Audio Guided Tours

Planning your Acropolis self-guided tour

Understanding the Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is a citadel that features some of the most influential architecture of Ancient Greece, such as the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and Propylaea. The ruins offer a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the era. A self-guided tour empowers you to explore at your own pace, taking the time to absorb the significance and grandeur of each structure.

Choosing the right time to visit

The Acropolis has varying opening hours depending on the time of year. From April to October, it's open from 8 AM to 7 PM, while from November to March, the hours are 8 AM to 5 PM. Summer months can be very hot and crowded; visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon can provide a more comfortable and quieter experience.

Tickets and entrance fees

Purchasing an admission ticket ahead of time is advised to avoid long queues. Tickets can be bought at the main entrance, but one may also use the side entrance near the Acropolis metro station to save time. Regular tickets cost about €20 – keep in mind that the ticket allows entry to other nearby ancient sites as well.

Navigating the Acropolis Hill

Good walking shoes are recommended, as the terrain can be uneven around these historic ruins. Signs and information plaques along the way will aid self-guided explorers in understanding the historical context of each significant spot on Acropolis Hill.

Choose your audio guided Acropolis tour

South Slope of the Acropolis Audiovisual Self-Guided Tour


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This self-guided tour offers an incredibly immersive experience of Ancient Greece, leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) technology to bring the rich history of the Acropolis and its surrounding ancient sites to life.


  • Audio historical information
  • Interactive easy to use map
  • Immersive videos and 360 panoramic views

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Athens Acropolis Ticket with Optional Audio Tour & Sites


2 200+ reviews

Get e-tickets for Acropolis Hill & Museum, with options for more sites like the Ancient Agora & Temple of Zeus. Includes a time slot, email delivery, and self-guided audio tours.


  • Acropolis entrance tickets
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Greek, Spanish and Italian

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Acropolis & Parthenon Tickets with Optional 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.


  • Acropolis entrance tickets
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese

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

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Discovering the Acropolis with self-guided tools

Interactive maps and audio guides are key elements of a self-guided tour. You can use your smartphone to access detailed maps, often with the option to download the content for offline use, since at the top of the Acropolis it’s likely that you’ll encounter connection issues. These virtual guides provide turn-by-turn navigation, making it simple to locate significant landmarks and learn about their history.

Self-guided audio tours offer various advantages such as enhanced flexibility to move at your own pace and spend more time with the exhibits that interest you most. You will also enjoy a bigger sense of privacy to listen through your own headphones and stay immersed in the context of the ancient world, without group disruptions.

To ensure a smooth experience, download the relevant smartphone app for your audio guide before your visit. Ensure your mobile device is fully charged, and consider carrying a portable charger. Last but nor least, do not forget to bring a comfortable pair of headphones to listen to the audio guide without distracting others.

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