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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from £11.37
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Address
How to get there
  • Akropoli • 2 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 7 min walk
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ym1900
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Acropolis - don't take "Headout" audio-guide
Sep 2021
It is advised to do some reading before the visit, or take a guide / audio-guide. Do NOT take "Headout" audio-guide and pay extra for it, because it is impossible to follow. There's not a lot of shadow so it's better to visit in the morning / evening.
Written 23 September 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,679 contributions
Tickets skyrock and mask in the open
Jul 2021
I do not want my rating to mislead travelers - Acropolis is a 5 star, one of a kind site, but I deducted two stars because of things explained in the headline.
This was my fourth visit to Acropolis over the decades, and this time I went because of my 15y daughter who wanted to visit it.
My first surprise was a 20 Euro entrance fee - significant rise from my previous visit 5y ago, making it the most expensive site not in Greece, but in all SE Europe.
Second, they demand mask wearing !!!??? I deeply respect all Covid measures and obey all of them, but wearing masks in such a vast open space in scorching 40+ 'C in July really makes no sense.
Everything else about the site many others explained here.
Written 22 September 2021
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Yetizod
Vacaville, CA67 contributions
Do yourself a favor, and get a licenced guide.
Sep 2021
Went to the Acropolis, Sept 2021. So Covid was still a thing and I would assume it impacted the crowds. That said, I highly recommend going either early, or late in the day when the cruise crowds are gone. It's busy all the time, but when a few thousand surge in all at once I bet it gets pretty hectic.
Secondly get a licensed guide. We had a gentlemen named Angelos Kokkaliaris, who I recommend very strongly. A guide will really make this place pop. If you're not a total history buff, a lot of what your looking at is just piles of rocks.
In summary, this was absolutely a bucket list visit. The site is overwhelming. You really feel like your walking through history. And craftsmenship that went into this temple, 1500 to 2000 years ago is nothing short of mind blowing. This is a must do.
Written 21 September 2021
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Phil R
Kansas City, MO519 contributions
A must do
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great site. Well maintained. Bring good walking shoes because you do have to walk up a path that is a little uneven as well as walk up stairs. Nothing torturous or even difficult, but you need proper footwear. Take a water bottle because there are water fountains with safe water at the top.
Written 21 September 2021
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debsywalker
Slough, UK2,926 contributions
Enter Early
Sep 2021 • Solo
The Acropolis was only 10 minutes from my hotel so was easy to get there for the 8am opening. Comfy shoes are a must.
A slice of history that would be a shame to miss, to truly experience this then you need to enter. Entry was €20.
Written 19 September 2021
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WinerDinerFaversham
Belfast, UK68 contributions
A must do on you bucket list.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Obviously a must see. We followed the advice abs series at 08:30 (its open form 8-8) until October. It’s similar to the Forum in Rome with temples for the gods. It used to be a walled city and considering that’s it’s built on a hill makes the architecture even more impressive. The views are stunning and stretch to the port. There is nowhere to buy food or drink but there are watering taps and toilets at the top. Check before you drink as the heat turns the water into bath water temperatures.
We entered from the main gate and exited through the theatre (not the amphitheatre which is still in use) and we’re greater by a string of restaurants with cold water and cold beer.

Unfortunately the experience was tarnished by a NATO delegation doing a media tour. There was no prior notification ( I understand that for security reasons but simply stating that it’s open later would suffice.) We arrived at half past 8 and had to wait in the searing sunshine until 11:00 without any access to toilets as they were also locked, before the last VIP’s sauntered down the path to the exit to much boos and hand clapping. One delegates comment summed the NATO up perfectly “you learn to ignore them”.
Written 19 September 2021
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Papapeyi
Miami, FL240 contributions
The Western "Mecca"
Sep 2021
The craddle of our (western) civilization, this is a place that everybody should visit at least once in the lifetime. The architecture, the simetry, the cult of the beauty, the democracy, the idea of placing the Gods and tgeir temples above us,..everything that we are today was born here.
The only big difference with our times is the ancient greeks'custom of listening more carefully and with more attention to what wise people say,,,
Written 18 September 2021
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mauimama0110
rhode island1,008 contributions
How'd they do this?
Sep 2021
Unbelievable to think that someone built this without our modern technology! Worth the trip to Athens just for this. Stunning views of the city from the top.
Written 14 September 2021
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ventsurlonde
San Francisco, CA1,152 contributions
The symbol of Athens
Aug 2021
Acropolis is basically the synonym of Athens, a must visit. But its art and culture are no longer there, but housed in the nearby museum. Its very touristic and crowded. I find Ancient Agora to be more interesting than acropolis itself.
Written 13 September 2021
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Ulyana
Moscow, Russia461 contributions
I recommend you to visit it in the morning
Sep 2021 • Couples
Really interesting and historical important place. Don’t worry about amount of steps to the hill - it’s very convenient and comfortable road. By the way there is special lift for disabled people. And one more time - if you want to see Parthenon and other sights you should go there in the morning when it’s not crowded here.
Written 11 September 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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