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- 98%History Buffs
- 92%Local Culture
- 76%Family Travelers
- 73%Art & Design Lovers
- 66%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Adventure Travelers
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- AcropolisMember ofWellnessLocal CultureFoodies+ 3Jul 30, 2013
What could anyone say about Acropolis?
One of the most popular sights in the world with a glorious history of more than 2100 years. Your visit here will be an once-a-lifetime experience, for sure!
Don't miss the chance to take a tour in the Acropolis with a guide in order to learn more of the endless stories of the monument. Also, don't forget to take a walk at night in the Monastiraki and Thissio areas from where you can enjoy an impressive view to the Acropolis and the ParthenonRecommended for:
- AcropolisMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Jul 01, 2014
This in conjunction with the Acropolis Museum is the key reason to come to Athens. One of those markers in history, something that changed attitudes and disciplines across so many cultures and time periods, the Acropolis gives you a glimpse of what life was like in a very different time and place.
I highly recommend going to the museum first before visiting the ruins as it gives context to what you're seeing. I saw/heard many tour groups going through the ruins but the guides were mostly repeating everything I read/heard in the museum so I don't think a guide was terribly necessary.
One thing to be aware of was the heat. I went in summer on a "cool" day and the lack of shade can be quite stifling. Dress appropriately (hat!) and bring water.Recommended for:
- AcropolisMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Jun 08, 2014
You can't go to Athens and not go to the Acropolis. Be prepared for the vast amount of other tourists who feel the same way, as the stairs up to the Acropolis will be extremely crowded, and it will take you some time to get in. Once you get in, it's definitely worth the wait to explore the grounds and the ruins.Recommended for:
- AcropolisMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Mar 04, 2014
Absolutely breathtaking. Climbing the steps to the acropolis feels like stepping through history. It is a bit of a hike, so choose good weather and sturdy shoes but the view of Athens from the top is unparalleled.Recommended for:
- AcropolisMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackersLuxury TravelersJan 10, 2014
Add a bucket-load of history to your proposal here in romantic Athens, Greece, at the breathtakingly stunning Acropolis. Don't go for the cheesy shot in front of the crowds, but find a quiet picnic spot as you wind your way up to the knee-trembling climax that is the Parthenon.Recommended for:
- AcropolisMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Dec 31, 2013
Some 2,400 years old, the Acropolis is the largest temple ever completed in Greece. It’s a popular attraction for visitors to Athens, so make sure you visit early in the morning to bypass the long lines.
I was impressed, but not wowed by the Acropolis. At times, I was actually more interested in the concert space down the Hill and my memory of watching the "Yanni at the Acropolis" special. Back on top of the Hill, there were lots of people and plenty of historical preservation going on. I'm pleased that I got a chance to visit this piece of ancient history, but felt somewhat overwhelmed at the same time.
- AcropolisMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Jul 28, 2013
The feeling I got of walking the paths that ancient Greek Gods once stood on, seeing the amazement that is the Parthenon, strolling on the Grand Promenade lined with olive trees beneath the shadows of the great Acropoli, is unparalleled by anything I have ever experienced!Recommended for:
- AcropolisJun 21, 2013
You cannot visit Athens without visiting the Parthenon, it's amazing! Be prepared for an uphill trek. It's a good idea to take a hat & a bottle of water for the walk in blazing sun! It's worth it when you finally get up close to one of the world's most famous structures & the view over Athens from the top is also impressive.
- AcropolisCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Sep 29, 2012
The Acropolis was my favorite part of visiting Greece. It still blows my mind that some of the dirt on my shoes came from this legendary place. From the views to the historic structures, coming to the Acropolis is like taking a step back in time.
- AcropolisSep 16, 2012
If you visit Athens, you *must* visit the Acropolis. That said, I was a little disappointed with the experience. First off, it's always entirely covered in tourists; it's tough to take a photo of the surrounds without getting a huge crowd of other tourists in your shot.
Secondly, it's a bit hard to understand the full historical impact of this place unless you go there with a guide. The Acropolis and the surrounding areas were the center of political and social life in ancient, medieval, and even modern Athenian life, and it really deserves a narration from someone knowledgable.
Lastly, the Parthenon - while still imposing and venerable in its size and antiquity - is so badly damaged that it's somewhat difficult to imagine what it once was, unless you're a student of ancient history like myself.Recommended for:
- AcropolisSep 12, 2012
I was a little disappointed with the Acropolis. There is not much left to the site and the parthenon is under major reconstruction. So between that and the mass amount of other tourist that descend on the site, there is not much to see, sad.