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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
"The Athens half-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens the Academy of Athens and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden Hadrian’s Arc St. Paul’s Church Parliament
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
"Syntagma Metro station where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones an aqueduct from the 5th century BC pottery a 2000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. See the House of Parliament guarded by elite soldiers known as Evzones. The tomb of the Unknown soldier can be found at the front of the building.Heading down El. Venizelos Street you will see the Numismatic museum comprising 400
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip
"Morning: Athens Sightseeing TourAfter pickup from your Athens hotel in the morning by comfortable air-conditioned coach visit the Acropolis the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens. See several monuments atop its rocky base including the awesome Parthenon the Propylea the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion
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Athens Acropolis (south slope) Tips (7)

ACROPOLIS - RETAINING WALL OF WESTERN PARADOS

Favorite thing The West Parados of the Theatre of Dionysos which was built entirely of stone in the Lycurgan period ( 338 to 324 B.C.) has a retaining wall that is shorter than that of the eastern wall and serves to support the mass of earth into which the rows of seats were embedded. Here we find bases of statues and other monuments. Though much of it has been renovated, you can't help but be in awe of the Greek technology of the day.

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LoriPori
Jun 26, 2007

The Greek Theater

Favorite thing My favorite place on a Greek archaeological site is always the theater. I like to sit and imagine the ancient actors performing Sophocles or Aeschylus. My favorite theater is at Delphi overlooking the Gulf of Corinth with Mt Parnasus behind me. This picture is of the Theater of Dionysius on the south slope of the Acropolis.
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http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Theater.html

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shrimp56
Nov 12, 2004

Entrance to the Acropolis

Favorite thing Unfortunately, for visitors like you, the ticket to the Acropolis is "one-entrance ticket"! Once you enter there, the ticket-collectors withdraw a part of the ticket, practically make it "invalid" for a next visit!

That means that you can enter as nany times you wish to the Acropolis, provided that every time you pay a new entrance!

Do not forget that costs 12 euros!

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INSULARIUS
Mar 14, 2008

Theatre of Herodes Atticus

Favorite thing Theatre of Herodes Atticus

Fondest memory
Another *ancient* theatre on the south-eastern slope of the Acropolis. I'm sure it has be thoroughly reconstructed recently because it looks too new and it's said there're some drama, music and dance here during the Atherns Festival.

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JUNLI
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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At the foot of the Acropolis...

Favorite thing At the foot of the Acropolis lies the Odeum, built in 160 AD. Many concerts are still held here - even some big names like Pavorotti and Sting have performed in this ancient setting! How cool would that have been?!?! Unfortunately, there were no such events scheduled during my visits - perhaps you will have better luck!

Jillworld
Aug 25, 2002

Ancient theater of Dionisos and of Herodion

Favorite thing Just out of Metro stasion "Akropolis" At the bigining to D. Aeropagitou str Is the gate of the theater. The ticket you will bay it can be used also for Acropolis. Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Keramikps and the Temple of Olympian Zeus

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MITNIC
May 03, 2007

Theatre of Dionysos

Favorite thing Theatre of Dionysos

Fondest memory
The enormous theatre of ancient Athenian.

Now, there's almost nothing to see except the ruins.

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JUNLI
Aug 25, 2002
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Central Market - Varvakios Agora

It is a great way to spend money on food. Also known as ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΓΟΡΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ, it is located between...
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Numismatic Museum

It’s probably the museum that I have passed by more than an other in Athens but it was only November 2015 when I visited for the first time (because a friend that we had a meeting near by told me he...
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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum is my favourite museum in Athens. Many temporary exhibitions are organized here. Last time we visited the Benaki Museum in April 2010 there were three temporary exhibions: The first one...
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Museum of Cycladic Art

A collection of ancient treasures. The museum consists a wide range of exhibits, ranging from the Cycladic period to ancient Greek period and even a segment on contemporary art work. The contents...
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Jewish Museum

As described on the brochure of the Museum: "The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2.300 years of Jewish life in Greece.As a historical...
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Tzistarakis Mosque

It is located on Μοναστηράκι and is easily accessible by metro. It was built in 1759 and has no minaret. This is still a problem for the Muslim...
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