What is Acropolis Athens?
Acropolis means ‘high city’ in Greek and is located on the top of a rocky hill above the city of Athens. The ancient Greek City states used to have at their centre a rocky mound or hill. It was used as a fortress in case of attack and they built their important temples.
What will you see on Acropolis?
Parthnenon is the most famous Temple of Acropolis. You will also see Erectheion (the Temple with the Caryads), Temple of Athena Nikae, Propylaea (the entrance of Acropolis), the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, the Sanctuary of Asclepius or Asclepieion and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
Why is Acropolis Important?
The Acropolis of Athens host some of the most important ancient buildings. The buildings and the Temples are of unique architectural and historic significance. It is the absolute symbol of the Greek and Western civilization. Above all it is the birthplace of Democracy.
What famous building is the symbol of Athens?
First of all is, Parthenon is the Temple of Athens on Acropolis and stands over the city for more than 2500 years. Most noteworthy is the landmark columns and the magnificent architectural stracture is the most famous monument on Acropolis and Greece.
Why is Parthenon so special?
It was Pericles, the Athenian statesman built the Parthenon and Acropolis to show the greatness of the city to the world. Built with the shape of a Doric temple the Parthenon is the greatest achievement of the ancient Greek architecture and sculpture!
How much are Acropolis tickets?
The ticket for Acropolis is 20 euro. Young people under 18 years old do not pay tickets. Furthermore, there is also a 30 euro ticket that includes: Acropolis of Athens and the slopes, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos. Also it includes, the Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens.
Does Acropolis have free Admition days?
Acropolis has some free admission days. 6 March, 18 April, 18 May, last weekend of September, 28 October. Another date is the first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st.
How long to visit Acropolis?
It will take you around 10-15 minutes to climb to the entrance and the same time to get back. If you go for a quick visit it will take you around 45 mintes to one hour. Probably it will take you 70-90 minutes to visit the Acropolis. A guided tour to Acropolis will take 2 hours.
The best way to visit Acropolis is to have a lisenced guide with you. Have a private tour and the lisenced guide will be only for you and your friends and family. It is a great tour and you will have in your hearts and minds forever!