Travel tips you can trust


the Acropolis
in Athens. Greece is special

The 2400-year-old Acropolis is the symbol of the ancient Greek civilization whose art, literature and zeal for democracy still influence our world today.

tips and insights

Best time of day

If you're visiting Greece in the summer, I strongly recommend you arrive at the Acropolis when the gates open (8 a.m.) or in the late afternoon.


You'll avoid ...

The midday Athenian summer sun. It can be blistering hot.


Fewer tourists

The Acropolis won't be crawling with two-legged ants (tourists).


Better photos

There will be fewer tourists spoiling your shots. And the low-lying solar rays will give your photographs vivid hues.


The stunning Parthenon (see top-right section of photo) is the star attraction of the Acropolis complex.

Views of Athens

The Acropolis offers stunning views of Athens. One of the best viewpoints is near the Nike Temple.

Location in Greece

Learn More

for Acropolis - Page 2

Know my other
Greece tips and insights

Greece wonders - Top 10 rankings
Greece wonder map
Basic Greek phrases for travelers
Greek cuisine


Photo by Tyler Karaszewski - CC BY 2.0



Share this page

World's Top 100 Wonders
World's Top 1000 Wonders

Site map
My credentials
About my website and criteria
Reader testimonials