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  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

Adrianou 24, Τ.Κ. 10555, Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 3210185, 3214825, 3210180
Fax: 210 3210196
Email: efaath@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €10, Reduced: €5
Valid for the archaeological site and the museum of the Ancient Agora of Athens. 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, reduced rates apply 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 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, 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
 
  Open

08:00 – 18:00 (last admission: 17:40)
(Opening hours valid from October 16th to October 31st, 2020)

Safety instructions and necessary precautions for visitors of the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora of Athens, due to the COVID 19 pandemic:

- The maximum number of visitors in the archaeological site at any given time must not exceed 2500 individuals.
- The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed due to current circumstances. Visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the guards of the site.

Due to the current state of Covid-19 outbreak in the regional unit of the Central Sector of Athens, where the epidemiological level has risen to 3 (i.e. increased surveillance), new measures enter into force, in accordance with the provisions of the new Joint Ministerial Decision (Government Gazette 4484/B/11-10-2020):

A. Archaeological sites (Open-air)
— one and a half (1,5) meter distance
— obligatory use of masks for tourist-guides and employees

B. Indoor museums
— A distance of 2,00m. minimum should be maintained by visitors at all times
— one (1) person per 20 sq.m.
— ban on group tours
— obligatory use of masks for all

We would like to point out that the above protection measures enforced in order to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic are under continuous reassessment and updating in accordance with the instructions of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO).

Moreover,
- In queues a distance of 1.5 meters between visitors should be maintained at all times.
- Frequent use of an antiseptic solution containing no less than 70% alcohol is strongly advised.
- Use of electronic tickets is recommended
- Payment by electronic means and cards should be preferred over bank notes whenever possible.

Guided Group visits
- Maximum number of visitors per guided tour group: nine (9). Participants should keep a distance of 1.5 m from each other at all times.
- In case of guided tour groups of 4 individuals 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 should always adhere to the guidelines given by the guards of the site.
- The use of electronic wireless tour guide systems (such as wireless microphone and earphones) is mandatory for all members of guided groups.
- Visit of the colonnaded walkways of the Stoa of Attalos is permitted for two guided groups at a time. The stay time for each guided group should not exceed 30 minutes

MUSEUM
- Maximum number of visitors inside the Museum at one time: 25
- Frequent use of antiseptic hydroalcoholic gel containing no less than 70% alcohol is strongly recommended before entering the Museum

Organized visits –Tour guides
- Group visits to the Museum are for the time being banned according to a new Joint Ministerial Decision (Government Gazette 4484/B/11-10-2020)

The same rules apply when visiting the Church of the Holy Apostles

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 Archaeological Site of the Ancient Agora is wheelchair accessible through the main entrance, at Adrianou 24 (assistance by a companion is advisable). In the area of the Temple of Hephaistos, wheelchair access is possible through the entrance at the Thiseion Square (Apostolou Pavlou Street), upon communication (210 3214824, 3210180).You can see the accessible passage at http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Efaath_AncientAgora_accessibility.jpg

Both levels of the Museum of the Ancient Agora at the Stoa of Attalos are wheelchair accessible. To access the upper floor using the elevator, visitors are encouraged to ask the guards. There are also toilets for individuals with disabilities within the building.
At the Museum of the Ancient Agora (Stoa Attalou - Information desk), tactile site plans and brochures in Braille in Greek and English are available for visually impaired visitors.
Moreover, our internet site presenting the Archaeological Sites that have been awarded the European Heritage Label (www.theheartofancientathens.gr), is fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people in Greek, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
Τραυλός Ι., Πολεοδομική εξέλιξις των Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1961 (1)/1993 (2)
Παπαχατζής Ν., Παυσανίου Ελλάδος περιήγησις: Αττικά, Αθήνα 1974
Camp II J. Mck, The Athenian Agora. A guide to the Εxcavation and Μuseum 1990
Χριστοπούλου Β., Αρχαία Αγορά της Αθήνας-΄Αρειος Πάγος. Σύντομο Ιστορικό και Περιήγηση, Αρχαιολογικοί Περίπατοι γύρω από την Ακρόπολη αρ. 4, Αθήνα 2004
 
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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 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