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:
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
Excellent walking tour of the Acropolis. Our guide Angela was informative, kind and friendly. The pace was perfect, and good to avoid the queues!
Prakash | July 22 | Acropolis Tour
Amazing experience! Ah, and yummy!Wow! How do I start? Well, this was an amazing experience to star our visit to Athens, it was like cooking the Thanksgiving dinner with your family, thanks to the instructor Sophia....
LisetteDeAbreu | July 22 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Great day outIt was a fascinating and fun tour of the Acropolis with our excellent guide & insider Charoula;
Jasper | June 22 | Acropolis & Food Tastings
Great tour to start visit Athens We started our stay and visit to Athens by going on this guided tour, and it was a very good decision!
Beatriz C | June 22 | Acropolis Tour
A must do! A fabulous opportunity to explore and taste the Greek cuisine off the beaten path.
Stephanie C | June 22 | Athens Food Tour
Fantastic Foodie Tour We learnt so much about Greek food and customs and visited locations we would never have found on our own.
Kathy C | June 22 | Athens Food Tour
4 hours Of History and joy Tour guide Fotini really made the day, enjoyed every minute of the tour.
Amy E | June 22 | Acropolis with Food Tasting
Inspiring and unforgettable ... It's 40 years since I was last there, I now have a much greater appreciation of the history of this architectural marvel.
Padraic Timlin | June 22 | Acropolis Tour
Outstanding tour! The length of this tour was just right with the perfect amount of walking and interesting sites.
KateFlorida1 | May 22 | Acropolis & City Tour
An immersive, emotional and fun experience into the heart of Athens and its people This was exactly the type of tour I was craving for and there couldn't have been a better match than Sofia to host such tour.
Niccolò | May 22 | Athens Street Culture
Great tour with Annie We had a small group and she took the time to explain all the meaningful sites in the Agora.
Dakota | May 22 | Ancient Agora