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.
Address:Av. Dionissiou-Areopagitou, 11851 Athína
Phone:+30 21 0321 0219
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