Acropolis Neighbourhood in Athens

Information About Acropolis

Acropolis Athens: Acropolis is actually one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in Athens. The long pedestrian street passes (Apostolou Pavlou st) in front of the Acropolis, Herodeion Theatre, the New Acropolis Museum and finally reaches the Hadrian Arch. It is also known as Makrigianni quarter in Athens, where the statue of Makrigiannis lies, the hero of the Greek Revolution, that is found at the beginning of this street, in a small round square.

Its architectural beauty and its historical significance, make this quarter popular among tourists and a favourite spot of the Athenians to stroll around on a Sunday morning, under the Holy Rock. It borders with the picturesque neighbourhood of Plaka from one side and the region of Koukaki on the other. The most famous sights in Athens are found within a walking distance from the Acropolis, explaining the reason why most of the visitors stay close to the city centre. Also, Acropolis can be easily accessed by metro (Acropolis Metro Station), bus or tram.

Many museums are found nearby, the most important being the famous New Acropolis Museum, the Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and many other smaller museums located in the neighbourhood of Plaka. Neoclassical buildings line the pedestrian street, that house many institutions, galleries or embassies. Many taverns, cafeterias and gift shops are available.

Things To See And Do In Acropolis

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Guest 2010-09
Great sense of walking in the air
An impressive museum just opposite the Acropolis. The most impressive feature is that the whole museum has been built above some ancient findings. The yard is made of glass and visitors can actually walk on this glass floor and see the findings beneath. The absolute sense of walking in the air! The interior has three floors and lots interesting exhibits. My favourite was the second floor with the gorgeous and so detailed statues. The third floor hosts the frieze of Parthenon (with copies of the missing parts that are hosted in the British Museum) but it was not as impressive as I expected. Videos were playing in various corners with the history of the Parthenon, the building of the museum, some excavations. A great thing to do is to have a coffee at the terrace of the museum with view to the Acropolis, but seats are few and visitors are many, so you might seat only if you are lucky enough... The only bad thing: the exhibits were not efficiently labeled and explained for foreigners. I am Greek and I understand some archaeological terms, but a foreigner might not, so it would be good to explain the exhibit in more words.

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