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Acropolis Museum Opening Hours | Timings, Best Time to Visit, & More

Today

Open 9 AM - 8 PM

Last Admission

7:30 PM

Acropolis Museum

Apr 1 TO Oct 31 Timings

Days (Apr 1 TO Oct 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Sunday (Today)9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM

Nov 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Nov 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM

Jan 1 TO Mar 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Mar 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM4:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM7:30 PM
Acropolis Museum

1 November to 31 March:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM to 8 PM

1 April to 31 October:

  • Monday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM to 10 PM

Note: The archaeological excavation beneath the Acropolis Museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM throughout the week between 1 November to 31 March. In the summer season, between 1 April to 31 October, it is open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Monday, and from 9 AM to 8 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.




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Best time to visit the Acropolis Museum

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What are the Acropolis Museum opening hours?

Acropolis Museum Timings

Winter Season (1st November to 31st March):

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 8pm

Summer Season (1st April to 31st October):

  • Monday: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9am to 8pm
  • Friday: 9am to 10pm

Closed on: The Acropolis Museum is closed on 1 January, Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, and 25 and 26 December.

Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time

What is the best time to visit the Acropolis Museum?

Acropolis Museum Timings

Peak season vs low season

  • Peak season: April to October
  • Low season: November to March

During peak season, the Acropolis Museum experiences higher foot traffic from April to October due to warmer weather and increased tourist activity. Conversely, the low season, from November to March, offers fewer crowds and more comfortable temperatures for exploring the museum.

Acropolis Museum Timings

How long do you need to spend at the Acropolis Museum?

Visitors typically need around one and a half to 2 hours to thoroughly explore the Acropolis Museum. However, history and Ancient Greece enthusiasts or those interested in more in-depth exploration can opt for guided tours, which would extend their visit to two and a half to 3 hours. Must-see exhibits include the Parthenon Gallery, the Caryatids, and the Archaic Gallery, offering insights into ancient Greek history and art.

Frequently asked questions about Acropolis Museum opening hours

What are the Acropolis Museum opening hours?

In the summer season (1st November to 31st March), the Acropolis Museum is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, from 9am to 10pm on Fridays, and from 9am to 8pm on weekends. During winters (1st April to 31st October), the timings change to 9am to 5pm on Monday, 9am to 8pm from Tuesday to Sunday, and 9am to 10pm on Friday.

Are there any specific timings for the last admission to the Acropolis Museum?

Last entry to the Acropolis Museum is 30 minutes before closing time.

Is the Acropolis Museum open every day?

Yes, the Acropolis Museum is open every day of the week.

When is the Acropolis Museum closed?

The Acropolis Museum is closed on certain public holidays like 1 January, Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, and 25 and 26 December.

Is the Acropolis Museum open on public holidays?

The Acropolis Museum is open on public holidays except 1 January (New Year’s Day), Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, and 25 and 26 December.

Is it a good idea to visit Acropolis Museum on a public holiday?

If you’re planning to visit Acropolis Museum on public holidays, expect larger crowds and potential changes in operating hours.

Does the Acropolis Museum have special timings on public holidays?

The Acropolis Museum may have special timings or events on public holidays. During the Easter weekend, the Museum is open from 12pm to 6pm on Good Friday and from 9am to 3pm on Holy Saturday. Similarly, on Christmas Eve and 31st December, it is open from 9am to 3pm.

What is the best time to visit Acropolis Museum?

The best time to visit Acropolis Museum is in the morning, shortly after it opens. This allows you to avoid crowds, enjoy better lighting, experience cooler temperatures, and take advantage of guided tours and educational programs. The months from April to October are the peak season to visit Greece. If you’re looking for a quieter time, November to March might be best for you.

Are there any off-peak hours or days with fewer visitors at the Acropolis Museum?

Off-peak hours at the Acropolis Museum typically occur early in the morning or late afternoon on weekdays.

How long should I spend at the Acropolis Museum?

Visitors usually spend 1.5 to 2 hours in thoroughly exploring the Acropolis Museum.

How much in advance of my entry time should I arrive at the Acropolis Museum?

Arrive at least 15-30 minutes before your scheduled entry time at the Acropolis Museum. This allows for ample time to go through security checks and comfortably make your way to the entrance without rushing.