Acropolis Of Athens

Things to Do in Athens

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A visit to Athens is incomplete without also spending time at the Acropolis of Athens, generally known as simply “the Acropolis”. Set on a fairly high plateau on an aged mountain (more like a hill, hence the name which roughly translates as “highest point”), the site is a collection of ancient buildings like temples, theatres and sanctuaries used by the Greeks in their cultural heyday in the mid-400s BC. Here they worshipped and communed, and at the foot of the Acropolis they shopped in the Agora (market place).

The Acropolis of Athens was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Since 1975 it has undergone extensive renovations and restorations in order to preserve its buildings and their enduring heritage. But the Acropolis has suffered invasion, fire, cannonballs, pirates, pollution and general decay, so the revival is long-term, hopefully to be completed in 2020. The cost is beyond calculation at this point, but the value of the Acropolis is priceless.

Greek Statesman, Pericles, is to thank for the majority of the Acropolis. In the 400s BC he undertook to rebuild many of the original structures; these include the Parthenon, Erechtheum, Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea, and Theatre of Dionysus. Although the Acropolis can be seen from a distance, the impact of being there, among the ancient, magnificent structures, is unparalleled.

Contact Information

Address: Theorias 12-18, Athens 10555, Greece
Phone: +30 210 321 4172
Offical Website: Visit Offical Website

Opening Hours

Closed on Jan 1, Mar 25, May 1, Easter Sunday, Dec 25, Dec 26. Other holidays may have shorter opening hours. In case of extreme heat (above 39°C) the Archaeological Sites of Greece will remain open from 8 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Admission

Adults: €20 Seniors (65+), students: €10 Children (up to 18): free Special ticket package: Adults: €30 Seniors (65+), students: €15 Children (up to 18): free This ticket is valid for 5 days for most of the monuments run by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport. Free admission: Mar 6, Apr 18, May 18, the last weekend of Sep, every first Sunday from Nov 1 to Mar 31, Oct 28.efaath@culture.gr
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Things to Do in Athens

Acropolis Of Athens

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