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  • Address: Athens Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  • Hours: April–Oct: Mon 11am–7:30pm; Tues–Sun 8am–7:30pm; Nov–March daily 8:30am–3pm
  • Admission: Adult €20, Child €10
An archaeological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world’s most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis is the star attraction of ancient Athens. Dramatically perched on a jagged clifftop—the so-called sacred rock of Athens—overlooking the modern city, the ancient citadel dates back to as early as 510 BC.

Acropolis was an architectural masterpiece of its time, built in honor of Greek goddess Athena and employing the talents of architects such as Callicrates and Iktinos, plus legendary sculptor Phidias. Today, visitors can stroll around the painstakingly restored ruins of the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, all while taking in magnificent views over the city.

While the Acropolis is visible from just about anywhere in Athens, the most convenient way to visit the site is on a walking tour accompanied by a guide that can help to bring the ruins to the life. For the full experience, complement your tour with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum or the Temple of Poseidon; combine it with a city sightseeing tour and Greek-style dinner; or escape the tourist trail on a walking tour of the mythical Heridanos river in Athens.

Insider Tip: It can be very warm in Athens during the summer, so dress accordingly when visited the Acropolis. It’s also best to wear sensible shoes due to the uneven ground.

Practical Info

The Acropolis is located on a hilltop in central Athens and is open from April to October, Monday 11am to 7:30pm, and Tuesday to Sunday 8am to 7:30pm, and November to March, daily from 8:30am to 3pm. Entry to the Acropolis is via Dionysiou Areopagitou or Theorias, and the nearest underground train station is Akropoli. Admission costs €20 and includes access to the Parthenon and the Erechtheion.

Did you know? The word 'Acropolis' comes from the Greek words meaning 'edge' (acro-) and 'city' (-opolis), translating to 'city on the edge.'

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