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  • Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

    1. Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

    Save time and money during your time in Athens with a pre-booked combo ticket that gives you skip-the-line access to 7 of Athens' top archaeological sites. Enjoy savings of up to 50% and avoid the long lines of tourists at the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Temple of Zeus, Aristotle's School, Hadrian's Library, and Kerameikos Ancient Cemetery. Marvel at the Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, standing on Acropolis Hill, and immerse yourself in this impressive structure's 2500 years of rich history. Whilst there, visit the Ancient Agora that lies on the north-western slopes of the Acropolis. Learn more about this former artistic, spiritual, and commercial center. Just north of the Acropolis, explore the site of the Roman Agora, which was once the focus of public life in Athens. You can also enjoy access to the renowned Hadrian's Library and Temple of Olympian Zeus in the Ol...

    Hasznos előre megváltani a látványosságokhoz a belépőt. Valóban elkerülhetjük a soorban állást. A pénztár helyett rögtön mehetünk a beléptetéshez. Kényelmes vásárlás, hasznos időtöltés sobanállás helyett.

  • Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

    2. Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await

    Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred h...

    Great tour and tour guide!! She brought illustrations of historical stages which help me understand what the structures looked like as a point of reference. She was very passionate and informative. Best tour have done so far in Greece.

  • Athens: Acropolis Regular Entry Ticket with a Booking Fee

    3. Athens: Acropolis Regular Entry Ticket with a Booking Fee

    Visit the Acropolis, one the most famous landmarks in Greece. To see one of the world's most visited sites, book this skip-the-ticket-line admission to avoid the long wait at the ticket office. Receive your ticket by email, go directly to the ticket-validating machines at the entrance and scan it. Enter the site either from the Main Entrance, near Thissio metro station, or the South Entrance close to the Acropolis metro station. Walk uphill and explore the famous site at your own pace. Take as much as time as you need. Walk into the Theater of Dionysus and then, see the UNESCO-listed Parthenon Temple, which is dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. Visit the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Wander around all sides of the hill and get some marvellous views of the capital of Greece. See the surrounding mountains and the ...

    A must if you are in Athens. breathtaking. There was no queue to skip due to covid but was easy and mobile ticket worked perfectly.

  • Athens: Acropolis Entrance Ticket with Phone Audio Tour

    4. Athens: Acropolis Entrance Ticket with Phone Audio Tour

    There is a ritual associated with a visit to Athens. First, you enjoy souvlaki and an authentic Greek salad. And then, as soon as possible, you climb to the Acropolis. Skip the line to enter the most iconic attraction of Athens! Receive your ticket by email and go directly to the ticket-validating machines at the entrance. In addition, download the digital self-guided audio tour “Acropolis Classic” which combines history, politics, art, religion, and true stories from the daily lives of ancient Athenians to present the Acropolis of Athens and its classical monuments in an entertaining and revealing approach. Each stop comes with a selection of signature stories, allowing you to tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule. After you download it on your smartphone, the digital audio tour begins at the great staircase, the traditional way of visiting the Acropo...

    Easy to use, simple process to follow in downloading the app to support the audio tour. It was very helpful and informative.

  • Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    5. Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    Travel back in time on an informative and fun tour of the Acropolis of Athens. Be guided by a field expert and licensed archaeologist. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site through a journey into history, mythology, and storytelling.

    Continue with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked as one of the top museums in the world. All the original surviving masterpieces from the temples of the Acropolis are displayed with the use of natural light. Excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. Visit Acropolis hill. See the Dionysus Theater, where famous ancient dramas and tragedies were first performed. Walk around the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius.

    On the top of the hill, visit the Propylea Temple of Nike and the Erechtheion Temple. See the Parthenon, which is the symbol of de...

    We were in a group with one other couple so it was very easy to ask questions and get a more personal/detailed tour. The tour guides here are licensed and generally have masters in history/archeology. The amount of information and detail we received was tremendous. We got to go into the museum early so it was not crowded and then to the Acropolis.

  • Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    6. Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience. Meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Greek delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks.

    Let your guide take you onto Pnyx Hill, which is the actual birthplace of democracy. Continue to immerse yourself in Ancient Greek history on a 50-minute tour of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens.

    Skip the ticket line and discover the cradle of the Western civilization on a guided visit in a small group. Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple and learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple.

