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Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 3214172
Fax: +30 210 9239023
Email: efaath@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €20, Reduced: €10
Valid for the archaeological site of the Acropolis and its Slopes. Tickets are available only at the ticket office on site. According to the common ministerial decision ΥΠΠΟΑ/ΓΔΑΠΚ/ΔΜ/ΤΑΜΣ/Φ32-Φ56/370862/218709/12209/7831 (FEK 2916 b’/31.12.2015) from the 1st of April 2016 the ticket price for the Acropolis archaeological site and the North and South slope changes to 20 Euros (reduced 10 Euros). The price for the unified ticket changes to 30 Euros (reduced 15 Euros).
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €15
Valid for 5 days.
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 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:
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.
Holders of a solidarity card
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Large families’ parents of children up to 23 yrs old,or up to 25 yrs old (on military service/studying), or child with disabilities regardless the age, having a certified pass of large families, certification from the Large Family Association or a family status certificate issued by the Municipality
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated.
Single parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorsed parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during the visits of schools and institutions of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education and of military schools.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Persons possessing a free admission card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
 
  Open

Since 09-04-2016: Daily 08.00-20.00
Last admission 19.30

Holidays
1 January: closed
6 January: 08.00-15.00
Shrove Monday: 08.00-15.00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12.00-17.00
Holy Saturday: 08.00-15.00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 08.00-20.00
Holy Spirit Day: 08.00-20.00
15 August: 08.00 - 20.00
28 October: 08.00-15.00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
 
  Amenities for the physically challenged
Elevator available for wheelchairs, people with diminished abilities and any parent attending two or more infants on her/his own. The elevator is located about 350m. far from the main entrance of the archaeological site.

Users of the elevator should contact in advance for details and terms (+30 210 3214172). The facility is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds.
 
  Access
1. Metro Station "ACROPOLIS", then via Dionysiou Areopagitou str.
2. Metro Station "ACROPOLIS" then through the archaeological site of South Slope, Dionysiou Areopagitou & Thrasyllou str.
3. Metro Station "MONASTIRAKI", then through the archaeological site of Ancient Agora, or Plaka district.
For security reasons the "Baggage-stroller check-in" service will not accept large luggage. Visitors are allowed to enter the archaeological site with small backpacks and handbags.
 
  Shop
Museum Shop at the entrance of the site.
Tel. 210-3222816
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
Καββαδίας Π. & Καβεράου Γ., Η ανασκαφή της Ακροπόλεως, Αθήνα 1906
Τραυλός Ι., Πολεοδομική εξέλιξις των Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1961 (1)/1993 (2)
Μπρούσκαρη Μ., Τα μνημεία της Ακροπόλεως, Αθήνα 1996
Hurwit J.M., The Athenian Acropolis : history, mythology, and archaeology from the Neolithic era to the present, Cambridge 1999
Schneider L., Die Acropolis von Athen: eine Kunst-und Kulturgeschichte, Darmstadt 2001
 
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See also
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture
Acropolis Museum
Aghia Triada, Megara (today Neo Meli)
Amphiareio, Oropos
Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Fortress of Aigosthena
Ancient Iera Odos (Sacred Way) - Estavromenou Square, Athens METRO - "Aigaleo" Station
Ancient Pagai (Alepochori)
Archaeologcal Exhibition in the METRO Station "Akropolis"
Archaeological Collection in the Athens International Airport
Archaeological Museum of Brauron