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Acropolis of Athens Tickets

Visit this iconic ancient citadel, see the Parthenon, and get incredible views of Athens

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Acropolis: Guided Tours

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  • Duration: 1h 30mins - 2h
  • Group of max.: 15 - 24 people
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The Athens Pass

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Tickets overview

  • The Acropolis is unequivocally the highest point in Greece's capital city – from the top, you can get sweeping views of Athens below

  • Inside the Acropolis complex, you'll get access to even more ancient Greek sites – the Parthenon, the Porch of the Caryatids, a 2nd-century amphitheater, and the beautifully-preserved Temple of Athena Nike

  • The best time to visit the Acropolis is October through April for cooler temperatures; in the heat of the summer, get there early to beat the crowds

  • Did you know that acropolis simply means "high city"? Almost every ancient city had one, which residents used as a protective fortress when under attack

  • There's evidence to suggest that the site of the Acropolis has been occupied since Neolithic times (up to 4,300 years ago!)

  • There are several temples and monuments dedicated to Athena, who was the patron goddess of Athens

There's so much to explore at the ancient site of the Athens Acropolis; you can spend a day on your own (or with a guide) just wandering around. In high season, lines will snake around the ticket office, so make sure you book your Acropolis tickets in advance.

Choose the right Athens Acropolis tickets for you:

  • Skip the winding ticket line at the Acropolis with basic admission tickets.

  • You'll get access to up to 20 other sites inside, including the mighty Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus, and several more buildings that made the ancient city function, like one of the first hospital structures

  • With over 20 sites within the Acropolis complex, a guided tour with entry tickets included is the best way to see them all during your visit

  • The modern city of Athens is built on top of and around the ancient sites. Explore more of the city with a city card!

  • To get a view of the Acropolis itself, hike to the summit of Areopagus Hill (a 5-minute walk from the Acropolis, plus a 20-minute hike)

  • Adjacent to the Acropolis is the Acropolis Museum, which houses actual artifacts and statues collected from the site. It's worth visiting before (or after!) your tour of the Acropolis site

  • Getting to the Acropolis is easy – take a bus or the metro and alight at station Acropoli, a 1-minute walk from the site

  • Athens is built around the Acropolis – after your visit, choose any number of cafes to enjoy traditional Greek food in the heart of the city

Accessibility

  • The entrance to the Acropolis is paved, but uneven and sloped. Wear comfortable walking shoes when visiting this ancient site

  • For disabled guests, those with limited mobility, and any parent attending two or more infants on their own, there is an elevator located at about 350 m. away from the main entrance of the archaeological site

  • The Acropolis Museum is completely wheelchair accessible

Acropolis FAQs

The Acropolis in Athens has towered over the Greek capital for 3,300 years – and counting. This rocky outcrop was occupied by the Mycenaeans, who predated the ancient Greeks by hundreds of years.

Athens Acropolis is one of the best-known ancient cities in the world, and acropolis literally means "city at the top" in Greek. That should give you an idea of how epic this site is.

As the towering ancient center of Athens, the Acropolis can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. If you are staying in a central location, well-marked signs can lead you to the Acropolis on foot. You can also get there by bus, tram or metro – just get off at station Acropoli, across from the Acropolis.

The Mycenaeans of the Bronze Age used this location as a religious site at least 3,300 years ago, and the ancient Greeks expanded on the hilltop to make the Acropolis.

Ancient Greek politician Pericles commissioned the two best architects of antiquity to design and build most of the structures still standing today. The Acropolis has withstood battles and natural disasters, and hosts nearly 23,000 visitors each day.

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Varda,  Israel Israel
28 Jun 2024
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It is one of the most important and beautiful sites in Western culture. And every visit to the place amazes me anew. It seems that great efforts are being made to preserve and restore the sites.
Acropolis of Athens: Entry Ticket
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Emma,  Australia Australia
03 Jul 2024
Excellent
This was a great tour and so glad we chose the early morning option. Perfect way to beat the crowds and the tour and our guide was fantastic. Good sized group. Highly recommended.
Acropolis of Athens: First Access Entry Ticket + Guided Tour (AGT13B)
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Isabelle,  United States United States
29 Jun 2024
Excellent
Very clear instructions before on meeting point, great guide, invaluable experience! Do not hesitate to purchase, well worth it! Beat the crowd and the heat.
Acropolis of Athens: First Access Entry Ticket + Guided Tour (AGT13B)

About: Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Athens. This ancient citadel contains the remains of several historically significant ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Visitors can take a number of tours which give insights into Greek history, or walk the site alone.

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Acropolis of Athens
Acropoli Athinon, 10558, Athens
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