Acropolis of Athens In Athens

Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Abode of Gods

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About Acropolis in Athens

One of the greatest architectural contributions by the Greek can be found in the Acropolis of Athens. Located at the height of 150 m above the sea level, the Acropolis of Athens is the ancient Greek Citadel built high above the city of Athens on the rocky outcrop. As a direct reference to the placement of the citadel, Acropolis, the highest city and was constructed under the Athenian statesman Pericles after Athens defeated the Persians and established democracy making it the leading city-state in the ancient world. Under the guidance of sculptor Phidias, the hill was transformed into a work of art by erecting several monuments celebrating thought and arts of ancient Greece.

Usually called as ‘The Acropolis’, it was called ‘Cecropia’ after its completion in the 5th century B.C. the Athenian Acropolis is the most significant one of all acropolis built throughout Greece. The main attraction of the Acropolis is the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike all of which were damaged during the Venetian siege of 1687 during the Korean war significantly damaging the structures.

If one wants to really go through the ancient Greek history and look into the past of the historic city of Athens itself, the Acropolis Museum is the best place to visit. The museum exclusively houses the archaeological artefacts found in the Acropolis of Athens and was built in 2003 but was opened to the public in 2009. The museum houses artefacts ranging from the Greek Bronze Age to the Roman and Byzantine Greece time periods. The museum itself is built over the ruins of Roman and Byzantine Athens and has been a centre of controversy because of its location being so close to the Parthenon.


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The marble for restoring the Acropolis is being taken from Mount Penteli.

The museum address is Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742.

Yes! Photography is allowed inside the aquarium.

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