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:
Perfect way to see the acropolis. Having a guide at the acropolis is an absolute must if you want to understand the context of everything.This tour was perfect. Great pace and insights.
Kevin W | July 21 | Acropolis Tour
Come with an empty stomach. This tour is awesome all thanks to Georgia who brought her bubbly and energized spirit the whole time. Georgia did it not even stop to catch a breath, walking and explaining Greek culture and way of life, from breakfast, lunch, dinner to how to drink and enjoy ouzo and tsipouro
lolitap650 | July 21 | Athens Food Tour
Best experience during our stay in Athens. We made the athens street culture and food tour, off-the-beaten path with Sophia Faloutsou and we just loved it!! It was one of the best and most authentic experience we made during our stay in Athens
Jessian | July 21 | Athens Street Culture & Food Tour
Great guided tour around the Acropolis! This is without a doubt a must do while in Athens. The tour was filled with intersting facts about ancient greek history, perfectly explained by our amazing tour guide Dorina. I highly recomend it if you want to really enjoy visiting the Acropolis and understanding what those ancient stones trully mean.
David Doménech López | July 21 | Acropolis Tour
Great private visit to Acropolis ...Given that we would probably have spent the day sitting an an airport hotel otherwise, I'm very glad that I reached out to Athens Walking Tours, as we were able to see such an amazing site and do it with a knowledgeable guide and a good plan that kept us out of the heat.
Kevan H | June 21 | Private Acropolis Tour
5 star cooking class! We enjoyed a 7 course cooking class, dinner and wine with our chef-host Sophia Faloutsou. She was informative, entertaining, and encouraging throughout our 4 hour time with her.
Nancy G | July 21 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Unforgettable tour! This is without a doubt a must do while in Athens. The tour was filled with intersting facts about ancient greek history, perfectly explained by our amazing tour guide Dorina.I highly recomend it if you want to really enjoy visiting the Acropolis and understanding what those ancient stones trully mean.
David D | July 21 | Private Acropolis Tour
Stories and history of the Acropolis ...She had many stories and a lot of knowledge about the Acropolis and the different significant sites leading up to it. She was friendly and concerned for everyone's safety, and was happy to answer any and all questions.
skilove M | July 21 | Acropolis Tour
Highlight of our time in Athens! - this tour was the highlight of our time in Athens. We enjoyed getting to go off the beaten path to see where regular Athenians like to hang out and Sophia gave us a good sense of day-to-day life. The neighborhoods we visited were vibrant and fascinating.
Jessica J | July 21 | Athens Street Culture & Food Tour
Perfect tour in every way! This was a perfect tour! Our enthusiastic guide, Sissy, knew all about the archaeology and history! She connected Greek mythology with our modern time, and helped us appreciate our shared humanity.
Jhclarkie | July 21 | Acropolis, City Tour & Acropolis Museum
Accommodating, interesting, and fun! ...The difference between doing this site without a guide and with a guide is completely different. Well worth the money. Understood so much more than I would without a guide.
Meredith M | July 21 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour
Morning Walking Food Tour This is an amazing company. In fact, company is not the right word. They are family right from the start. Alexandra took care of me from the moment I made my first reservation. Due to covid and all the new restrictions, things were up in the air a bit but she was right there making sure I didn’t miss a thing. ...I’m so thankful I booked with Athens Walking Tours. I look forward to my Acropolis tour tomorrow!!
nmlover | May 21 | Athens Food Tour
Premium experience for a premium tour! I had a wonderful time going on this tour with Despina. She has a certain verve and passion when explaining and discussing the historical elements from the sights that made you feel that you have travelled back in time and made the experience feel alive, while at the same time dispelling some of the beliefs I've had for a long time about the Acropolis! There was enough information without it feeling like a boring history lesson, and I appreciated the balance.
Shahab A | May 21 | Acropolis Premium Tour
History comes alive "Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Despina, taught us so much!! Due to Covid we had a unique experience to see and learn In an environment free of crowds. I would totally recommend this tour without hesitation. The Massey family"
Toni T | Sep 20 | Acropolis & City Tour
Awesome tour Very knowledgeable and thorough. Would rate as one if the BEST tours we’ve experienced! Brought history to life!
Brigid Z | Oct 19 | Acropolis Tour