Culture & Travel

1 August 2021

The Acropolis of Athens, which can be seen from almost anywhere in the city center, is in the center of modern Athens, as it was in its heyday about 1500 years ago. You should definitely go to the Acropolis for a great view from which you can look at the Parthenon, which is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, and all the other famous buildings. The Acropolis hosts a large number of tourists throughout the year. It is very difficult to find a place to stay in the Acropolis, especially during the holidays. Before visiting the Acropolis, one of the most important symbols of Athens, there are some things to keep in mind.

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The early bird catches the worm: It is better to go a little earlier than the holiday period to have a pleasant time in the Acropolis and escape from the busy tourist crowd. It is also important to go early in the morning during the day to avoid the crowd.

Don't use the main entrance: The Acropolis has two entrances. The main park in Rovertou Galli is right next to the car park and is often used by tour groups. In the summer, one can wait there for more than an hour when the buses start to arrive. In order not to experience this intensity, it is useful to enter from the ticket office in Dionysiou Areopagitou, near the Acropolis Museum. Climbing to the top is quite similar in length and difficulty from both entrances.

Buy your Acropolis tickets in advance: You must buy your tickets early to visit the Acropolis. In particular, it is necessary to buy tickets before the crowd increases. If you just want to see the Acropolis, a single full-price ticket is €20 between April and October. It is also possible to pre-purchase them for a few extra euros.

Visit the Acropolis in winter: In winter, ticket prices are halved in all ancient cities. This is also true for the Acropolis. Winter months will be suitable for those who want to bring a trip to the Acropolis at a more affordable price.

Free entry to the Acropolis: There are days when the entrance to the Acropolis is free. You can take advantage of these days. March 6, April 18, May 18, and October 28 are the days when admission to the Acropolis is free. However, keep in mind that there is a huge crowd these days.

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Watch the opening hours: The Acropolis has two different opening hours: one for the summer season, from the beginning of April to the end of October, and the other for the winter season, which covers the rest of the year. During the summer months, the Acropolis is open daily from 08:00 to 8:00 p.m. From November to March, the Acropolis is open from 08:30 in the morning until 5:00 p.m. The Acropolis is closed on public holidays. These dates should also be noted. January 1, March 25, May 1, Easter Sunday, December 25, and December 26 are the days when the Acropolis is closed.

Visit the Acropolis Museum: Do not forget to visit the museum during the Acropolis tour. You can experience the historical and cultural beauties closely by visiting the museum in the Acropolis, which fascinates with its unique view. It costs 10 Euros to visit the museum. This amount is worth it to spend a pleasant time at the Acropolis Museum. From time to time, various discounts are also offered at museum entrance prices.