The Acropolis Museum Ticket & Access to Ancient Excavation

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The Acropolis Museum Ticket & Access to Ancient Excavation

From US$ 8.52 per person

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 collections feature items formerly held in other Greek museums and returned from foreign museums.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the collections of archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site
  • Visit the museum’s 4 main galleries
  • Learn about ancient Greece through portraits and copies of classical masterpieces
  • Walk under the museum in the excavation site of an ancient Athens neighborhood, and see streets, houses, and shops dating back to 3000 B.C.
Full description
The Acropolis Museum was initially conceived in 1976 as a response to the need for the conservation of invaluable Greek artifacts, including sculptures from the Parthenon. Completed in 2007, the New Acropolis Museum offers visitors an outstanding opportunity to view archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site. An ancient Athenian neighborhood is incorporated below the museum, showcasing life and human activities from the 4th millennium B.C. until the 12th century A.D. The permanent exhibition comprises 4 galleries, which you will be able to explore with your admission ticket: • In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis you’ll see findings from the sanctuaries there, as well as objects of everyday life from all historic periods. Transparent sections of the floor provide views of the archaeological excavation. • The Archaic Gallery houses exhibits from the 7th century B.C. until the end of the Persian Wars in 480/79 B.C. • In the Parthenon Gallery, the frieze of the Parthenon on the rectangular cement core can be appreciated in detail as you walk along the perimeter of the gallery. • The final gallery of the Museum, Propylaea, Athena Nike, and Erechteion, affords views of unique works that became prototypes for subsequent periods from antiquity to today. See the coffered ceiling of the Propylaea and the sculptures from the parapet of the Temple of Athena Nike. In addition, the Caryatids of the Erechtheion are close by on the balcony overlooking the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis. You’ll also find reliefs of Athenian decrees, impressive portraits, Roman copies of classical masterpieces, and depictions of philosophers and historical figures, from the 5th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.
Includes
  • Admission ticket for the Acropolis Museum
  • Admission to the underground excavation of an ancient city neighborhood
  • Skip the ticket line service (use your voucher directly at the entry-validating machines)
  • The skip-the-line booking fee (2€)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Audio guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The ticket price includes a booking fee, so that you skip the ticket line and enter by using your voucher directly at the entry-validating machines.
  • Before entering you must pass through security check; please avoid bringing large bags or luggage.
  • The cloakroom is located on the ground floor of the museum, where all backpacks and packages must be deposited.
  • Free entry for citizens of EU countries aged under 18 years old on presentation of ID/passport. Free entry for all children aged under 5 years old.
  • On December 24 and 31, the museum is open from 9 AM–3 PM.
  • On the Friday before Greek Orthodox Easter, the museum is open from 12PM–6 PM and on that Saturday from 8 AM–3 PM.
  • On March 6 and 25, May 18, and October 28, the museum has free admission.
  • On the full-moon day of August and on European Museum Day, the museum stays open until midnight.
Customer reviews

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Excellent experience in COVID-times because the museum I wanted so long to visit was almost empty at the time I arrived. Impressive exhibition. And lovely space the cafeteria's terrace: A cup of coffe with a view although the prices ar a little bit expensive (museum entrance + cafeteria). The prices at the bookstore and souvenir shops are more affordable.

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September 7, 2020

Definitely go to the museum a day before you go up to the top of the Acropolis. It explains so much of what you will see there. And, will give you a richer understanding of the total history of the area! General guides say you can see the museum in around 2 hr. We spent over 4 hr & felt that we had a good experience!

September 30, 2019

Saves time!

There was only a short line inside the office where I had to pick up the tickets. No comparison to the long line at the official ticket office at the Acropolis. The office where to pick up the tickets is only a 3 min. walk away from the Acropolis Metro station.

September 3, 2019

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