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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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$57.39 per adult
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Acropolis and Acropolis museum
Excellent description of the Acropolis and it’s history. I was very impressed by the correlation of the sculptures from the Parthenon with the Parthenon itself.
James_M, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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Acropolis on your own
Linda_V, Mar 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Highly recommend a trip to the acropolis as no trip to Athens will be complete without it. I recommend if traveling at this time to just go to the tickets office directly at the acropolis as no lines in these times of COVID. No libes anywhere. After a visit here go to tge museum.
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Great way to discover the Acropolis
Michela_V, Aug 2022
Acropolis Morning Walking Tour(Small Group)
The guide was so knowledgeable and kind. It was so interesting and the tour was only for the two of us! He would also take pictures of us. He even took us down the acropolis to a neighbourhood we wanted to visit next! Great guide (I think his name was Nicos) and experience
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Great tour guide
Gillian_E, Aug 2022
Acropolis Of Athens & Acropolis Museum Skip The Line Private Guided Tour
Anda was a perfect guide for the Acropolis and museum. Knowledgeable and thoughtful- she tailored the tour perfectly to our requirements and took some lovely photos of us too!
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Tour guide Vicky was amazing!
Kelly_K, Aug 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Fantastic tour with Vicky! She was professional, knowledgeable and funny! It was easy to book online and meeting point was close to Acropolis. Highly recommend!
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Fabulous guide and highly...
Richard_G, Aug 2022
Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens
Fabulous guide and highly recommend!l The Acropolis is something to see and savor! I recommend going as early as possible!
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Great guide. She was very...
Sonia_J, Aug 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Great guide. She was very Informative. Well organised. Would recommend this tour for those who would love more information about the Acropolis.
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Perfect evening tour
Raghunath_K, Aug 2022
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum sunset tour
Dimitra was an excellent guide and we had a nice non rushed tour of the Acropolis museum and then the Acropolis The evening is a perfect time for a tour as it’s cooler and we saw a nice sunset.
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Great people, great tour, highly recommend!
Fayth_R, Aug 2022
Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)
What a way to start our Greece tour! If you want to learn ALOT about Acropolis and Greek history, at the same time trying to Beat the summer heat as much as possible, this is the tour for you. Garyfallia, George and Kalimera Sotiris were an amazing team, pleasure to be with and we left wishing we had more time. They even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Would highly recommend this tour!
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Temple of Poseidon must see
Amy_G, Aug 2022
Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch
This was a wonderful tour! Everything was well planned from pick up to drop off and our guides were very knowledgeable. We would highly recommended the trip out to see the Temple of Poseidon. It was less crowded and more peaceful than the Acropolis. Plus it makes for great photos!
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Book this tour today!
April_B, Jul 2022
Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Our guide was outstanding and the Acropolis was a magical wonder!! You should definitely book this tour to receive an awesome crash course on the history of Athens!
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Informative and beautiful
bunny, Aug 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
I like to hear about the history of the Acropolis so many parts of the properly that I did not know about.Our guide was wonderful and views are spectacular
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The highlight of our Athens tours!
Lina_S, Jul 2022
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour with Licensed Expert
It was an enjoyable and very educational experience. Significant knowledge and insight of history. We spend 3 hours on the hills of Acropolis and in the new Acropolis museum. Time flew by. Thank you!
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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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