When is the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens Free?

Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days:

  • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monument Day)
  • 18 May (International Museum Day)
  • The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
  • October 28th
  • Every first Sunday of the month, from November 1st to March 31st annually

The following visitors are entitled to FREE ADMISSION: 

  • All children under 5 years of age (with current identification to prove age)
  • Young European citizens under 25 years of age (with valid indentification to prove age and nationality)
  • Students from Higher Educational Institutions and Tour Guide Training Institutions, from EU countries, with valid student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Tour Guides with professional license from the Hellenic Ministry of Development
  • Teachers or parents accompanying children on primary & secondary education school visits
  • Persons with disabilities (67% or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability
  • Archaeologists, with valid license
  • Journalists by presenting their valid work permit.

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but temrs and conditions might change without any prior notification. We assume no liability for changes or incorrect information. Please call the Acropolis Archaeological site to confirm at +30 210 3214172.


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