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It’s a great view of ancient ruins and the city, the Parthenon is under construction so it was underwhelming because of all of the cranes and tents and workers, the Erechtheion is really nice looking, but the ladies are reproductions (!), that was a surprise...More
Don’t need to say too much about the actual site. It is the Acropolis!
But I do want to emphasize- Go early!
We went around 8:30 and although there people (of course there were!) but we could stop and enjoy each amazing stop and take...More
This is a little bit of a hike up to the top but worth the time to go. What a beautiful view of Athen from the top. Do be very careful when walking up the top the paths are very slippery with the wear from...More
When the ancient Greeks were watching tragedies at the Acropolis Theater, London was nothing but a swamp, Berlin was a forest and there was no Paris. No Frankfurt, no Barcelona, no New York. Keep this in mind while walking between these impressive ruins.
The view is really nice and we enjoyed the stay there. We were there already early in the morning - so it was not crowded at all and we were able to make some nice pictures. We just realized that the security staff on top...More
If you visit Athens, you must go to the Acropolis. Remember, the Acropolis is the hill. The sights are the temples--the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, etc. Yes, much has been stripped from them (i.e, the Elgin marbles) and there are some reproductions, but...More
Amazing views lots of history here. I used the rick steves europe audio app to tell me about everything at the acropolis and was very pleased with the acropolis. Also at ticket booth you can get a unified ticket and itll let you in other...More
Had some further thoughts since answering yesterday so hope you find them useful. You are probably booked on an organised trip but try to go as early as poss. to avoid most of the crowds and heat. We were there by 9 am. The... More
Had some further thoughts since answering yesterday so hope you find them useful. You are probably booked on an organised trip but try to go as early as poss. to avoid most of the crowds and heat. We were there by 9 am. The coaches park on a level road and pathway from which you have access through the lower part of the Acropolis. Our guide took us down the road to a new set of steps opposite a bright yellow public phone as these are shallow and have a gentler gradient. These lead to another flat area which you walk along to the left and then there is a choice of 2 or 3 sets of steps or paths to choose from to the next level. On this level there are toilets (before you enter the site’s turnstile). These are on the flat. There are toilets inside near the Parthenon in the Museum building, but they are underground and down about 12 steps. Once you pass through the turnstile you are on the original steps which are steeper but there are places you can stop to catch your breathe. Many people were “admiring the view” when we went up. You can see the Parthenon from outside the official site as it is perch ed on the edge of the hill but obviously it is not as spectacular as seeing it close up. Good luck. When are you visiting?