A Hike up the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
A Hike up the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

A Hike up the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

A Hike up the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.


Hello Friends.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience while in Athens, look no further than a hike up the Acropolis. This ancient citadel is perched high above the city, providing stunning views of the surrounding area. Visitors can explore the ruins of several ancient temples and other buildings, including the well-known Parthenon. A hike up the Acropolis is a great way to get a closer look at this iconic landmark and to enjoy the history and beauty of Athens from above.

The Acropolis is a popular tourist destination, with more than 15,000 visitors coming here each year. But this hilltop location offers more than just the classical beauty of ancient architecture. During the summer months, the area becomes a maze of wildflowers, giving the lie to the idea that Athens is a city of concrete — and thousands of plants grow here.

The path to the Acropolis starts off as a technicality: You have to cross the busy road that runs through the center of Athens to get to the foot of the hill. Take time to review the traffic patterns with your driver before setting off.

But once you enter the Acropolis park, you are taken back thousands of years to Ancient Greece and you ascend to the top. Here is the hike and photos. I hope you enjoy them.


The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Location : Athens 105 58, Greece
Google map link: https://g.page/acropolis-bnb?share


No trip to Athens is complete without a visit to the Acropolis. This ancient citadel is located on a rocky outcrop in the center of the city and is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in Greece, including the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. The views from the top are absolutely breathtaking, and there’s nothing quite like standing in the shadow of these ancient ruins. So if you’re ever in Athens, be sure to make time for the Acropolis!

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You start at the bottom, the way bottom. In the old times, there was a fancy gate to walk through, but time, war, pillaging, left only echos of the one great location behind.

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Hiking up, you pass a lot of stones lying around. It’s wild to think that this, this was once the heart of the Western world, that many historic figures, walk this same path, touched the same stones.

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You can also see a lot of support and restoration happening, such as this bolt into the rock to hold the mountain together. A mix of new and old.

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When you get to the top, you enter via a once massive room. WOW, to have lived back them and to have seen this… it must have taken your breath away.

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When you get to the top, you can see it. The Acropolis top, the most famous pile of rubble… something that is in just about all the history books… wow

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Closer to it and you can see the amount of work they are doing to fix / repair parts of it to It’s once former amazing stature.

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There were a lot of breathtaking things to see on top. Waling to the back side of the temple, you get to see a more, welcoming vision of the temple.

Over the years, many kings and leaders have visited the Acropolis, including Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte. To think, that I could be standing where they stood… makes the mind think…

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Also, the view on top of the mound of the city, EPCI! With its stunning views of the city below, it’s easy to understand why this ancient site is so popular. I could also, think that the kings who visited must have had the same thought. I wonder tho, why they did not make it their home, but chose to destroy it instead So sad that some wish to destroy the past instead of explore it. What if, it was never destroyed and stood the test of time, to see it… wow.

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Just looking at the massive pillars on the top… how many hours it must have taken to make this place.

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All the many, many blocks are laid and set by skilled hands.

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And the scale of it all. It makes you think that, yea, gods would live here. It just makes sense.

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Yes… I took a selfie in front of it as well… I mean, you sort of have to. However!!! BE WARNED. I watched a few people get yelled at by security for taking a dance video or taking a photo of an object in front of the temple. One person had their photo removed by security as well. Phew.

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Again, just EPIC Views… so so so so epic.. I stayed till they kicked me out at 4:45 pm.

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Well, that is how I spent my first day in Athens, and it was great. Tomorrow I will go see a few more locations around the city.

Also, The Acropolis in Athens, Greece, is a sight to behold during the day, sure… but at night it looks wild! The ruins are illuminated by floodlights, and the view is simply breathtaking. I highly recommend visiting the Acropolis at night if you’re ever in Athens!

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What an incredible experience it was to hike up to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The view from the top was breathtaking, and it was fascinating to see all the ancient ruins up close. I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone visiting Athens – it’s a must-do!

Thanks for reading today, I hope you found this article fun!

Cheers

If you liked this article, here is another one you may enjoy called : The Glass Palace, Madrid, Spain.

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