Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on an outcrop overlooking the city of Athens, Greece. The Citadel is an important part of the city with the remains of many significant ancient buildings located there. The first occupation of the area in which the Acropolis is situated is thought to date back to the 5th century BC. The remains in the citadel include buildings such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. A lot of the buildings in the citadel were damaged by various wars over the years. Acropolis of Athens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ancient significance, it was given that recognition in 1987.
The Citadel is situated on a hill, so a bit of walking is required to get to the area. The metro stops at the bottom of the outcrop the citadel sits on, stopping at the ‘Acropoli’ stop on the M2 line. The 1, 5, 15, 040 and 230 buses also stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The Citadel is open daily to the public, 8am-8pm although the times may vary depending on the time of the year. You cannot take bags into the citadel. The cost for a ticket to the citadel is around 20 euros.