"Don't waste your time": Foreign tourists are hating the Acropolis

Athens Acropolis Parthenon view foreign tourists

It is one of the most important attractions in the whole world and the symbol of Greece, but it seems that some foreign tourists are not particularly impressed by the Acropolis.

The tourist season has now opened for good and tourists from abroad are arriving by the thousands. Others choose to leave directly for one of the Greek islands, while many decide to stay for a few days in Athens in order to see up close some museums and attractions.

Of course, the attraction that immediately stands out is the Acropolis. The symbol of Greece abroad and one of the most iconic temples ever built in the history of mankind.

And yet, there are many who remain unmoved when facing him. To be precise, they also leave annoyed. Gazzetta found few examples of such angry tourists who climbed the Acropolis but left dissatisfied and left their bitter review on the Trip Advisor platform, along with just one star.

"Terrible staff"

2 52

"Building Site"

1 107

"The worst I've endured"

3 59

"Rude staff, website info wrong - clearly abusing their monopoly"

20 13

"Impressive but..."

0 28

The Acropolis of Athens: Resource

The Acropolis of Athens is an iconic ancient site that has captivated visitors for centuries. It is a remarkable monument to the history and culture of ancient Greece, and a testament to the power of human ingenuity.

Exploring the ancient history of the Acropolis is an incredible journey through time, allowing visitors to gain insight into the lives of the ancient Greeks and the remarkable structures created.

From the Parthenon to the Propylaea, the Acropolis is filled with fascinating monuments and stories that provide a unique window into the past.

Whether you are a history buff or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, exploring the ancient history of the Acropolis is an unforgettable experience, even if some tourists did not have a good experience.

The site was first built during the Mycenae period, around the 15 century BC. During this period, the Acropolis was the religious and political centre of the city.

It was home to several important temples, including the Temple of Athena Polias, the Temple of Poseidon, and the Temple of Apollo. These temples were used for religious ceremonies and were dedicated to the gods of the Greek pantheon.

In the 5th century BC, it was rebuilt and expanded by the Athenian statesman Pericles. This period is known as the Golden Age of Athens and it saw the construction of the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike.

These monuments were built in the Doric style of architecture and were decorated with sculptures and paintings. The Parthenon is the most famous of these monuments and is considered one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

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