Holidays in Acropolis

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The crowning glory of Athens is one of the surviving masterpieces of Greece’s Golden Age.

The Acropolis dominates the modern skyline of Athens, reminding visitors of the city’s ancient past at every turn. Its architectural masterpieces date from the 5th century BC, crowned by the elegant columns of the Temple of Athena Nike and the world-famous Parthenon.

No visit to Athens is complete without climbing to the top of the “sacred rock”, especially since the opening in 2009 of the new Acropolis Museum, which has brought a new focus to the site. The award-winning museum houses around 4,000 priceless artefacts found on its slopes and dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The building itself straddles an important archaeological site, which can be viewed through transparent floor-to-ceiling windows.

The climb to the top of the Acropolis is fairly steep and sensible shoes are recommended, as well as sun protection and a bottle of water. However the view from the summit is well worth the effort. Absorb the atmosphere of an ancient civilisation as you wander among the soaring columns of its sacred temples and theatres and admire the statues of gods and goddesses, kings and mythical beasts.

The original entrance, the Propylaea, was closely guarded to prevent unwelcome visitors from gaining access to the inner sanctuary, and the monumental proportions of this ancient gateway are still daunting even today. From here you are free to explore at will, but be sure to leave time for the most important buildings – the Temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon, which have been the focus of an ambitious restoration project using the latest technology and employing original techniques and materials to reverse the effects of time and poorly executed past restorations.

Refreshments are available on site, or bring your own and enjoy the views from one of the park benches surrounding the main site. The admission fee covers all the buildings and guided tours are available for an extra charge. Avoid the crowds and the hottest part of the day by arriving early.

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5687 Cheap Hotels Near Acropolis

Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$178 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (978 reviews)

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2021

Athens Gate Hotel
Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$187 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
This family-friendly Athens hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Temple of Athena Nike, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Theatre of Dionysus. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (942 reviews)
"excellent location , do not expect 5 star hotel quality .The service was OK and breakfast was standard and did not change during our 4 days stay."

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2021

Divani Palace Acropolis
Grand Hyatt Athens
Grand Hyatt Athens
5 out of 5
115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
The price is AU$203 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Neos Kosmos, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Onassis Cultural Centre and Acropolis Museum. Acropolis and Parthenon are also within 2 mi ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (332 reviews)
"Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Grand Hyatt Athens
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Top Acropolis Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Acropolis View Hotel
Acropolis View Hotel
3 out of 5
10, Webster Str. & Robertou Galli, Athens, Attica
The price is AU$108 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Acropolis View Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens Gate Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$178 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Athens Gate Hotel
Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
5 out of 5
19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$187 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Grand Hyatt Athens
Grand Hyatt Athens
5 out of 5
115, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica
The price is AU$203 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Grand Hyatt Athens
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$254 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Electra Palace Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
The Pinnacle Athens
5 out of 5
75 Eolou & Evripidou, Athens
The price is AU$153 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
The Pinnacle Athens
COCO-MAT Athens BC
COCO-MAT Athens BC
5 out of 5
5 Falirou, Athens
The price is AU$265 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
COCO-MAT Athens BC
Electra Metropolis Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens
5 out of 5
15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$312 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Electra Metropolis Athens
The Stanley
The Stanley
4 out of 5
1 Odisseos Str., Athens, Attiki
The price is AU$116 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
The Stanley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.