Destination Acropolis

You may be only a few hours away from the definitive World Heritage monument
If you are in Europe, North Africa or the Middle East, you’re only a few hours away from the Acropolis. If you are in the Americas or the Far East, you have a top reason to fly to Europe.

The Acropolis from Lycabettos hill

Photograph courtesy of Marios Katsaros

Information about the Acropolis Museum
Great archaeological sites not to miss
List of World Heritage sites in Greece
World Heritage and the Acropolis
Visit Greece: the official tourism website of Greece

You can fly to Athens to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. It offers direct flights to/from major cities around the world. Once there, you can then get on the metro, take a bus or rent a car to get to the heart of Athens.

The metro station for the Acropolis (for access to the Acropolis hill and the Acropolis Museum) is the Acropoli station on the red line. You can plan your journey using the Athens metro map. You can find more information about the operation of the metro on the official Athens metro website.

As soon as you find yourself in the city, you will realise that the Acropolis is one of the many exciting destinations waiting for you. It is hard to consolidate on one page information about a city as vibrant and rich in culture as Athens. To make the most of your trip, we recommend that you buy a guide book or search the web. A good start is the official City of Athens website.

If you like hot weather and bright sunshine, make sure you come to see the Acropolis in late spring, summer, or early autumn. For cooler temperatures, consider early spring or late autumn, although the monument looks stunning in bright sunlight.

Where to stay in Athens? The easiest way to arrange your accomodation is to look up different options on the web or contact your a holiday dealer. It would be recommended to find a room near the historical centre of Athens (areas of the Acropolis, Plaka, and Monastiraki).

The currency in Greece is the euro.

Make sure you have enough time to visit more museums and archaeological sites in the city. Wherever you are coming from, visiting Athens will undoubtedly be an unforgettable journey in Europe’s first capital!

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