A cluster of ancient ruins of great architectural and historical significance, Acropolis of Athens has been the star attraction of Athens for many centuries and is a World Heritage Site. Sitting on a rocky hill just above the city, this age-old citadel contains ruins of temples constructed during the 5th century BCE. The "City on a Hill," as its name roughly translates, contains outstanding examples of Classical architecture that continues to influence the building styles of modern cities around the world. Although pollution and exposure to weather continue to take their toll on the ancient buildings, the historical hill remains an important reminder of the cultural influence and political power ancient Greece once exercised on the rest of the world. Using our international travel planner, Athens attractions like Acropolis of Athens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Acropolis of Athens
City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 80 to 90 minutes
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Duration: 3 hours
Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Acropolis of Athens Reviews
An absolute must to do when in Athens but go EARLY so as to avoid the crowds and there will be no lines as well to buy your ticket. It is truly a wonder of the world that you can tick off your bucket ... more »
We visited with a private guide and it was well worth the extra expense. We were able to truly enjoy the trip to the Acropolis from a local perspective. No bus or car, we walked their on quiet back st... more »
This place is amazing, one of my favorites in the world. Is not a difficult walk, taking the right time anyone can do it. The best time to go is during the sunset, you can see the sun setting on the city. Its just wonderful. ❤❤ I've been there twice and since it's really big is never too crowded. They close a little bit early than the time scheduled.
Perhaps the most important place to visit in Athens Greece. Get there as early as you can to beat some of the crowds or wait for a couple hours. It would be nice to be part of a guided tour. Or you can just casually listen in on other English guides. Count on spending two or three hours there. It also offers great views of the city.
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