Acropolis

Highly recommended
An enormous stone vessel dominating the plain, the Acropolis, whose name means "upper city", occupies an exceptional site. Its flat summit, nearly 300m by 156m, forms a vast esplanade covering 3ha, looming 115m over the lower city. The first inhabitants built a fortress there (including the famous Parthenon and Erechtheion) which became the most powerful city of Ancient Greece: Athens.

Useful information

Address : 

Av. Dionissiou-Areopagitou

Phone:

+30 21 0321 0219

Opening hours

8am-8pm - for people with reduced mobility, a lift will take you to the Parthenon - €12 combo ticket including major archaeological sites, valid 4 days

Nearby tourist attractions

Theseion
Theseion
Atop a 65m-high hillock, the Theseion,
1:00
Hill of the Nymphs
Hill of the Nymphs
The Hill of the Nymphs is scattered with
1:00
The Pnyx
The Pnyx
The Pnyx forms an amphitheatre where the
1:00
Greek Agora of Athens
Greek Agora of Athens
Covering an area of around 2.5ha, the
1:00
Roman Forum of Athens
Roman Forum of Athens
The Roman agora of Athens, a large
0:30
Anafiotika
Anafiotika
On the northeastern side of the
1:30
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Theseion
Theseion
Atop a 65m-high hillock, the Theseion,
1:00
Hill of the Nymphs
Hill of the Nymphs
The Hill of the Nymphs is scattered with
1:00
The Pnyx
The Pnyx
The Pnyx forms an amphitheatre where the
1:00
See all