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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 10558, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center...

The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.

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It's a good site to visit to take in some history. It is very well maintained. However, some of the structures are being restored so some your pictures may not be great. It's a... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good site to visit to take in some history. It is very well maintained. However, some of the structures are being restored so some your pictures may not be great. It's a good place to see the sunset as well.

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Great place to visit. I paid ahead for no waiting in line tickets and that is the best way to go. Can save upwards of an hour if you do. It is a huge amount of walking but if you like history it's a must see. Be respectful and do not touch the ruins and stay on the paths and... More 

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The Acropolis is a mythical place. The be and end al of the Western world. As so many of these places go, it's crawling with tourists and as some Frenchman next to me exasperated: "Ah, plus de cailloux". More "pebbles". The Parthenon is stunning, the Erechteion's cariatids unique and the temple of Athena Nike a gem. But all you'll get... More 

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Came here on a tour from a cruise ship. The site is impressive, and there is a lot of work being done to improve/preserve it. The size of the columns is remarkable, and you understand how they have lasted eons,,,,

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A beautiful historical sight. There is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes. There an admission charge of $20.

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Beautiful and stunning Though we have yo wait in line for ticket for a long time I definitely recommend visiting Acropolis The info in the site is interesting and overall provides a very nice experience

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Athens, you have to visit the Acropolis. It cost 30 euro per person and with this ticket you can visit different places. I would also recommend to hire a tour guide to hear all those stories from ancient times and dive into the history of Ancient Greece. Totally recommend this place. It's worth the money.

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When coming to Greece, Athens is a must stop ! They sell multi tcket packets, where all the sights are included. It definitely the way to go. Expect crowds, at the smaller venues, but don't let that deter you from seeing this.

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Go later in the day to avoid cruise tour and other large groups. Make sure to put on sun screen since there is no shade once you get up there. Be prepared to walk and climb stairs, and be cautioned that the marble is VERY SLIPPERY. There are amazing views of the city from atop, and Rick Steves gives a... More 

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Definite a cool sight to see! It's a bit crowded, but it has so much history, you'd be CRAZY not to see it!!! A must do while in Athens!!!!

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My husband and I will be visiting Athens for one day (we arrive at night on Wednesday, have a full day Thursday, and leave Friday morning) in late May.

 

We are staying within walking distance of the Acropolis, so I plan to do all of these things in one big day of walking:

Ancient Agora (maybe Roman Agora if there is time)

Acropolis (and Parthenon/ Theatre of Dionysus)

Acropolis Museum

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Panathenaic Stadium

I am trying to figure out what order to do it. I see a lot of suggestions for going to the Acropolis first thing in the morning, but I know I want to pick up a special ticket package at the Agora to avoid long lines at the Acropolis.

I am considering doing Agora in the morning right when it opens at 8am (since it closes earlier at 3pm right?), picking up a ticket there, and then either going to the Acropolis probably around 10am, and then doing the Acropolis museum Temple of Zeus, and Panathenaic Stadium (not necessarily in that order).

Another option I am considering, is switching the order so I still do Agora in the morning, then go to the Acropolis Museum, Panathenaic Stadium, and Temple of Zeus, and THEN circling back to the Acropolis in the early evening, when I have also heard there are less crowds.

Do either of these ideas sound like a good plan, or is it better to just do the Acropolis first thing? If I do it first thing, should I get a special combo ticket somewhere else? If we do the Acropolis part last, what time do the crowds tend to die down? When is it the most crowded?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations on when/ where in the timeline it is best to eat?

Thanks so much!

1 month ago

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