Acropolis and Parthenon (General)

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by awc825 on January 27, 2007

First off, admission fees to many tourist attractions/historical sites in Athens are cheap, usually about 4-5 euro per person.

I'd imagine that most tourists to Athens will make the trip to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, since they are the main symbols of Athens. If I recall correctly, the entrance fee to Acropolis/Parthenon is 12 euro, which also gains you admission to the Acropolis museum, Ancient Agora, Theatre of Dionysos Kerameikos and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You can visit the other sites on different days (the ticket is not limited to same day usage). It is fantastic value and is easily one of the best bargains to be had in Athens.

Upon climbing Acropolis Hill, the first site you will see is the remains of the Theatre of Dionysos. It is built in the classical Greek style where the audience is seated in a semi circle. The trek up Acropolis Hill is not at all strenuous and you can easily spend 2-3 hours looking at the various theaters and temples at the Acropolis site, especially the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. The partially reconstructed Theatre of Herodes Atticus is worth looking as it provides a clear picture of how the Theatre of Dionysos would have appeared. The Acropolis Museum at the apex has a number of artefacts worth looking at, including the decorative artefacts which have fallen off the Parthenon's roof.
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