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- Address: Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103214172
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Acropolis is one of the classical monuments in Athens that have defined its cityscape. Acropolis refers to a group of ancient Greek buildings lying at a slight height in the ancient city of Athens. The word Acropolis means “high city” and the Athenians made it sure to embellish their highest point with emblems of civilization. The monuments of this area, built sometime in the 5th century BC have gone on to become inspirations for architects from around the world. Even today the Corinthian columns and the facades of several monuments of the Acropolis are replicated for official buildings.
Such is the legacy of the Acropolis. This area was the center of commerce as well as culture. The Parthenon is perhaps the most iconic structure of these but there are many temples, edifices and places of interest. They form the impressive city center that Athens once was. It is the Acropolis that attracts people form far and wide to Athens. The Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion are just some of the many amazing sites to see here. Some of these have gone on to become so famous; they are now tourist attractions in their own right. Undoubtedly, it is a must see while in Athens.
When you’re in Athens, then it is mandatory for you to experience the historic times by visiting Acropolis, which happens to be one of the most popular attractions in Greece. As tourists in huge numbers flock in here, it is advisable to book tickets for Acropolis, well in advance to avoid the future inconvenience. In addition to the tickets for Acropolis, specific Acropolis tour tickets are also available. Hence, in order to get a detailed visit to Acropolis, book tickets for Acropolis and the respective tours. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
Acropolis Travel Tips
- Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
- You can take a combined ticket for all the archeologically important sights and it will prove to be a much cheaper option.
- This ticket includes free admission into the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysos, the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and the Kerameikos Cemetery.
Entrance Ticket Details For Acropolis
- Reduced ticket price for Greek Citizens: 6 Euros
- Acropolis ticket is an all-inclusive one that includes a visit to all the attractions in the complex.
How to Reach Acropolis
- Acropolis Station: Metro
- Smile Restaurant
- Daphne’s Eden Vegetarian Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Athens include Acropolis in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
62.27% of people start their Acropolis visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Acropolis
81.86% of people prefer walking in order to reach Acropolis
Acropolis Reviews & Ratings
Incredible history and it really opens your eyes to the beauty of the work of the ancient Greeks. It is hard to believe this was created thousands of years ago and still standing. What a great experience to see this so preserved for us to enjoy. It makes you appreciate the care that was taken on the construction and details
This is one of the place on earth we must visit. This is Amazing! Walking around, taking photo or video; all the spot are great and the ambience could bring our imagination to the ancient time. I wish I could come back again with family someday.
Incredible structure. Lovely walk up to the summit with great views across Athens. Would recommend going in the evening before sunset 🌅 to avoid the crowds.
Very very busy. If in Greece, you have to come here. Of course. But the crowds are vast and basically the ruins you see from down below are what you look at. We were warned about the pick pockets so just be careful as with anywhere with huge crowds. Also, go morning or night if it’s the summer. Less busy and cooler.
I had been hearing about this place since I had landed in Athens and I guess this is the main sightseeing point so I had taken a sightseeing bus tour and this stop I had made around in the afternoon because I thought I would spend the maximum time here. it was little steep but still wheelchair friendly so I did reach the top to the building and to my surprise the gate was closed because it was very hot that day so they had closed for about 2-3 hours. I tried to find my way to get some pictures, while I was doing that the security guy came to me and said if I would like to wait in the shade for the place to open and also informed me that they will be able to take me up there, so I guess it was kind of a wheelchair friendly but I had a flight in the evening so I could not wait so many hours to see this place and I feel so bad I missed to see it. I did get few pictures off all the areas that were accessible outside