Parthenon
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.
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  • Akropoli • 1 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 7 min walk
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OCTraveler777
Newport Beach, CA38 contributions
Sep 2022
We used a tour guide visit the Parthenon and found it to be majestic and beautiful. However, it was a Tuesday and it was extremely crowded with crazy lines to get into the venue. When we got in, it was clearly a well preserved historical site well worth seeing if visiting Athens. I definitely recommend going with a tour guide in order to get more historical background and perspective on the monument. The Parthenon is larger in person that you would expect which makes it that much more amazing. We also went to the museum which was small and didn't really need much time to get through.
Written November 18, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,944 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Dedicated to the goddess Athena this is the most famous structure in Greece ,constructed in 438 BC and is the most important surviving structure of Ancient Greece .
Over the many centuries this temple has stood it's served as a treasury,a Christian church and after the conquest and occupation by the Otterman Empire served as a mosque .
This is without a shadow of a doubt the most viewed structure in Athens and rightly so ,it's stunning as is the history attached to it ,as you would expect crowds to view the Parthenon are huge especially when we were here in late May ,scorching weather really brought out the crowds ,if you're planning a trip to Athens I highly recommend you check out this historic site .
Written July 9, 2022
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Ian G
12 contributions
Aug 2021
A trip to Athens wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Acropolis. I would recommend going early morning though and visit the indoor museums in the afternoon. When temperatures get too high all outdoor sites are closed from noon-5pm each day throughout Greece (info as of August 3-12, 2021). So plan outdoor activities for the morning and save the hotter afternoon hours for indoor museums.

A couple other recommendations, use the south ticket entrance (shorter lines) and use a guide for the Acropolis. The guide I used charged 100 Euros but if you have multiple people the cost can be divided up. It allows you to get priority entry and skip the lines (south entrance lines are shorter but still a long wait). The south entrance also allows you easy access to the Theatre of Dionysus.
Written August 13, 2021
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Manusha2012
Kanpur, India392 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Absolutely a must go and superbly preserved . The entire walk up the hill is full of old ruins very well narrated at all prominent locations . But that is true for all of Greece . Do go up the hill from the Acropolis museum side and use the sun set as the timing for super views from the top . Suggestion do buy the 30 euro Multi site ticket and will be cheaper than paying 12 euros at each place . History buffs would love the place . Budget an hour and a half for the entire trip entry to exit at leisure and slow pace . Highlight was the live orchestra that was performing at the Theatre of the Dinosys . Don’t miss the after dark lighting as you walk around the Acropolis.
Written September 27, 2022
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RJohri
London, UK41 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We took a combined ticket for the Parthenon, Acropolis Hill and the Acropolis Museum with a downloadable audio guide. It helped us skip the line. All we had to do was scan our QR code and enter.If you do plan to take one of the museum guides please remember to have your own head phones. Masks are necessary indoors.

The climb to the hill is not tough but hot weather can be a problem. Make sure to keep hydrated and wear a hat to save you from the blaring sun. Lots of steps so beware with buggies etc. Tickets, toilets and drink vending machines are available up the hill. The path is a bit slippery so wear comfortable shoes. Their are a few shops selling drinks etc too, but there is very little place to sit in the shade.

The history of the place is absolutely amazing. To see the temple in person was breath taking. So much history to be absorbed . The view of the city is admirable. A must see!
Written July 25, 2022
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MrandMrsZhangAdventures
Rainham, UK4 contributions
Oct 2021
A big pile of rock with a lot of significance, it was ok but not knowing the history behind it meant that I was slightly underwhelmed. I would recommend going to the Acropolis Museum first to brush up on the history of it to appreciate it more.

Please don't be an idiot and queue for hours to buy tickets at the acropolis, be like frank...buy your tickets at quieter locations, the best place to go is Roman Agora, which is just before the acropolis, literally took 5 minutes to get a ticket. When you do get a ticket, make sure to go for the 30 euros combined one as there are lots to see with the ticket especially the Ancient Agora.

Once you get queue to get in, it takes say 3 - 5 minutes and a big walk-up, take as many photos as you like, we went at midday, it was busy but not too busy (This is in October end of the peak season).

Glad I ticked this off my bucket list but for me, I would rather be in a cafe enjoying a lovely coffee in the numerous coffee shops in Athens.
Written October 24, 2021
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bydefault
Sonoma, CA15 contributions
Apr 2022
Of course everyone who visits Athens must visit the Parthenon -- it is not to be missed. However, our group of 8 was very happy that we chose to go with a licensed guide, who approached us while we were waiting in line for tickets. Although expensive (20 euros per person), we were unanimous that it was money well-spent. (For groups such as ours, we probably could have saved money by booking a tour guide in advance.)
Written May 4, 2022
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George
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Visited in the peak of summer, definitely recommend to journey to the Parthenon at opening time to avoid as much heat as possible. Packed with people and very very busy, recommend buying a ticket prior to arriving or getting a ticket pass (which covers 7 historical places total) to avoid lining up in long queues . Amazing views from all sides, take a camera!
Written August 8, 2022
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Karim P
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Pictures don't do the place justice, you need to be there and wonder how did the ancient Greeks quarry the marbles, carry the lot uphill and build something that has survived for 2500 years! However, I had picked the wrong time to visit. 30th July was so hot (around 36/7 degrees) at 4 pm! Book tickets online to avoid queing in the hot sun. Bring plenty of water or you can buy slushies sold on site for 5 euros a cup! Once at the top, you will forget about the fatigue and the heat. It's beautiful and the view of Athens below is not bad either. Avoid the taxis, use Uber instead (no shares in Uber I swear). We were staying in Glyfada (Athens Riviera, nice :) ) ;tired as I was, I couldn't be bothered with public transport (which is regular and cheap but slow) so decided to take a taxi. Walked to the taxi rank and the guy asked me for 35 euros, except that I had done the same trip coming up with Uber for 15 euros. So I told him 15 to 20 he said no. I clicked on my Uber App and one was at the back of the rank and came to the front (less than a minute). It cost me 17.50 euros. Other than that, this was a memorable experience.
Written August 2, 2022
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,970 contributions
Aug 2022
I visited here the end of August 2022 and used the entrance beside the museum. I did not have a ticket pre booked but the queue was not too long at 9.30am. I bought the €30 combination ticket that includes the Acropolis and a number of other ancient sites including the likes of the Agora and Roman forums. The ticket is good for 5 days and you can visit each site once.

Although early it was already very hot so I went round at a slow pace taking any opportunity for shade and to refill my water bottle that I could get. Going up the south slope the highlight was the Theatre of Dionysus. However the true highlights were yet to come. As I went toward the summit you got to view down toward the Herodes Atticus Theatre which is extensively restored and a very impressive sight.

Next came the Acropolis summit itself. I had high expectations for here but they were surpassed and more. Walking up through the Propylaia (entrance way) and viewing the Parthenon, Erechtheion and the overall area was amazing. My favourite area was at the back of the Parthenon ( it’s east side I think), simply standing there trying to take it all it. Yes it was was very hot and a bit crowded but at this stage none of that mattered. I won’t bother with any more superlatives but just say it’s a morning I will long remember.
Written September 22, 2022
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