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Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by roserosada

I am sure this question has been asked a million times. I wrote to the Department of Culture, but I have nor received a response. Since I am leaving on Friday, can you please tell me how to purchase ticket (perhaps the full package) for Acropolis, Agora, and other nearby sites. Are there long lines? which is the best time to purchase? thanks again.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by xymmot

Early morning, tickets can be purchase there that day and the walk up the Acropolis would not be as hot.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by worldinabag

Hi

I bought entrance tickets at the Monastiraki entrance (where the flea market is) for the Agora and Acropolis. From this entrance I didn't have to queue and I made my way up to the Acropolis through the Agora. You won't need tickets in advance for any of the sites.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by TexasDave

Anywhere you buy the ticket it is good for the whole archeological area. Zeus' Temple is also a good place to buy them, usually no line.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by SandiM

Yes, there wasn't much of a line up when I went in April, but BE WARNED that they close the sites early (around 3pm when we were there) due to the poor economy. Perhaps it is different today? But we found that they opened around 9 or 10am, and closed again at 3pm, therefore we didn't get a chance to see as many things as we'd liked.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by lynnehamman

After you have seen the Acropolis- try and get to the Archeological Museum. Its close by, and absolutely fascinating.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by leics

There can be long queues for the Acropolis, yes. There certainly were when I visited (in March).

I would advise getting a very early start and going to the Acropolis around 20 minutes before its opening time (much cooler as well, of course), which will be well before the day trips groups arrive (around 10-11). Buy your 'package' ticket there and then explore the other sites (queues not really a problem for any) later.

Alternatively, and only if you are certain of closing time, the last hour or so is also likely to be less crowded. But that would be a bit of a gamble.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by Nektar

Hello,

Get in the official website of the museum and you can find all the information i send you the link below

http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr

Change the language in to English you can buy tickets on line.

I hope this helps.

Re: Tickets for Acropolis, Agoira, etc.

by leics

I think that site just gives info for the New Acropolis Museum, not for the Acropolis itself?

Travel Tips for Athens

As beautiful as Postcards

by IrwanAbuShama

While in Athens, staying along the costal beach is the best way. I stayed within the Palio Faliro & everymorning i was greeted by the most beautiful view of the horizon, sea, beach & sun. Beautiful. Evrything is beautiful as well, the people & the soul of athens is so alive. Every morning, go to the beach & have an early dip in the sea, the water is warm & nice.. never a freezing moment. Then walk to the nearest Starbucks to grab a coffee & read the papers. Great place for a vacation & really enjoy life at a pace beyond expectations. Athens is very rustic & still rich in culture & soul. Unlike most European cities, athens is more to the mediteranean in terms of cultural diversity just like andalucia, cyprus & istanbul. Not as cosmopolitan & still maintains the old charm throughout the city. Athens islands are just as great. Hydra & Mykonos are my favourite.

Historical monuments in Athens...

by marka13

Historical monuments in Athens that worth a visit are :
Acropolis , Herodium(r) Ancient market and all this area.
National museum and museum of Cycladic art r the best.

Areas to visit are Plaka(r) and Monastiraki with lots of cafes and local market next to acropolis.

Also visit Kallimarmaro stadium where first modern Olympics took place in 1896, Zappio, Zeus columns and Handrian's gate. All very near to one another.

Tourkolimano - Mikrolimano and Castella area near Piraeus worth a visit too.
Seaside places with nice view and lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, tavernas.

Before you take the boat for some island, spend some time there relaxing and enjoying the view.

(r)= recommended The cafe in National garden, near Zappio which is in the photo is an oasis in the desert after a hot summer day!

What Type of Column is That?? Part 2

by Jmill42

Ionic columns are a slender version of the Doric columns, and they also differ in two other ways. First, the column is placed on top of some pedestal, so as not to be touching the ground. Secondly, the top of the column is not a plain bowl shaped rock topped by a plain, square stone; it has a decorative symbol or carving.

The Erechtheion's columns are built in this manner.

The temple of Posseidon,...

by Michail

The temple of Posseidon, standing some 60m/200feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff on Cape Sounion, is one of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece.

And Greece has many of them. The temple is an hour's drive from central Athens and both the site itself and the route leading to it are worth every minute of the drive. The road runs along the Saronic coast and from the window of your car or bus you can enjoy the endless and brilliant blue sea. If you are travelling by car make sure you stop for a breath of sea scented air and a walk on the beach. You will also find many coffee shops, fresh fish tavernas and ouzeri along the way.

Athens is crammed

by athenian80

As you can see in the satellite picture that depicts Athens' downtown,Athens is a densely populated city and with mainly narrow streets.When it was planned to be a capital in the 1830s no one expected that it could ever grow very much.One of the city-planners had said:"It will hardly ever reach 100,000 citizens".For good or bad he was proved wrong and today Athens is a metropolis of nearly 4 million people. In the center of the picture the white long building is the Panathinaiko stadium.Right next to it the city's most important green zone,the "National Garden" (former Royal Garden)

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