A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις) consists of several ... More
A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις) consists of several temples, which were built by the world's first democracy during the 5th Century BC. The most majestic building of all is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Parthenon became the paragon of classical Greek architecture, and has suffered serious damage over the years.
I visited The Acropolis in October 2010 and I can honestly say, for me, was the highlight of an otherwise fabulous holiday with many amazing sights. We found the locals incredibly friendly starting with the taxi driver who dropped us off at the entrance. The climb to the top is not a walk in the park and should not be rushed, as the views on the way up are not to be missed.......you need time to take in everything you see. It truly takes your breath away as you realise that the whole of Athens as far as the eye can see is laid out beneath you...Im not ashamed to admit as I reached the top I was incredibly emotional, as all my history and geography lessons came back to me....I never thought for one minute I woud get to see this place and here I was....You need to make time to walk down through all the other ruins which are all stunning in their own right...The Ancient Agora is particularly special with all the uncovered paintings within its peaceful little sanctuary and an absolute godsend that day as it was so cool inside...we had chosen the hottest day of the week to go and see this wonderful place (27 degrees) so to take a few moments inside was bliisfull......I would fully recommend that you take the time to go and visit this beautiful ruin and above all to leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy and digest.............
I visited Athens October 2010 - it was breathtaking to do the Acropolis as I was in Athens 5 years ago but could not go up - at least I did it and my impression was amazing and wonderful to be there. I have been there seen it need to explore other places thank you - what I dislike is that you were not allowed any softdrinks in the Acropolis area the heat was extremely hot please allow even if it is only water.
The most historical building in Athens. We enjoyed going there! ... The weather was little Shinny. The view was amazing from the Top of the Acropolis which you can see the most of the famous places of Athens.
I hope that they sale Mineral Water in the Top of the Acropolis! because it's hard to walk.
The view from the Acropolis was amazing. We enjoyed our hike from site to site. All the things learned in elementary school made more sense as we saw the remains of them.
I would suggest a good pair of walking shoes as most of the remains are in a large vecinity. The only way there is by foot.
Wonderful view of Athens skyline,magnificent feeling oh history and culture and a sence of the highest ideas of Ancient Greece, such as Democracy, Meritocracy and Isonomy.The place has a magic touch, which affects everyone, without exceptions.Really amazing............
I love walking the Acropolis in the scorching sunlight, but I also love wandering the ruins on a fullmoonlit night (when open on special occasions.)
The place still has a good vibe, after thousands of years and as many wars... Check it out for yourself and try meditating or you can pray where St.Paul prayed its a good trip!
Gotta love being on the Acropolis with the Parthenon and the other historic places in the same area such as Ancient Agora, Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul spoke from and the Dionysus Theater. Plan on spending the entire day at this one location. Well worth it. Figure out the trains that take you to within a few hundred yards of the Acropolis and you are set.
Only draw back was the Parthenon and a few other ruins were being worked on, which means that for the next few years (according to the work schedule), your photos of the Parthenon will have scaffolding and crane type equipment in them.
I to visit Acropolis all days , during the 42 days that I was in Athina.Acropolis is WONDERFUL and to time I think that I am greek and not only a brazilian woman.
Filakia for all that read this my words here.
Lindamares do Brasil
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