About the Acropolis

The Acropolis is open during the following hours:

Winter (November - March): 8 am – 5 pm
Last entrance 4.30 pm

Summer (April - October):  8 am - 7.30 pm
Last entrance to the Site at 7 pm

From the 1st pf September the following opening hours apply, due to a gradual reduction in the length of the day:
1st to 15th September 8 am - 7.30 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 7 pm
16th to 30th September 8 am - 7 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 6.30 pm
1st to 15th October 8 am- 6.30 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 6 pm 
16th to 30th October 8 am - 6 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 5.30 pm

The Acropolis is closed to the public on the following days:

  • 1 January
  • 25 March
  • 1 May
  • Easter Sunday (16th April 2023)
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

Also on Good Friday (Orthodox Easter) the Acropolis opens at 12 pm. For 2023 Good Friday is on the 14th of April.

The Acropolis is partially accessible for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. You can see the accessible passage for people with disabilities at: http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Efaath_Acropolis_accessibility.jpg

There is an elevator available for wheelchairs, people with diminished abilities, and any parent attending two or more infants on her/his own. The elevator is located at about 350 m. far from the main entrance of the archaeological site.

The facility is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds. 

  • By the Dionysus Theater entrance, there are many stores where you may get a snack or a coffee or a drink before you enter the Acropolis.
  • You are allowed to carry only water with you on the Acropolis 

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, do take care and purchase the tickets in advance for all our guests so, no lining up at all!

There are two entrances to the Acropolis: the west entrance is the main one, and the side entrance (known as Dionysus Theater entrance), which is located in the southeast.

If you use the main one, you should know that it is usually very crowded. You should be prepared to wait long in the line to enter the site.

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, use only the Dionysus Theater entrance for all the advantages it offers us:

  • Using the Dionysus Theater entrance you have the opportunity to see much more than the visitor using the main entrance. You will see the Dionysus Theater –the oldest and most important theater in Europe, the Thrasylus sponsor’s monument, the Eumenes Stoa, the Asclepius Sanctuary and many more sites and monuments.
  • The Dionysus Theater entrance is never as busy and crowded as the main one.

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