"Hiking the Acropolis" Acropolis Tip by MelsTreks

Acropolis, Athens: 179 reviews and 334 photos

  Almost to the top!
by MelsTreks
  • Almost to the top! - Athens
      Almost to the top!
    by MelsTreks
  • Hiking the Acropolis - Athens
  • Hiking the Acropolis - Athens

We hiked to the top of Acropolis on a very hot day. It was pretty much a day trip and takes a fair bit ofd energy since you will be climbing upwards by stairs alteast half of the way. It is very beautiful and and there are a few different routes to take to the top. If you dont feel up for the hike there is also a horse and buggie service that you can arrange to take you to the top. (a bit pricey) The rocks and stairs are very smooth and slippery so be sure to wear sensible shoes. I made the mistake of not doing so myself, and had a nice wipeout as a result! Be sure to bring water as well, because unless its changed in a years time since I was there, there was only water fountains to drink from.
Furthermore, Acropolis is under a constant state of construction with regards to upholding and enhancing the original monuments, so do not be surprised to see this.
Also be sure to check out the cool caves on the way up, (cave of Zues) for instance. They are labeled. This is not a very expensive activity but it does have a cost, I believe it was approximately 13 Euros, but there was a discount offered for students and seniors!

Address: Athens, Greece
Directions: Acropolis

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 28, 2008
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