The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
Free admission for:
Cultural Card holders
Journalists with a journalist identity card
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Persons accompanying blind and disabled
Persons possessing a free admission card
The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
During April, daily 08.00-19.00
Last admission 18.30
1 January: closed
6 January: 08.00-15.00
Shrove Monday: 08.00-15.00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: closed until 12:00
Holy Saturday: 08.00-15.00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 08.00-15.00
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
The elevator for people with diminished abilities is temporarily out of order due to technical reasons. For information please call +30 210 3214172.
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.
Museum Shop at the entrance of the site.
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
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture