Acropolis
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This ancient citadel, built in the fifth century B.C., towers over the city and is home to some of the most impressive ancient ruins, buildings, and artifacts. The most famous temple, the Parthenon, was dedicated to the goddess Athena and is considered the peak of Greek art. You can avoid long lines by joining a walking tour of the site. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen, as the walk up the hill can be steep and exposed to the sun. For the best experience, visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the heat and for fewer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • Joanne
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day sightseeing
    Great day walking around the acropolis. So interesting and well worth the visit (DONT buy drinks on the way in though, only water allowed in we got caught for €10 for 2 bottles of peach tea to be told we couldn't take them in. There was a water bottle machine on way out at .50 cent a bottle. )
    Visited April 2023
    Written 26 April 2023
  • Leka
    Pristina, Kosovo295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely a must
    When in Athens first thing to do is visit Acropolis. Be in touch with 25 century yrs old history and monuments os a great filling. Bye tickets online so you avoid waiting in the line. Very busy and crowded so be prepared to wait. Absolutely a must.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Jaz P
    Seekonk, Massachusetts178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historically pleasureful trip
    A very historical trip. My kid enjoyed it a lot. Lots of walking uphill and amazingly crowd for spring. We went around and took time reading posted information infront of each building or statue.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Katie G
    355 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when in Athens!
    A must see when in Athens! Definitely the highlight for us when in Athens. Recommend that you buy the skip the line tickets as the line for entrance was very long and we got in straight away. The sites before the steps to the Pantheon are worth seeing. Wear sensible footwear as the ground can be uneven. Don't try to take any other drink into the entrance as you'll be asked to drink it. Water is ok though. Would visit again!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Allansmelt
    Chicago, Illinois16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best go late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds
    This is so awesome. To think that this is over 3000 years old and after so many adverse incidents great part is still standing is incredible. How could those people get those big blocks of marble all the way up that mountain still puzzles me. Be prepared for an overwhelming experience. We were lucky to go at the end of the day when there are few visitors and got some really great photos
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • SueD13
    Stoke Gifford, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early
    Buy your tickets online in advance and go to the south entrance for opening time at 8am, there will still be a queue for entry but nowhere near as long. Go straight to the top and enjoy the Parthenon relatively uncrowded and unspoilt by Instagrammers. Stunning. Don’t forget to make your way to the Pnyx for a great and unspoilt( except by tiny people) view of the Parthenon and surroundings.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Clifford D
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Monument of World History and Culture
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided an excellent informative tour, skillfully guiding us through the crowds and finding excellent places to gather the group out of the way but in view of the primary monuments and edifices. She pointed out the features of the Parthenon which lead to its symmetrical, rectangular appearance. Well with the time and money. (Also patient with those of us scurrying around to get the best photos.)
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2023
  • GasDoc9
    Lynchburg, Virginia119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful 75 min Tour from one of the licensed guides at entrance!!
    We are so happy we were approached to join a tour for our trip to the Acroplois. SHe was native of Belguim but has been a guide for over 20 yrs and was such a delight in sharing her knowledge. Absolutley made the trip to the Acropolos wonderul. Cannot recommen denough to get on one of these tours to really take in this WONDER!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Inbal T
    Tel Aviv, Israel170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have to go
    We really enjoyed our visit to the acropolis. Although it was crowded, things went well. The historic monuments impressed us very much. We bought the skip-the-line tickets as the line was very long. You must visit first the museum!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 June 2023
  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, United Kingdom3,878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Naturally, a must-see
    Naturally, the Acropolis is THE must-see place in Athens. With its rich history and the impressive remnants of the historic edifices, it packs so much. Visit on a clear day for great views. Come early to avoid the crowds. There is a free (and excellent) walking audio tour available from Rick Steves,
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2023
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London, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
An incredible experience. We bought online tickets via a recommended online seller about three days in advance while in the UK. We can't say the name on this review unfortunately but it worked really well. We bought the 'Combo' option which gives entry to the Acropolis and six other sites. We also bought an audio guide from the same site. The Combo ticket was easy to use straight from our phones, and allowed us to skip the line. You still have to queue for your timed slot to the Acropolis, but it was less than 10 minutes. The entry staff are geared up with hand-held scanners and simply zap your code. Be aware that you can arrive up to 15 minutes before your timed slot, but the staff are very strict and will wait ‘to the minute’. Be sure to check you are in the right queue, and not at one of the glass booths where you have to collect tickets. It us best to ask, to avoid delays. We found a of useful information on a website about archaeology-travel, which gave good tips. We read that the official ticket seller asks you to pick up your tickets from the booths, even though you are sent an email confirmation. We can't vouch for this but we did see some visitors at the same gate as us, with a printed email and they were asked to go to the other queue.

