Directions to Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel perched on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the ruins of several important ancient structures, including the Parthenon. The term "acropolis" derives from the Greek terms ἄκρον (akron, "highest point, extremity") and πολις , means city.

Directions to the Acropolis of Athens

Getting to the Acropolis, the ancient citadel that stands on a rocky outcrop above Athens, is easy from many points in the city. Here are clear directions from three different starting spots:

From Syntagma Square:

Begin at Syntagma Square, the heart of the city. Walk along Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, turn left onto Athanasiou Diakou, and continue onto Dionysiou Areopagitou. This will lead you directly to the entrance of the Acropolis.

From Monastiraki Square:

From Monastiraki Square, walk up Adrianou Street, which will turn into Apostolou Pavlou after crossing the Thiseion metro station. Follow this road, keep right, and you'll find yourself at the Acropolis.

From the National Archaeological Museum:

Take the metro from Victoria Station (Green Line) to Monastiraki Station. Transfer here to the Blue Line, disembarking at Acropolis Station. From here, it's a short walk up to the Acropolis.

Remember, the Acropolis is more than the Parthenon. Take time to explore the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Enjoy your visit to this iconic symbol of ancient Greece!


See also: Map of the Acropolis of Athens