Acropolis is the landmark of Athens. Standing over 2500 years on a hill in the center of the city, it offers to the world its spirit and beauty. Any view of this unique monument is something that will be in your heart forever. Find 5 spots in Athens to admire the Acropolis.
Apart from visiting the Acropolis hill itself, here are some spots, all close to Acropolis Stay, that can guarantee you fantastic Acropolis views. 5 spots in Athens to admire the Acropolis.
The Acropolis museum restaurant
The Acropolis Museum is located only a five-minute walk only from Acropolis Stay, By visiting the museum one can learn more about the monument’s history and admire its sculptures. After exploring Athenian ancient history do not forget to have a cup of coffee or meal at the restaurant on the second floor. Enjoy your meal with a selection of Greek traditional dishes, either inside or on the outdoor terrace with the s outstanding views of the Parthenon and the hill. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily need a ticket for the museum to enter the museum’s restaurant.
Located in the Northwest of the Acropolis Areopagus hill offers its visitor a stunning view of the monuments. Apart from the Acropolis, the Temple of Hephaestus and the Ancient Agora are also visible. According to Greek mythology, the hill took its name from Ares the God of war, who have been tried by the other gods on the Areopagus for the murder of Poseidon’s son Halirrhothius .In ancient times this was the meeting point for philosophers and judges to give their speeches to the Greek people. Also, Apostle Paul gave one of his most important speeches standing on this rocky hill. Today visitors can find one of the best views of all the monuments and especially Ancient Agora. Be careful while climbing as the rocks have become quite slippery from the thousands of people going up and down through the years.
This neighborhood of Athens lying in the shadow of Acropolis hill is the spot where you can closely admire Acropolis. Built-in the 19th century by workers from the island of Anafi gives the impression of a Greek island in the heart of Athens. Acropolis Stay is just 5 minutes away from this magical and unique “Greek island”.
Numerous restaurants and bars are located around Acropolis hill. Either in the neighborhood of Plaka or in Monastiraki square enjoy your cocktail or your meal with a unique view. From Monastiraki square, the view is slightly different as you also have the view of the city in between. Choose your favorite spot or ask the reception of Acropolis Stay for more information and recommendations.
Hymettus is one of the mountains that surround the city of Athens. Its height is 1036 meters and you can reach the top through beautiful pine trails and enjoy the stunning views of the city while going up. The port of Piraeus and some of the Saronic islands completes the picture of the city with the Acropolis hill right in the middle. Try to find it among the city’s urban fabric. Take your backpack, wear comfortable shoes, and ask at the Acropolis Stay reception information on how to get there and enjoy a day in nature near Athens.