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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 New Acropolis Museum Tour
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
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$61.52 per adult
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Hermes, our guide was so...
Hermes, our guide was so knowledgeable. He was able to provide a lot of detail related to the tour in addition to answering general questions about Greece and its culture.
S_K, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

star-5
Wonderful tour
Stephanie_W, May 2021
Acropolis Morning Walking Tour(Small Group)
It was a very enjoyable tour learning about the history of the Acropolis with a fantastic guide! We had our own personal tour guide due to COVID which made it even better!
star-5
A great experience!
Rebekah_W, Oct 2021
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
We had a wonderful time on our tour with Eva. She shared so much interesting material with us and guided us to all the best spots, beating the crowd! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to visit the Acropolis and museum.
star-5
Definitely take this tour
Monica_K, Oct 2021
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
The tour guide woman was excellent She gave us great information about the Acropolis and she had a great sense of humor Her English was excellent Your company is lucky to have her
star-5
Emphatically recommend this tour. People asked how we were able to get a private guide and wished they did the same.
toytoy91, Oct 2021
Private Guided Tour of the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis museum and Acropolis was amazing..Betty was so knowledgeable. We would not have learned as much Greek history had we booked this trip without a guide.
star-5
Great experience
Nicola_P, Oct 2021
Shore Excursion: Acropolis, Athens City tour and The New Acropolis Museum
We had a great time on this trip, it was one of the highlights of our holiday. Our taxi driver was very friendly and helpful; the transfer to and from the cruise terminal was very smooth. Our tour guide Eli was fantastic, very knowledgeable and had a real passion for the acropolis which shone through. I would definitely recommend this trip.
star-5
Great way to experience the Acropolis!
Gabrielle_D, Oct 2021
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Cristos was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much about Athens and the Acropolis with us. We really enjoyed experience.
star-5
Friends and I only had...
Zoila_D, Sep 2021
The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
Friends and I only had the day to see Athens and this was perfect! Fotini was an amazing guide! The only downside was how little time we spent in the new acropolis museum other than that it was great!
star-5
Christos was an excellent...
Carlos_G, Sep 2021
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets
Christos was an excellent tour guide. Amazing Museum with view of ancient underworld. Size and magnitude of Acropolis was unexpectedly awesome.
star-5
Great tour
Libia_L, Sep 2021
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
The guide was knowledgeable and was receptive to answering questions. Going to the Acropolis was in my bucket list! Highly recommended tour!
star-5
Amazing Acropolis
jpspaeth, Sep 2021
Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour
Sissy was our guide and she was exceptional. She brought to life the story of the Acropolis and what it was like in the days when it was being built. This tour gives you plenty of time to do the photography necessary to capture the beauty of this amazing place.
star-4
Worthwhile
Lisa_J, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour
This was our 3rd time visiting the Acropolis. Our tour guide was informative a d excited about the information she was providing. We learned so much more and have a better understanding of what took place here.
star-5
Highly recommended
paulrsd, Sep 2021
Private Athens and Acropolis Mythology Guided Tour
Highly recommended. This tour brings Athens, the Acropolis, and its magnificent history to life -- integrating the history with the mythology. Thank you!

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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