Book Athens Acropolis Tickets [2021] Save 10% | Headout
logo
Language
EUR
Help
Download app
The world on your tapGet the Headout app to get tickets on your phone and access app-only deals. Talk about win-win.

Acropolis Tickets

Top Experiences

Acropolis Tickets
Skip the Line Athens Acropolis Museum Tickets with Optional A...
Instant Confirmation
3.8
(18)
€12
Free Cancellation
Acropolis Tickets
Acropolis Guided Tour With Skip-the-line Entry
Instant Confirmation
4.9
(580)
€55
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation
Acropolis Tickets
Acropolis Museum: Skip-the-line e-Ticket and Audio Tour
Instant Confirmation
4.5
(121)
from €14
Free Cancellation
Acropolis Tickets
Pristine Parthenon: Acropolis Tour & Skip-the-Line Acropolis...
Instant Confirmation
4.9
(334)
€79
Acropolis Tickets
Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour
4.8
(291)
Unavailable
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation
Acropolis Tickets
Private Walking Tour of Athens
4.6
(123)
Unavailable

Headout’s Top Recommendations

Acropolis Tickets
Skip the Line Athens Acropolis Museum Tickets with Optional A...
Instant Confirmation
3.8
(18)
€12
Free Cancellation
Acropolis Tickets
Acropolis Guided Tour With Skip-the-line Entry
Instant Confirmation
4.9
(580)
€55
Duration
Flexible
Flexible
2 hrs
Inclusions
Skip-the-line entry
Admission ticket
Access to Acropolis site & Parthenonn
Mobile audio guide (Optional Upgrade)
Access to Acropolis Museum (Optional Upgrade)
More Inclusions
Admission to the Acropolis Museum
Skip-the-line entry
Admission to the underground excavation of an ancient neighborhood city
Self-guided audio tour in English (optional)
More Inclusions
Skip-the-line access
2-hour tour with an expert tour guide
Small group for a more private experience
Audiosets
Meeting point providing restroom facilities and Greek delicacies
Attractions covered: Acropolis, Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Herod Atticus Odeon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Propylaea
More Inclusions
Free Cancellation
This ticket cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled upon request
This ticket cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled upon request
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Acropolis, the crowning jewel of Athens, is a fascinating visit. Surrounded by the ruins of the Parthenon, the Acropolis is amongst the most iconic landmarks in the world. Rising from a hill, the landmark in its heyday served as a royal residence and administrative building, a place of worship, and even a citadel. The Acropolis is located at the highest point of the city and offers a breathtaking view of Athens. Planning to visit Acropolis? Discover everything about the attraction including types of Acropolis tickets, getting there, best time to visit and more.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Acropolis Athens

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some safety measures in place at Acropolis Athens:
  • To avoid overcrowding at the ticket counters, Acropolis tickets are now available online as well. Guests are recommended to pre-book their tickets online to ensure a contactless experience. 
  • All guests will undergo temperature checks at the Acropolis Museum entrance.
  • Visitors need to wear a mask throughout their time inside the Acropolis. 
  • All guests should ensure they maintain a distance of at least 2 meters with other guests while exploring the landmark.
  • As an additional safety measure, visitors should avoid touching surfaces at the Acropolis as much as possible.

All Your Acropolis Tickets & Tour Options

There are many different types of Acropolis tickets and tours available for visitors. From convenient skip the line Acropolis tickets to insightful Acropolis guided tour tickets, you can choose any depending on the type of experience you’re craving.

Skip the Line Tickets

Guided Tours

Acropolis Museum Tickets

Combo Tours

Acropolis Athens is amongst the most popular tourist attractions in the world and the waiting time at the entrance can be quite long. This skip the line ticket allows you to save time at the Acropolis entrance and spend more time exploring the historic citadel. During your visit, you’ll get to explore the popular temples of Parthenon, Athena Nike and Erechtheion. You’ll also get to witness one of the best open-air theaters in the world, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. If you want, you can upgrade your ticket to include an audio guide that can be downloaded on your phone.

Recommended experiences

This skip the line Acropolis ticket allows you priority access to Acropolis Athens, ensuring you don’t waste hours standing in queue. You’ll get access to Acropolis sites and the Parthenon with this ticket but access to Acropolis Museum can be purchased as an optional upgrade.
There’s nothing quite like an Acropolis guided tour to explore this historically significant place. Embark on a memorable trip to Athens with this guided walking tour. You’ll be accompanied by an archeologist guide who’ll share fascinating details about this iconic landmark. During this guided tour, you’ll get to explore the Temple of Asclepius, the Theater of Dionysus, the Propylaeum, and the Temple of Athena Nike. You can choose between English, German, and French for this guided tour.

