People discovering the Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon, Greece
People discovering the Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon, Greece

Acropolis

Athens, 105 58

The basics

The complex is one of the most visited attractions in Greece. Acropolis tours include most Athens city sightseeing outings and often visit the New Acropolis Museum and other ancient 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 including the Parthenon, Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion.

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Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
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We had a great archaeologist guide who spoke excellent English. He was easy to hear and understand, especially with the microphone packs provided. The many stops during the ascent of the Acropolis were timed perfectly to make the ascent manageable for persons of all ages and abilities. We had a great time!
Jason_M, Nov 2023

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 site provides little shade—bringing sunscreen, a hat, and water during summer is highly recommended.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven ground.

  • Most areas of the archaeological site are wheelchair-accessible. Find an elevator on the northwest side.

  • Skip the line tickets are essential during the high season.

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How to get there

It's impossible to miss the Acropolis. You can see it from just about anywhere in Athens, and the easiest way to get there is on foot. The closest metro stations are Thesion, Monastiraki, and Acropolis. Ticket booths are on the north and south side of the foot of Acropolis Hill. From there it's a short walk uphill to the archaeological site.

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When to get there

The site is open year-round, but it can get extremely busy and hot in the summer months. Arrive just before opening or before closing to avoid crowds. Travelers on a budget might prefer to visit in winter, when ticket prices are up to 50 percent lower.

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Where to find the best views of the Acropolis

Find prime views of the Parthenon at the top of Mars Hill. You can also see the entire archaeological site from Filopappos Hill, just southwest of the Acropolis. Elsewhere, gaze over the Acropolis and the surrounding city from Mt. Lycabettus (Lykavittos), the highest point in Athens. The cliff top ruins are atmospheric at night—choose a rooftop bar or restaurant in central Athens for great after-dark views.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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