One of my top photos of the Acropolis of Athens as viewed from the filopapou monument

Explore These Beautiful Photos of the Acropolis of Athens Taken by Me

Explore These Beautiful Photos of the Acropolis of Athens Taken by Me

Introduction

If you’re like me, you love taking photos on holiday. Greece has many great opportunities to get that perfect selfie or Instagram photo, and when I’m in Athens, I can’t resist adding to my top photos of the Acropolis of Athens.

Photos are a great way to bring back memories and also share those memories and experiences with others. So, in this guide are my personally taken and chosen top photos of the Acropolis of Athens

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And please feel free to leave a comment at the end.

Hope you enjoy
Ian

About the Acropolis of Athens

Without a doubt, the Acropolis of Athens is the most visited place in the city of Athens, Greece, and almost certainly, at the top of many people’s list of things to do in Athens. More than 2 million tourists visit this prominent and sacred rock outcrop that looks down on the city yearly.

Situated on the Acropolis hill, The name “Acropolis” comes from two Greek words: “ἄκρον” (akron) meaning “highest point” and “πόλις” (polis), meaning “city”.

Home to many of the top things to do in Athens, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Propylaia, the Acropolis has been inhabited since prehistoric times.

It has been many things: A home to gods and kings, a citadel and fortress, the centre of many religions, and now a tourist attraction. It has withstood earthquakes, bombardment and explosions, and vandalism.

Still, the Acropolis of Athens stands today as a reminder of the rich history of Greece and a lasting monument to the ancient city. It is even a cultural UNESCO World Heritage site, for many of its structures, including the Parthenon, which everyone who visits the Acropolis wants to see.

The Athenian Acropolis was a daily part of ancient Greek culture. So much so that even today, it is considered by many to be “the” symbol of Greece.

My top photos of the Acropolis of Athens

Best places for photos, selfies and the perfect Instagram

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is the most popular spot for photos on the Acropolis. It is best to take your photo from the west side of the temple, as this is where the sun will be in the afternoon.

The Propylaia

The Propylaia is another popular spot for photos, as it is the gateway to the Athens Acropolis. It is best to take your photo from the west side of the building, as this is where the sun will be in the afternoon.

The Erechtheion

The Erechtheion is a popular spot for photos and is dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. It is best to take your photo from the east side of the building, as this is where the sun will be in the morning.

The Temple of Athena Nike

The Temple of Athena Nike is a popular spot for photos, located at the entrance to the Acropolis. It is best to take your photo from the south side of the temple, as this is where the sun will be in the morning.

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a popular spot for photos. It is a small theatre located on the south side of the Acropolis. It is best to take your photo from the west side of the building, as this is where the sun will be in the afternoon.

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