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Propylaea
The Propylaea is an ancient gateway in Athens, Greece that leads to the famous Acropolis. It surrounds the natural entrance to the plateau where the Acropolis is located. This entryway is actually a collection of impressive buildings that were built from 438 to 432 BC. Today you'll see two large structures with a smaller one in the center, but this is because most of the center structure is missing. When it was complete, it looked like the front of a temple with Doric columns. Inside the structure are several Ionic columns.

The stairway visitors walk up while approaching the Propylaea is built into the natural rock of the plateau. The Propylaea itself is made of the same marble that was used in constructing the Parthenon. Though it is in a ruined state today, it is still an impressive structure, and visitors can imagine how much more striking it must have been in ancient times.

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The Propylaea is located at the entrance to the Acropolis. To get there, take the metro to Acropoli. Acropolis opening hours are 8am to 6:30pm daily, and admission is 12 euros.
Address: Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens, Attica, Greece 10558, Greece
Hours: Daily 8am-6:30pm
Admission: 12 euros
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this 3-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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Skip-the-Line Tours

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Acropolis of Athens: Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)

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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

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See Ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Gardens and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
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Greece always pleasantly surprises its visitors who keep unforgettable memories. Experience the myth of the lost Atlantis in Santorini and enjoy the deep blue sea with its magnificent sunsets. Enjoy crazy nights in Mykonos, Greek cuisine, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets.Paros is located in the center of the archipelago. It owes its reputation to its white marbles and beauty of its landscapes, with gentle hills, valleys planted vineyards or olive groves, villages with flowered walls and lanes, not to mention the beaches.Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thisseion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center)Paros (Naousa, Kolibithres, the Virgin Mother of Ekatontapiliani church)Santorini (Archaeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani)Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia)
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  • 8 days
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Acropolis and Museum with lunch Private Tour

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Experience some of the Acropolis’ top historic destinations on this half-day excursion. After meeting up with a friendly, knowledgeable guide, explore landmarks like the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Temple of Nike. Learn their fascinating stories and enjoy an authentic complimentary lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
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