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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

History Museum
“the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century. After crossing the ground floor lobby towards the turn styles of the Museum, the first collection lies before the visitor. An ascending, wide glass-floored gallery houses finds from the slopes of the Acropolis. The occasionally transparent floor provides a view of the archaeological excavation, while its upward slope alludes to the ascent to the Acropolis. The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis houses finds from the sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historic periods. On the left hand side, finds from some of the key sanctuaries of the slopes are exhibited. On the right hand side, finds from the smaller sanctuaries and settlements that developed on the slopes of the Hill are displayed. In antiquity, the slopes of the Sacred Rock constituted the transition zone between the city and its most famous sanctuary. This was the area where official and popular cults, as well as large and small sanctuaries existed alongside private houses. An ancient Athenian neighbourhood is incorporated in a unique way in the Acropolis Museum architecture as yet another exhibit which converses with the masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization presented in its galleries. Nesting on the gentle south slope of the rock, it houses life and human activities from the 4th millennium BC until the 12th cent. AD. Streets, residences, baths, workshops and tombs compose the complex image of archaeological remains. Amongst them those of late antiquity are the best preserved. Summer season hours (1 April - 31 October) Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last admission: 3:30 p.m.) Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.) Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.) Winter season hours (1 November - 31 March) Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last admission: 4:30 p.m.) Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.) Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)”
  • 437 locals recommend
History Museum
“New Acropolis Museum, museum in Athens, Greece, built to house the archaeological remains of the ancient Acropolis site that were formerly housed in the original Acropolis Museum (first opened in 1876). The New Acropolis Museum opened in June 2009.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lodging
“An excellent place to get all information on ancient history with a spectacular view to to Acropolis. Visit it during the evening hours and enjoy a light dinner and drink or get your breakfast with the magnificent view.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Amazing food and gorgeous view , right 2 minutes away from the acropolis Museum and the Parthenon ”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Acropolis of Athens in the age of Pericles! The Acropolis, with its towering buttress walls that project dramatically skyward in central Athens, has been a focus of human attention for more than three millennia. Our contributing archaeologist John Leonard explores how the Acropolis, as we know it today, came to be, under the leadership of the influential, democratically-minded statesman, Pericles.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Winepoint has all types of wines, Greek and from around the world 10-15 Euros per person ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Don’t miss the chance to have a coffee, lunch or dinner with one of the best views in the world. The New Acropolis Museum Restaurant on the second floor complements the experience by offering a variety of traditional dishes. Prices are mid-range and service is excellent.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Our tour starts at the Temple of Olympian Zeus (6th c. BC) - one of the largest in antiquity- and Hadrian’s Arch or Hadrian’s Gate (131 AD), the entrance to the old city. Admire this beautiful triumphal arch that was built over the line of an ancient road leading from the Acropolis and the Athenian Agora area to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take your time to read the inscription on the western side of the arch (facing the Acropolis): “This is Athens, the former city of Theseus” and on the eastern side (facing the Olympieion): “This is the city of Hadrian, and not of Theseus”.From this point walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou street, the pedestrian walkway created to connect the most significant archaeological sites surrounding the sacred rock of the Acropolis. Make a stop at the ruins of the Asklepieion (5th c. B.C.), take a look at the Stoa of Eumenes (2th c. BC) and finally enter the Odeion of Herodes Atticus (161 AD), which is nowadays the main venue for the summer Athens Festival’s performances, under the shadow of the Acropolis and the Athenian stars!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“A traditional Greek eatery, serving mezze style platters, Greek comfort food and seafood.Exceptional value for money. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian. Need to book a table and have patience in ordering. But worth while waiting for.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Acropolis Museum presents an exhibition which concerns Eleusis and the great mysteries. Eleusis (Greek: Elefsina) is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece. he exhibition gallery has the form of the Eleusinian Telesterion including a small-scale version of the dark Anaktoron where visitors can watch a 15-minute video presentation with aerial photographs of the Sacred Way, representations, models, the archaeological site of Eleusis and many emblematic exhibits.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“With live music is Sundays is the perfect place to relax and try excellent wine.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Dionisiou Areopagitou and his continuation, Apostolou Pavlou, is a beautifull walkway around the Acropolis. At the end of it, in the area of Thisseion, you will find many cafes with Acropolis view...”
  • 10 locals recommend
Street Address
“A total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cozy cafe serving specialty coffee, tea, chocolates & nuts. Look out for their unique local & imported products, and don't forget to ask about their homemade sweets. ”
  • 2 locals recommend