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

Acropolis of Athens, Athens

4.6
#1 of 1,061 in Historic Sites in Greece
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
Tours to Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
34,374 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • An absolute must to do when in Athens but go EARLY so as to avoid the crowds and there will be no lines as well to buy your ticket. It is truly a wonder of the world that you can tick off your bucket ...  more »
  • We visited with a private guide and it was well worth the extra expense. We were able to truly enjoy the trip to the Acropolis from a local perspective. No bus or car, we walked their on quiet back st...  more »
Google
  • This place is amazing, one of my favorites in the world. Is not a difficult walk, taking the right time anyone can do it. The best time to go is during the sunset, you can see the sun setting on the city. Its just wonderful. ❤❤ I've been there twice and since it's really big is never too crowded. They close a little bit early than the time scheduled.
  • Perhaps the most important place to visit in Athens Greece. Get there as early as you can to beat some of the crowds or wait for a couple hours. It would be nice to be part of a guided tour. Or you can just casually listen in on other English guides. Count on spending two or three hours there. It also offers great views of the city.
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

Hidden gems in Athens

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Athens

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Athens

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 3​h

Shopping in Athens

View all >
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Athens

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 6​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h