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Acropolis Museum | Unveiling the legacy of Ancient Athens

Situated at the foot of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece, the Acropolis Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying artefacts from the Acropolis archaeological site. Founded in 1865, it houses an extensive collection of sculptures, friezes, and other archaeological finds showcasing the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. The new Acropolis Museum building, which was opened in 2009, is a modern architectural masterpiece that spans 25,000 square meters and houses more than 4,000 ancient artefacts. Read on for more information about Acropolis Museum tickets, opening hours, and other details to plan a seamless visit.

Why visit the Acropolis Museum

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Ancient treasures: The Acropolis Museum showcases over 4,000 artefacts from the Acropolis of Athens, covering the Archaic, Classical, and Roman periods.

Parthenon Gallery: Experience the unique Parthenon Gallery, where the original friezes and metopes from the Parthenon are displayed.

Glass-floor atrium: Walk over the glass-floor atrium built above ancient Greek ruins. This transparent floor gives visitors a unique glimpse of the ongoing archaeological excavations below.

Caryatids Hall: Admire the Caryatids Hall, which houses the iconic Caryatid statues - marble columns fashioned in the shape of female figures. These Caryatids once adorned the Erechtheion.

Spectacular views: The museum's terrace is an excellent vantage point and provides panoramic views of the Acropolis, Athens, and the surrounding historic hills and mountains of Attica.

Which Acropolis Museum ticket is best for you?

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If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets

  • With skip-the-line tickets, you can gain direct, fast-track entry to the Acropolis Museum, allowing you to spend time exploring the artefacts instead of standing in ticket lines.
  • You can upgrade your skip-the-line ticket to include a self-guided audio tour available in 5 languages. This allows you to explore at your own pace while learning in depth about this ancient historical landmark.

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If you want to explore in-depth

Go for: Guided tours

  • Consider taking a guided tour to explore ancient artefacts from the Acropolis in Athens in depth at the Acropolis Museum.
  • Understand the history and significance of this ancient archaeological site, which was built in the 5th century BC, with an expert English-speaking tour guide.

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If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo tickets

  • With combo tickets, you can visit multiple attractions and experiences with a single ticket.
  • Apart from the Acropolis Museum, you can also visit the Acropolis archaeological site, Cape Sunion, and Temple of Poseidon, or take a 2-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Athens.

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Explore the Acropolis Museum

A thematic museum, Acropolis Museum houses the findings from a single archaeological site - the Acropolis of Athens. The exhibition sections of the Acropolis Museum are on four levels. The ground, first, and the third floor have permanent and temporary exhibitions while underground level-1 is the excavation site.

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Ground Floor - Findings from the Slopes of Acropolis

The first exhibition of the Acropolis Museum on the ground floor includes the artifacts found from the slopes of the Acropolis. From cookery pots to votive offerings for the worshipping of gods, this exhibition gives you a glimpse into the ancient lifestyle of Athenians.

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First Floor - The Beginning of Acropolis History

Learn about the entire history of the Acropolis starting from the 2nd millennium BC to the end of antiquity. You will find objects that show the evolution of the rock from a fortress to a place of worship, how Acropolis looked during the Archaic period and other monuments from the Pericles’ program including the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike.

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Third Floor - The Parthenon Hall

On the third floor, you will reach the Parthenon Gallery that shows the artifacts that were discovered inside the shrine, the pediment of the sanctuary, and the metopes. It has been placed in a lighted environment to make the visitors feel as if they are walking inside the Temple of Athena Parthenon.

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Level 1 - The Archaeological Excavation

Discover the ancient neighborhood of Athens that lies under the museum to get a glimpse into how the ancient Greeks lived from the classical to the byzantine period. This includes ancient baths, streets, villas, plumbing, etc. that the settlement used in ancient Athens.

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Digital Museum

Digital Museum has over 2,000 digitized objects to allow guests to enjoy the Acropolis Museum virtual tour from the safety of their homes. The artifacts of the museum have been scanned in high definition and guests can enjoy a wide range of multimedia options such as audio-visual content, 3D images, and more.

Plan your visit to the Acropolis Museum

Getting there
Best time to visit
Visitor tips
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Winter Season (1 November - 31 March)
Monday to Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM. The last entry is at 4:30 PM.
Friday: 9 AM - 10 PM. The last entry is at 9:30 PM.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM - 8 PM. The last entry is at 7:30 PM.

Summer Season (1 April - 31 October)
Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM. The last entry is at 3:30 PM.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM. The last entry is at 7:30 PM.
Friday: 8 AM - 10 PM. The last entry is at 9:30 PM.

Closed on: 25th and 26th December, 1st January, Orthodox Easter Sunday, and 1st May.
Altered timings: 24th December, 31st December, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, August Full Moon
Duration of visit: Approximately 2 hours.

