When we hear the word “Greece”, which is certainly reflected in our mind is the figure of the legendary gods. That is why, ancient buildings, temples and historic reliefs became the main dish when you visit a country located at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Acropolis of Athens or Citadel of Athens is a major tourist destination in the city of Athens, the capital of Greece. Each year, the quaint little town on the hill is visited by millions of tourists from around the world. In Greek, the acropolis means “town in altitude”, because of its location in the hills. Located at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level, the Acropolis of Athens has a surface area of three hectares.
Viewed from any corner of the city, the Acropolis of Athens is amazing because of its location and grandeur of the building. To enjoy the beauty of the Acropolis of Athens, travelers can enter through the main entrance, which existed since the days of the Roman Empire, through the marble staircase known as the Beule Gate (see floor plan).
Beule Gate named after a French archaeologist, Ernest Beule who found the entrance. The main building in the complex is the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, protector of Athens in the 5th century BC.
Near Parthenon there is a bronze statue Promachos, war leader of Athens, which was created by the famous sculptor of its time, Phidias. In this complex also has an altar that was built for Emperor Augustus, from the Roman Empire.
Easy to access
It is easy to reach the Acropolis of Athens, from the airport within 35 km east of Athens. You can use tools such as railway land transport, metro or bus leaving on a regular schedule. The acropolis of Athens is open daily from 08:00 to 16:30 local time.
However, this schedule could change depending on the season, sometimes this complex remained open all night during the full moon in the summer. Entrance to this location for 12 euros. If you need a guide, there are official tourist guides can be rented at a price of around 50 euros.
From this location, you can also visit the Theatre of Dionysus was not far from the acropolis or the Acropolis Museum which is located in the southeast of the Acropolis of Athens. Over in Athens, for accommodation, you can stay at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, Acropolis Select Hotel or The Athens Gate Hotel.