Are you looking for skip the line tickets for the Acropolis? The Acropolis is a must-visit while in Athens, so read this guide covering everything you need to know before you go! Find out how much the tickets cost, how to book skip the line tickets, which combos are available to visit multiple attractions with the Acropolis and other important information for your visit.
How much do Acropolis tickets cost?
The price of Acropolis tickets varies according to the seasons.
- Summer season (1st April – 31st October). The cost of the entrance to the Acropolis is around 20€ per adult. For children under 18, students and others the Acropolis tickets are 10€.
- Winter season (1st November – 31st March). In the winter the entrance tickets are reduced to 10€ per adult. For children under 18, students and others (see below) the tickets are 5€.
- Acropolis museum. The price to visit the Acropolis museum is 5€.
- Multi-ticket. If you wish to visit the Acropolis and other sites, there is a multi-site ticket which costs 30€ which allows you to access the Acropolis and six other archaeological sites in Athens. (There is no reduced price in the winter).
What will I see?
With the Acropolis tickets, you get to see the Parthenon and the Erechtheion with its North and South Slopes.
Meanwhile, with the multi-ticket, you not only have access to just the Acropolis, the North and South slopes, but also:
- Hadrian’s Library
- The Ancient Agora
- The Roman Agora
- Archaeological Site of Lykeion.
- The museums in the Ancient Agora
- The Kerameikos cemetery.
Note that with this package you can visit all the sites within 5 days at your own pace!
This special ticket does not include the Acropolis museum but if you wish to visit, the ticket costs 5€.
Who is eligible for discounts?
For a 50% reduction in the price of the tickets, the following mentioned are able to have the discount:
- Elderly over 65 years of age, Greek and EU citizen
- Under 18’s
- Teachers accompanying school groups
- A person accompanying a blind or disabled person
- Students of University and higher education institutes
How can I book Acropolis tickets?
The official ticket office for the Acropolis is below the main entrance to the site. Here you can also buy the multi-ticket package to visit the six archaeological sites. Bear in mind that the multi-ticket package you can also purchase at the main entrance of each archaeological site. We recommend you do this to avoid long waiting queues!
If you want to book your tickets in advance and make sure the tickets don’t sell out before, you can book the tickets online on the official website and also different providers such as Viator, Tiqets, Musement and more. They provide you with special features that you might not have with the normal ticket, such as skip-the-line admission tickets, a private guide to inform you about everything you need to know, pick up transport to the site and drop off and more. Take a look on TourScanner to compare tours and prices, if you’re interested.
Are there any skip-the-line Acropolis tickets?
In order to get skip-the-line tickets, you have to book them online. This type of ticket has the advantage of avoiding all those crowds that tend to be at the Acropolis and you can save up time.
It’s worth buying this skip-the-line ticket in the summer when queues get very long and tedious, specially under the Greek sun!
What are the opening hours for the Acropolis?
During the summer season (starting on the 1st of April) the Acropolis is open daily from 8 am until 19 pm.
During the winter season (1stNovemberr to 31st March) its opened between 8 am to 17 pm.
When can you visit the Acropolis for free?
Take advantage of these following dates when you can visit the Acropolis for free:
- 6th March (in memory of Melina Mercouri).
- 18th April (International Monuments Day).
- The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days).
- 28th October.
- Every first Sunday of the month between 1st November to 31st March.
Are Acropolis tickets included in the Athens City Pass?
With the Athens City Pass you can visit practically all of the top attractions and museums in Athens. You can visit the landmark, the famous Acropolis, where you can admire the famous Parthenon temple. The Athens City Pass and the Athens City Pass Mini gives you free admission to the new Acropolis Museum.
Are there any combos available including Acropolis tickets and other attractions?
There is nothing better than taking advantage of the time and getting to know as much as possible whilst in a city. That’s why many tours offer combos to maximise your experience, here below you have a list of very good combos you might be interested in:
- Acropolis + Ancient Agora. The advantage of this tour is you also get a comprehensive tour of the city, a guided visit of the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora to learn more about the city’s one time political and commercial centre.
- Acropolis + Bike tour. Enjoy exploring the city of Athens in a different way on a bike, where your tour guide will take you to all the most important landmarks, including the Acropolis.
- Acropolis + food tour. Learn about the ancient Acropolis and the mouth-watering delights of Athen’s cuisine on this tour.
- Acropolis + Athens Walking day tour. On this tour, you can enjoy a city tour around Greece’s most important landmarks guided by a professional guide. You get an admission ticket to the Acropolis and its other important archaeological remains.
If you’d like to see more combos, don’t hesitate to look for more! We suggest you have a look on TourScanner where you can find a few more and compare the best ones.
We hope this comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about Acropolis tickets helps answer your questions. If you have any question please comment in the box below!
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Wishing you a great visit in Athens 🙂