Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece

Perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the bustling city of Athens, the Acropolis stands as a majestic testament to the glory of ancient Greek civilization. This architectural marvel, dating back to the 5th century BCE, draws history buffs and archaeology enthusiasts from around the globe. Join us as we journey through time to uncover the rich history and captivating highlights of this iconic landmark.

The Acropolis of Athens holds a significant place in Greek history, representing the pinnacle of classical Greek art and architecture. Construction of the most iconic structure, the Parthenon, began in 447 BCE under the guidance of renowned architects such as Ictinus and Callicrates. The Acropolis served as the spiritual and cultural center of ancient Athens, housing temples, statues, and theaters dedicated to various gods and goddesses.

Highlights of Visiting the Acropolis of Athens:

  • Parthenon: Marvel at the majestic Parthenon, an enduring symbol of ancient Greece. Admire the intricate Doric columns, exquisite friezes, and the timeless beauty of its architectural design.
  • Erechtheion: Discover the elegant beauty of the Erechtheion, characterized by its iconic Caryatid porch, featuring six statues of draped female figures supporting the roof.
  • Propylaea: Pass through the imposing Propylaea, the monumental entrance gateway to the Acropolis, showcasing impressive architectural elements and commanding views of Athens below.
  • Theater of Dionysus: Step into the ancient theater where the works of renowned playwrights like Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides once enthralled audiences.
  • Acropolis Museum: Explore the adjacent Acropolis Museum, housing a remarkable collection of artifacts excavated from the Acropolis site, providing deeper insights into its historical significance.


€ 22

Services & facilities

  • Café
  • Gift shop
  • Audio Tour
  • Guided tours


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