Athens is a great city. Last year Vincent and I had a stopover for a few hours in this metropolis and we really enjoyed it. The first on the schedule when we were there: a visit to the Acropolis. You can read all about the wonder of the world in this blog.
What is the Acropolis
The Acropolis can be found in Athens near the district “Plaka” and the word Akropolis actually says what it means already. It comes from the word Akros which means the highest part and from the word Polis meaning city. So it literally means the highest part of the city. The Acropolis is not the building itself, but actually, the ground to say so. On the Acropolis you will find more than 20 buildings, the most important of which are:
- Parthenon (as shown below)
- Temple of Nikè (the goddess of victory)
- Erechtheion (as shown above)
Visit the Lukumades store in Athens
Visit the Acropolis
Vincent and I went unplanned to the Acropolis. Coincidentally we arrived at something for 8 o’clock and it turned out to be open at 8 o’clock. Afterwards, it was really nice that it happened like it did because the first hour was really quiet. At the moment we had seen everything and walked down again, we saw all guides with large groups coming inside. That brings me right at my first tip: visit the Acropolis in the early morning or at the end of the day (they are open until 8 pm). Not only because of the crowds, but also because of the heat. Athens is a hot city. The best you can visit in the spring, but if you are there in the summer, visit the Akropolis early, because it is so hot! We were there in May and around 9 is was already 30 degrees! You can not buy a ticket online, only at the entrance to the Acropolis. A ticket costs 20 euros.
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