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Acropolis of Athens

Prepare to get lost in a world of history. This place is like a time machine and we are certain that once you get here you will surely be stunned by its artistry. The Acropolis of Athens in Greece is the world’s most famous acropolis. Acropolis means high city, and it is usually translated into English as citadel, but it literally means city on the extremity. It is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens, with a surface area of about 3 hectares. If you ever have a chance to visit Greece, take a trip to this historical constructions and educate yourself. You will not regret, have fun with your close ones learning some myths and historical stories. Also if you plan your trip you will have a chance arrive on the festival time, because every four years, the Athenians held a festival called the Panathenaea that rivalled the Olympic Games in popularity. During the festival, a procession moved through Athens up to the Acropolis and into the Parthenon. The decorative sculptures of Parthenon are considered some of the best artistic work you can find in Greece, it is also considered one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. All the valuable ancient artifacts are situated in the Acropolis Museum which is 280 meters away from the Parthenon.