Places to stay near Acropolis of Athens
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Things to do nearbyAcropolis of Athens
Next day was a jammed packed one with tiring uphill trek to the Acropolis Museum & temple. The place is filled with history and culture; we roamed around the Museum listening to the stories told by the guides, tales of bravery and courage of the Athena. Why and how the city came to be named Athens, the temple, its infrastructure and how many times it was invaded and raided. We kept on basking in the glory of such rich culture.
An emblem of the majesty of the Greek civilisation, the Acropolis is one of the foremost architectural complexes in the world. A shining addition to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is essentially a citadel on a flat rock that rises some 500 metres above sea level, watching over the city of Athens like a guard. Home to important ancient structures like the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea, the Acropolis is easily the drawcard of tourism in Greece and is a reflection of its rich culture. History enthusiasts will not be able to keep calm while exploring this exalted sight and even the most seasoned of travellers will never want to leave.
There is so much history in this space of 7 hectares that one could spend hours imbibing details and capturing images. For people with knee problems- beware - there is a decent bit of climbing involved ( make sure you have comfortable footwear). But the view is worth it, for you can see the entire city, and watching the sunset from up there is just beautiful !
The centuries old highest point of Athens, this towering structure is a must visit while in the city
one doesn’t visit Athens without visiting Acropolis. It was super magnificent please! That area was so huge that it can fit the whole city when Ancient Greece was in war. It is no doubt why Acropolis is the symbol of Athens because from Acropolis, you can basically overlook the whole city of Athens.
Acropolis is the highest point of the city and it was of great importance during the Greek Civilization. You get an unmatched view from here