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Timings : 1st April to 31st October: 08:00 AM - 8:00 PM
1st November to 31st March: 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : 1st April to 31st October
General Admissions: EUR 20
Reduced: EUR 10
1st November to 31st March
General Admissions: EUR 10
Reduced: EUR 5

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Acropolis, Athens Overview

Acropolis, the most famous landmark of entire Greece, is the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. It is an ancient fortified town dating back to the bronze age. Acropolis, the hill, consists of 21 major archaeological remains. Parthenon is in the centre of Acropolis and is the main attraction here.

Apart from the Parthenon, other notable sites include the Propylaea, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Each structure contributes to the overall historical significance of the Acropolis. The entrance to the Acropolis, Propylaea itself is a monument. To the south lies the temple of Athena Nike. East of the entrance is the temple known as the Erechtheum dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. At the south of the platform, there are remains of the Theatre of Dionysus. Odeon of Herodes Atticus also lies some distance away in the Acropolis, which is now reconstructed. All the valuable ancient artifacts from the Greek culture lies in the Acropolis Museum, which resides on the southern slope of the same rock.

Acropolis Highlights

1. Parthenon

The Parthenon is an iconic landmark of Acropolis, Greece. This ancient temple is dedicated to Athena, one of the most cherished and famous Greek deities. Built in 447BC, it attracts tourists from arou (Read More)nd the world because of its perfect symmetry, towering columns, sculptures of Greek art, and more than 2000 years of rich history.

2. Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian merchant Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasi (Read More)a Annia Regilla.

3. Propylaea

Propylaea in Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens, is the gateway and the monumental entrance to the Acropolis of Athens. The gates take inspiration from the architecture of a temple or religious complex and (Read More) house the “Agrippa” monument on a pedestal and the Temple of Nike. Even though most of it is in ruins, the white Pentelic marble building is still a beautiful sight.

4. Temple of Athena Nike

Temple of Athena Nike
The Temple of Athena Nike is an ancient Ionic Greek temple dedicated to the Greek Gods, Athena and Nike. It is a small yet impressive structure standing 7m high on the southwest corner of the Acropoli (Read More)s. The nuanced architecture of the temple with white marble and scenic views from all points often gives it the name ‘pearl of the Acropolis’.

5. Erechtheion

The Erechtheion or Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. Its distinctive building has large columns are statues depi (Read More)cting women. Four of the original six statues are now on display in the Acropolis Museum.

6. Acropolis Fortification Wall

Acropolis Fortification Wall
The Acropolis Fortification Wall is the ruins of the walls built around the Acropolis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular attraction to witness the splendid Greek architecture. Apart from th (Read More)e primary Cyclopean wall and a Themistoclean Wall, visitors can also check out the Pelargic Wall which has many doors, giving the fortification the name of “Enneapylon” or “nine-doored”.

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