Recommended experiences

With your multilingual tour guide, explore the legendary Acropolis in Athens and learn about its rich history and architecture in a small group. An added benefit is that you can enjoy skip-the-line access and save time.
The Acropolis Museum is one of the definite highlights of the Acropolis and this ticket allows you to skip the long lines at the ticket counter and head straight into the museum. During your visit, you’ll get to explore a fabulous range of exhibits and learn more about the fabled past of the Acropolis. You’ll also discover the excavation site located underneath the museum that once houses an ancient Athens neighborhood. 

Recommended experiences

This skip the line Acropolis Museum ticket gives you priority access to the museum. Using these convenient tickets, you can also explore the underground excavation site of a historic neighborhood in Athens.
There’s a lot to do and see in Athens and this combo tour ticket allows you to experience the glorious city in depth. Your guided tour begins by covering popular sites including  the Panathinaiko Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You’ll also come across the Parthenon temple that’s dedicated to goddess Athena. This combo ticket also provides you with skip the line access to the Acropolis Museum. The best part? You’re eligible for round trip hotel transfers for a memorable and relaxed experience.

Recommended experiences

Travel to all the iconics sites and landmarks of Athens with this 5-hour guided tour. Your tour will be led by a local expert who can speak English and Spanish. Also included in the ticket are round trip hotel transfers and skip the line access to Acropolis Museum.

Plan Your Visit to Acropolis Athens

Opening Hours

Getting There

Tips/Facilities

What are Acropolis opening hours?
The Acropolis is open everyday from 08:00 AM to sunset. Actual closing time depends on the season i.e. summer and winter.
What are Acropolis Museum hours?
During the winter season (1 Nov - 31 Mar) the museum hours are as follows:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, and Friday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
In the summer season (1 Apr - 31 Oct), you can visit the museum during these hours:
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, and Friday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. The last entry is at 9:30 PM.
When is Acropolis Athens closed?
The Acropolis remains closed on 1st January, 25th March, 1st May, Easter Sunday, 25th and 26th December.
What is the best time to visit Acropolis Athens?
To have a peaceful and relaxed time at the Acropolis, you should visit the landmark during the early morning hours on weekdays. The crowd is less during the early hours and busiest during the afternoon. To avoid the crowd, you must plan your visit between October to April.
How long should I spend at Acropolis Athens?
On average, you can spend around 2 hours exploring Acropolis Athens in its entirety.
Where is Acropolis Athens located?
The Acropolis is located at Athens 105 58, Greece.
Google Map Directions
Can I take the train/metro to Acropolis Athens?
Yes, Acropoli is the closest metro station at a minute’s walk from the museum. If you want to take the train, Phix is the closest train station and an 11-minute walk to the museum.
Can I take the bus to Acropolis Athens?
Makriyianni is the closest bus stop from Acropolis. Bus routes 24, 40, 126, 134, A2, A3, A4, 57 are available to the bus stop.
Is photography permitted at Acropolis Athens?
While photography and videography for personal use is allowed, flash photography and professional equipment such as tripod and flashlight are not permitted.
Is Acropolis Athens wheelchair accessible?
The Acropolis is partially accessible by wheelchairs. Visitors with limited mobility also have access to an elevator.
Is storage facility available at Acropolis Athens?
While you can deposit small bags and coats in the Acropolis Museum’s cloakroom, please pack light as large packages or backpacks aren’t allowed inside the museum.
Are audio guides available at Acropolis Athens?
Yes, audio guides are available at Acropolis Athens.
What should I wear on an Acropolis Athens tour?
There’s no designated dress code but you should wear comfortable clothes since most of Acropolis is uncovered. Also wear sneakers or shoes with a good sole to walk comfortably on uneven terrains and carry a hat to get respite from the sun.

What to See at Acropolis Athens?

Acropolis Athens is a vast attraction and there’s a lot to see here. Here are some of the top things you must see at Acropolis.

Parthenon

The Parthenon was a temple constructed in honour of the Greek goddess Athena Parthenon. This famous temple is regarded as the quintessence of Doric architecture, with intricate carvings, mosaics and marble columns. It was first utilised as a cathedral before being turned into a mosque. Various repair operations have been undertaken over the years to keep this renowned monument of Greek history in good condition.

Erechtheion

The Erechtheion is a sacred temple built in honour of Greek Gods and Goddesses, including Athena, during 421-406 BC. It was named after the mythical ruler Erectheus. Its majestic ionic building may still be seen today, shared with the Old Temple of Athena and Pandroseion. The six Caryatids are the absolute highlight of a visit to this site.

Temple of Athena Nike and Propylaea

When you enter the Acropolis, the first thing you'll see is the Propylaea. The Propylaea, which serves as the main entrance to the sanctuary (dedicated to Athena), is dominated by six tall marble and limestone columns. The Temple of Athena Nike is a traditional place of worship established in honour of the city's protector during 426-421 BC; the prominent edifice is directly adjacent to the Propylaea.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes, erected in 161 AD, is relatively new in comparison to the other ancient structures on the Acropolis. This huge landmark was designed as a theatre and can hold up to 5,000 people. It was built in honour of Herodes Atticus' wife and is almost entirely made of stone. This theatre is still used as a concert and event venue today.