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Acropolis Museum Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece

  • By bus: 24, 40, 57, 103, 106, 108, 111, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 155, 206, 208, 227, 230, 237, 790, 856, Α2, Α3, Α4, Β2, Β3, Β4, Ε2, Ε22
    Nearest bus stop: Makrigianni
  • By trolley: Lines 1, 5, 15
    Nearest trolley stop: Makrigianni
  • By metro: Line M2 (Anthoupoli - Elliniko)
    Nearest metro station: Acropoli
  • By tram: T6
    Nearest tram station: Leoforos Vouliagmenis
  • By train: Phix is the closest train station to the Acropolis Museum. It is an 11-minute walk away.
  • By car: Street parking is available on Veikou, Hatzichristou, Parthenonos streets along with Falirou Street and Rovertou Gali Street.
  • By bicycle: Designated bike racks are located at the museum's main entrance and at the Acropoli Metro station entrance.
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  • Winter is the best time to visit the Acropolis Museum as the weather is pleasant, so you will be able to explore the archaeological sites comfortably as well. 
  • If you are planning a visit in the summer, then arrive at the museum after 10 AM or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowd.
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  • Museum map: Visitors can download and print the map of the museum for easy touring of the exhibition galleries.
  • Gallery talks: The museum's Department of Educational Programs conducts various educational and informative talks, which visitors can attend to gain a better understanding of ancient Greek history and archaeology.
  • Refreshments: The Acropolis Museum restaurant offers traditional meals and drinks that visitors can enjoy after exploring the museum and the archaeological site.
  • Shop: The Acropolis Museum shop and bookstore allow visitors to buy souvenirs, books, and a variety of gifts.
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  • Photography: Visitors can take photographs and videos of the Acropolis Museum for personal use but flash photography and the use of professional equipment like tripods, flashlights, etc. is not permitted.
  • No large bags: Pack light as you won’t be allowed to take large packages or backpacks inside the museum. You must deposit them in the museum’s cloakrooms.
  • Security check: All visitors have to undergo a mandatory security check before entering the museum, including a check of their bags.
  • No food or drinks: Visitors are not permitted to carry food or drinks inside the exhibition galleries.
  • No touching: Visitors should not touch the exhibits inside the museum.
  • Mobile phones: Keep your mobile phone silent inside the museum and avoid using it on the tour of the exhibition galleries.
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  • Arrive early at the Acropolis Museum so you can explore the site without many people around, ensuring a peaceful visit.
  • Avoid wearing skirts, tunics, or dresses to the Acropolis Museum. The museum has some transparent floors, and visitors on the lower floors have unimpeded views of the floors above.
  • Set aside at least two hours for your visit to the Acropolis Museum so that you can explore everything it has to offer.
  • Spend time in the upper galleries that house the huge friezes and statues. They will give you an idea of how the Parthenon looked in its heyday.
  • Book your Acropolis Museum tickets in advance so that you can skip the line and enter on your desired date.
  • Attend gallery talks offered by the Acropolis Museum’s archaeologist-hosts and enjoy a tour of the exhibits to learn interesting facts about ancient Athens.

Frequently asked questions about Acropolis Museum tickets

Q. How much do Acropolis Museum tickets cost?

A. Acropolis Museum tickets start from at €12.

Q. What is the best way to buy Acropolis Museum tickets?

A. The best way to purchase Acropolis Museum tickets is by booking them online.

Q. Why should I buy Acropolis Museum tickets online?

A. Buying your Acropolis Museum tickets online saves you the time of standing in long ticket queues on the day of your visit. You can enjoy the convenience of booking from your home, and you don’t have to worry about ticket availability. You can also get vouchers for amazing discounts and deals.

Q. Is it possible to book Acropolis Museum tickets on the same day?

A. We recommend that visitors buy their Acropolis Museum tickets online in advance as the slots are usually booked for a month or so in advance. Moreover, tickets are subject to availability at the ticket counter. So, if you don’t wish to be disappointed, then we recommend you book your tickets online in advance.

Q. Who can avail the Acropolis Museum discount, if any?

A. For Acropolis Hill tickets - Senior citizens aged 65 years or above from Greece and other EU member states and the European Economic Area can get discounted tickets on the presentation of an ID or passport (valid from 1 Apr to 31 Oct). For non-EU citizens aged between 6-25 years, ticket prices are reduced on presentation of passport (valid from 1 Apr to 31 Oct).

For Acropolis Museum tickets - Senior citizens from Greece and EU countries can get reduced ticket pricing on ID verification. Citizens from non-EU countries aged below 18 years can avail discounted tickets too.

Q. Who can enter the Acropolis Museum for free?

A. For Acropolis Hill tickets - European citizens aged between 0 to 25 years can avail themselves of free admission.
For Acropolis Museum tickets - EU citizens aged between 0-18 years can enjoy free admission.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Acropolis Museum tickets?

A. Skip the Line Acropolis Museum Entrance tickets cannot be amended, canceled, or rescheduled once booked. You can cancel the Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour and Acropolis Hill, Museum & Parthenon Tickets With Mobile Audioguide tickets 24 hours prior to the schedule.

Q. Do I need to print my Acropolis Museum tickets?

A.  No, you do not need to print the Acropolis Museum tickets. You can show the tickets on your mobile to gain entry into the museum.

Q. How long do I need to spend at the Acropolis Museum?

 A. Visitors will need at least two hours at the Acropolis Museum to explore the area and make the most of their visit.

Q. Do you need an ID to enter the Acropolis Museum ?

A. Yes, you need to bring a photo ID to gain entry into the Acropolis Museum. Any photo ID with a clear picture of the ticket holder will work.

Q. What can I see with my Acropolis Museum tickets?

 A. There are three Acropolis Museum tickets available for visitors. With Skip the Line Athens Acropolis Museum Entrance Tickets, you can see the Acropolis Museum. The Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour will take you on a tour of both the Acropolis Museum and the Athens City. Finally, with Acropolis Hill, Museum & Parthenon Tickets With Mobile Audioguide, you can see the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis archaeological site (with Parthenon).