- Address: Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103214172
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Acropolis - Review
The Acropolis is one of the classical monuments in Athens that have defined its cityscape. Acropolis refers to a group of ancient Greek buildings lying at a slight height in the ancient city of Athens. The word Acropolis means “high city” and the Athenians made it sure to embellish their highest point with emblems of civilization. The monuments of this area, built sometime in the 5th century BC have gone on to become inspirations for architects from around the world. Even today the Corinthian columns and the facades of several monuments of the Acropolis are replicated for official buildings.
Such is the legacy of the Acropolis. This area was the center of commerce as well as culture. The Parthenon is perhaps the most iconic structure of these but there are many temples, edifices and places of interest. They form the impressive city center that Athens once was. It is the Acropolis that attracts people form far and wide to Athens. The Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion are just some of the many amazing sites to see here. Some of these have gone on to become so famous; they are now tourist attractions in their own right. Undoubtedly, it is a must see while in Athens.
When you’re in Athens, then it is mandatory for you to experience the historic times by visiting Acropolis, which happens to be one of the most popular attractions in Greece. As tourists in huge numbers flock in here, it is advisable to book tickets for Acropolis, well in advance to avoid the future inconvenience. In addition to the tickets for Acropolis, specific Acropolis tour tickets are also available. Hence, in order to get a detailed visit to Acropolis, book tickets for Acropolis and the respective tours. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
- Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
- You can take a combined ticket for all the archeologically important sights and it will prove to be a much cheaper option.
- This ticket includes free admission into the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysos, the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and the Kerameikos Cemetery.
Acropolis Ticket Prices
- Reduced ticket price for Greek Citizens: 6 Euros
- Acropolis ticket is an all-inclusive one that includes a visit to all the attractions in the complex.
How To reach Acropolis by Public Transport
- Acropolis Station: Metro
Restaurants Near Acropolis
- Smile Restaurant
- Daphne’s Eden Vegetarian Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Acropolis
95% of people who visit Athens include Acropolis in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
62.27% of people start their Acropolis visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Acropolis
81.86% of people prefer walking in order to reach Acropolis
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Acropolis, Athens Reviews
Great Historical place.. İ felt in history with all.
Fantastic views over Athens. Currently there are massive renovations going on, so you feel a bit like on a construction site. And dont go on weekends since you are trampled down by hordes of visitors. Hardly ever seen such an overcrowded sight. I recommend either visiting at 8 in the morning or after 6 pm to beat the crowds.
The best time to go there is in the morning. A must have in Athens!
You MUST go without any doubt. The ticket costs 20€ but there is a combinated ticket that cots 30€ for adults, 15€ for students and 0€ for UE students and you can see the acropolis, the ancient agora, hadrian's library, kerameikos, Aristotle's school, olympieion and roman agora. You can only visit the site once and it's possible to buy the combinated ticket in any of the places.
Entrance Fee: 20€ normal price, 10€ students, Free for ISIC cards Reachability: The Akropolis is situated on a steep hill so it's a considerable incline that one has to climb( 10min from the main entrance) General impressions: The Akropolis is nothing special - there is a nice view of the city from the top, but compared to other ancient cities like Rome, it's far less exciting. Closing time is 8pm, but take in consideration that 7:30pm is the last chance to enter the Akropolis.