Skip the ticket lines to the Acropolis and see the most famous monuments of Athens. Discover the birthplace of Western civilization and hear…
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Top sights in Athens
The Acropolis was the center of Athenian culture and worship for millenia. As the heart of Western civilization, it's now one of the world's foremost heritage sites and an essential addition to any sightseer's bucket list. Here are a few reasons why.
The limestone hill's shallow caves and steep slopes provided prime Neolithic real estate, and its freshwater springs may have inspired the myth of Athena – a fertility goddess!
Acropolis means "highest point" and as the most fortified site, became the seat of Athenian kings until the realities of the republic pushed administrative buildings further out.
It had been a dedicated site of worship for just 30 years before being sacked by the Persians in 480BC. Afterwards, Pericles began a construction project that lasted 50 years!
The Parthenon was used as an Ottoman garrison from 1458. During the Morean War, Venetian artillery blew its gunpowder supply and significantly damaged the Acropolis' temples.
The archaeological site is still being partly restored, but you'll see the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and the Propylaea gateway among the ruins on your tour!
Admission prices begin at €12 (€6 concessions). Skip the lines by booking a tour in advance!
The Acropolis is open to visitors between 8:00AM and 8:00PM from April to October, and until 5:00PM from November to March.
- When should I visit?
- Open daily from 8:00AM to 8:00PM in the summer, until 5:00PM in the winter.
- Is it expensive?
- Adult admission tickets start at €12.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- The Acropolis is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
- Additional information
- Wear comfortable walking shoes!
- If you're visiting in the summer heat, dress accordingly and bring some water.
What people are saying about Acropolis of Athens
Our guide was great, she answered all our questions with very informed answers. Took time for us to enjoy our visit and take photos of all the amazing sites. I do think your list of tours could be improved, it's hard to distinguish the difference between many of the Acropolis tours you offer. They seem the same but prices are different.
The guide (Kelly) was very good in telling the stories, which made the 4 hours pass by very quickly. I didn't want it to end. You do have to buy the entrance tickets to all the sites yourself (not included in the tour) which is 30 euros. So everything together it's almost 100 euros per person, which I think is quite expensive.
We went early and used the lesser known entrance, it was a steady incline and well worth the views! We felt the breeze while walking to the top. The way down is a lot easier than the way up. Do not recommend for wheelchair users or those who are unsteady on their feet - its very rocky and the steps dont always have hand rails.
Such a fun historical tour. We saw some of the most beautiful ancient temples and buildings and learnt about the crazy stories behind them. Iffie or Effie (not sure how to spell her name) was our tour guide, she spoke amazing English and made the tour so enjoyable! I would recommend to anyone any age!
Great tour with outstanding guide Efi, explained a lot from all areas of life then and today, funny and serious, good mix of entertainment and know how. Even the kids (13 yrs and 16 yrs) liked the tour. (no waiting time and not a lot of people due to COVID, unfortunately for the Greek, good for us)