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Top sights in Athens
The Acropolis was the center of Athenian culture and worship for millenia. As the heart of Western civilization, it's now one of the world's foremost heritage sites and an essential addition to any sightseer's bucket list. Here are a few reasons why.
The limestone hill's shallow caves and steep slopes provided prime Neolithic real estate, and its freshwater springs may have inspired the myth of Athena – a fertility goddess!
Acropolis means "highest point" and as the most fortified site, became the seat of Athenian kings until the realities of the republic pushed administrative buildings further out.
It had been a dedicated site of worship for just 30 years before being sacked by the Persians in 480BC. Afterwards, Pericles began a construction project that lasted 50 years!
The Parthenon was used as an Ottoman garrison from 1458. During the Morean War, Venetian artillery blew its gunpowder supply and significantly damaged the Acropolis' temples.
The archaeological site is still being partly restored, but you'll see the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and the Propylaea gateway among the ruins on your tour!
Admission prices begin at €12 (€6 concessions). Skip the lines by booking a tour in advance!
The Acropolis is open to visitors between 8:00AM and 8:00PM from April to October, and until 5:00PM from November to March.
- When should I visit?Open daily from 8:00AM to 8:00PM in the summer, until 5:00PM in the winter.
- Is it expensive?Adult admission tickets start at €12.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get thereThe Acropolis is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
- Additional information
- Wear comfortable walking shoes!
- If you're visiting in the summer heat, dress accordingly and bring some water.
What people are saying about Acropolis of Athens
We walked for 10 km in 5 hours away from the beaten tracks to places we would never have found ourselves.
Our guide was professional and yet conversational as she taught and engaged our questions. I would gladly pay for a guided tour again!
There were a lot of people on the site that did not know what they were looking the.20 euro entrance is a lot to pay just to take selfies. I recommend downloading this tour guide you will get so much more from your visit
I am a big tour lover, and also a total Greek Mythology geek. I know many of the ancient Myths but this tour blew my mind. Alexandria was a wonderful speaker and soooo knowledgeable about the history of Greece and mythology. I asked her some ridiculous questions about the tribes of Ancient Greece and she knew everything, all the names, where they came from, what happened to them, wars etc. I was so impressed. The tour is LONG but once you take it all the ancient monuments are done- it covers everything. It was a great use of our limited time in Athens and set the stage for us as we continued to travel around the country. Also the tour was easy to find in the am and we weren’t confused, something I’ve dealt with when meeting other tours in the past.
Our guide was Costas and he spoke excellent English and made everything interesting. Group was relatively small at about 16 people, there was never a time when it was difficult to hear. He went out of his way to make sure we did not lose people or to find lost people rather than just giving up on them.