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Acropolis of Athens, Greece

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The Acropolis of Athens can be called the most famous and recognizable landmark of Greece without a share of doubt. That’s the rocky fort that is 156 meters high. Unique ancient structures are set on the top of a flat hill. The first fortifications were built there during the reign of the first king of Athens, Cecrops, after whom it was named. Later, in the Mycenaean period, the Acropolis became a royal residence. In that time, its scale has been significantly expanded and the construction was fortified as much as possible.

Acropolis of Athens, Greece Construction on the territory of the acropolis has being conducted continuously for hundreds of years. The ancient monument drawn the special attention of historians and specialists in cultural studies in the 19th century, after the proclamation of the independence of Greece. At this time, a long reconstruction of the monument began. Ancient temples were restored and buildings dating back to the newer period were eliminated. During works, unique antique statues were discovered at the territory of the Acropolis. All of them were transported to various museums. Today, replicas of statues complement the unique look of the Acropolis.

As in ancient times, the gorgeous building is clearly visible from any part of the city. Locals carefully preserve this historical landmark. It is forbidden to erect high-rise buildings in the city in order to maintain a clear view on the territory of Athens. Travelers who want to stroll through the ancient part of Greece will be able to see the carefully restored Parthenon, several reconstructed temples, and the ancient theater, as well as temples of the Greek gods. Next - The Historic Center of Salzburg

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Nearest airports:
 »  Eleftherios Venizelos Airport ATH - in 19 km
 »  Syros Island Airport JSY - in 123 km
 »  Skiathos Airport JSI - in 135 km
 »  Sparta Airport SPJ - in 153 km
 »  Mykonos Airport JMK - in 154 km
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Best hotels near Acropolis in Athens

Hotel Thissio

Located in 0 km from Acropolis in Athens
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Rooms: 2
Fitted with wooden floors, Thissio air-conditioned rooms offer views of the Acropolis, from their balcony or windows. Each features a flat-screen TV, … More: photo, rates and booking
White Lotus Hotel

Located in 1 km from Acropolis in Athens
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Rooms: 12
Decorated in light colours, all rooms are soundproofed and include a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and safety deposit box. The modern bathroom has … More: photo, rates and booking
Zorbas Hostel

Located in 2 km from Acropolis in Athens
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Rooms: 14
Guests at Zorbas can choose between private rooms or beds in a dormitory. All rooms include air conditioning and a TV. Each en suite bathroom is … More: photo, rates and booking
Diva Athens City Hotel

Located in 3 km from Acropolis in Athens
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Rooms: 15
The rooms in Diva Athens City Hotel are tastefully decorated. Facilities include air conditioning, a cable TV and a coffee maker. All rooms also have … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
0 km - Odeon of Herodes Atticus
On the southern slope of the Acropolis is its most important antique attraction - the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Its name was given to the ancient theater in honour of the founder, Herodes Atticus - an outstanding political and public figure. The history of the …
House Blue Forest
1 km - House Blue Forest
In Greece, there is also an amazing house built amidst the lush crowns of trees. It is located in Athens. The project of the unusual house has been developed by experts of the British company Blue Forest. The main goal of the project was a construction of a unique and …
2 km - Athens
Amazing Athens has long been synonymous with bright ancient culture. Founded in 1400 BC, this Greek city has being improving for over 3,500 years. It has to endure a lot of important events, periods of decline and prosperity. Travelers associate Athens with unique …
Corinth Canal
65 km - Corinth Canal
The Corinth Canal is a global sight which is unique in every way. It is the narrowest navigable canal on the planet that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. It is named in honour of the fondly known Greek city located on the western end. The Corinth …
Corinth Canal
66 km - Corinth Canal
The wonderful Corinth Canal - one of the most beautiful and longest canals in the world, is very popular among tourists. Over the canal is the small metal bridge, on which the place for jumps was equipped. In Greece there is no better place for Bunjee Jumping. The …
68 km - Thebes
Speaking about the oldest cities in the world, it’s worth to mention wonderful Thebes, founded in 1400 BC. A story of the city is extremely interesting, it involves a lot of beautiful myths. According to one of them, the founder of Thebes and powerful Cadmea was the …

Top destination around Acropolis of Athens - Athens

The next hotel, Athens Acropol , has become famous during the 2004 Olympics as the game delegations lived in it. The hotel is the result of work of the famous Greek architect Emmanuel Vourekas. Creative design of the hotel’s hall has become its calling card. Furnished with designer items in Le Corbusier style and decorated with works of the Greek sculptor Dimitris Pikionis and wall bas-reliefs made by Vourekas, the entrance hall simply strikes its visitors. Guestrooms are no less amazing and feature exclusive designer draping, luxurious marble floors and wooden furniture. This wonderful hotel is traditionally very popular with travellers, who value its comfort and beauty, so you won’t be disappointed if you book a room in it.

N.J.V Athens Plaza is a well-respected hotel with luxurious design. Only top quality items and fabrics by Versace, Fornacetti and Ralph Lauren were used in décor. Spacious and charming guestrooms look very light thanks to skillful marble decoration, lots of light-colored wood, giant mirrors and warm lightning. Modern and beautiful furniture makes the design of guestrooms complete. Beneficial location and private balconies allow guests to enjoy breath-taking views of the historical centre of Athens.
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