"Acropolis" Acropolis Tip by iaint
Acropolis, Athens: 177 reviews and 330 photos
For those who don’t know, the Acropolis is the hill on which the Parthenon sits. The two are almost synonymous, and until my visit I didn’t realise how much more there is to the site.
This tip is just really a taster, and I’ve done a travelogue for things like the Parthenon which (to me) seem like they justify it.
So the Parthenon, the Dionysus Theatre, the Erechtheion and the Propylaia/Temple of Nike are all mentioned in the travelogue.
You buy a composite ticket which covers all parts of the Acropolis as well as other sites (such as the Agora). Costs €12 and lasts for 4 days. It does not cover entry to the new Acropolis Museum.
I was there in late December, so the heat was not a problem. I still got sweaty walking up (even at 9am) so I can’t imagine what it would be like in midsummer.
All advice is to go early, before the tour groups get into full swing. I’m not sure if I got my timing right, or if it’s just that a Thursday morning 2 days before Christmas is total off season, but it was fine.
Address: central Athens
Directions: Take the metro to Acropolis station
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