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Skip the Line Athens Acropolis & Parthenon Tickets

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  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry at the legendary Acropolis, a 5th century BC temple complex in Athens.
  • Make your way to the Parthenon, a temple that rests on the rocky outcrop of the Acropolis.
  • Further admire Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
  • With a flexible ticket validity, you're free to fit a trip to the Acropolis whenever you please.
  • Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stair climber lift and an elevator.
  • Admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site and its many temples for as long as you'd like.
  • Fun fact: The temple symbol on UNESCO's logo represents the Parthenon.
  • The operational timings for the Acropolis vary seasonally. Head to the checkout page for more details.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a mobile audio guide- plug in your earphones and turn on your downloadable audio guide to learn all about the world-famous landmark.
  • Further upgrade your ticket to include an audio-guided tour of the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and the Parthenon.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Skip The Line Tickets to Acropolis & Parthenon
  • Skip The Line Tickets to Acropolis & Parthenon With Mobile Audio Guide
  • Skip The Line Tickets to Acropolis Hill, Museum & Parthenon With Mobile Audio Guide
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Admission ticket
  • Access to Acropolis site & Parthenonn
  • Mobile audio guide (Optional Upgrade)
  • Access to Acropolis Museum (Optional Upgrade)
  • For infants aged 5 and below and for EU citizens aged 24 and below- go to the Acropolis ticket booth directly to receive a free ticket (carry a valid photo ID).
  • For Non-EU citizens aged 24 and below (birthdays between the months of April & October)- go to the Acropolis ticket booth directly to receive a reduced-price ticket.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Skip the Line Ancient Athens Pass to the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus & More

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Duration: 3 hrs 10 min
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  • Get skip-the-line entry to the most famous archaeological sites of Athens, all in one pass.
  • This ticket offers you access to any and all of the 7 included attractions, leading to savings of up to 50% compared to retail admissions.
  • Visit the Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage site with 2,500 years of rich history.
  • Marvel at this symbol of the Ancient Greek civilization and enjoy stunning views of Athens from the rocky outcrop.
  • See the Ancient Agora, once the city's artistic, spiritual, and commercial center.
  • Tour the Roman Agora, the focus of public life in Athens during the Classical Age.
  • You also get entry to Hadrian's Library, as well as to the impressive Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery that stretches to the banks of the Eridanos River and Lyceum, which became famous when it transformed into the Peripatetic School of Philosophy, founded by Aristotle.
  • Entry into 7 archaeological sites
  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps)

Note: This multi-site ticket allows one entrance to each site and is valid over 5 consecutive days from the first usage i.e, the date of the experience.

  • Acropolis and Slopes (Parthenon is included in Acropolis site)
  • Ancient Agora
  • Roman Agora
  • Hadrian’s Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Keramikos
  • Aristotle's School (Lykeion)
  • EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled to have free admission tickets upon presentation of their ID or passport at the location.
  • From 1st of April to 31st of October Non-EU citizens, between 6 to 25 years old, upon presentation of their passport, are entitled to 50% reduced admission. The same is applicable to senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member states and the European Economic Area.
  • Free/reduced admission tickets do not have skip-the-line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour With Skip The Line Tickets

Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments represent the classical civilization bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world!
  • On this guided walking tour, you'll get a sense of this historic city as your licensed archeologist guide shares intriguing intel about each highlight.
  • Walk past an astounding collection of sculptures that represent over 2,500 years' worth of history.
  • Stand at the Parthenon, the most important temple of the Acropolis- and peer down at Athens from this unique vantage point.
  • Gasp at the world's first theater, the Theater of Dionysus, the Healing Temple of Asclepius, the Temple of Athena Nike, the gateway to the Propylaeum, and more.
  • At the Erechtheum, you'll notice the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids and the only remaining six Caryatids that support the roof.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Theater of Dionysus
  • Herod Atticus Odeon
  • Erechtheion
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Propylaea
  • Infants aged 3 and under go free. Youth aged 4-17 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Early Access Guided Tour to the Acropolis of Athens

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Duration: 3.5 Hrs
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  • Dip into the rich history of Athens as you explore historical monuments of international importance along with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Beat the heat and avoid winding queues with early access and skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis.
  • Take Instagram-worthy pictures of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike, amongst others.
  • Witness other significant sights such as the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens.
  • Explore the tranquil and picturesque district of Plaka and wonder in its beautiful, untouched architecture.
  • Discover the Bathhouse of the Winds - the only surviving public bath from the 16th century
  • Wrap up your tour with leisure time at a flea market, where you can delight in local cuisine, textiles, souvenirs, and more.
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line access at the Acropolis
  • Walking tour
  • Audio guides
  • Ages 4-12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Full-Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis and Cape Sounio

