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Climbing the Acropolis: Athens at your Feet

To some, the Acropolis is just a building, a piece of architecture that symbolizes Greek civilization. But once you explore this symbolic site, you’ll realize that it’s more than that; it's a landmark of Greek history, art, and beauty.

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Climbing the Acropolis is a must when you’re in Athens. Exploring this popular tourist attraction is an adventure in itself; you have to endure the humid air during early summer days. But don’t fret, because your effort is worth it once you see the famous archaeological sites atop the Acropolis—the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and many more.

The Acropolis doesn't only offer an archaeological treat; it also gives a spectacular view of the scenic spots on your Athens holiday, such as the Mars Hill and Mt. Likavitos. If you’re not interested in nature, however, you can delight yourself with numerous theatres in the area. Experience open theatre at its best in Odeum of Herodes Atticus, or relive the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in the Theatre of Dionysius. Don’t miss the Acropolis Museum either; you'll find various archaeological artefacts from ancient Greece here.

If you run out of things to do, just take pictures of the historic buildings and experiment with your camera! The sights to see here are just too many; you’ll probably have a hard time capturing everything. Visiting the Acropolis is a unique experience; it’s like having Athens at your feet.

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