Acropolis

Acropolis, Athens: Hours, Address, Acropolis Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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How to get there
  • Akropoli • 2 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 7 min walk
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alik_must_22
4 contributions
Jan 2022
The view from the Acropolis is good. And that's the only good thing about it, and the only thing I went there for.
I would prefer to have it restored completely to the way it was. What's the point in having the statue of Afina on the map, but not on the ground? Same way they could write on the map, that some famous person was here.
Looking at the broken imitations of the ancient works is the same as looking at remnants of the houses in the poor or after-war countries.
Such objects must be restored!
Written January 21, 2022
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ERFSU82
Wellington, FL1,059 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
This is a must-see during any visit to Athens. Highlighted by the Parthenon, the Acropolis contains many ancient sites and structures. There are two entrances - the main entrance to the west, and the south entrance. Both require a walk to the top, over sometimes uneven ground, but you can retrace history along the way, and the views from the top make the climb worth every step. You can do a quick visit in under an hour, but you should allow two hours if you really want to explore and take in the sites at the top and on the surrounding slopes.

TIP #1: You can buy your tickets online by scanning the QR code on the signs at the entrance. The price is 10 Euros for a single-use ticket or 30 Euros for a combo ticket, which is good for admission to several historic sites for 5 days. If you plan to visit multiple sites, I recommend the combo ticket. When we visited in January, there was no line and no need to spend extra money on “skip the line” tickets advertised by third-party sites.

TIP #2: There are no restrooms on top or along the walk up, so plan ahead. There are free public restrooms just outside the south entrance. They are slightly hidden and down some stairs,
Written January 16, 2022
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Edmond
Nice, France26 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Be sure to visit! The Acropolis is the heart of Athenian ancient culture. One could also say the heart of ancient Greece. It amazes with the monumentality of the buildings and speaks of the great power and culture of ancient Greece. From the Acropolis is a beautiful view of the whole of Athens and its surroundings. It's very crowded during the season, but it can't spoil the good impression either.
Written January 16, 2022
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands693 contributions
Dec 2021
Everyone says it and it is true; You have to visit the Acropolis when visiting Athens. The impressive temples (Parthenon & Erechteion), the beautiful theaters (Dionysus & Herodes Atticus), the mountain itself and the amazing views make this sight to one of the best I have ever seen. You will be busy for about 1 to 2 hours. Visiting in winter is perfect with nice weather without being too warm and without the crowds. The Acropolis is something you will never experience somewhere else. It is also really cool that you can see the Acropolis from a lot of places throughout the city. Visit the Acropolismuseum later and you will totally understand the history of this beautiful mountain with its great ancient buildings. If you can see 1 thing in Athens, make sure it is the Acropolis.
Written January 10, 2022
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Memi Bardhyli
8 contributions
Oct 2021
Really amazing historic place.
It’s a must when you’re in Athens. Also enjoy and visit the museum below which is very nice.
Written January 5, 2022
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Traveller_eko
Istanbul, Turkey79 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
For the first time visitors it’s a must see and worth climbing the steps. Although many people like visiting during the day time I believe watching Acropolis at night is another experience. Strongly recommend m a dinner or a drink across Acropolis view.
Written January 4, 2022
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larisa
Episkopi Gonias, Greece2 contributions
Nov 2021
must visit attraction for everyone who come to our capital city. visited few times and always happy to come back. stunning feeling while visiting this place.
Written December 29, 2021
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Kam S
Birmingham, UK48 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
A truly awe inspiring trip for my family and I. Really well maintained and friendly staff around to help guide you.

Just some advice if you have little ones with you. You can only take a pushchair part way up easily and it is a very steep hill at times. We used a baby harness to carry our little one which worked well for us.
Written December 28, 2021
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2021
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis is from the Greek words akron, "highest point, extremity" and polis, "city"). The term acropolis is generic and there are many other acropolises in Greece.
While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495–429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the buildings whose present remains are the site's most important ones, including the Parthenon. While one must climb to the top of the Acropolis (no elevator, etc.), it is not even close to as difficult as the climb was to the Acropolis in Rhodes.
It was truly wonderful to see the Parthenon, Temple of Erechtheum and other structures. And yes, there was a cat.
We also saw the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone Roman theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD.
Written December 20, 2021
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Noelia D
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Dec 2021
Awesome experience at the Acropolis! First, I would like to state that I think my former jerk of a husband deleted my original profile filled with awesome reviews. So I guess I am starting on a blank page here.

Went with the new husband to honeymoon in Athens Greece. What a better place to start a new life together than romantic Athens, which saw the birth of civilization!

Went to the Acropolis twice during our trip. The first time we had jst arrived in Greece and we were both exhausted. Definitely recommend going when you are well rested and have plenty of time as it's quite a climb up. We took the wrong way a number of times during our first time here, and when we arrived, we only had about 30 minutes to explore so we decided to come back the following day also.

The next day, we were able to find a better more straightforward path. The Acropolis and Parthenon are quite an experience! We entered through the main gates, which are quite magnificent. We explored the Parthenon which is being heavily restored, and saw the different temples - mostly of Athena, Erechtheion temple, temple of Athena Nike, as well as the guards in typical Greek uniforms which perform various duties with the Greek flag. The area surrounding the Parthenon and the various temples is a bit of rough terrain so bring comfy shoes to navigate and get around. Luckily for us, it didn't rain during either of our visits, but it can be treacherous with rain. This was definitely one of the most memorable sites and experiences in Athens. The Acropolis and Parthenon can also be viewed from most of the city given that it's so high up. It is light at night which is absolutely beautiful. Reading the various explanations throughout the site is worthwhile, given that it helps understand the different eras and restoration cycles of the site, and helps understand its history as well which is significant. Tour guides are plentiful throughout the site.
It is important to note that tickets are 20 Euro during high season and only 10 during low season. We bought the 7 excursion package for 30 Euro which we ultimately didn't end up using in full, wouldn't recommend it as some of the sites are far removed and hard to get into, and about the same price during low season.

The theater right by the Acropolis is also worth taking a look at, Odeon of Herodeion which during high season has shows. There is a small shop located at the bottom, we didn't go in. To note, there is no food at this site, so do recommend taking water particularly during the summer months.

If there is one thing you do in Athens when you visit - visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon!
Written December 15, 2021
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