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An archaeological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world's most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis is the star attraction of ancient Athens. Dramatically perched on a jagged clifftop—the so-called sacred rock of Athens—the ruins overlook the modern city and date back to as early as 510 BC.

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.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Choose between a standard entrance ticket and a multi-attraction ticket that includes access to the Theatre of Dionysus, Ancient Agora, Hadrian's Library, and the Roman Agora.
  • 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; a lift is located on the northwest side.

How to Get to the Acropolis
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.

When to Get There
The Athens Acropolis is open all year round, but it can get extremely busy in the summer months. This is also when Athens is the hottest, with temperatures around 85°F (30­°C) in July and August. To avoid the crowds, arrive in time for opening at 8am or after 5pm, when most of the day-trippers and cruise passengers have already left. Travelers on a budget might prefer to visit in winter—ticket prices can be reduced by up to 50% from November to March.

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.
Address: Athens Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Hours: April–Oct: Mon 11am–7:30pm; Tues–Sun 8am–7:30pm; Nov–March daily 8:30am–3pm
Admission: Adult €20, Child €10
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Acropolis of Athens Skip The Line Admission Ticket

 The UNESCO World Heritage Acropolis of Athens is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, you'll get to avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.**PLEASE NOTE: You must exchange the voucher for an Acropolis Ticket at the address listed below and on voucher.  The office is very close to the main entrance of the Acropolis so please go here first.  When you have exchanged the voucher please make your way to the Acropolis entrance from where you will gain Skip the Line entry**
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Journey back to Ancient Greece on this 3-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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Walking Tours

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
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Skip-the-Line Tours

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
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Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)

Customize your own tour of Athens and visit the landmarks that are of more interest to you. Choose from a number of key landmarks like the Royal Palace of Athens, the Temple of Zeus, the Archaeological Museum, and enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Acropolis. Discover ancient Greece’s rich history as you stroll around the ruins with your guide and get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

Check off the top sights on your Athens must-see list during this 5-hour excursion with private guide. Explore the iconic Acropolis and its ancient temples, and relive the highlights of the first modern Olympic Games at Panathinaikos Stadium. You’ll also check out Syntagma Square, pass by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Dionysos Theater, the National Gardens of Greece and much more. A flexible itinerary means you call the shots on what to do and where to go. Your private guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Delve into the rich history and heritage of Athens on a private half-day tour of the city’s headline acts. Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the world’s most famous archeological sites, and dive into the mythological world of ancient Greece as you visit the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, and Temple of Athena Nike. Get a chance to see the Panathenian Stadium, where the first Olympic Games was held; witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Greek Parliament; and visit the Acropolis Museum.
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Athens Greece Full Day private tour

This is a great choice for history fans wanting to see Athens’ best historical sights in a day. Enjoy a stress-free adventure of Greece’s capital with a full itinerary planned out, and round-trip transport included. Visit the Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus, Lycabettus Hill, Plaka, Athens Riviera, and much more. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary can be altered based on personal preferences.
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Super Savers

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver — a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
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Skip-the-Line Tours

New Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens Skip-The-Line Small Group Tour

Go by foot and get up-close to the ancient wonder of Athens’ Acropolis. Visit the Greek capital’s most-renowned monuments on this flexible half-day walking tour. Soak in the historic significance of the place where Western politics and ideals were forged, your guide on hand to tell you more about the site's rich history. Don’t just look through the window of a tour bus: truly experience the Acropolis by taking a stroll around this epic landmark of civilization.
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Full-day Tours

Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
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Athens Greece Half Day Private Tour

Experience Athens with ease on a private 5-hour sightseeing tour. Thanks to all-inclusive private transportation, you can skip the headache of navigating public transit or taking numerous taxis. Visit must-see ancient attractions, including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Hardian's Arch. Explore the historical Plaka district, flea market, and other cultural areas. You're free to customize the itinerary in advance or change gears in the middle of the tour.
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Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour

After meeting your guide at the nearby metro station, you and your small group will set off for the Acropolis.  The tour brings some of history’s greatest treasures to life, offering an interactive experience you won’t get from a book or audio guide.  Your guide also times your visit to the Acropolis Museum to avoid the crowds and give you a more intimate experience.
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Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

The UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens is the city’s most visited attraction, but it has the traffic to match. This walking tour starts early to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. For the full experience, upgrade to include a guided visit to the ancient Agora.
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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Explore the greatest of ancient Greek architectural feats on a 4-hour private walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum, followed by dinner. Stroll around the UNESCO-listed Acropolis with an archaeologist to learn about its monuments, including the Parthenon. Then, visit the ultra-modern New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour of its spectacular statues and treasures. Finish with a delicious Greek dinner at a restaurant with stellar views over the Parthenon.
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

Explore the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning glory, and other historical highlights on this personalized walking tour. With a private guide, see the Greek Parliament House and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square; meander through the charming Plaka neighborhood; and view monuments such as the Zeus Temple. Then, hear about the glories of ancient Athens as you admire its showpiece monuments at the UNESCO-protected Acropolis. Stroll around highlights such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and ogle the breathtaking views from the rock down over Athens.
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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

Get up close to Athens’ main highlights on this fascinating 6.5-hour tour, with a local guide. Traveling between the sites by comfortable minivan, visit the Acropolis to explore its treasures, including the Parthenon and Nike Temple. Take a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum; stroll around the ancient relics of the Agora; and enjoy a panoramic tour to witness the Panathinaikos Stadium and Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from a guide.
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Athens Half Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the ancient sights of Athens on a private 4-hour sightseeing tour. The half-day excursion makes it easy as spinach pie to complete your Athens bucket list without breaking a sweat. Comfortable WiFi enabled transportation takes you to the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Get a taste of modern Greece with a viewing of the Changing of the Guard at Syntagma.
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Walking Tours

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historical heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone

Marvel at the must-see attractions of Athens, the Acropolis Hill and the Acropolis Museum, with a unique combination of skip-the-line tickets, providing access to the archaeological site and the museum, and two enticing self-guided audio tours, downloadable on your phone. Download, prior to your visit, two digital audio tours on your smartphone and discover fascinating stories about the riveting history of the archaeological site and the museum collection on the go. Enjoy fast-track entry to the Acropolis Hill & the Acropolis Museum with your pre-booked tickets and experience the attractions at your own pace while listening to a brilliantly tied narrative. Accompanied by an award-winning storytelling concept, this is an unmissable opportunity to admire the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens, as well as some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites — the Acropolis and Ancient Agora — during this walking tour with skip-the-line access. Slip past the crowds at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, where you’ll learn about the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Monument of Agrippa and more. After free time, follow your guide on foot through Athens' political center of Ancient Agora and its famous monuments, including Hephaestus Temple. Top off your itinerary at the museum, housed in the Stoa of Attalos. Please note admission to the attractions is not included in the tour price, and needs to be paid in cash to your guide.
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Athens Skip The Line Tour: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Plaka with Food Tasting

Combine ancient Greek architecture with traditional Athenian food on this walking tour of the Acropolis and Plaka. Head to the hilltop Acropolis and tour its age-old buildings as your guide shares their stories. Marvel at the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Odeon, Propylaea, and more; and then explore Plaka, Athens’ cobbled old town. Admire the neoclassical architecture and visit cafes, markets, and shops to sample local delicacies such as Greek donuts, cheese, pies, coffee, and more.
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Acropolis & Ancient Athens Entrance Combo e-Ticket with Audio Tours

Skip the line and enter the must-see ancient landmarks of Athens, the Ancient Agora, the Acropolis of Athens & the Temple of Zeus, with a special combo ticket and enjoy a full attraction experience with 3 audio tours on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Download your self-guided audio tours prior to your visit to avoid roaming charges and gain valuable insights into the everyday life, the institutions and the myths of the Ancient Athenians. Throughout your walk, you’ll admire the Museum of the Agora, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus among many other fascinating attractions and you’ll get the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the city from the best vantage points. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience hassle-free and at your own pace the grandeur of Ancient Athens and see history come alive through a fun and original storytelling concept!
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

See Ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Gardens and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
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