Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from $7.96
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Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
How to get there
  • Neos Kosmos • 5 min walk
  • Akropoli • 6 min walk
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Ted_Caylus
Guernsey, UK166 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The All Sites ticket that you can purchase at the Acropolis itself for 30€ does not include a visit to the museum. A number of people were caught out when attempting entry, after visiting the Acropolis itself.

Once inside, however, the exhibits offer the best possible complement to what one has just seen above and the cafeteria/restaurant is superb.
Written September 16, 2022
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,573 contributions
Aug 2022
I visited here at the end of August 2022. When I walked down the steps to the museum entrance I could see that there was a long line outside waiting to get in and buy tickets. So instead of queuing I went on my phone bought tickets on line (€10) and skipped all the queues.

The building itself with its glass top storey and fabulous views of the Parthenon from it’s second and third floors are highlights themselves. Inside there is lots to admire and a lot of information to absorb. Some highlights for me was the “Slope of the Acropolis” ramp when you first enter and the statues (particular the Korai and Caryatids) on the first floor. I really enjoyed the couple of hours I spent here.
Written September 22, 2022
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Exploring Chris
Calgary, Canada252 contributions
Dec 2021
This is a well focused museum showcasing the elements of the Acropolis. The building is large and modern looking in comparison to the architecture of the area but keep in mind that there is not such a large volume of pieces on public display that a visit will consume a great deal of time compared to some of the grander museums in Europe. We thought our visit greatly supported our earlier tour of the Acropolis and I would recommend a visit on the same day if possible to connect the two experiences. It was nice that the admission price was appropriate to the experience and everything was presented in Greece and English which is not always the case with other museums.
Written January 28, 2022
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Ivy Raven
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
A really great museum and…. let’s use the Greek Mythology here, museum’s employees watching you are wearing the mask 😷 on your nose like Cerbers - dogs 🐕 from Hell. We have been to many museums this week and this is the only place with a manically obsessed with double mask wearing museum officers. Their behaviour to everyone around was just insane. A kid pulling a mask from the nose for them was an emergency 🆘. They were not shy 🙈 to yell and scare the 8 month old in ergobag because of one second mask off the nose and overall behaviour of this museum staff reminded me of quite another historical period - the World War 2 and fascism, not the Ancient Greece it was supposed to represent. I strongly recommend you to visit this museum after Covid is gone, unless you are interested to witness the 21st century most fascistic realities and the ugly behaviour of people with an insignificant role fully enjoying their dose of power…
Written December 31, 2021
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Kam S
Birmingham, UK50 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
The museum is a fantastic trip to go hand in hand with the acropolis. The replica ‘Elgin Marbles’ on the top floor really highlight how majestic the acropolis was. We worth the visit.

My only gripe was with the ticketing system. There was a QR code just as you get to the entrance to ‘skip the queue’. The tickets took 30 mins to come through - where waiting in line would have been about 10 mins. After 15 mins of waiting we went to the info desk and they were very helpful and let us through once we showed them we had paid.

Other than that a fantastic museum!
Written December 28, 2021
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nola v
9 contributions
Jun 2022
There were a lot interesting things to see in the Museum but a lot of the pieces were similar. Also not that fascinating. This could be because I am a teenager but I do not think my parents found it that impressive either. On the other side, the restaurant was amazing!!! Better than most of the restaurants you find in Athens. The service was fantastic, I mean super duper great! The restaurant was very busy and still our server chatted with us and was almost free every time we needed her. The food was mouth watering quality and they had a lot of great options. I would go the museum just for the restaurant. Just a tip if you go the restaurant you do have to fight for your table but that was only because it was raining and their was limited seating inside.
Written June 13, 2022
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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA380 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
This is a fabulous museum that has an archaeological site under and around it that you can explore. The interior of the museum houses all of the items found on the Acropolis and most of the decorations that were all on the temples. Backpacks are not allowed in (they have a coat check area) and backpack purses that are more bulky have to be worn on the front of you, not behind. There are many employees around the museum making sure you do not touch the exhibits or take pictures in areas where you are not allowed. The museum can get crowded when a large tour bus drops off, but just wait a few minutes for them to move on. There is a sit down restaurant inside on the higher floors along with a small cafe on the main floor. There is small gift shop on the first floor and book store on the second floor. The views from the museum of the Acropolis are amazing.
Written July 8, 2022
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ver0nikaj1
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Great museum, only cost €5 (visited in March) and worth walking around before climbing up to the Acropolis. It would be super helpful if the museum created an audio guide via an app to help you round the museum, as due to covid I believe they are not issuing any audio guides, but there’s a lot of text dotted around to help you understand the history and artefacts. Overall great and worth a visit.
Written March 3, 2022
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aussieabroad
London, UK19 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
MOST IMPORTANTLY there are glass floors in the centre of the building. As you walk in through the foyer after purchasing your ticket, you don’t initially realise it but there is a glass floor below you, and the archeological dig underneath has walkways under that glass floor, so not only can you look down, people can look up your skirt. The same for standing in the foyer and looking up - you can see right up the clothes of people on the upper floor! I’m sure this was not intended but it’s creepy and I’m very poor taste. Many elderly ladies walking around had no idea and people were standing there looking up!

Overall I was very disappointed by this museum. As an avid museum goer I was excited to see what artefacts they had from the acropolis… but most of those were fairly unexciting and with very little information

The cafe is shocking. The view is ok, but you cannot see most of the acropolis due to a building right in front of the balcony. We sat down outside at a table that was yet to be cleared and waited 20 minutes to come and clear the table and bring us some menus. When no one came I went back inside to ask for a menu and got told someone would bring one out. When I told the waiter we had been waiting for 20 minutes and finally convinced him to give me a menu, we waited a further 15 minutes with the menus at our dirty table and not one waiter even noticed to looked in our general direction. We are one of several groups that gave up and walked away. Save your money and time and eat at one of the charming cafes lining the streets just behind the museum.

I’d give this place a miss. And if you don’t want to miss it, wear shorts.
Written September 21, 2022
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KHW94587
Union City, CA99 contributions
Sep 2022
Go up to the top floor and watch the video about the Parthenon. Then visit all the displays. You may want to visit this museum before going to the Acropolis to see the actual Parthenon. I would advise getting here in the morning or getting tickets in advance. When we left the museum at about 1:30 (13:30), the line to buy a ticket was very long.
Written September 21, 2022
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  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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