I went to the NESA Conference in Athens on my way back to Mumbai, after my month in the UK. I was there over the Easter weekend. Luckily I had a little time to go and visit the Acropolis slopes on Easter Sunday. I got the hotel shuttle to the Temple of Zeus, by the Arch of Hadrian, and walked up from there.
The word "acropolis" is a combination of 2 greek words: akron (highest point) and polis (city). The Acropolis of Athens is therefore an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city and it contains the remains of several ancient buildings.
Although there were long queues for tickets, the actual walk up to the top wasn't that busy. There were some lovely views from the slopes.
On the way up to the top you pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, built in memory of his wife. This theatre was used as a venue for musical concerts. In recent times, artists such as Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the Bolshoi Ballet have all performed here.
At the top of the Acropolis there is a monumental gateway called the Propylaea. Ruins at the top are the Temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon (the Temple of Athena Perthenos).