The Acropolis in Athens, Greece is known as the “Sacred Rock.” It’s well-known throughout the world and is the most famous site in the city for its ancient Greek heritage that dates back to the 5th century B.C.

It was originally built as a place of Greek art and culture. This is where the freedom of thought first originated and started to spread to the rest of the world, along with democracy, philosophy, and theatre.

Starting in the Neolithic period, this area has been used continuously over the years in one way or another, whether as a place to worship or to live.

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Region
Europe
Country
Greece 
Category
Cultural
Name
Acropolis, Athens
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1987
Keyword
Archaeological Remains, Registered in 1987