Skip the ticket lines to the Acropolis and see the most famous monuments of Athens. Discover the birthplace of Western civilization and hear…
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…
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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
Despite the windy, chilly conditions, Alexandra somehow made our 'Acropolis, Museum, Plaka & Food tour' very enjoyable. Our 14 & 7 years old kids were enthralled with her ability to relate historical events in a manner that grasped the imagination of our children. She graciously accommodated our coffee & chat breaks with many questions covering history & local culture as well as unscheduled pit-stops to ensure we derived the best possible experience from out limited time in Athens.
Angeliki is an amazing guide,her stories and knowledge,picture aids gave me an amazing perspective and understanding of the monuments,artifacts we were witnessing. The 5 hour walk was full of awe and highlight of my Athens visit.This tour will be a very good start of your Athens trip.
We really enjoyed booking this tour. The location was fantastic but the guide helped to bring it alive with his facts and guidance throughout the tour. Well organised and highly recommended to all.
Katherina was a wonderful guide, able to make the history of the Acropolis come alive. This was a very worthwhile tour.
Guide picked us up on time from curb on busy Athens street and provided comfortable transportation to wonderful sites. He knew the area well and gave us a real sense of the ancient and modern culture. Would recommend to all interested.