip to Greece. It's amazing to walk on the same stone paths and see the same awe-inspiring temples as people who lived more than 2,000 years ago did. What a fantastic way to experience a "walking tour" of one of the world's most important historic sites.

Tips:
1. Visit at opening or near closing to miss the crowds. We visited early in the day (close to the opening time) and were amazed at how long the lines were when we left. We even managed to get a few pictures without other tourists in our shots.
2. Bring bottled water with you -- it can be very hot up there, and there is virtually no shade to be found.
3. Wear comfortable flat-soled shoes and watch your step -- the ground and several of the steps are uneven and require careful navigation.

1  Thank Kate V
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

It's sad to see that people are reviewing the weather (too hot and windy) and not being able to take a selfie.. I think they might be missing the bigger picture.. this is an amazing place and a structure that was built around 2,500 years ago by people without the technological advancements of today, on a hill, using massive slabs of marble and shaping it with such precision. If only we could see it in all its glory, but unfortunately it is also a place that has been ravaged by various invaders.. the fact that it is still standing is a miracle in itself. My family and I (husband and 2 girls aged 10 & 14) felt honored to walk where these amazing people walked. It's definitely a must do.

Thank TravellingGs
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Reviewed 17 June 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 17 June 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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