Acropolis Opening Hours

Athens Acropolis | Opening Hours, Best Time to Visit & More

The Acropolis is an ancient fortress perched atop a rocky ledge above the city of Athens. It has the ruins of several important architectural and historical structures, the most famous of which is the Parthenon. Read on to find out about Acropolis opening hours and timings and plan your visit.

Acropolis Opening Hours

1st April to 31st October: 8 AM to 6 PM

1st November to 31st March: 8 AM to 5 PM

  • When is the Acropolis of Athens closed?
    The Acropolis is closed on 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday, and 25 and 26 December.
  • How long does a trip to the Athens Acropolis take?
    On average, you can spend approximately 1.5-2 hours at the Acropolis. The exact length of your visit depends on the kind of experience you’re looking for.

Best Time To Visit Athens Acropolis

The best time to visit Acropolis is early in the day; the Acropolis gets busy between 11 AM and 2 PM. In terms of months, the best time to visit the Acropolis is between October and April; avoid visiting during the summer months because the weather is hot and the Acropolis is packed with visitors. Early morning on any weekday in the months between October and April is the best time to visit Acropolis.

Plan Your Visit >

Getting There

Address: Athens 105 58, Greece.

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Acropolis Opening Hours

By Metro

Closest station: Acropoli

Acropolis Location

By Bus

Closest Stop: Makriyianni

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All Your Questions About Athens Acropolis Opening Hours Answered

Q. What are the Acropolis’ opening hours?

A. The Acropolis opening hours start from 08:00 AM to sunset. The actual time of closing is based on the season i.e. summer and winter.

Q. What are the Acropolis opening hours during summer?

A. During summers, the Acropolis opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday: 8 AM to 7:30 PM and Monday: 11 AM to 7:30 PM.

Q. What are the Acropolis timings during winter?

A. During winters, the Acropolis opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday: 8 AM to 8 PM.

Q. When is the Acropolis of Athens closed?

A. The Acropolis of Athens is closed on the first of January, the 25th of March, the 1st of May, Easter Sunday, and the 25th and 26th of December. The landmark also remains closed every Monday between November to March.

Q. When is the best time to visit the Acropolis in Athens?

A. The best time to visit the Acropolis in Athens is early morning on a weekday from October to April.

Q. How long does the visit to Athens Acropolis last?

A. It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to visit the Athens Acropolis.

Q. How do I get to the Acropolis in Athens?

A. You can take the train, metro, or bus to get to the Acropolis in Athens. The metro station Acropoli is just a minute away from Acropolis.