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  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 9238747, 210 3214172 (Αρχιφυλακείο Αρχαιολογικού Χώρου Ακροπόλεως/Acropolis chief guards Office)
Fax: +30 210 9239023, 210 3214173 (Αρχιφυλακείο Αρχαιολογικού Χώρου Ακροπόλεως/ Acropolis chief guards Office)
Email: efaath@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €20, Reduced: €10
Valid for the archaeological site of the Acropolis and its Slopes.
Tickets are available at ticket offices on site as well as online.
From November 1st to March 30th (01/11-31/03) of each year, a reduced rate applies exclusively to single-use tickets for all archaeological sites and museums belonging to the State.
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €-
Valid for 5 days.
NOTE: As of July 1st 2019, reduced combined tickets will no longer be issued. Reduced combined tickets issued before this date which have not been used, remain valid.
In order to purchase tickets online for the archaeological site of the Acropolis and its Slopes visit the official e-ticketing service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports at www.etickets.tap.gr
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens Museum, Ancient Agora of Athens- Areios Pagos, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Lykeion Archaeological Site, 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
Free admission for:
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here
 
  Open

Winter:
08:00 – 17:00
Last entrance 16:30

Summer:
08:00 – 20:00 Last entrance: 19:30

From the 1st.09.2022 the opening hours apply.
1-15.09.2022: 8:00- 19:30
Last entrance to the Site at 19:00
On the 1st of September 2022 the opening hours apply, due to a gradual reduction in the length of the day, as follows:
1st to 15th September 08:00 - 19:30
Last entrance to the Site at 19:00,
16th to 30th September 08:00 - 19:00
Last entrance to the Site at 18:30,
1st to 15th October 08:00 - 18:30
Last entrance to the Site at 18:00 and
16th to 30th October 08:00 - 18:00
Last entrance to the Site at 17:30.

Urgent notification: The Ephorate of the Antiquities of Athens informs you that the Acropolis elevator is working properly. NOTICE: Visitors are advised, during high temperatures, to take the required self-protection measures when visiting the archaeological sites, in order to avoid health problems.

Holidays
1 January: closed
25 March: closed
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
 
  Amenities for the physically challenged
The Ephorate informs you that the elevator lift for people with disabilities is working properly.

NOTICE:
The Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens informs the visitors that every second Monday, from 07:00 till 11:00, the elevator will be subject to a standard operation check. Therefore, the elevator will be out of order during these hours.
Thank you for your understanding.



The Ephorate informs you that on Monday 20.06.2022, from 07:00 to 11:00, the elevator of the Acropolis Archaeological Site will be out of service for technical reasons (standard operating check). In addition, similar work will take place every second Monday. Therefore, the lift will be out of service at these dates.
Thank you for your understanding.

Elevator available for wheelchairs, people with diminished abilities, and any parent attending two or more infants on her/his own. The elevator is located at about 350 m. far from the main entrance of the archaeological site.

Users of the elevator should contact in advance for details and terms (+30 210 3214172, +30 210 9238470). The facility is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds.

The Site is partially accessible for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. You can see the accessible passage for people with disabilities at: http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Efaath_Acropolis_accessibility.jpg
 
  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.
EFAPA informs the visitor of the Acropolis Archaeological Site who wishes to visit the South Slope of Acropolis the following:
After exiting the Beule Gate, special signage guides the visitor to proceed to the south, on the left, and following the ascent path to the Acropolis will take him/her to the South Exit of the Acropolis Archaeological Site and the entrance to the South Slope.
Please note that the ticket “Acropolis and Slopes” is used only once and in case of exit from either the Acropolis Site or the South Slope, the visitor cannot re-enter any Site with the same ticket.

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
The Museum Shop located at the entrance of the site is open from 8:00 till 19:30 during the summer period and from 8:00 til 17:00 during the winter period.
Tel. +30 210-3222816
 
  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
Acropolis Western Hills
Aghia Triada, Megara (today Neo Meli)
Amphiareio, Oropos
Ancient Agora Museum-Stoa of Attalos
Ancient Agora of Athens Museum
Ancient Agora of Athens- Areios Pagos
Ancient Fortress of Aigosthena
Ancient Iera Odos (Sacred Way) - Estavromenou Square, Athens METRO - "Aigaleo" Station
Ancient Pagai (Alepochori)