Collect your ticket from the local supplier's office close to the south entrance and explore the Acropolis at your own pace. Skip the long ticket…
See the highlights of the Acropolis of Athens without the crowds on an early morning tour with a licensed guide. Get up close to the most important…
Travel back in time and take an evening guided tour of the Acropolis. Marvel at the monuments of the landmark of Athens and learn more about one of…
Experience the most important attractions in Athens on a tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. In addition, your guide will take you on a…
Visit the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological…
Travel back to the days of Ancient Greece on a 2-hour guided noon tour of Athens Acropolis (entry not included). Climb to the Parthenon, the summit…
Explore the Acropolis Monuments on a private, customizable walking tour. Visit the state of the art Acropolis Museum and enjoy a unique and…
Take a short welcome walk from Monastiraki square, through the Plaka district, to the Acropolis of Athens! Get orientation and tips from a local and…
Travel back to ancient times with an archaeologist leading the way, hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life as you visit the…
Top sights in Athens
The Acropolis was the center of Athenian culture and worship for millenia. As the heart of Western civilization, it's now one of the world's foremost heritage sites and an essential addition to any sightseer's bucket list. Here are a few reasons why.
The limestone hill's shallow caves and steep slopes provided prime Neolithic real estate, and its freshwater springs may have inspired the myth of Athena – a fertility goddess!
Acropolis means "highest point" and as the most fortified site, became the seat of Athenian kings until the realities of the republic pushed administrative buildings further out.
It had been a dedicated site of worship for just 30 years before being sacked by the Persians in 480BC. Afterwards, Pericles began a construction project that lasted 50 years!
The Parthenon was used as an Ottoman garrison from 1458. During the Morean War, Venetian artillery blew its gunpowder supply and significantly damaged the Acropolis' temples.
The archaeological site is still being partly restored, but you'll see the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and the Propylaea gateway among the ruins on your tour!
Admission prices begin at €12 (€6 concessions). Skip the lines by booking a tour in advance!
The Acropolis is open to visitors between 8:00AM and 8:00PM from April to October, and until 5:00PM from November to March.
- When should I visit?Open daily from 8:00AM to 8:00PM in the summer, until 5:00PM in the winter.
- Is it expensive?Adult admission tickets start at €12.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get thereThe Acropolis is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
- Additional information
- Wear comfortable walking shoes!
- If you're visiting in the summer heat, dress accordingly and bring some water.
What people are saying about Acropolis of Athens
This tour is perfect for an overview of Athens's history! It was full of interesting information and well organized. Annie, our tour guide was fabulous!!! She not only gave us the facts but also a lot of the myth and culture that is Greece! Truly enjoyed it! Thank you Annie, you were wonderful! Would definitely recommend this tour.
Nice tour, she walked us through the neighborhood and gave us more information about Athens and the ruins around the Parthenon.
To really understand the Acropolis and all that it stands for, you need a guide. This was a great tour and we really enjoyed it.
This was a great tour of the Acropolis. Our guide, whose name I believe was Bernadine (I lost her card but she has a gold backpack if that helps identify her), was just wonderful. She gave us a good overview of the history of the Acropolis and of Ancient Greece. She also made a good effort to stop at shady points along the way to give us little historical tidbits. I was able to make it up the hill on a very hot day without too much stress due to her careful planning. Also, there’s a water fountain at the top of the Acropolis, so hang on to your water bottle and you can refill it.
Such a good tour! Our guide, Thanassis, had amazing insight, and definitely enriched our Acropolis experience. Highly recommended.