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Most taxis and buses will drop you at the Acropolis. After going inside which can take well over an hour and is a lot of steps, or simply viewing it from the vantage point we show on our Athens Guide film - you might like a rest. Rather than walking down to Plaka, there is a horse and carriage...
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Sad we have to remind you, but carry only what you need and watch for pickpockets. The Metro is easy, unlike in Italy where each train is checked, we have never been checked in Athens, but validate Metro tickets BEFORE you get on. Public transport is easy, this was easy. Flat even ground on this walk, apart from Metro...
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If you choose to visit the ancient citadel, the Acropolis, it will take over an hour, maybe more if it is busy. It is quite a climb and there is a lot of uneven ground. Essentials are hat, to protect your head from the sun, water, and shoes for the job. Not essential is a bag for the pick-pockets...