The Acropolis museum is perhaps the most visited museums in Athens. The museum is both informative as well as important from the collection point of view. It has several historic artifacts from the ancient buildings you will get to see in the Acropolis.
Beautiful sculptures and broken pieces of architecture adorn the place. Moreover, you will be able to learn a lot more about the secrets of these temples and structures. The mythology related to the gods after whom the places have been named has also been displayed here. Since it is all arranged according to the time periods, you will also get a good idea of exactly how the events in history make sense to us today.
If you are a history or art lover, the museum is a must visit. If you are going with kids make sure to take them to the museum to explain the significance of the history behind the Acropolis.
When in Athens, you should definitely visit the most visited museum, Acropolis Museum, The museum gives a detailed information about the historic buildings of Acropolis and is a great place to go back in time. It is advisable to book tickets for Acropolis Museum, well in advance so that you can avoid the long cues and get a faster access. In addition to the tickets for Acropolis Museum, specific Acropolis Museum tour tickets can also be bought to get a detailed guided tour. Hence, in order to re-live the ancient time here, book tickets for Acropolis Museum and the respective tours. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
- Photography is permitted.
- There is an accessible reading lounge on the 2nd floor. You will love the views from this place.
- Free entry on 25th March, 18th May (International Museum Day) and 28th October.
- Last Admission 30 mins before close time.
- Closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
- Acropolis Station: Metro
- Bus: Makryanni
- Vitro Arcadia
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95% of people who visit Athens include Acropolis Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
38.26% of people start their Acropolis Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Acropolis Museum
79.93% of people prefer walking in order to reach Acropolis Museum
One of the best museums there is, I've been there many times. Tip1: get a free entrance ticket for the coffee shop only and enjoy the best food/coffee there is in low prices and terrific view. Tip2: contains a marvelous library that is most often empty.
Modern and very informative museum. This is without a doubt one of the most well designed museums I have been too. Entrance is 5 Euros for an adult and worth the money. Leisurely strolling through will take you around 1,5hrs.
Very good museum. Documenting very well ancient Greek history. It is easy to walk around especially with the natural light throughout the place. It gets 5stars for being a museum of high calibre and charging €5 entry during a visit in December.
An awesome example of what a museum should be like. Fab experience inside, there was plenty of room to walk around and experience everything in detail without it feeling busy. This will give you great context for the history of the Acropolis so I would really recommend visiting both on the same day. The restaurant was nice too, lots of tasty options and some great souvenirs available at the gift shop. A must visit for any Athens trip.
Wonderful architecture, glass panelled floors allow you to see ancient ruins that still remain. The museum layout is chronological and expertly planned. Entrance fee is fairly priced. Views from the restaurant allow you to over look Athens and see the Parthenon. Wonderful if time does not allow you to tour the ruin itself. Restaurant is expensive, though that is expected at all museums. I wish I could say I had wonderful service at the restaurant, though I fear that the servers did not expect me to tip. Leaving them with a gap in their customer service. Being a young solo traveller, I may not look as if I had money to spare for the expensive meal and/or tip. Though, in a serving role, this is no excuse. That being said, I did not have awful service... until I observed mature individuals dressed in business casual wear being served promptly with a smile and conversation.