Administrative Information

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 3224625
Fax: +30 210 9239023
Email: efaath@culture.gr

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 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: €-
Valid for 5 days.
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.
It should be noted that the entrance to the archaeological site located on Theoria Street remains closed.
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
Free admission for:
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here

08:00-20:00 (last admission: 19:30)
Reopening of all archaeological sites as of Monday, May 18th.

Most part of the archeological site of the North Slope of the Acropolis of Athens will remain closed to the public due to works in progress regarding the replacement of the elevator for people with disabilities. Only the western part of the North Slope Walk will be accessible to visitors, but there will be restrictions according to the progress of the works

Safety instructions and necessary precautions for visitors of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and its Slopes, due to the COVID 19 pandemic:
- The maximum number of visitors in the archaeological site at any given time must not exceed 2200 individuals (Acropolis and Slopes).
- The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed due to the circumstances. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the guards of the site.
- A distance of 1,5m. minimum should be maintained by visitors at all times as a precautionary measure, especially when queuing
- Non-medical protective face masks and frequent use of an antiseptic solution containing no less than 70% alcohol are strongly advised.
- Payment by electronic means and cards should be preferred over cash whenever possible.

Group visits –guided tours
- Maximum number of visitors per guided tour group: 15 persons
- In case of guided tour groups of 4 visitors or more, the guide should inform the participants of all the precautionary measures in effect, accompany them throughout their visit until they exit the site and observe that they follow all safety measures and precautions.
- Tour guides are obliged to wear a non-medical face mask during the guided tour.
- The use of a wireless tourguide system is obligatory for all members of the group.

1 January: closed
25 March: closed
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
  Amenities for the physically challenged
The site is accessible via the entrance to the Acropolis South Slope and as far as the West Passageway (parodos) of the Theatre of Dionysus.
You can see the accessible passage for people with disabilities at http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Efaath_Acropolis_accessibility.jpg
We inform you that due to temporary technical reasons from the 2th.07 till the 4th.07.2019 site visitors will entry the South Slope Archaeological Site from the secondary entrance in the D.Areopagitou str., beside the Acropolis Museum. In order to avoid delays we propose to the Acropolis visitors to use the main entrance of the Acropolis at the western slope.
The archaeological site's museum shop remains closed until further notice.
  Suggestive Bibliography
Τραυλός Ι., Πολεοδομική εξέλιξις των Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1961 (1)/1993 (2)
Πλάτων Ν., "Εργασίαι διαμορφώσεως Ασκληπιείου", Β1' Χρονικά, ΑΔ 18 (1963), σσ. 18-22
Καλλιγάς Π.Γ., "Εργασίαι τακτοποιήσεως και διαμορφώσεως του Ιερού Διονύσου Ελευθερέως της Νοτίου Κλιτύος Ακροπόλεως (1961-1962)", Β1' Χρονικά, ΑΔ 18 (1963), σσ. 12-18
Πλάτων Ν., "ΙΙ. Εργασίαι διαμορφώσεως και τακτοποιήσεως του αρχαιολογικού χώρου Ακροπόλεως", Β1' Χρονικά, ΑΔ 19 (1964), σ. 21-37
Travlos I., Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens, London 1971
Παπαθανασόπουλος Θ.Γ., Το Ιερό και το Θέατρο του Διονύσου, Αθήνα 1993
See also
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Western Hills
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"