If you find yourself in Athens, you cannot miss visiting its crown, Acropolis! The ‘’sacred rock’’ of Acropolis offers a majestic view of the city while being surrounded by the classical elegance of the Parthenon and the Erectheion temples.
It remains open from 8:00 am to the sunset time which varies, of course, depending on the season. During summer you can surely visit it until 8:00 pm while in winter until 5:00 pm.
There are two entrances to the Acropolis: the main one which is in the west 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.
We, at the Athens Walking Tours, do take care though and purchase the tickets in advance for all our guests so, no lining up at all!
• By the Dionysus Theater entrance, there are many stores where you may get a snack or a coffee or a drink.
• Restroom facilities and Tourism Info just next to the Dionysus Theater entrance.
The admission for the Acropolis is:
Entitled to free admission are:
Entrance is free to the Acropolis to all visitors on the following days:
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