    Hear myths and stories about ancient Athens from your guide. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view o...

    Anna was very nice guide. We had a great time. She was really helpful when we asked her some information about purchasing Greek food in Athens.

  • Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

    7. Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

    Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along 3 different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens Route Stops: Stop 1 - Syntagma Square Stop 2 - The Four Museums Stop 3 - The National Gallery Stop 4 - Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 5 - Melina Merkouri Stop 6 - Acropolis Museum Stop 7 - The Acropolis & Parthe...

    Nice way to get an overview of the area and sites to visit during our stay. We planned to pick up the bus along the route after having taken a cab to a specific site. It was difficult to locate exactly where the pick-up point was; the map provided does not give enough detail to find the stop. We finally did find it after wandering around a bit. The bus arrived about 10 minutes later than the schedule indicated.

  • Acropolis & Museum: Entry Tickets Including Booking Fee

    8. Acropolis & Museum: Entry Tickets Including Booking Fee

    Visit the breathtaking Acropolis which is probably the most famous and most visited monument in the world of antiquity. It is the symbol of Athens and its most famous landmark. Stroll up to the UNESCO-listed site that served as the ancient citadel, and tour the buildings at your own pace. The entrance ticket includes also access to Propylaea the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. No visit to Athens is complete without discovering the Acropolis museum which is housed in one of the most important works of contemporary architecture in Athens and featuring priceless findings from the Acropolis monuments. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the majestic Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze, will definitely have you impressed.

    Too much money for only tickets we had to pick up for the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

  • Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

    9. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

    Meet your private guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments.

    Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts.

    Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

    Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that ...

    Our tour & guide were great!! We learned so much abo9ut the Acropolis & Athen's history that we wouldn't have known without this tour. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Athens: Acropolis and Museum Entry Tickets with Audio Tour

    10. Athens: Acropolis and Museum Entry Tickets with Audio Tour

    At your own pace, explore Athen's fascinating Acropolis Hill and accompanying museum with this combination of pre-booked e-tickets and two immersive audio tours, downloadable to your smartphone. Receive your tickets via email, then simply download the self-guided audio tours and you’re all set for your Athens adventure. Arrive at Acropolis Hill and walk around this uniquely imposing site, through the walls of the Propylaea and the array of grand temples around the site. Visit the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion, and the illustrious Partheon, and listen to countless tales about the divine ancestors of the Athenians as well as the mythical origins of this glorious city. Follow in the footsteps of world-famous historical figures such as Socrates and Pericles, and get a valuable insight into the lives of these ancient Greeks. During the walk, unlock the secrets of ancient masonry and witnes...

    The audio guide was more than sufficient. Plus it was great to have the chance to repeat the parts you miss. The queue was so long, thanks to the online ticket the entrance was fast and easy.

Planning Your Visit

  • Booking tickets?

    Admission prices begin at €12 (€6 concessions). Skip the lines by booking a tour in advance!

  • What are the opening times?

    The Acropolis is open to visitors between 8:00AM and 8:00PM from April to October, and until 5:00PM from November to March.

Good to know

  • 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 there
    The 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.

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What people are saying about Acropolis of Athens

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8,108 reviews

Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for an acropolis tour in Athens. We had Alexia as our tour guide and she was incredible! She was so friendly and informative. She has 2 masters degrees focusing on the subject matter of the tour and both her knowledge and passion about the subjects are incredible! She plans the tour so meticulously making sure you have the best possible experience! The order she decides to do things makes the tour so enjoyable and also helps to avoid the major crowds. At the conclusion of the tour she also provided amazing recommendations for things to in Athens and other Greek islands. She even walked us to one of the places she recommended so we wouldn’t get lost! She was amazing and so was the tour!

Kimon was an amazing guide! He was flexible, which was perfect because it allowed our group to move at our own pace. He was also funny and very informative. Definitely check out this tour of the Parthenon, acropolis, royal gardens, temple of Zeus, arch of Hadrian, syntagma square and changing of the guard.

Great tour and tour guide!! She brought illustrations of historical stages which help me understand what the structures looked like as a point of reference. She was very passionate and informative. Best tour have done so far in Greece.

Anna was very nice guide. We had a great time. She was really helpful when we asked her some information about purchasing Greek food in Athens.

Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.