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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.
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Address: Athens Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Hours: April–Oct: Mon 11am–7:30pm; Tues–Sun 8am–7:30pm; Nov–March daily 8:30am–3pm
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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**
  • Duration: 1 to 10 hrs
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$15.06 USD
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$63.72 USD
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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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounion 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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Enhance your experience of Athens on a 4-hour mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; admire the morbid majesty of the ancient Keramikos cemetery; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour

Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites — the Acropolis and Ancient Agora — during a 3-hour 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, Propylaia 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$92.69 USD
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Athens led by an expert guide. Visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital; capture photographs of the colossal Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue of the first ever Olympic games; admire the ancient grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus; and browse informative exhibits inside the Acropolis Museum. Gain fascinating insight into the rich legends and myths of ancient Greece during this comprehensive tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$139.03 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$115.86 USD
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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely 3.5-hour to 4-hour walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Highlights of Athens with Acropolis of Athens and Lunch

Explore several thousand years of Greek history during this intimate, 6-hour, private tour covering the top highlights in Athens. Step back in time with your private guide as you take in breathtaking sights like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Parthenon and the amazing Acropolis, the white marble-clad Panatheian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympics) the colossal Temple of Zeus and much more. You’ll celebrate your discoveries with a tasty included lunch of modern Greek cuisine. Your private guide and transport, plus round-trip hotel transport and site entrance fees are also covered.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this 3-hour 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

Take a whirlwind tour of Athens history in a private taxi driven by your guide. You’ll the city’s fascinating historical highlights in just half a day, including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Hear fascinating commentary along the way, choose between a morning or afternoon departure to best fit your schedule, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

Explore the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning glory, and other historical highlights on this 3-hour private 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$47.50 USD
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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 1.5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$33.60 USD
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Athens City Pass including Acropolis and hop-on-hop-off bus

Choose from three Athen city passes, all of which include a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, plus access to the Acropolis Museum. The “Classic” and “Complete” packages also include skip the line-access to the Acropolis itself, so you’ll save time waiting in line during the heat of the day. Depending on the option chosen, your trip can provide access to other museums and shopping outlets, plus round-trip transportation from the airport.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$38.12 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens during this 3.5-hour history-themed sightseeing tour of this iconic city’s major sights. Get a sense for the wealth of historical sites in Athens during panoramic drive past attractions like Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the National Library and more. After reliving the athletic glories of the first ‘modern’ Olympics at Panathinaiko Stadium you’ll head for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis where you’ll explore the Parthenon and temple of Athena. A guide, entrance fees and round-trip transport from select hotels is also covered.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$57.93 USD
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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum

Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$64.88 USD
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling 2-hour Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$68.36 USD
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Essential Athens Highlights: Private Half Day or Full Day walking Tour

Spend a half day exploring the fascinating ancient monuments and vibrant culture of modern-day Athens. Join your guide on a route that takes you through the most important relics of the ancient Greek empire, including the Acropolis, Theater of Dionysus, Agora and Temple of Zeus. See where the modern Olympic Games were held, and stroll through the city’s bustling markets. This private, 4-hour tour can be customized to suit the pace and interests of the group for a fantastic introduction to the Greek capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$301.23 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$103.11 USD
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Make the most of your time in Greece with this full-day private guided walking tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the ancient Agora. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a ride along the coastal rode. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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$462.28 USD
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour

Make the most of your time in the Greek capital with a completely private, full-day tour of Athens’ most iconic attractions. Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a local guide and hit up all of the city’s must-see sites, including the Acropolis and its new museum, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the National Archaeological Museum, the Old Town Plaka and more. Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Greek Parliament Building, and take in panoramic city views from atop Lycabettus Hill. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 7 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$556.12 USD
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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 2-hour walking tour makes an early start to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Odeon. For the full experience, upgrade to include a 2-hour guided visit to the Ancient Agora.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$36.50 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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