Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  Attica  /  Athens  /  Acropolis of Athens

Acropolis of Athens, Athens

4.6
A cluster of ancient ruins of great architectural and historical significance, Acropolis of Athens has been the star attraction of Athens for many centuries and is a World Heritage Site. Sitting on a rocky hill just above the city, this age-old citadel contains ruins of temples constructed during the 5th century BCE. The "City on a Hill," as its name roughly translates, contains outstanding examples of Classical architecture that continues to influence the building styles of modern cities around the world. Although pollution and exposure to weather continue to take their toll on the ancient buildings, the historical hill remains an important reminder of the cultural influence and political power ancient Greece once exercised on the rest of the world. Using our international travel planner, Athens attractions like Acropolis of Athens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Acropolis of Athens
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Acropolis of Athens Tours
Acropolis of Athens Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
29,974 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • First of all the day we visited the Acropolis there were 6 cruise ships in town ! And they all were at the Acropolis the same day we were there! It was HOT to make matters worse- but in spite of all t...  more »
  • You cannot visit Athens without visiting this amazing piece of history. Get there early to avoid the crowds and plan on spending hours. There is much to see and experience. We highly recommend taking ...  more »
Google
  • Loved it here. But it's hot and no shade. There is water but it doesn't taste good. I'd advise to buy some. The toilets are not the best but at least there are some. The walking up is hard work mainly because the floor in parts is incredibly slippy being marble. So wear a hat & sensible foot wear and take water. It's amazing worth every penny and step.
  • Absolutely stunning views of the city. Despite all the construction/restoration, it is still such a beautiful site. The walk up seems incredibly long when it’s hot out. Definitely wear good walking shoes as some of the steps are marble and can be slippery. Had to bring lots of water for the walk as we only saw one water fountain on the way up. I will always visit this site because it is breathtaking! Can’t wait to go back again!
Places to stay near Acropolis of Athens

Plan your trip to Athens

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Athens

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Athens

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Kids friendly things to do in Athens

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Athens

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 30​min

Shopping in Athens

View all >
5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5
Duration: 1​h
5
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Athens

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min