Visiting the Acropolis of Athens

acropolis way up and downVisitors can visit the Acropolis of Athens

everyday from 08.00-17.00

(last admission 16.30)

except from holidays.


List of Holidays:

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: 08.00-15.00
  • Shrove Monday: 08.00-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: closed until 12:00
  • Holy Saturday: 08.00-15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.00-15.00
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.00-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.00 – 15.00
  • 28 October: 08.00-15.00
  • 25 December: closed
  • 26 December: closed



1. Metro Station “ACROPOLIS”, then via Dionysiou Areopagitou str.
2. Metro Station “ACROPOLIS” then through the archaeological site of South Slope, Dionysiou Areopagitou & Thrasyllou str.
3. Metro Station “MONASTIRAKI”, then through the archaeological site of Ancient Agora, or Plaka district.

Tickets: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Tickets are valid for the same day and available for sale only at the ticket office of the Acropolis central entrance.

The same ticket is also valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.

  Free admission days:

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 5 June (International Enviroment Day)

  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)

  • 18 May (International Museums Day)

  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)


Reduced admission for:

  • Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.

  • Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID.
  • The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.


Free admission for:

  • Cultural Card holders.
  • Journalists with a journalist identity card.
  • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card.
  • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS.
  • Persons accompanying blind and disabled.
  • Persons possessing a free admission card.
  • The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits.
  • The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
  • Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member – States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID.
  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age.


Amenities for the physically challenged:

Elevator available for wheelchairs and disabled persons.

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