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 Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological…
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…
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 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…
Learn the myths behind some of the most important monuments of Athens on a 4-hour walking tour. Hear stories of Ancient Greek gods and Spartan armies…
Discover Athens in the most practical way with the Athens City Pass MINI, CLASSIC, or COMPLETE. Enjoy 2 days on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus…
See the ancient city of Athens in all its splendor on this guided tour that includes a visit to the new Acropolis Museum. Admire the city’s major…
Beat the heat and escape the crowds on an early morning guided tour of the Acropolis and historical Plaka and Anafiotika districts of Athens with a…
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
Efi was a great guide. She has a passion for Greek history and gave us a fantastic insight to the life and times of Athens and it's people.
My trip to Greece happened 40 years from the day I vowed to myself I will stand on Acropolis and look up at the splendous of the ilands and it sbeaches. First stop Acropolis. in one week i amanaged all i had on my list. my second visit, i will be a history bum waking from museum to museum. Padma Hongkong
I really enjoyed this tour - Dimitra really did bring history alive. Not only did she know her stuff, she communicated it in a friendly, easy to understand style, her english was fantastic, and she was always mindful of everyone’s needs. Definately recommended !
Our guide, Katerina, was lovely, energetic and very informative - she delivered us the entrance of the Akropolis all the while sharing very interesting facts and myths about the city, its inhabitants, neighborhoods and monuments.
The Mythology tour was very good because it covered many archaeological sites while keeping it fresh and interesting with tales of the Greek Gods. They seem to be a bit of a soap opera. Our guide was fun and expressive when telling the stories, she also had a lot of information beyond the myths which was much appreciated. Great tour with many sites covered in a small group.