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:
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.
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:
Really enjoyed the tour! It was very educational and informative! Our tour guide has a degree in anthropology so we learned a lot about the Acropolis and beyond. I would have missed a lot of details and gained a lot less if I were touring the sites on my own.
Jade | May 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Aigli was fabulous! Loved the tour, so much information! So happy with the tour
Barbara | May 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
I completely agree with what Jade commented recently. It's impossible to understand the most important facts without a guide, and our guide was knowledgeable and interesting.
Susan | May 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Amazing experience and beautiful setting looking up at the Acropolis. Nicholas was amazing and the food was delicious. Highly recommend it.
Kevin | May 23 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Outstanding class with Nicholas. We had an amazing time. He was very informative, the food was delicious & plentiful. Location with a view of the Acropolis was perfect. Highly recommend.
Caryn | May 23 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Marina is a doll and really knows her Greek history as well as the details in every dish we tasted. She introduced us to the culture and some genuinely amazing people. Every tasty experience was full of flavor and fun. Definitely recommend!
Jessica | May 23 | Athens Food Tour
Angel was a fantastic tour guide! He gave us time to look around and made sure to sure all our questions. Making Athens accessible to all! Would do the tour all over again!
Serena | May 23 | Athens Food Tour
Loved the tour. First time we’ve done a tour like this. My wife and I loved it and learned so much. Thanks Apollo for being our guide. Well worth the money we paid
Andy | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Great tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Highly recommend.
Anne | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Great review, very informative, plenty of breaks and opportunity to enjoy location.
Alex | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Our tour guide, Giota, was wonderful. She was very nice, very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting! Thank you so much!
Russell | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Fantastic Experience We booked tours with a couple of tour companies but Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour with Athen Walking Tours was our favorite.
Vicki B | May 22 | Acropolis & Museum Tour
Great pace and level of details WITHOUT going to deep yet, she answered every question wth great knowledge and passion!!
GrandTour398142 | May 22 | Private Acropolis Tour
An excellent 3 hour guided tour with an extremely knowledgeable archaeologist guide. Just the tight amount of time to tour the Acropolis site and the highlights of the outstanding Parthenon Museum.
Jan A | July 22 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Food is the soul of a nation - the perfect Athens experience!
CMS | July 22 | Athens Cooking Lesson