Visit the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological…
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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 to visitOpen daily from 8:00AM to 8:00PM in the summer, until 5:00PM in the winter.
- What is the price?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 tips
- 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
Well paced tour with option to have guide take you through the museum. Great to not queue for tickets and receive insight into the different ruins along the way.
Fantastic tour! I will definitely recommend it to my friends who are coming to Athens in June!
The last thing on the tour was the Third floor of the Museum - would have liked to visit this earlier in the tour- it was one of the most interesting items on the agenda and it was hard to appreciate when you are hot tired and thirsty Did the French engineer the HVAC system - it was stifling in the museum
The story of Socrates and the shoemaker an example of how Meriza made Agora come once more to life.
We were met by our guide and wandered up the streets and townships on the way to Acropolis. She was excellent at sharing history and local information. Learnt a lot about local traditions . Very helpful thank you.