Acropolis: Parthenon, Erechtheion, Theatre of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes

Jan 4, 2019 | Athens, Europe, Greece

Acropolis of Athens is a must-see attraction for every tourist who visits the capital of Greece even for a short period. It is an ancient monument complex situated on the rocky hill and is considered the cradle of Philosophy, Theatre, Freedom of Speech, Democracy and other significant elements of Western culture.

The most important icon of Acropolis is, of course, the temple of Parthenon, dedicated to goddess Athena, who was considered to be the patroness of Athenians. The temple is situated on the top of the hill and its restoration process is currently ongoing.

Besides Parthenon, there is also another magnificent temple – Erechtheion, dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon, god of the sea. This architectural masterpiece is famous for its porch with columns shaped like female figures (caryatids) – “Porch of Maidens”.
On the slopes of the Acropolis, there are also many ancient sights for you to explore like the first theatre of the world – Theatre of Dionysus or Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone theatre built in 161 AD which is still used as a concert hall.

Useful Tips: 

  • It is not easy to climb Acropolis hill, so there is an elevator for disabled people only. Please do not forget to call beforehand to check working days and hours of the elevator.
  • It is also impossible to be there during hot afternoons so if you visit Greece in Summer, try to get there in the early morning or in the evening.
  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st the admission is free.
  • You can get a combo ticket for 30 euros (reduced price is 15 euros) which is valid for 5 days to visit the following attractions: Acropolis of Athens and its south and north slopes, Ancient Agora of Athens and the museum situated in Stoa of Attalos, Roman Agora of Athens, Hadrian’s Library, Olympieio, Archaeological Museum of KerameikosArchaeological Site of LykeionKerameikos. 

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