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Acropolis

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58 Greece
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    George Lambrou
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    5 Jul 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 Parthenon

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    Celeny Da Silva
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    5 Oct 10, 2011
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    Anamarija Jagusch
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    5 May 03, 2011
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    Elan Noelle
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    5 Oct 25, 2013
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    Rachel E.
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    5 Jul 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.

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    Steve Baumgartner
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    5 Jun 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.

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    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    5 Jun 03, 2014

    Definitely a "MUST SEE" in Athens! The history of Acropolis is intriguing and the view of Athens and the Aegean Sea from Acropolis is PHENOMENAL!

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    Konstantina K
    5 Jun 01, 2014

    Athens ancient treasure is one of the most important archaeological sights still standing, reminiscent of our heritage, democracy and architectural wonder of the world, really worth your time visiting.

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    Taxiarchoula G
    5 Apr 05, 2014

    The cradle of Western Civilization, Acropolis is a "must see" sight in Athens! The distance from "the Blue House" by metro is about 15 minutes.

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Mar 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.

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    4 Jan 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.

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    Eric Brink
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    3 Dec 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.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    A wonder you must see to believe!
    Also what the city of Athens revolves around.
    If you only have one day then The Acropolis is the thing you need to see.

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    shijun wong
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    5 Jul 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!

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    Fiona
    5 Jun 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.

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    Aprile Rueppel Mazey
    5 Oct 23, 2012

    Amazing how these structures have withstood the test of time. Being able to go there and see it in person was just huge for me.

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    Craig Kellar
    5 Sep 29, 2012

    The Acropolis truly is amazing and impressive. If you can, try to see it during the day (to better see the structure and columns) and then also see it at night.

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    Keane
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    5 Sep 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.

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    Joey Brunelle
    3 Sep 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.

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    Melissa Smart
    3 Sep 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.

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Presiding over the city of Athens, the Acropolis is the symbol of Greece and its mythology. The hilltop fortress of classical Greek buildings was one of many acropoleis, but with its spectacular edifices and location overlooking the important city since the 5th century BC, it held a religious importance not seen anywhere else in Greece. It was transcribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in ... read more
1987. Following victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, Athens took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world. In the age that followed, an exceptional group of artists put into effect the ambitious plans of Athenian statesman Pericles and, under the inspired guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The most important monuments were built during that time: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike.

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