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…
Visit the New Acropolis Museum, founded in 2009 to exhibit all major finds from the Sacred Rock and its foothills. Divided into 4 main galleries, the…
Visit the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological…
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…
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Explore the famous sites of ancient Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. From the Panathinaiko Stadium, to the Acropolis, you will walk in the…
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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 to visitOpen daily from 8:00AM to 8:00PM in the summer, until 5:00PM in the winter.
- What is the price?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 tips
- 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
We were met by our guide and wandered up the streets and townships on the way to Acropolis. She was excellent at sharing history and local information. Learnt a lot about local traditions . Very helpful thank you.
Really great tour and our guide Evita was super nice and knowledgeable and a great proponent of Greek culture and history. We saw the best monuments in Athens plus the changing of the guard in a limited time. Would have been hard to do (or understand) without a guide. My only caveat is that the trip is not for the infirm because of the heat and the steep climb in places
As we had only a short time it was helpful to know all the places and their part in the history. We came back and looked again and had dinner in the local family restaurant.
We couldn't sort problem of half-price tickets for over 65s (no option on order form) but despite this felt the ease of the whole operation and lack of worry made it worthwhile. We thoroughly enjoyed the gentle walk through parts of Athens we hadn't visited before.
If you take only one tour in Athens then I would definitely take this 5 hour walking tour. We were guided by a trained archeologist. She gave us a political history overview of Greece and also great detail of ancient history of the various temples, stadium and Acropolis. She also provided interpretation of the statues/sculptures including the mythology of the various gods that the ancient Greeks worshiped. We also were guided through the very impressive New Acropolis Museum by our guide Angela. Angela gave us great information without talking down to us. She was very approachable with wherever individual questions we had. I would strongly urge you to take this tour even if you take no others.