Acropolis Opening Hours

What are the Acropolis opening hours?

The Athens Acropolis opening hours are seasonal*.
*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.

1st April to 15th Sep: 8 AM to 7:30 PM
16th to 30th Sep: 8 AM – 7 PM
1st to 15th Oct: 8 AM - 6:30 PM
16th to 30th Oct: 8 AM – 6 PM
1st Nov to 30th Mar: 8 AM to 5 PM

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

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About the Acropolis


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.