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What are Athens Acropolis opening hours?

Today

Open 8am–7:30pm

Last Admission

7pm

AcropolisTimings

Acropolis

Jan 1 TO Mar 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Mar 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Sunday 8:00am–5:00pm 4:30pm
Acropolis Opening Hours

Last entry: Half an hour before closing time

Acropolis of Athens is closed on:

  • 1 January
  • 25 March
  • 1 May
  • Easter Sunday
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

The Parthenon

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday 8:00am–6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am–6:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am–6:30pm
Thursday (Today)8:00am–6:30pm
Friday 8:00am–6:30pm
Saturday 8:00am–6:30pm
Sunday 8:00am–6:30pm



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Best time to visit the Acropolis

Weekday vs Weekend

  • The best time to visit the Acropolis of Athens is typically on a weekday, especially in the morning or late afternoon.
  • Weekends tend to be more crowded with tourists, so visiting during the week can offer a more relaxed experience with shorter queues and better opportunities for exploration.

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Pleasant
Crowded
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Peak season vs Low season

  • The off-season months from April to mid-June and mid-September through October are the best time to visit the Acropolis of Athens.
  • The weather is fairly pleasant during these months as compared to the hot peak summer season, and tourist numbers are lower, making hotels and airfare more affordable.
  • The winter months from November to March are an ideal time to visit if you are on a budget.

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Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

How long does it take to tour the Acropolis of Athens?

The Acropolis of Athens is a vast, rocky complex covering more than 30,000 square metres. It has several different structures like the Parthenon, the Old Temple of Athena and the Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and Propylaea, among many others. There is a lot of walking involved at the archaeological site to see all the ancient ruins and visitors shouldn't overlook the lesser-known structures. We recommend keeping aside at least 2 to 3 hours to be able to cover the entire historical landmark and make the most of your visit.

Frequently asked questions about the Athens Acropolis opening hours

What are the Athens Acropolis opening hours?

The Athens Acropolis opening hours are from 8 AM to sunset. The actual time of closing changes based on the season. In summer i.e. from 1st April to 15th September, it closes at 7.30 PM. From 16th to 30th September, it's open from 8 AM to 7 PM, from 1st to 15th October - 8 AM to 6.30 PM, from 16th to 31st October - 8 AM to 6 PM, and from 1st November to 31st March (winter months) - 8 AM to 5 PM.

Is the Acropolis of Athens open every day?

Yes, the Acropolis of Athens is open daily. It is closed only on certain holidays like 1st January, 25th March, 1st May, Easter Sunday, and 25th and 26th December.

What are the Athens Acropolis opening hours during summer?

During the summer months (1st April to 15th September), the Acropolis of Athens is open every day from 8 AM to 7.30 PM, with the last entry at 7 PM.

What are the Athens Acropolis opening hours during winter?

The Athens Acropolis opening hours during the winter months (1st November to 31st March) are from 8 AM to 5 PM, with the last entry at 4.30 PM.

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

Yes, last entry to the Acropolis of Athens is always half an hour before closing time.

When is the Acropolis of Athens closed?

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

When is the best time to visit the Acropolis of Athens?

The best time to visit the Acropolis of Athens is early mornings on weekdays during the months from April to mid-June and mid-September through October.

How long does it take to complete a tour of the Acropolis of Athens?

It takes around 2 to 3 hours to explore the Acropolis of Athens archaeological site.