Athens: 10 Things to Do

3. The Acropolis

People look at the full moon rising behind the Parthenon, on the Acropolis Hill, in Athens, Greece Katerina Mavrona / Epa / Corbis
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Literally "high city," the Acropolis, tel: (30-210) 923 8175, is Greece's great marvel. Ascend through the olive groves of the lower slopes to reach the marble crown, before passing through the Propylaia gateway. You'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon along with numerous fragments arranged for reassembly. The state's grand plan is to put right centuries of sackings, lootings and decay.

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