There are quite a few steep and deep steps around the site, and in some places there are ‘pinch points’ especially if there are tour guides. But overall, you are free to move about in your own time. Thecroute is easy to follow- just trail behind the crowds! The audio guide was useful, but not essential. We took headphones, but in the end we played the soundtrack out loud (quietly) so we could experience the commentary together. The app was power thirsty. A good tip is to download it before you arrive. There are many information boards around the site and they provide similar informationto the audio guide.

It is cooler and windier up the top. There are no seats, but there are some blocks that visitors seemed to be allowed to sit on. Eating and drinking is not allowed, but we did have bottled water and this was also true for most people. There is significant conservation work in progress around the site, and the Parthenon has scaffolding and cranes in it (April 2024). That said it is still possible to get some superb photos and marvel at the enormity and beauty of it.
There is no readmission the Acropolis once you have been in once. There are toilets at one of the gates but not anywhere else on the site. The walk around the edge of the site is also lovely.
Written 15 April 2024
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2016Annette13
Baden, Switzerland180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Go in spring, when there aren't so many people and the weather is warm and some wind. Buy the ticket online, but check to get the combo ticket to also access other sites, we didn't know, pity.
It is worth going up there, it's very impressive. And if you're disturbed by the works going on, read the information that they have about it, very interesting indeed.
We entered opposite the acropolis museum and with our online ticket basically walked through. It's a good entrance also because you see the other sites comfortably on your way up.
Written 13 April 2024
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scottyonholiday
Dorset, England85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Acropolis is the top place to visit on everyone's list so to avoid the crowds go early or later. We booked for 8am and whilst there were still people there, it didn't compare to the crowds entering when we left. The history is amazing and the views spec. Wear grippy shoes as some of the stones are very slippy and we saw someone take a tumble.
Written 11 April 2024
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BGBPL19
Plymouth, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Wonderful unique experience.
The new ticketing restricts numbers so it’s easy to appreciate the spectacular site.
This is a must see iconic location that is enhanced if you study some YouTube videos before your visit.
Highly recommend!
Written 11 April 2024
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RoundRound
Dartford, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful place. So worth the trip. You can either walk up from the centre, or get an Uber. Make sure you wear trainers cos it can be a little bit slippy. So worth it!
Written 11 April 2024
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Randy
Catano, Puerto Rico57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Visited in March (low season in Athens). The crowds all over Athens were manageable. Also, bought the ticket over the internet and did not have to wait in line at any moment. In addition, booked a time sloth for late in the afternoon (around two hours before the last entry time). Lower crowds after cruise ships leave.

As for the Acropolis…loved it. Such great history. Fantastic views! Maybe I should have hired a guide, but did OK by ourselves.

Totally worth it. Just make sure you avoid the middle of the day with all the cruise ships passengers. Weather in late March was perfect, did not have to deal with the notorious Athens summer heat.
Written 8 April 2024
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lizv863
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Definitely recommend a visit while your in Athens. Wear good foot wear trainers are best! The rocks are very slippery!
Take drinks with you and enjoy the views!
Written 7 April 2024
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Helen W
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
A great site to visit at least once.
There are amazing sites, view is fantastic and history is fascinating.
You have to do it at least once, there is nothing else like it.

It’s a great place to take in the history of Athens.

The walk up is super slippy so wear shoes with grips.
Take water because it gets really hot, there is little shade.
It can get really busy in peek times so I recommend going first thing when it opens or a few hours before close.
Written 7 April 2024
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Severine C
Redhill, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Such an amazing wonder and yer so neglected. It was full of weeds everywhere and it felt really not looked after.
We had no queues as we went end of afternoon in April but would recommend buying your ticket online and don't bother buying the combo ticket as only the ancient Agora is worth seeing.
Written 4 April 2024
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sanremo2000
Haywards Heath, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is truly an amazing place to visit, with its historic past and its views, we wanted to come here for years and we were not disappointed, it was very busy but that didn't bother the both of us, a true wonder of the world and glad we came.
Written 3 April 2024
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