Above the city of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρόπολις Akropolis;[1] Modern Greek: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών Akrópoli Athenón [akroˈpoli aθiˈnon]) is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "highest point, extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city").[2] Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification. Acropolis Located On An Extremely Rocky Above The City Of Athens Akropolis Ancient Ancient Civilization Archaeology Architecture Built Structure Citadel Clear Sky Famous Place History Marcin Michalski Monument No People Old Ruin Outdoors Ruined The Acropolis Of Athens Travel Destinations Ακρόπολη Αθηνών Ἀκρόπολις Neighborhood Map