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“The rock of acropolis is a magnificent landmark of Athens.”
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Acropolis
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Ranked #2 of 325 things to do in Athens
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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 31 August 2014 via mobile

A visit to Athens without visiting Acropolis is a huge mistake.
My advise is to visit it the Afternoon especially during the high season.
Despite the other archeological area which close early the noon acropolis closes the afternoon.

Just avoid the morning it is a pity a visit to such a place to be hell from the massive tourism.

Thank Veros G
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

One of the best historical sites I've been to, really impressive walking around!

If your a student make sure you bring your student card to get money off and bring loads of water, it's a fair climb to the top and you'll want to spend time walking around all of it. Which in the searing Greek heat is not fun if your dehydrated!

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

IMO this is the holy grail of icons of the ancient world. We took a guided tour which was most helpful. During summer it was very hot and crowded but the beauty and intrigue of these buildings easily took center stage. The terrain is quite uneven and marble can be very slick. Wear supportive shoes with care where you step so you don't roll your ankle. The Parthenon was undergoing restoration and one side there was significant scaffolding, but this did not detract from the overall experience. The Greek mythology and history of this site is important so if not using a guide read ahead. We visited the acropolis museum prior to our visit and that was most helpful.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

During our cruise, Piraeus for Athens was one of the scheduled stops. We decided to opt for the shorter 4/5 hour excursion to the Acropolis (with a short stop by the stadium of the 1st 'modern' Olympic games). Journey time from port to Athens is no more than about 40 minutes. You can view the stadium without having to pay to go in but the cost for entry, from memory, is not expensive. The Acropolis is a short 15 minute bus ride from the stadium (you can actually see it from the Stadium). In August, it was very busy but flow of visitors was steady but you cannot stand for too long on the way up to the top. Additionally, you cannot touch, let alone stand on any part of the main Acropolis structure. Once at the top, you have fantastic views of Athens but there was so many people wanting vantage points to take photos. All that aside, you are standing on one of the ancient wonders of the world. Once back down to the bottom of the Acropolis, across the road where the buses park is a fab restaurant that serves one the best milkshakes ever tasted. As the cost of our excursion was 'all in' not sure what the charge is for just visiting the Acropolis but almost certainly, not extortionate. Could you put a price on it though?

Thank SouthWalesCoxy
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Akropolis of course one needs to visit when in Athens. Price is good. Children don't have to pay. My son is a student. When showing his student card he also didn't need to pay. It's hot in the summer of course to climb up. Combined with the Akropolis museum (go there first) it give you a good picture of what happened with/on the Akropolis.

Thank Milo40_12
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