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Athens Acropolis, Athens

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.

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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
US$57.92 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A fun smart tour guide who knows his Greek History.
Skip the line was excellent. A huge time saver and so great not to have to stand there in the Athens summer heat. Our guide Hermes was the best, smart, informative and, best of all, funny. He also made sure to keep us together and safe as we went through the Acropolis and the museum. A great experience!
Louise_K, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

Acropolis on your own
Linda_V, Mar 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Highly recommend a trip to the acropolis as no trip to Athens will be complete without it. I recommend if traveling at this time to just go to the tickets office directly at the acropolis as no lines in these times of COVID. No libes anywhere. After a visit here go to tge museum.
Tour guide Vicky was amazing!
Kelly_K, Aug 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Fantastic tour with Vicky! She was professional, knowledgeable and funny! It was easy to book online and meeting point was close to Acropolis. Highly recommend!
Fabulous guide and highly...
Richard_G, Aug 2022
Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens
Fabulous guide and highly recommend!l The Acropolis is something to see and savor! I recommend going as early as possible!
Great guide. She was very...
Sonia_J, Aug 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Great guide. She was very Informative. Well organised. Would recommend this tour for those who would love more information about the Acropolis.
Informative and beautiful
bunny, Aug 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
I like to hear about the history of the Acropolis so many parts of the properly that I did not know about.Our guide was wonderful and views are spectacular
Perfect evening tour
Raghunath_K, Aug 2022
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum sunset tour
Dimitra was an excellent guide and we had a nice non rushed tour of the Acropolis museum and then the Acropolis The evening is a perfect time for a tour as it’s cooler and we saw a nice sunset.
Great people, great tour, highly recommend!
Fayth_R, Aug 2022
Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)
What a way to start our Greece tour! If you want to learn ALOT about Acropolis and Greek history, at the same time trying to Beat the summer heat as much as possible, this is the tour for you. Garyfallia, George and Kalimera Sotiris were an amazing team, pleasure to be with and we left wishing we had more time. They even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Would highly recommend this tour!
Temple of Poseidon must see
Amy_G, Aug 2022
Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch
This was a wonderful tour! Everything was well planned from pick up to drop off and our guides were very knowledgeable. We would highly recommended the trip out to see the Temple of Poseidon. It was less crowded and more peaceful than the Acropolis. Plus it makes for great photos!
Would come back again and again
Michael_M, Aug 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
The guide was so knowledgeable about the history and mythology. I learned much more than I would have going on my own. It was super easy to hear them with the audio device and having a smaller group made it easier to get around on the crowded acropolis. I would highly recommend to anyone who loves history and Greek mythology
Book this tour today!
April_B, Jul 2022
Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Our guide was outstanding and the Acropolis was a magical wonder!! You should definitely book this tour to receive an awesome crash course on the history of Athens!
The highlight of our Athens tours!
Lina_S, Jul 2022
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour with Licensed Expert
It was an enjoyable and very educational experience. Significant knowledge and insight of history. We spend 3 hours on the hills of Acropolis and in the new Acropolis museum. Time flew by. Thank you!
Tour the Acropolis with an Archaeologist
Roy_A, Jul 2022
Private Half Day Tour: Athens Highlights, Acropolis and Parthenon
Our guide, Demetrius, was a real archaeologist! What a great way to spend time on this tour! His knowledge of the history of Greek Civilization really added to our understanding of the ruins and the context of the site. He was also conscientious of helping my mother, who has limited mobility, get to the Acropolis with relative comfort and ease. The driver Chris was equally helpful and considerate, stopping to get us cold waters before our experience of the Acropolis.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Choose between a standard entrance ticket and a multi-attraction ticket that includes access to other sites.

  • 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; an elevator is located on the northwest side.

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How to Get There

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.

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When to Get There

The Athens Acropolis is open year-round, but it can get extremely busy and hot in the summer months. To avoid the crowds, arrive right before opening or just before close, when most of the day-trippers and cruise passengers are yet to arrive or have already left. Travelers on a budget might prefer to visit in winter—ticket prices can be reduced by up to 50 percent between November and March.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Acropolis?
Attractions near Acropolis:
What else should I know about attractions in Athens?
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