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Athens Acropolis, Athens

The Basics

The Acropolis complex is one of the most visited attractions in Greece, included on most Athens city sightseeing tours and often combined with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum or other Ancient Greece sites, such as Epidaurus, Cape Sounion, and the Temple of Poseidon. The best way to explore the ruins is on a guided city walking tour, taking in highlights such as the iconic Parthenon, Propylaea (Propylaia), the Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion.

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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
$55.68 per adult
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A Day in Athens
Great experience and communication with staff. The tour was well organized, we were able to beat the crowds.
Hector_C, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

Acropolis on your own
Linda_V, Mar 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Highly recommend a trip to the acropolis as no trip to Athens will be complete without it. I recommend if traveling at this time to just go to the tickets office directly at the acropolis as no lines in these times of COVID. No libes anywhere. After a visit here go to tge museum.
Good tour
Ignacio_G, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour
Great trip to the acropolis, you get to skip the line and get a knowledgeable guide. The tour covers all the important places in the acropolis, not the museum.
Brilliant Guide.
Neil_P, Jun 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Fantastic guide. Knowledgeable and informative. She made the Acropolis come to life. Highly recommend.
A must do
Ross_A, Jun 2022
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets
The memorable highlight of my trip to Athens, I highly recommend doing the full Acropolis + museum tour. Our guide, Chris, was amazing and gave the perfect amount of background and context to the sites/artefacts we visited, and related the legacy and influence of the Greeks to our modern times in a really engaging way.
It was a very informative...
Alyx_M, Jun 2022
Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis monuments, Plaka and local food
It was a very informative and relaxing tour. Our tour guide was very much accommodating to what food, shops, and stops we wanted to make during our time together. Definitely worth the time and money to have a local show us Acropolis.
Awesome tour and guide!
Carolyn_W, Jun 2022
Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)
This is an amazing tour. Our guide gave in-depth information and education. We learned so much from his expertise. The Acropolis is a must see. The museum is also a must see. My husband is not a museum person but even he enjoyed it. All of the stops on this tour are a must. I highly recommend this tour.
A great tour!
Mark_B, Jun 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
We were short on time as we had an afternoon flight to Santorini, so this was the perfect way to get in and not only see the Acropolis and the Museum, but we were able to appreciate the history and knowledge associated with it.
Very well done your
Noah_L, Jun 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Dorina was an awesome guide. You really can’t appreciate, in my opinion, the acropolis, Parthenon, and particularly the museum without having someone there to teach you. Very well done tour and would do it again!
Excellent experience!
Alison_M, Jun 2022
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had an amazing tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.
The guide did an...
Marcela_J, Jun 2022
Acropolis Morning Walking Tour(Small Group)
The guide did an excellent job describing all temples, gods, and history related to the acropolis. The kids really enjoyed it
Wonderful tour guide
Tracie_M, Jun 2022
Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum
Tour guide was wonderful !!!! Hit all of the high points Loved the museum and Acropolis and Explanations of it all
Journey back in time
Tom_F, Jun 2022
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
Wonderful journey back in time. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about Greek history, culture and the Acropolis. Guests beware! The marble stairs and rock at the Acropolis can be exceptionally slick! We saw many people fall…including myself …on the stairs.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Choose between a standard entrance ticket and a multi-attraction ticket that includes access to other sites.

  • Admission lines can take up to two hours in peak summer, so it's best to book ahead.

  • The Acropolis provides little shade—bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water if visiting in the summer months.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven ground.

  • Most areas of the archaeological site are wheelchair accessible; an elevator is located on the northwest side.

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How to Get There

It's impossible to miss the Acropolis of Athens—you can see it from just about anywhere in the city, and the easiest way to get there is on foot. Alternatively, the closest metro stations are Thesion, Monastiraki, and Acropolis. Ticket booths are located at the foot of Acropolis Hill, on both the north and south sides, from where it's a short walk uphill to the archaeological site.

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When to Get There

The Athens Acropolis is open year-round, but it can get extremely busy and hot in the summer months. To avoid the crowds, arrive right before opening or just before close, when most of the day-trippers and cruise passengers are yet to arrive or have already left. Travelers on a budget might prefer to visit in winter—ticket prices can be reduced by up to 50 percent between November and March.

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Where to Enjoy the Best Views of the Acropolis

Find a prime view of the Parthenon at the top of Mars Hill; capture the archaeological site in its entirety from Filopappos Hill, located just southwest of the Acropolis; or gaze out over the Acropolis and the surrounding city from Lycabettus Hill, the highest point in Athens. The clifftop ruins are at their most atmospheric at night—choose a rooftop bar or restaurant in central Athens for a great view of the illuminated Acropolis.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Acropolis?
Attractions near Acropolis:
What else should I know about attractions in Athens?
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