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Skip-the-Line Acropolis Ticket


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Experience the ancient wonders of the Acropolis without the wait. Skip-the-line tickets give you the freedom to see one of the world's most famous ancient monuments at your own pace. Receive the ticket instantly via e-mail on your mobile phone and show it at the entrance.


  • Skip-the-line access
  • Free cancelation

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Acropolis Skip-the-Line Ticket with Audio Guide


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Make the most of your time with skip-the-line entrance to the Acropolis. Immerse yourself in the rich history by discovering myths, anecdotes, and the political endeavors of ancient Athenians on an audio guided tour. Multi-attraction pass also available.


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  • 2 Audio guides: Acropolis and Athens City, available in multiple languages

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Athens Multi-Attraction Ticket Pass with Audio Tours


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Unlock the doors to several of Athens' iconic attractions with a multi-entry pass. Visit several of the city's most famous archeological sites at your own pace. Download the pass, which is valid for 5 days from the first use, to your phone and start exploring right away.


  • Skip-the-line access
  • Free cancelation
  • Admission to: Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Kerameikos
  • Audio guide for all attractions in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish

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Skip-the-Line Acropolis Ticket and Guided Tour


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Uncover the secrets of the Acropolis, Dionysus Theater, and Sanctuary with the guidance of a licensed expert. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask any questions during your 90-minute tour and gain a deeper understanding of the history and significance of these ancient sites.


  • Skip-the-line access
  • Tour of the Acropolis with a licensed English-speaking guide
  • Free cancelation available on purchase

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Acropolis Tickets explained

Single-use Tickets

The most straightforward and easiest way to visit and explore the Athens Acropolis is with a single-use ticket. These tickets can be purchased online and will allow you access to the Acropolis complex and the slopes. Although they are issued in two-hour time slots for statistical purposes, you are free to use the tickets whenever you please on the specific date.

Combined Ticket Passes

For a more comprehensive tour of the antiquities in Athens, opt for a combined ticket. These passes allow entrance to the Acropolis and Slopes, as well as the Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Olympieion, Kerameikos and Aristotle's School (Lykeion). Combined tickets are valid for 5 days and must be validated within five days of the purchase date.

Skip-the-Line Tickets

Due to its immense popularity, guests will almost always find large crowds and long waiting lines at the Athens Acropolis. Book skip-the-line Acropolis tickets to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority access to the site. These tickets will help you save time and money as you tour the Acropolis.

Plan your visit to the Acropolis

Opening hours

The Athens Acropolis opening hours are seasonal.

Summer* (April to Oct.): 8 AM to 7:30 PM

Winter (Nov. to Mar.): 8 AM to 5 PM

The last entrance to the Acropolis is half an hour before closing time.

*From the 1st of September until the 30th of October, the Acropolis opening times decrease by 30 minutes every 15 days, due to a gradual reduction in daylight hours.

Visit duration

The average visit lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours.


The Acropolis is located at Athens 105 58, Greece.

Google Map Directions


There are two entrances to the Acropolis. The main entrance is located on the western side of the Acropolis on Theorias Street, while the side entrance is on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.

The Acropolis main entrance is a 10-minute walk from Monastriraki Square near Plaka and along the way you will go by Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora. This entrance gets very busy, especially during the summer.

The Acropolis side entrance is a 2-minute walk from the Acropolis Metro Station and near the Acropolis Museum. As it is dedicated to small group tours and skip-the-line ticket holders, this entrance tends to be quieter.


Visitors are only allowed to take water with them in the archeological site, no other drink or food is permitted. Bottled water can be purchased from kiosks near the Acropolis entrance, while on-site there are water fountains.

Before or after your visit to the Acropolis, you can head down the hill towards Plaka, Monastiraki and Anafiotika, where there are many quaint cafés and traditional tavernas to savor the local cuisine.


