Parthenon
Historic SitesAncient RuinsArchitectural Buildings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.
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  • bg564
    Windhoek, Namibia889 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic site
    Mid April seems to be a good time to visit Athens because it's not too crowded. However that being said the Parthenon still had a lot of visitors. Fortunately we visited on a "monument day" and all the historic sites had free entrance. It is worth researching when this is as it saves a lot of money. The site had some good displays describing the site and the history.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 25 April 2023
  • bidzej86
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fascinating
    An obvious must-see in Athens, the Parthenon and all other structures on the hill of Acropolis are breathtakingly beautiful and majestic. Brief descriptions of the objects and the work done to them add to the experience. I recommend visiting the Acropolis Museum first, to get the deeper background and know what to look for beforehand.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Kaatkins1
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parthenon and Acropolis of Athens
    So worth a visit. Buy a multi venue access ticket at a quieter venue and skip the long queues. The views are amazing but it can be slippy so wear good footwear. It gets really busy too so try and get there early or late. There is a lift at the rear entrance for access to those with mobility issues. Go for it - you'll love it x
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2023
  • manhattanite2019
    New York City, New York8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knock your socks off!
    This should be one of the wonders of the world. It's nearly impossible to figure out how they accomplished this thousands of years ago without modern technology. But, if you get a good tour or go to the Acropolis Museum, you'll get an explanation.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 27 May 2023
  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, United Kingdom3,878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Greek architecture at its finest
    The Parthenon, even in its damaged state, is a breathtaking example of ancient Greek architecture. It will add much to your experience if you read up about it in advance to understand the ingenuity of the architecture. Expect to see scaffolding and other equipment, as it seems to be is a constant state of reconstruction and repair.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Ryan
    San Diego, California163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Truly a marvel. 2500 years old and it’s no wonder Greek architecture is heavily influenced by many different cultures around the world. You’ll have to visit the Parthenon on the acropolis even if your trip to Athens is a day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2023
  • KC30000
    England, United Kingdom96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply awesome
    The jewel in the Acropolis' crown, the splendour that is the Parthenon. Standing so very proudly at the top of the hill full of history and with an amazing story to tell. This was by no means the first time we have visited (except for our little one), though you can never get tired of visiting this absolute wonder of the world! You cannot help but admire the sheer size of the structure and wonder just how did they build this all those years ago? It is a shame there is so much scaffolding around the temple though I guess this is needed in order to preserve this wonderful monument. Without doubt a must see if in Athens, would be rude not to!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Ian D
    San Luis Obispo, California530 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Return the Elgin Marbles
    This is part of the Acropolis visit, and is included on the Ministry of Culture 5-site ticket. It's under extensive restoration, and the entire back side (the side you see upon entry) is in scaffolding. It's good to know that it is being taken care of. There's a big blank space in the front where the Parthenon Marbles should be, but they are in the British Loot Museum and renamed the Elgin Marbles. They should be returned as part of the restoration.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • ratzazz
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awed by the historical significance
    We visited the museum, Acropolis and Parthenon in June. Seeing the artifacts, learning about the history and exploring the structures is a fascinating voyage back in time. Though it was June it was very hot and the walk back from the Acropolis was crowed and slow since everyone stops to take selfies. Grippy shoes are helpful as we were slipping on the rocks even in sneakers and we saw two people fall. Definitely bring water with you! PS don't try and take a rock memento . . . the guards were yelling at everyone who did it and made people drop the rocks!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Helga F
    Berlin, Germany4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dream come true!
    I really wanted to go since I was a little girl and I am so happy I was able to do it. I will always treasure this moment!!! I recommend visiting before June to avoid heavy crowds and in working days if possible. Also if you have the time visit the museum next door, it is totally worthy!!!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
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Joly T
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Nice view . Enjoyed the walk and view .we visited after 4 pm and the weather was so cool and not lot of visitors. Take some water and good sneakers.
Written 5 April 2024
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you want to enjoy the Parthenon without the crowds we would recommend getting there right when it opens at 8:30 am. When we went in March the tour groups started showing up at 9 am and when we left the Acropolis site at 11 am the place was getting a little too crowded for us.

The Parthenon is the biggest temple at the Acropolis and is very cool and worthwhile seeing in real life. There are a number of items that have been removed by the British almost two centuries ago and you can see the real ones at the British Museum in London and there are replicas at the nearby Acropolis Museum. They are doing restoration work at the Parthenon but we felt it didn't take away from the experience at all.

Entry for the Acropolis includes the Parthenon and a number of temples at the Acropolis. In low season the cost to enter is 10 euros and it is 20 in high season. There is also a combo ticket so you can go see other sites outside the Acropolis but we didn't feel it was worth it because the other sites close around 3 pm and we didn't want to be rushed.

We would recommend bringing good shoes to walk around, a water bottle because there isn't a place to fill up when we went, use the bathroom before entering and put on some sunscreen because it is very exposed up there. We would say 2-3 hours in the area is perfect.
Written 20 March 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,045 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Part of the Acropolis complex, the largest and most iconic structure there. It is splendid from afar when lit up at night. Find a restaurant with a view; you won't be able to look away. There will be huge crowds when you visit up close.
Written 19 March 2024
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Matt A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Although not named as one by them, this magnificent testimony to the ancient world and it's vast reaching impact deserves a spot on this list.

Stunningly situated on it's outcrop, the monument is imposing even against the backdrop of modern Athens.

With a historical legacy that cannot be underestimated, the experience is certainly improved on a guided tour, where you are given a window into the fascinating history behind it, and how it's architecture and the beliefs and inventions creators have impacted the entire world in the mellenia since it's construction.
Written 14 March 2024
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Haybaywill
Ipswich, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing to see, highlight of my trip to Athens. I didn’t want to leave the Acropolis area! Perfect weather and not too busy. Got a ticket straight away (8.30am) and went in. Amazing views at the top.
Written 11 March 2024
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MB
Finkenberg, Austria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fantastic for a spring break 5 day trip. Amazing food, nice and friendly local people,. Lots of great historic sites to see, no crowds in March, nice weather.
Written 9 March 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Parthenon is a steep hill; it towers over the city of Athens. The best-known and attractive feature is the ancient Acropolis, one of the world's best-known temples. The brilliant structure venerates Athena, who was patron goddess of the Attican city state. The construction on the Parthenon occurred around 400 BC. A number of structures can be seen, which are not as well-known as the temple but are interesting. Getting to the Parthenon and Acropolis is convenient; the steep approach is worth the effort.
Written 9 March 2024
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GAR
243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Although the front is currently covered in scaffolding, this ancient and renowned temple is still a thing of beauty. Visitors are able to walk around all sides and admire the structure. There are also information boards about the history of it
Written 4 March 2024
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Kuchela K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Nice place to walk down the history lanes of Greek. Look back at the ingenuity, craftsman ship, masonry, history, heritage and a lot these structures reflect even today. Much in the process of restoration otherwise a dull city of Athens
Written 2 March 2024
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,452 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Parthenon recently limited the quantity of visitors per day. This happened after we had already booked an excursion. Therefore, when we got there, we were told we couldn't go in! Maybe we'll be able to get there again in order to actually go in and experience it.
Written 25 February 2024
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