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Tickets to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

Tickets to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

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Last Updated on February 3, 2023 by Celeste.

The Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are a must-visit when in Athens. In fact, I consider them one of the top things to do in Athens with kids. The Acropolis is the most famous monument of Ancient Greece. To visit the Acropolis you will have to purchase a ticket. You can choose between a combo ticket, skip-the-line entry, or a guided tour. Here below you will find information on these options.

Tickets to Acropolis

How to buy tickets to Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

Tickets to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are available at the local ticket offices on the site and inside the museum. The Acropolis’ main ticket office is located underneath the Acropolis’ main entrance. During the winter months, queues at the Acropolis are minimal; at busier times and on weekends, you can expect to wait no more than 20 to 30 minutes.

But because the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are the most visited places in Athens, it is wise to buy your tickets online to avoid the long waiting lines. Online, you can buy them as a single entry or as a combination ticket that includes other archaeological sites in Athens.

Please note that it is not possible to get reduced tickets via the online ticketing system. This is because you will need to show a passport or an ID card for your kids. In that case you have two options:

  • Buy your tickets on site
  • Buy skip-the-line-tickets in combination with a guided tour

Tickets prices for visiting the Acropolis in Athens

Here below, you’ll find the information for visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum for 2023 by the Greek Ministry of Culture.

High season admission: 1 April – 31 October

Acropolis: EUR 20 per person (25+) – full admission
Reduced admission (EUR 10): 6 to 25 y.o. from non-EU countries

Free admission6 to 25 y.o. from EU countries | kids up to 5 years from any country  

Acropolis Museum: EUR 10 per adult (18+)

Reduced admission (EUR 5): 6 to 18 y.o. from non-EU countries

Free admission6 to 18 y.o. from EU countries | kids up to 5 years from any country  
*Age must be confirmed with a copy of the ID or passport

Low season admission: 1 November – 31 March

Acropolis: EUR 10 per person (25+) – reduced admission
Reduced admission (EUR 10): 6 to 25 y.o. from non-EU countries

Free admission6 to 25 y.o. from EU countries | kids up to 5 years from any country  

Acropolis Museum: EUR 5 per adult (18+)

Reduced admission (EUR 3): 6 to 18 y.o. from non-EU countries

Free admission6 to 18 y.o. from EU countries | kids up to 5 years from any country  
*Age must be confirmed with a copy of the ID or passport

Acropolis skip-the-line tickets with guided walking tours

Skip-the-line tickets and a variety of guided walking tours are also available. Here we have selected and reviewed the most suitable tour for families with children.

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

This 3-hour skip-the-line walking tour is created for families to explore the roots of Greek mythology with this guided walking tour of the Acropolis. Admire sights like the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, and the Ancient Pnyx. Children between 12-18 need to present a valid identity card or passport to be entitled to free entry, and children under 5 are free of charge.

Read also: Review of our Mythology Tour for families

Athens: Acropolis & Top Attractions Tickets with Audio Guide

This 2-hour tour is suitable for families who want to skip the line but do not want to follow a group or a tour guide. They can opt for self-guided audio tours on a mobile app and deep-dive into Athens. With the audio tour, you take as much time as you like while gaining insights into the myths, anecdotes, and political lives of ancient Athenians.

Acropolis: Private Guided Tour

This private guided tour is a good option for families with children who do not want to follow a group. The tour is 2 hours, in which you can explore the Acropolis in the late afternoon. This late start means that you’ll avoid the crowds and hot summer temperatures. Your tour guide will be able to adjust the tour to your family’s pace and interests.

Free admission days at the Acropolis

6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri),18 April (International Monuments Day), 18 May (International Museums Day), The last weekend of September (European Heritage Days), 28 October. And also every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

Opening hours Acropolis

Open: As of November 5th, opening hours are as follows:
08:00 – 17:00 (last admission: 16:30)

Holidays: 1 January closed, 25 March closed, 1 May closed, Easter Sunday closed, 25 December closed, 26 December closed

Visit the Acropolis with Kids FAQ

How to get to the Acropolis

You can reach the Acropolis from different points in the city. You will have to come on foot or take a taxi that will leave you near the entrance. The area around Acropolis is a pedestrian area (except for the parking for tour busses and taxis). There are three metro stations near the Acropolis entrances. The easiest is Metro Station “ACROPOLIS”. From there, you can walk via Dionysiou Areopagitou street to the entrance. You can also go to Metro Station “MONASTIRAKI”, then walk through the archaeological site of Ancient Agora, or Plaka district.

Can I take a stroller to the Acropolis?

No, baby strollers are not allowed inside the Acropolis archaeological site. 

Is there an elevator in the Acropolis?

Yes, there is an elevator available for wheelchairs, people, with diminished abilities, and parents attending two or more infants on her/his own. The elevator is located about 350 m. far from the main entrance of the archaeological site. Users of the elevator should contact the Acropolis facilities in advance for details and terms (+30 210 3214172, +30 210 9238470). The elevator is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds. Note that the Acropolis site is only partially accessible for people with disabilities and reduced mobility.

Are there toilets in the Acropolis?

Yes. There are toilets inside the Acropolis behind the Parthenon (with stairs) as well as at the main entrance at the Dionysus Theatre.


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