Photo: Thomas Gravanis

From Roman arenas to the sacred rock of Athens, discover the legendary landmarks and ancient treasures of the Greek capital.

Itinerary Overview

Late afternoon strolls down Dionysiou Areopagitou are a summer ritual in Athens.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

General Accessibility

Points of Interest

Akropoli Metro Station

Line 2

The only elevator provided at the Akropoli metro station is at the street level.

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The most beautiful paved promenade of Athens, Dionysiou Areopagitou runs alongside the Acropolis. Surrounded by monuments and archaeological sites, it’s like walking straight back in time to ancient Athens.

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At the junction of Makrigianni Street and Areopagitou Street we will find the Tourist Information Centre Athens at the top of 5 steps.

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Tourist Information Centre Athens

Accessibility:

  • Accessible for wheelchairs.
  • Adapted WC.

Archaeological Site of the Slopes of the Acropolis

Once you step inside the archaeological site of the South Slope of the Acropolis, you’ll be retracing an ancient route.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Returning to Areopagitou Street and continuing on our route for about 100 metres, we will come to the accessible entrance of the Acropolis Museum on our left. This is located to the left of the main entrance. 

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The Acropolis Museum

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Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Left: ascending to the Acropolis. Right: ascending to the Odeon Herodes Atticus

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In the context of the accessibility development of the Acropolis, there are golf carts available to carry wheelchair users from Areopagitou Street up until the entrance of the Acropolis hill. One of these vehicles is always available during the operating hours of the archaeological site, at the junction of Areopagitou Street and Theorias Street, without an appointment. In case the vehicle is occupied with visitors, within the next few minutes another vehicle shall arrive. If there are no vacant golf carts, call them on +30 210 321 4172-3.

Alternatively—though not recommended—we can skip the golf carts and proceed with the itinerary, which is now uphill and bumpy.

We move up on the stone paving of Theorias Street for 200 metres with a 20-metre elevation. This is where we encounter a three-way junction: left towards Plaka, straight ahead towards the entrance of the archaeological site, and right towards the ticket booth. The stone paving is slippery and uneven.

Sacred Rock of the Acropolis

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Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Philopappou Hill (Hill of the Muses) / Pnyx (Hill of the Nymphs)

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Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Cine Thisio

Temple of Hephaestus

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The Thissio metro station has only one elevator. In order to access it, you have to cross a steep incline (over 140 metres of distance you “rise” 3 metres of altitude). This uphill slope is located to the left of the main entrance.

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Thissio Metro Station

Line 1