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  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: 210-92.38.175, 92.38.724
Email: efaath@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €20, Reduced: €10
According to the common ministerial decision ΥΠΠΟΑ/ΓΔΑΠΚ/ΔΜ/ΤΑΜΣ/Φ32-Φ56/370862/218709/12209/7831 (FEK 2916 b’/31.12.2015) from the 1st of April 2016 the ticket price for the Acropolis Archaeological Site and the North and South slope changes to 20 Euros (reduced 10 Euros). The price for the unified ticket changes to 30 Euros (reduced 15 Euros) and has valid for 5 days.
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €15
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
Reduced admission for:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Holders of a free pass
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.
 
  Open

08:00 - 17:00
(last admission 16:30)

Holidays
1 January: closed
25 March
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
 
  Amenities for the physically challenged
For people with physical disabilities the archaeological site can be accessed via the entrance to the Acropolis West Slope.
Easy access routes are available for visitors from where all monuments are visible.
Important notification: As of September 15th 2018, the elevator as well as a part of the Acropolis North slope will remain closed to the public due to technical reasons.
Important notification: As of September 15th 2018, the elevator as well as a part of the Acropolis North slope will remain closed to the public due to technical reasons.
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
Καββαδίας Π., "Τοπογραφικά Αθηνών", ΑΕ 1897, σσ. 1-32.
Stuart J., Revett N., The antiquities of Athens and other monuments of Greece 1922, vol.2, 1751-54
Broneer Ο., "Discoveries on the North Slope of the Acropolis", Hesperia II (1933), pp. 330-403
Broneer Ο., "Discoveries on the North Slope of the Acropolis", Hesperia IV (1935), pp. 117-127
Parsons A.W., "Klepsydra and Paved Court of Pythion", Hesperia XII (1943), pp. 191-267
Τραυλός Ι., Χριστιανικαί Αθήναι, Αθήνα 1962
Travlos I., Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens, London 1971
Dontas G., "The True Aglaurion", Hesperia 52 (1983), pp. 48-63
Τανούλας Τ., Τα Προπύλαια της Αθηναϊκής Ακρόπολης κατά τον Μεσαίωνα, Αθήνα 1997
 
  Services
 
 
See also
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
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 Collection in the Athens International Airport