President Obama is getting an up-close look at the Acropolis

President Barack Obama is getting an up-close look at the Acropolis, the famed ancient citadel in Athens.

Obama entered the complex through the Propylaea and walked along the Parthenon. The whole site is closed just for his visit.

The hilltop complex is considered a monument to free thoughts, artistic expression and architectural prowess.

A guide from Greece’s Ministry of Culture is accompanying Obama on his tour.