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  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
1st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

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

 
 
Tickets
Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Tickets available only at the ticket office.
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, 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)
5 June (International Enviroment Day)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
28 October
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
 
  Open

Everyday 08.00-20.00 Last admission 19.45

Holidays
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
Elevator to Acropolis is temporarily out of order. For informations please call +30 210 3214172.
 
  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.
 
  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
 
  Services
 
 
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 Museum of Brauron
Archaeological Museum of Eleusis