Travel back in time with an entrance ticket to the archaeological site of the Athens Acropolis and its slopes. Explore the Parthenon, Erechtheion,…
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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
This is a truely impressive site and on a clear day the views across Athens are outstanding. One of the highlights of our 7 week tour of Europe
This is the best way to do it. Tour the city first by their bus and then you can choose your priority which is more important to you to explore. The ride was excellent and very convenient. The people (driver and greeting ladies) operating the system were very courteous and friendly. Good job and well done. I'll do it again.
Stavos was an excellent guide who made the tour very pleasant, and he allowed us to rest on way up to acropolis, thus avoiding the group getting tired.
Had an amazing time! This tour should be promoted more so that others can enjoy it as much as I did! Would recommend to anyone visiting Athens ;)
I have never had a bad Segway tour. The guides have always been good and this one was very good too.