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The Acropolis of Athens is a unique place in the world, one of the few where the history of mankind seems to revive, inebriating the present with its ...

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Athens Tour

The Ancient Greeks left behind a treasure trove of monuments, statues and artefacts in Athens. And on this Iconic Insiders tour, you'll take in all the top spots with an expert guide. Highlights include the Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, the Medieval Plaka neigbourhood and the UNESCO-listed Acropolis.First, you'll scale the heights of the sun-bleached Acropolis for a guided tour of the site. And with exclusive skip-the-line tickets, there'll be no waiting around. Soak up wow-factor views over Athens and snap a few photos of the Areopagus – a rocky hill where legend has it the Greek gods would hold court.Let your guide bring history to life as you snap selfies with landmarks like the Roman Agora, the Theatre of Dionysus and the still-standing columns of The Temple of Asklepieion. Then, it's on to the city's Instagram-worthy old quarter, Plaka. Explore lanes crammed with tavernas that twist and turn to meet Monastiraki square, where the tour ends.

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Athens bus tour with Acropolis Museum
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Athens bus tour with Acropolis Museum

Get all the best information for the Athens City and Acropolis Museum Tour and book your tickets, skipping the line, at official rates. Get informed, plan, book your tour of Athens.

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Acropolis of Athens ticket with audio tour on your phone

Book your Acropolis ticket with an audio tour and discover the rich background of the site following the footsteps of early Athenians.

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Acropolis of Athens guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

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Acropolis of Athens guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

Discover the Acropolis of Athens during a guided tour or a tour with skip-the-line ticket included.

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Private Athens Tour

The Ancient Greeks left behind a treasure trove of monuments, statues and artefacts in Athens. And on this private Iconic Insiders tour, you'll take in all the top spots with an expert guide. Exclusively for you and your party, you'll tour highlights including the Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, the Medieval Plaka neighbourhood and the UNESCO-listed Acropolis.First, you'll scale the heights of the sun-bleached Acropolis for a guided tour of the site. And with exclusive skip-the-line tickets, there'll be no waiting around. Soak up wow-factor views over Athens and snap a few photos of the Areopagus – a rocky hill where legend has it the Greek gods would hold court.Let your guide bring history to life as you snap selfies with landmarks like the Roman Agora, the Theatre of Dionysus and the still-standing columns of The Temple of Asklepieion. Then, it's on to the city's Instagram-worthy old quarter, Plaka. Explore lanes crammed with tavernas that twist and turn to meet Monastiraki square, where the tour ends.

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Athens full-day tour with Acropolis and Cape Sounion
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Athens full-day tour with Acropolis and Cape Sounion

Discover the Acropolis of Athens and Cape Sounio during this tour! Enjoy your experience and learn more about ancient Greece.

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Tour of the Acropolis of Athens and lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe
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Tour of the Acropolis of Athens and lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe

Spend your morning discovering the most iconic monuments of ancient Athens and enjoy your lunch at the internationally famous Hard Rock Cafe.

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Tickets to the Acropolis with hop-on hop-off bus pass

Book your tickets to the Acropolis with hop-on-hop-off bus access and don't miss out on the best views and points of interest that this city has to offer

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E-tickets for Ancient Athens top attractions with audio tours
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E-tickets for Ancient Athens top attractions with audio tours

Don't miss the chance to discover Ancient Athens' top attractions and to learn about their history from 3 audio tours of your phone!

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Skip-the-line pass to the seven archaeological attractions of Athens
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Skip-the-line pass to the seven archaeological attractions of Athens

Visit on your own the seven most famous archaeological attractions of Athens at your own pace by skipping the lines.

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Athens audio guide with TravelMate app
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Athens audio guide with TravelMate app

Explore Athens at your leisure with this TravelMate app on your mobile device. Don't miss anything and learn interesting facts about the city.

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3 day pass for Acropolis, Cycladic Art and War museums in Athens
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3 day pass for Acropolis, Cycladic Art and War museums in Athens

Book your 3 day pass for Acropolis, Cycladic Art, and War museums in Athens to Visit three iconic museums at your own pace.Step back in time with the archaeological findings within the Acropolis Museum, uncover the artistic style of the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus plus more.

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The inside story

The Acropolis of Athens is a unique place in the world, one of the few where the history of mankind seems to revive, inebriating the present with its ancient scent. Visiting the Acropolis, symbol of Athens, means to remain amazed and enchanted at the sight of the sum of the ideal classical beauty.

Built on a rock which rises to 156 meters above sea level, the Acropolis (from the Greek "high city") was the religious heart of the Greek capital. Actually its history has even deeper roots: the rocky outcrop was the site of fortifications and the prince’s residence in the Mycenaean age. In the first half of the sixth century B.C. it ceased to be a fortress and became a place of worship, housing the temple dedicated to the local deities.

In 480 B.C. the Acropolis was overwhelmed by the Persian occupation. During the age of Pericles, in the fifth century B.C., to celebrate the victory over the Persians, the Athenians took on the reconstruction, which gave birth to the Parthenon, a peripteral octostyle Doric temple with Ionic architectural features, magnificent emblem of the Acropolis. A tribute to the goddess who had protected the town during the Persian war and symbol of the power of Athens, the Parthenon housed the colossal statue of Athena Parthenos. Now lost, the sculpture, designed by Phidias, was 11 meters high and covered with ivory and gold.

The reconstruction of the Acropolis was completed with the Propylaea, which served as a monumental entrance to the upper town, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Ionic temple of the Erechtheion, with its famous Porch of the Maidens, with draped female figures (caryatids) as supporting columns.

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