Near the entrance to the Acropolis, there is a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs and memorabilia of your visit. Additionally, there are facilities available to store large bags and items, such as suitcases and strollers, which are not allowed on-site.

Restrooms can be found outside near the Acropolis entrance, while inside they are located at the Old Acropolis Museum.

There are many things to do in Athens and if you're visiting the Acropolis, there are a few sights you shouldn't miss.

Near the Acropolis you will find the New Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Kerameikos Archeological Site.

Within walking distance of the Acropolis hill you can also visit the National Observatory; Filopappou Hill, where Socrates is believed to have been imprisoned; the Kallimarmaro Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held and the Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary.

You can also head to the Thision Open Air Cinema, which operates during summer months, the Monastiraki Flea Market and Ermou Street shopping district, as well as well as the popular Plaka and Koukaki neighborhoods for food and drink.

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About the Acropolis

Discover the ancient wonder of the Acropolis, an iconic symbol of Greece's rich cultural heritage. Standing tall above the bustling city of Athens, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the most awe-inspiring ancient structures in the world, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. A guided tour of the Acropolis is a must-do for any traveler to Athens, as it provides a wealth of knowledge and context to the citadel's history and significance. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this ancient wonder and be transported back in time!

Acropolis Highlights


The Parthenon, located on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron of the city. It was designed by the architects Iktinos and Callicrates, with sculptures by the famous Phidias. According to ancient historians, inside the temple there once was a beautiful golden and ivory sculpture of the goddess, known as the Parthenos Athena (or the Virgin Athena). Although the fate of the original statue has been lost in the mists of time, several copies have been made.

The Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered one of the greatest examples of ancient Greek architecture and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. If you want to learn more about the Parthenon and the Acropolis, be sure to check out our blog post which provides in-depth information and interesting facts about these ancient treasures.

Must see inside the Acropolis

Acropolis museum

The Acropolis Museum, located opposite of the Acropolis in the heart of Athens, is dedicated to showcasing the rich archaeological findings from the famous citadel. The museum which opened in 2009, is home to over 4000 artifacts that were found on the rock and surrounding slopes of the Acropolis, and contains relics from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.

Visitors can expect to see a wide range of exhibits including statues, pottery, jewelry, and architectural elements. The museum also features an interactive digital guide and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Acropolis. A visit to the Acropolis museum is essential for anyone interested in ancient Greek culture and history.

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Built between 421-406 BC, the Erechtheion was a sacred temple dedicated to Greek Gods and Goddesses, including Athena. It was named after the mythical king of Athens, Erectheus, and its imposing ionic structure still stands today, sharing the ground with the Old Temple of Athena and Pandroseion.

The highlight of visiting this site is the six Caryatids – female statues that were built as supporting columns to hold up the roof. These statues are considered as one of the greatest masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture, and are a must-see for visitors to the Acropolis. The temple, known for its architectural beauty, complex history and impressive sculptures, offers visitors a glimpse into the rich culture and history of ancient Greece.

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Temple of Athena Nike & Propylaea

The Propylaea is the first thing you'll see on entering the Acropolis. It was built as the primary gateway into the sanctuary dedicated to Athena, the Propylaea predominantly features six, towering marble and limestone columns.

The Temple of Athena Nike, located right next to the Propylaea, is a classic site of worship built between 426-421 BC in honor of Athena, the protector of the city. The temple, known for its architectural beauty and historical significance, offers visitors a glimpse into the religious practices of ancient Greece.

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, also known as the Herodeion, is a relatively modern structure compared to the other ancient buildings at the Acropolis. Made almost entirely of stone in 161 AD, the 5,000-capacity theater was built by rhetorician and politician Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife.

Following a renovation in 1950, the Odeon is still used as a venue, linking the cultures of ancient and modern Greece. Performances at the Odeon usually take place between May and October as part of the annual Athens Festival. Its impressive structure and historical significance make it a must-see for visitors to the Acropolis.

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