Administrative Information

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

Vassilisis Olgas Av., Athens, Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 9226330
Email: efaath@culture.gr

Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Valid for the Olympieio archaeological site. 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

08:00-19:00 (last entrance: 18:40)
(Opening hours valid from September 16th to September 30th, 2020)

The Parilissia archaeological site remains closed due to technical reasons.

Safety Instructions for the Archaeological site of Olympeion during COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

- Maximum number of visitors in the archaeological site: 800
- Visitors must keep a safety distance of at least 1,5m. between them
- Visitors are requested to follow the instructions of the authorized personnel of the site.
- Maximum number of visitors in the museum shop: 1
- The use of a non-medical protective face mask is mandatory while frequent use of an antiseptic solution containing no less than 70% alcohol is strongly advised.
- Purchase of on-line tickets is strongly recommended. Please pay with a credit/debit card and not with banknotes.

Guided Group visits
- Maximum number of participants : 15
- In case of organized visits, over 4 people, the tour guide should enter the site with the group and should inform the group on the preventive measures against the spread of respiratory viruses. Guides are personally responsible for the strict compliance with the measures until the group leaves the site.
- Tour guides should accompany visitors throughout their visit.
- Tour guides must wear non-medical face masks throughout the tour.
- Use of electronic devices facilitating the guided tour (wireless microphone, ear buds) is obligatory in order to ensure that distances are kept.

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 is accessible to people with physical disabilities. Accessible toilets are available.
The Archaeological Site of Olympieio is wheelchair accessible at its largest part through the main entrance, Vassilisis Olgas Av. (assistance by a companion is recommended).
There are also toilets for individuals with disabilities at the site.
Tactile site plans and brochures in Braille in Greek and English for visually impaired visitors are available at the ticket office.
Metro, bus, Tram
  Suggestive Bibliography
Ρουσόπουλος Α., "Ο περίβολος του Αθήνησιν Ολυμπιείου", ΑΕ 1862, 26-35
Σκίας Α., "Περί της εν τη κοίτη του Ιλισσού ανασκαφής", ΠΑΕ 1893, 111-136
Τραυλός Ι., "Ανασκαφικαί έρευναι παρά το Ολυμπιείον", ΠΑΕ 1949, 25-43
Κόκκου Α., "Αδριάνεια έργα εις τας Αθήνας, Μελέται", ΑΔ 25 (1970), 150-173, πίν. 47-56
Travlos I., Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens, London 1971, 83-90 , 158-179 , 253-257, 335-339 , 429-431
Willers D., Hadrians Panhellenisches Programm, Basel 1990, 54-67
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"