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Parthenon

Athens Acropolis, Athens

The Basics

The best way to visit the Parthenon is on a walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens, including neighboring ruins such as the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion. First-time visitors to Athens can also combine a visit with a city sightseeing tour; a half-day trip to the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion; or even a food tasting city tour. History buffs can tack on a tour of the Ancient Agora or a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.

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Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
$35.44 per adult
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Great!
Very informative and organized tour. Tour guide was great! We were a big group and they accommodated that all of us were with the same group.
Neeti_S, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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Amazing
Victoria_C, Jan 2023
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
I always wanted to see the Parthenon, so that alone was amazing, the audio guide was informative and good
star-4
The views from above were...
Carmen_C, Sep 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
The views from above were great. We were a bit disappointed that it was a working zone and it was hard to get a photo without all the scaffoldings. Bathrooms were clean and the exit line was handled fairly.
star-5
Great!
Neeti_S, Jan 2023
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Very informative and organized tour. Tour guide was great! We were a big group and they accommodated that all of us were with the same group.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Stephen_M, Jan 2023
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable of Greek history and the Acropolis. A comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable walking your!
star-5
Great visit to Athens
Steven_A, Nov 2022
Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus
Our driver was great. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He adapted the tour to our needs.
star-5
Our tour guide Hermes was...
Chuck_G, Nov 2022
Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon and Acropolis Museum private tour with dinner
Our tour guide Hermes was amazing, he was very personable and his expertise was beyond compare. He met us at our hotel which allowed us to walk the streets getting a brief history lesson before reaching the Acropolis. We had a wonderful lunch after at a rooftop restaurant, it was included with the tour. Worth the cost!
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The whole experience was...
Christina_T, Nov 2022
Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus
The whole experience was very memorable. It was made more special by the great service provided by our tour guide Elias. He was knowledgeable of the tour, the local market (for shopping) and he was on top of the cruise's schedule.
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Get a guided Tour. Zeta was excellent, good English, informative and pace
Tamara_L, Jan 2023
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Acropolis is a MUST SEE. Zeta is an excellent guide. Informative and good English spoken. Good pace.
star-5
Very good experience
Joao_A, Dec 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
I’ve been n the low season so not big queues no enter and the audio guide was Really easy to use, just don’t forget to activate the location.
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Informative tour of acropolis!
Jillian_L, Oct 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Tour guide was smart, sweet, and witty. She did go on some tangents but was able to redirect back to the topic and knew so much about the history of Athens and Greece. Really helped with our understanding of how the city was developed and knowing more about the Acropolis and Parthenon. We did not go to the museum but separately went to the National Archeological which we'd recommend
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Highly recommended
Salma_H, Jan 2023
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
We had a wonderful time. The Acropolis is just a masterpiece of whole time human legacy! Marisa was very funny, friendly and she provided us very precious historical information. I highly recommend this tour!
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Good chance to see Athens in a short time
bridgetteplessas, Oct 2022
Layover Best Of Athens 4Hour Pick up AirPort or Port visit Acropolis Parthenon
Very nice driver and we saw a lot in 4 hours! I would recommend it for people who have a layover at the airport
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Parthenon is most often visited on half- or full-day city tours of Ancient Athens.

  • Come prepared for the weather, as the Parthenon is an indoor/outdoor experience.

  • Wheelchair lift available to the top of the Acropolis.

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How to Get to the Parthenon

The Parthenon is located within the Acropolis on a hilltop in central Athens. Entry is via Dionysiou Areopagitou or Theorias, and the nearest underground train station is Akropoli.

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When to Get There

The Parthenon is open from April to October, Monday 11am to 7:30pm and Tuesday to Sunday 8am to 7:30pm, and November to March, daily from 8:30am to 3pm. As with most popular tourist attractions, you would do well to arrive when the doors open to beat the crowds.

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An Awkward Encounter with England

In the early 19th century, when Athens was under Turkish rule, sculptures from the Parthenon were sold to Englishman Lord Elgin. The artifacts, nicknamed the ‘Elgin Marbles’ are now on display in London's British Museum, but they remain a point of contention for the Greek government, which still insists they should be returned.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Parthenon?
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What else should I know about attractions in Athens?
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As well as visiting the Parthenon, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: