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
We visited the museum last Sunday afternoon with my husband and 19 months old daughter. They guided us to the special lane to buy a ticket as not to wait a lot. The ticket price is surprisingly low and has special discounts for certain cases. The museum consists is an amazing marriage of ancient and modern vibes. The staff is really friendly. The information given is quite satisfying and don't let you get bored! My little one loved the place and found it really amusing running around every corner of it! Can't wait to visit it again! Tip: the cafeteria serves excellent refreshments and has a unique view of the Acropolis and Athens city!
Very impressive building. The glass floors allow you to see the ruins underneath and even from the top floor you can look down through the lower two floors and see the ruins. Easily 60' up and not for the squeamish... The artifacts are displayed very well. We went before going to the acropolis which was nice because you get to see the top up close before you make the climb the next day. Great museum and a bargain for 5 euro.
This is most well created museum. If you have not been interested in Roman or Byzantine history, the museum will feed on all the necessary information. The most intriguing thing about the museum is that it's built on the original site of the remains. Also the view of the Parthenon from the second floor and the way it's construction is explained will leave you awestruck..!! Do visit if you are in Athens. Also, you can get a sight seeing pass for 30 euros from the Parthenon to visit other sites as well. The museum charges are separate (5 Euros). And there is a temporary exhibition going on till February about Emperor Qianlong. It's a great exhibition if possible don't miss it!
Really, really well set up. Modern feel to it, but you're walking among ancient artifacts. All information is clearly visible and things are well explained. Good views from the top as well. Staff are a bit rude, but the cafe has some nice food!
The museum itself is very nice. Food / drinks inside very expensive but good. if you're really interested in looking, reading, understanding, comparing the exhibits indulge yourself several hours. We've been around 2h and didn't get into all details or looking at every single piece. A long tail to buy the tickets 45-60 minutes. Overall I enjoyed the trip very much. Do not bring weapons with you! There is a security scan as in airports. No scissors, no pocket knifes, etc. And I think water amount is also limited but don't remember for sure.