A visit to the iconic Acropolis standing high above the city of Athens is a must when in Greece. The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are a constant reminder, of the glorious ancient Greek civilization. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, this world renowned limestone rock and the Parthenon located on the top, are definitely the most culturally significant sites in the world and are visited by tourists from around the globe. Aside from the Parthenon, the Acropolis is also the site of three other important monuments, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum and the Temple of Athena Nike. Although tourists visiting these famous sites will only be able to see the remnants of these magnificent monuments; as many of the statues have been removed from the temples, the Acropolis is still worth a visit since the gleaming white marble pillars standing magnificently overlooking the city of Athens offers visitors a glimpse into the country’s past and its greatest masterpieces.
Adults - 12 Euros (this ticket allows visitor’s entry into 6 other sites as well) Over 65 years - Free Under 18 years - Free
April to October: 8am-8pm November to March: 8am-5pm
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, the Temple of Athena Nike
Although tourists visiting the Acropolis of Athens will not be able locate mosques at the famous historical site, they will find a number of prayer facilities in the city of Athens. Al Salam Mosque is one of the unofficial mosques in the city of Athens that is used by its local Muslim population. Tourists unable to locate this mosque may have to find a suitable area outdoors to offer their prayers.
Muslim tourists requiring Halal cuisine will not find restaurants when at the Acropolis; they will however be able to locate a number of Halal outlets in the city of Athens, serving a variety of cuisines ranging from Indian to Mediterranean. Muslim visitors could get more information regarding these Halal restaurants while at one of the mosques in the city.