Must-see attractions in Acropolis Area

  • ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 19, 2016: The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.
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    Acropolis Museum

    Acropolis Area

    This dazzling museum at the foot of the Acropolis' southern slope showcases its surviving treasures. The collection covers the Archaic period to the Roman…

  • Parthenon.


    Acropolis Area

    Designed to be the pre-eminent monument of the Acropolis, the Parthenon epitomises the glory of Ancient Greece. Meaning 'virgin's apartment', it's…

  • Erechtheion Temple (or Erechtheum) with the figures of Caryatids at the archaeological site of Acropolis in Athens, Greece at sunset. It was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. Golden soft light; Shutterstock ID 2144514097; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65050; netsuite: Digital; full: Digital


    Acropolis Area

    The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost…

  • Panoramic view of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. It is one of the main landmarks of Athens. Scenic panorama of Herod Atticus Odeon overlooking Athens city in summer.
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    Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Acropolis Area

    This large amphitheatre was built in AD 161 by wealthy Roman Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Regilla. It was excavated in 1857–58 and completely…

  • Temple of Athena Nike

    Acropolis Area

    The small but exquisitely proportioned Temple of Athena Nike sits at the southwest edge of the Acropolis, jutting in front and to the right of the…

  • Theatre of Dionysos, showing its architectural evolution and transformation from the fifth century B.C. through the Roman Imperial period, on the south slope of the Acropolis, Athens.

    Theatre of Dionysos

    Acropolis Area

    The tyrant Peisistratos introduced the annual Festival of the Great Dionysia during the 6th century BC, and held it in the world's first theatre, on the…

  • Propylaia

    Acropolis Area

    The Propylaia formed the monumental entrance to the Acropolis. Built by Mnesicles between 437 BC and 432 BC, it ranks in architectural brilliance with the…

  • The Porch of the Caryatids, six maidens holding aloft the southern portico of the Erechtheion sanctuary in the Acropolis.


    Acropolis Area

    Although the Parthenon was the most impressive monument of the Acropolis, it was more showpiece than working sanctuary. That role fell to the Erechtheion…

  • View of Acropolis from Areopagus Hill.

    Areopagus Hill

    Acropolis Area

    This rocky outcrop below the Acropolis has great views over the Ancient Agora. According to mythology, it was here that Ares was tried by the council of…

  • AY8EE4 Panagia Hrysospiliotissa Chapel of our Lady of the Cavern incut to Acropolis Walls Athens Greece
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    Panagia Hrysospiliotissa

    Acropolis Area

    A grotto in the cliff face, the Choragic Monument of Thrasyllos was built here around 320 BC. In the Christian era it became the Chapel of Our Lady of the…

  • Part of the stoa of Eumenes, on the south slope of the Acropolis, in Athens, Greece; Shutterstock ID 1600612369; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65050; netsuite: Digital; full: POI

    Stoa of Eumenes & Asclepieion

    Acropolis Area

    From the stage of the Theatre of Dionysos, the path leads uphill and west to the top of the long Stoa of Eumenes, a colonnade built by Eumenes II, King of…

  • ATHENS, GREECE - APRIL 6: A woman stands in front of "War of relics"  Acrylic on canvas by artist K.G. Subramanyan. Media and professionals of the 14 Documenta contemporary arts exhibition, at a  preview of Documenta 14 at the EMST- National Museum of Contremporary Art on April 6, 2017 in Athens, Greece.  Documenta is an exhibition of contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany but in 2017 for the first time Kassel and Athens are hosting the exhibition on an equal footing under the working title "Learning from Athens." (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

    National Museum of Contemporary Art

    Acropolis Area

    Set in the former Fix Brewery, this contemporary museum opened in 2015 but was closed for prolonged renovations at the time of research. In the past, it…

  • Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum

    Acropolis Area

    A museum for fashionistas: Ilias Lalaounis adorned Elizabeth Taylor and Melina Mercouri, among many others, and is responsible for a singularly Greek…

  • ATHENS, GREECE - MAY 6, 2014: Visitors at the Propylaia and the Beule Gate west entrance to the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.; Shutterstock ID 206520655; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65050; netsuite: Digital; full: POI

    Beulé Gate

    Acropolis Area

    Inside the main entrance of the Acropolis site, the path leads you up through the Beulé Gate, named after French archaeologist Ernest Beulé, who uncovered…

  • Statue of Athena Promachos & Pedestals

    Acropolis Area

    As you walk beyond the Propylaia into the Acropolis site, along the Panathenaic Way, you will see to your left the foundations of pedestals for the…

  • Acropolis Southeast Entrance

    Acropolis Area

    This entrance to the Acropolis is a better option for individual visitors, as it avoids the heavy bus traffic and crowds at the main entrance. Early in…

  • Acropolis Main Entrance

    Acropolis Area

    The main Acropolis entrance is used by tour groups so can be very busy. Come here for the disabled accessible lift.

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