- Lower Production cost (27 vs. 54)
- Major bonus (+2 Culture) for each adjacent Wonder
- Standard bonus (+1 Culture) for each adjacent District, +1 additional Culture if adjacent to a City Center.
- Major bonus (+2 Culture) for each adjacent Entertainment Complex or Water Park
- Major bonus (+2 Culture) for each adjacent Pamukkale tile
- Awards 1 Envoy when completed
- +1 Great Writer point per turn
- +1 Great Artist point per turn
- +1 Great Musician point per turn
- Buildings have slots for Great Works and Artifacts
- Specialists add +2 Culture each
The following buildings can be constructed in an Acropolis:
- Archaeological Museum (mutually exclusive with Art Museum)
- Art Museum (mutually exclusive with Archaeology Museum)
- Broadcast Center
- Theater Square Performances: Grants Culture and Great Writer, Great Artist, & Great Musician points equal to 15% of Production used
The Acropolis is a clear frontrunner for the title of "best piece of unique infrastructure in the game." This district is simple enough for even new players to handle properly, yet can grant a huge amount of Culture very early on, allowing Greece under either leader to reliably unlock civics at an unmatched speed.
In terms of gaining a high adjacency bonus, the Acropolis is the polar opposite of the standard Theater Square. The Acropolis gains +1 Culture per adjacent District, and +1 additional Culture (+2 Culture in total) if next to a City Center. Note that Acropolises must be built on Hills, which isn't that restrictive, but is something you should bear in mind when choosing places to settle. Since it isn't possible for an Acropolis to be adjacent to more than one City Center, it is also worth turning your attention to the Government Plaza and Entertainment Complex. The Acropolis earns 2 Culture when next to the Government Plaza and a whopping 3 Culture when next to an Entertainment Complex. Similar to how you position the Hansa cluster in the middle of 2 or 3 cities, or how you build a District cluster as Japan, you can try to find a location that is surrounded by Hills for the Government Plaza or an Entertainment Complex, and then try to put as many Acropolises as possible around it. This is theoretically possible with a Water Park as well, but the Entertainment Complex is unlocked much sooner and the Water Park's placement requirements make this extremely troublesome.
Two wonders that you should consider building early on as Greece are the Oracle and Colosseum. Building the Oracle boosts Drama and Poetry, the civic that unlocks the Acropolis, and in conjunction with Pingala and his Grants title, it will give large bonuses to all three kinds of Great People the district can generate. Since you want to build an early Entertainment Complex and surround it with many Acropolises and cities, it is convenient to try to build the Colosseum.
In addition to the Culture, each Acropolis awards 1 Envoy when completed. This is particularly useful for Pericles, whose leader ability functions best when he becomes the Suzerain of many city-states. Also, each Suzerainty grants 1 Diplomatic Favor per turn, which allows Greece to be competitive for a Diplomatic Victory.
In ancient Greece, acropolis meant, quite literally, "upper city." And in Athens, Corinth, Argos, Thebes, and elsewhere, that's exactly what it was – a portion of the town built upon an elevated area, often a hill with steep slopes, that was eminently defensible. Should the outer walls fall to invaders, a final stand could be made in the acropolis. In time, in many places, the old acropolis became the nucleus of a sprawling new city. During the Archaic Period in Greece, as the cities grew and the threat of barbarians lessened, these old upper districts underwent urban renewal, with temples, theaters, forums, palaces, government buildings and the like replacing the humble houses, markets, barracks and squares that once occupied the summit.
|Civilization VI Districts |
|Aerodrome • Aqueduct (Bath) • Campus (Observatory1 • Seowon ) • Canal • City Center • Commercial Hub (Suguba ) • Dam • Diplomatic Quarter1 • Encampment (Ikanda • Thành1) • Entertainment Complex (Street Carnival • Hippodrome1) • Government Plaza • Harbor (Cothon • Royal Navy Dockyard) • Holy Site (Lavra) • Industrial Zone (Hansa • Oppidum1) • Neighborhood (Mbanza) • Preserve1 • Spaceport • Theater Square (Acropolis) • Walled Quarter2 • Water Park (Copacabana )|
|1 Requires a DLC • 2 The Black Death scenario only|