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“Despite crowds, not to be missed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Acropolis

Acropolis
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Athens Riverside: A Journey in Mythical Athens
Ranked #2 of 345 things to do in Athens
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 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.
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“Despite crowds, not to be missed.”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Others can tell you about the fantastic site and views; I suggest you not miss the walk just below the Acropolis if you have time. Too bad the scaffolding, up for years, compromises the photography, but they are restoring/reconstructing the site. Don't miss seeing the Acropolis lit up at night.

Visited March 2014
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“well you came here to see this .............”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

better to come late afternoon after the cruise ship tours have left when it truly is much quieter. great views - much work in progress with cranes and other heavy equipment which to some extent detracts from the buildings but since this conservation has been in hand for over 20 years so far hardly likely to finish in the foreseeable future.

if you are over 65 bring your passport - all EU holders get half price tickets

Visited May 2014
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“The Acropolis is Athens”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This visit was an amazing experience. It is quite a steep climb to the top but well worth it. The Parthenon is well preserved and you can find out more about it in the Acropolis Museum. The ticket allows you to enter several of the other sites nearby, but be careful, I had my purse stolen by a pickpocket, near Hadrian's Arch.

Visited April 2014
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

The Acropolis is one of the most famous icons in the worlds, and deservedly so. However, when you arrive, you will find the signposting very poor in relation to entrance requirements and where to find tickets. While the staff were generally very pleasant (but less so than elsewhere in Greece), the trip was certainly marred by one young man who was downright ignorant and rude...what a disappointment in a tourist site.
Notwithstanding, the site is definitely worth a visit because of the spectacular views of Athens, the Theatre of Dionysius, the Parthenon and the Temple of Agrippa. You need to be aware that all of these ancient sites are in a continual state of restoration, so you will find that nearly all of the sites have extensive scaffolding which may affect some of your photo opportunities. In addition, the Acropolis is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world and the site is jammed packed with tourists like you, all searching for a chance to take a great photo with no people in it...it is NOT going to happen, so get used to it. To get the ‘perfect’ photos, buy a book of postcards of only a couple of Euro.
Also be aware of the ‘false’ guides who offer to take you around the site after you have already purchased your entrance ticket. The one who approached us wanted €85. By way of example, many of the open bus tour companies offer you a free guided walking tour of the Acropolis (a 2 day bus ticket costs as little as 18 Euro)...don’t be conned. Regardless, the signs all the way around the Acropolis are very informative and probably cover everything that you need to know anyway.
One last thing. Thousands of people walk the same paths every day. Some areas are EXTREMELY slippery so make sure you wear very good shoes (I slipped twice even wearing runners).
The site is one gigantic tourist trap, but it is one you really need to experience to just to see the brilliance of the Ancient Greek civilization. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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“Trip back in time”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Fantastic to see history still standing. The sight was really busy even though we arrived early in the day and at the start of the season. There was plenty of items to see as you made you way up to the main temple. Other visitors often asked us to take group photos for them and then took some for us in return, all very trusting. There was no water available on the trip up or back down so ensure you buy a bottle of water to take with you there is a cafe at the exit and the tickets provide entrance to other historical cites within the city.

Visited May 2014
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