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the findings of the Acropolis of Athens' archaeological site. From the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece, the museum was established to house every relic discovered on the rock and on the adjacent slopes.

Top Things to Do in Athens

The ancient city is brimming with cultural experiences for visitors. Here are some of the top things to do in the city of Athens

Athens City Tour

On this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing trip, explore some of Greece's greatest treasures as well as the best of modern Athens. Take a tour of top Athens sights, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games. Then, on foot, tour the enormous Acropolis, taking in the magnificent Parthenon and other sights. You can also upgrade your city tour to include admission to the Acropolis Museum. Book Athens city tours at Headout.

Delphi Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Delphi honors the history of the Delphi sanctuary, one of ancient Greece's most important landmarks, through hundreds of exhibits. Beautiful marble sculptures, sculpting works, coins, and other artefacts from that time are among the museum's extensive holdings. The exhibit takes place on two levels of the beautiful museum that also houses a gift shop and a cafeteria. Book Delphi Museum tickets

Museum of Cycladic Art

The Museum of Cycladic Art (MCA) is a vibrant cultural centre in Athens that promotes the ancient civilizations of the Aegean and Cyprus, with a focus on Cycladic art from the third millennium BC. The temporary exhibitions at the Museum of Cycladic Art focus on archaeology and modern and contemporary art, with the goal of familiarising the public with notable 20th and 21st century works. Book Museum of Cycladic Art tickets.

Day Trip to Meteora

Take the train to travel through the stunning Greek countryside on a day trip from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. From the Kalambaka train station, you can embark on your journey to the medieval monastery complex, which is set high on sandstone cliffs and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a fantastic way to see one of Greece's most magnificent cultural assets. Book day trips to Meteora here.

Day Trip to Mycenae

On this fascinating day tour from Athens to Mycenae, walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks. Travel by air-conditioned coach along the picturesque Saronic Gulf and into the Peloponnese to the evocative hilltop ruins of Mycenae, a fortified city dating back to the second millennium BC. Explore the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Askeplios and marvel at the ancient theatre. Book day trips to Mycenae here.

Day Trip to Temple of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon, perched on the cliffs of Cape Sounion overlooking the Aegean Sea, is one of ancient Greece's most memorable sites and a popular tourist destination. The majestic monument originates from 444 BC, but all that is left today are a series of brilliant white marble columns that proudly stand atop the headland. Book day trips to Temple of Poseidon at Headout.

Acropolis Athens Tickets FAQs

Is Acropolis Athens open to visitors now?
Yes, the Athens Acropolis had closed due to the pandemic, but reopened for visitors on 21st May 2021 with several safety measures in place.
What safety measures are in place at Acropolis Athens?
Yes, visiting the Acropolis Museum is safe because many required public safety precautions have been adopted. Tickets can now be booked online. Contact-free temperature screening at the entrance, enforced face mask wear, social distancing, and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the museum are some of the safety measures in place.
Are Acropolis tickets available online now?
Yes, you can book your Acropolis tickets online and avoid the queue at the entrance. It is recommended that guests prebook their tickets online to get their preferred date and time for visit. 
What are the different types of Acropolis tickets?
There are many different types of Acropolis tickets available online including skip the line tickets, guided tours, Museum tickets, and combo tickets.
Is priority access included in my Acropolis tickets?
Yes, Acropolis tickets include skip the line access, allowing guests to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority entry into the site.
Are guided Acropolis tours available now?
Yes, guided Acropolis tours are available but it depends on which tickets you purchase. Some tickets include guided tours, while others include only an audio guide. An added benefit of booking Acropolis tours is that you get skip-the-line tickets.
Are any discounts available on Acropolis tickets?
For infants aged 5 and below and for EU citizens aged 24 and below, free Acropolis tickets are available at the counter. For Non-EU citizens aged 24 and below, reduced-price tickets are available at the booth.
Are tickets to the Acropolis Museum included in my Acropolis tickets?
No, you’ll have to buy Acropolis museum tickets separately as museum access is not included in standard Acropolis tickets.
What are Acropolis opening hours?
The Athens Acropolis is open from 08:00 AM to sunset.
What is the best time to visit Acropolis Athens?
The best time to visit would be during early morning hours on weekdays. The best of year would be between October to April, when the crowds are at their lowest and the weather is pleasant.
Is Acropolis Athens wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the majority of the Acropolis has been modified and renovated to accommodate guests with limited mobility, including wheelchair-accessible elevators.
We've served 5 million+ guests and we are here for you
5 million +Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences

4.4/5
5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

In the mediaFeatured and recommended by the best brands

24 x 7 help CenterHave a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime