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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
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US$62.02 per adult
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Amazing Acropolis Tour!!
My husband and I had the greatest time visiting the Acropolis with our very knowledgeable tour guide. The tour guide explained the history and took her time. Highly recommend this tour!!
Kevan_M, Dec 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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Vickie was a great...
Kathryn_A, Jan 2023
Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum
Vickie was a great guide—lots of information, rearranged day to go to Acropolis first due to potential rain. Pickup from hotel was prompt, comfortable.
star-5
In depth personal tour of Acropolis
Charlotte_S, Jan 2023
Athens Small Group Tour with Acropolis,Parthenon,Museum and Greek lunch
Our guide was well versed and shared a full history to accompany our tour of the Parthenon and Acropolis including the Acropolis museum. The pace was great and we did not feel rushed which allowed us to take in the breathtaking view at every stop along the tour. Outstanding deep dive into Greek history with an explanation of the tie ins to Greek mythology and symbolism of Greek Gods. Would highly recommend to couples, solo travelers, friends, coworkers.
star-5
Perfect pace & amount of knowledgable history…excellent
Colleen_C, Jan 2023
Acropolis Morning Walking Tour(Small Group)
Small custom group tour Tour guide Nichos was prompt,knowledgeable & very keen on the history of Acropolis Would thoroughly recommend this tour Thank you
star-5
Nikos was an excellent tour guide
Justin_S, Jan 2023
Acropolis Morning Walking Tour(Small Group)
Nikos was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful throughout the 2 hour tour. He answered all of our questions and took many great photographs of me and my friend. I highly recommend his tour to anyone interested in learning about the amazing history of the Acropolis.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Stephen_M, Jan 2023
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable of Greek history and the Acropolis. A comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable walking your!
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Amazing Acropolis Tour!!
Kevan_M, Dec 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
My husband and I had the greatest time visiting the Acropolis with our very knowledgeable tour guide. The tour guide explained the history and took her time. Highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
Very interesting tour.
Bill_T, Dec 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
Explanation of the Acropolis and the museum by the tour guide was my favorite part of this tour. The tour also made entry easier for the Acropolis and the museum.
star-5
A childhood bucket list come true.
Debra_C, Nov 2022
Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour
The guide, Stellios, was very knowledgeable about the Acropolis and the city. Doing the visit in November allowed us to all we wanted to without large crowds getting in the way.
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Get a guided Tour. Zeta was excellent, good English, informative and pace
Tamara_L, Jan 2023
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Acropolis is a MUST SEE. Zeta is an excellent guide. Informative and good English spoken. Good pace.
star-5
Great guide, great tour
Gregory_M, Nov 2022
Mythology Tour of Athens & the Acropolis with a Private Expert Licensed Guide
Lisa was without doubt the best guide I had in Athens, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Acropolis and Ancient Athens with her
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Our tour guide Hermes was...
Chuck_G, Nov 2022
Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon and Acropolis Museum private tour with dinner
Our tour guide Hermes was amazing, he was very personable and his expertise was beyond compare. He met us at our hotel which allowed us to walk the streets getting a brief history lesson before reaching the Acropolis. We had a wonderful lunch after at a rooftop restaurant, it was included with the tour. Worth the cost!
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Amazing tour with outstanding guide
Neil_A, Nov 2022
Acropolis Of Athens & Acropolis Museum Skip The Line Private Guided Tour
Our guide Anda was exceptional. We cannot recommend her highly enough and would have given this tour more stars if we could. Her tour made the history and modern situation of the acropolis come alive and we learnt so much in the four hours we were with her. She took the physical limitations of one of the group into account at all times which made a huge difference. Truly exceptional tour.
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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.
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What are the nearest attractions to Acropolis?
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