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Acropolis Tours and Activities

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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, Attica, 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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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

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The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Pre-booked e-Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone

Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Pre-booked e-Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone

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The Acropolis and its museum is Athen’s crown jewel, but the sights are often overrun with visitors. With this pre-booked e-ticket, zip past the crowds at the entrance and spend more time immersed in the Golden Age of Athens. Explore the archaeological site and the museum’s collection of artifacts with the engaging insights of two dedicated audio tours downloaded directly to your smartphone.
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  • 4 hours
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Entry e-tickets for the Top Ancient Athens Attractions and 3 Audio Tours

Entry e-tickets for the Top Ancient Athens Attractions and 3 Audio Tours

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Avoid long lines to purchase admission to Athens’ top sites by pre-booking electronic tickets. Included admission to the Acropolis, the Agora of Athens, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Naós tou Olympíou Diós) takes care of three key destinations in a single booking. You’ll also have access to self-guided audio tours and offline content designed for independent exploring.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$44.16
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided 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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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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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  • 2 hours
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic 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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

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

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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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  • 9 hours
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US$98.22
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$323.75
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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

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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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  • 5 hours
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US$121.25
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