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Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Enjoy a perfect overview of ancient and modern Greece with this full-day, semi-private guided tour from the Acropolis to Omonia Square.
  • Learn all about the world-famous archeological sites you visit with the help of your expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Enjoy photo-stop opportunities at the world’s first Olympic Games stadium, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church and much more.
  • Continue your sightseeing experience as you walk past Herodion and Dionysos Theater and gain priority access to the Acropolis Museum.
  • Wonder at remarkable marble statues and other ancient artifacts at the Acropolis Museum - deemed to be one of the world’s best!
  • Relax and take in the remarkable sights of suburbian Athens on your scenic drive to Cape Suonion.
  • Enjoy the view across the Aegean, one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world.
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Visit Cape Sounion
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon
  • Audio guide
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
  • Lunch
  • Ages 4-12yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 Hrs before the schedule.

Acropolis Tickets

Few historic sites in the world have gained as much scientific attention as the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. History suggests that it has been inhabited since prehistoric times, where it served as a citadel, a point of worship, and even a royal residence and administrative building. Despite facing a bombing, destructive earthquakes and petty vandalism, the Athens Acropolis has withstood the test of time to narrate many a fascinating tale. Book Acropolis tickets and discover Greece’s rich, ever-evolving history.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Acropolis

Here are all the health measures in place at the Acropolis:

  • Acropolis tickets are available online now. Guests are recommended to pre-book their tickets online to prevent overcrowding at the ticket counters and ensure contactless experiences. 
  • All guests are required to wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth throughout the duration of their visit
  • Visitors must maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance with others to ensure social distancing
  • Guests are encouraged to carry hand sanitizers and avoid touching surfaces at the Acropolis
  • At the Acropolis Museum, guests will undergo temperature checks as well

All Your Acropolis Tickets & Tour Options

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Skip the lines

Due to its immense popularity, guests will almost always find large crowds and long waiting lines at the Athens Acropolis. Book skip the line Acropolis tickets to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority access to the site. These tickets will help you save time and money as you tour the Acropolis.

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Guided tours

The best way to learn about the Acropolis’ rich past is by opting for a guided Acropolis tour. You’ll be accompanied along the way by a professional multilingual tour guide who will enlighten you with interesting trivia about the site. Guests can also opt for a self-guided tour by opting for a digital audio guide. 

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Combo tickets

There are plenty of popular tourist sites in the historic city of Athens. If you’re looking for a quick, efficient way to cover these top attractions, opt for combo tours. Along with the Acropolis, get priority access and guided tours to Panathinaiko Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Parthenon Temple and more.

Athens Acropolis Discount Tickets

Children under the age of five, persons with disabilities and their accompanying escort, enjoy free entry. Guests can enter for free on 6 March, 18 April, 18 May, last weekend of September, 28 October, and every first Sunday between 1 November to 31 March. Check here for more information on free entry and reduced prices.

What to See at Acropolis Athens

The Athens Acropolis is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Here are all the must-see sites at the Acropolis, including, of course, the legendary Parthenon.

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The most recognizable sites at the Acropolis, the Parthenon was a temple built in homage to the Greek Goddess Athena Parthenos. This famous temple is considered to be the epitome of Doric architecture, featuring ornate sculptures, mosaics, and ionic marble columns. It was initially used as a cathedral and later converted into a mosque as well. Various restoration projects have been carried out over the years to maintain this iconic symbol of Greek history.

what to see at acropolis - Erechtheion

Built between 421-406 BC, the Erechtheion was another sacred temple built in honor of Greek Gods and Goddesses, including Athena; it was named after the mythical king, Erectheus. Its imposing ionic structure still stands today, sharing the ground with the Old Temple of Athena and Pandroseion. The absolute highlight of visiting this site is the six Caryatids – female statues built as supporting columns to hold up the roof.

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Temple of Athena Nike & Propylaea

The Propylaea is the first thing you’ll see on entering the Acropolis. Built as the primary gateway into the sanctuary (dedicated to Athena), the Propylaea predominantly features six, towering marble and limestone columns. The Temple of Athena Nike is a classic site of worship, built between 426-421 BC in honor of the protector of the city; the iconic structure is located right next to the Propylaea.

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Compared to the other ancient structures at the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes is relatively modern, built sometime in 161 AD. This massive landmark was built as a theater and could accommodate roughly 5,000 visitors. Made almost entirely of stone, it was built by politician Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife. Today, this theater is still used as a venue for concerts and events.

Other sites to stop by at the Acropolis: The Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Rome and Augustus, and the pedestal of Agrippa among others.

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What are Acropolis’ opening hours?

The Athens Acropolis hours are daily from 08:00 AM to sunset (closing times may differ during the summer and winter seasons).

When is the Athens Acropolis closed?

The Athens Acropolis is closed on 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday, 25 and 26 December.

How long is a tour of the Athens Acropolis?

You can expect to spend about 1.5 to 2 hours at the Athens Acropolis.

What is the best time to visit the Athens Acropolis?

The best time to visit the Athens Acropolis is during early morning hours or late evenings if you’re looking to avoid large crowds; you’ll find the Acropolis to be busiest during the afternoons, between 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM. The Acropolis is quite crowded during the summer months, so if possible, look to visiting between October to April.

Where is the Athens Acropolis located?

The Acropolis is located at Athens 105 58, Greece.
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What is the best way to get to the Athens Acropolis?

You can drive down, rent a cab or take the metro to get to the Acropolis. If you’re taking the metro, alight at the Acropoli station and walk for 10-12 minutes to the site.

How do I enter the Athens Acropolis?

There are two main entrances to the Acropolis: the primary one at the West and one at the southeast side. The West entrance is always busy, while the southeast side is relatively less crowded.

Are Acropolis skip the line tickets available?

Yes. Your Acropolis tickets include skip the line access, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines.

How do I skip the lines at the Acropolis?

Pre-book Acropolis skip the line tickets online; this will help you avoid up to 2 hours of waiting in lines at the Acropolis entrance and you can head directly to the priority access point.

Is there an Acropolis entrance for skip the line ticket holders?

There’s no specific entrance, but the one on the southeast part is relatively quieter and sees smaller crowds. This is where most visitors with skip the line tickets enter the Acropolis.

Is photography permitted at the Athens Acropolis?

Yes, photography is permitted at the Acropolis. However, the use of drones is not

What should I wear to the Athens Acropolis?

Since you’re going to be involved in a fair bit of walking, wear comfortable, casual clothing. However, the most important thing to remember is to wear sneakers and shoes that have a firm grip sole to avoid slipping on the uneven terrain and slippery surfaces. Also remember to carry sunblock and protective clothing like jackets and hats since there’s no shade at the Acropolis.

Is the Athens Acropolis wheelchair accessible?

The Acropolis is partially accessible by visitors with reduced mobility. Lift access is also available for those on wheelchairs and parents with two or more infants


Is the Athens Acropolis open to visitors now?

Yes, the Athens Acropolis had briefly closed due to the pandemic, but is now welcoming visitors back.

Are Acropolis tickets available online now?

Yes. You can now pre-book your Acropolis tickets now as they accept online reservations.

Do Acropolis tickets include skip the line access?

Yes, Acropolis tickets include skip the line access, allowing guests to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority entry into the site.

Do Acropolis tickets include guided tours?

It depends on which tickets you choose. While some tickets include guided tours, others may only include an audio guide. Make sure you check before confirming your purchase.

What is included in my Acropolis ticket?

Your tickets include skip the line access to the Acropolis and its primary tourist spots, including the Parthenon.

Is access to the Acropolis Museum included in Acropolis tickets?

No. You would have to separately purchase tickets to the museum as access is not included in your standard Acropolis tickets.

What is the cancelation policy for Acropolis tickets?

While most tickets provide a full refund if canceled up to 24 hours in advance, others may not. Please check these details before you confirm your booking.

What are Athens Acropolis opening hours?

The Athens Acropolis is open from 08:00 AM to sunset (closing times may vary during winter months). The Athens Acropolis is closed on 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday, 25 and 26 December.

What is the best time to visit the Acropolis?

It’s best to visit during early morning hours or late evenings to avoid large crowds. You can also avoid summer months due to the massive crowds and harsh heat; it’s best to visit between October to April.

What is the best way to get to the Athens Acropolis?

While you can take a taxi to the Athens Acropolis, your best bet would be to take the metro and alight at Acropoli station and walk till the site. Alternatively, you can also opt for Acropolis tickets that include return transfers.

Is the Acropolis wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most parts of the site have been modified and renovated for visitors with reduced mobility, including access to wheelchair-friendly elevators.