An ancient hilltop citadel with a stunning bird’s eye view of the city of Athens.
Translated to “High City of Athens” in English, the Acropolis of Athens is a well-established symbol of the ancient city of Athens. Built in the 5th century BCE to honour the Greek goddess Athena and to parade the city’s glory to the rest of the world, the Acropolis of Athens is an architectural and artistic wonder that retains its former glory. This UNESCO World Heritage Site that was formerly a fortress holds many important and sacred monuments such as the Parthenon, the sacred Erechtheon, and the temple of Athena Nike.
As you explore the rich history hidden within this citadel perched 150 meters above the city of Athens, you will also be treated to a gorgeous view of the quintessential Greek landscape. The endless spread of white buildings stretching into the horizon below you, interspersed with clusters of trees, interrupted by the occasional grand monument, contrasted against the baby blue sky. Here is where you get the full picture of what Athens has to offer; here is where you will get a taste of the magnificent view Athena had as she looked over her city.