Administrative Information

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

24 Adrianou Str., Τ.Κ. 10555, Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 3210185, 3214825, 3210180
Fax: 210 3210196

Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Valid for the archaeological site and the museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens. Tickets are available at ticket offices on site as well as online.
From 1st of November till 31st of March (1/11-31/03) each year, a reduced rate only for single-use tickets is valid for all state owned archaeological sites and museums
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €15
Valid for 5 days.
In order to purchase tickets online visit the official e-ticketing service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports at
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of the Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for:
Cultural Card holders
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

08:30 - 15:30
(Last admission 15:15)

on Mondays the Museum opens at 10:00
As of March 1st 2019 until March 31st 2019, opening hours will be slightly modified as follows:
08:30 to 16:00, last entrance 15:45

1 January: closed
6 January: 8:00-15:00
Shrove Monday: 8:00-15:00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00-17:00
Holy Saturday: 8:00-15:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 8:00-20:00
Holy Spirit Day: 8:00-15:00
15 August: 8:00-15:00
28 October: 08.00-18.30
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
  Amenities for the physically challenged
The accessibility for people with special needs is
through the entrance at Adrianou str. (and
through the entrance at Apostolou Pavlou str., Theiseion Square, only upon oral communication, tel. 210 3214825). From November till March the entrance at Theiseion Square remains closed at weekends and on holidays. There is specially designed ramp leading to the Ancient Agora Museum and W.C. for people with special needs.
  Suggestive Bibliography
Camp II J. McK., The Athenian Agora: Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens, London 1986
Camp II J. Mck, The Athenian Agora. A guide to the Εxcavation and Μuseum 1990
Camp II J. McK, The Athenian Agora, A Short Guide to the Excavations, Excavations of the Athenian Agora, Picture Book no.16 2003, Picture Book no.16
Σαραγά Ν., Μουσείο Αρχαίας Αγοράς. Σύντομο ιστορικό και περιήγηση, Αρχαιολογικοί Περίπατοι γύρω από την Ακρόπολη αρ. 5, Αθήνα 2004
See also
Other museums in the same prefecture
Acropolis Museum
Archaeologcal Exhibition in the METRO Station "Akropolis"
Archaeological Collection in the Athens International Airport
Archaeological Museum of Brauron
Archaeological Museum of Eleusis
Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos
Archaeological Museum of Kolona Aigina
Archaeological Museum of Kythera
Archaeological Museum of Laurion
Archaeological Museum of Marathon