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New Acropolis Museum

Discover the treasures of the New Acropolis Museum and receive a free admission as well as a fast track entry and save € 15 with the Athens City Pass. - The Acropolis Museum is rated as one of the best museums in the world.

New Acropolis Museum in Athens

The museum opened on June 20th 2009. Every year it welcomes ca. 2 million visitors due to its unique exhibits coming exclusively from the Acropolis area. It is situated 300 metres opposite from the Acropolis archeological site.

Opening hours New Acropolis Museum

November to March:
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm / Last entry: 4:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 10 pm / Last entry: 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 8 pm / Last entry: 7:30 pm

April to October:
Monday 9 am - 5 pm / Last entry: 4:30 pm
Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 8 pm / Last entry: 7:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 10 pm / Last entry: 9:30 pm

Changed opening times October 7th & 8th:
October 7th: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last entry 4:30 p.m.)
October 8th: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (last entry 2:30 p.m.)

The New Acropolis Museum is open daily in the winter and in the summer period. The shops, café and restaurant are open the same days and hours with a few exceptions. The extended opening times from 8AM until 8PM or 10PM on Thursdays, Fridays and the weekends, are an excellent opportunity to spend a day in the museum or to combine it with a visit to the Acropolis archeological site.

Admission fee New Acropolis Museum

1 April - 31 October: €15
1 November - 31 March: €10

Free admission with the Athens City Pass.

Admission is free for children and young people under 18 from the EU and students.
For children and young people from non-EU countries 6 - 25 years, 10 € (1 April - 31 October) and 5 € (1 November - 31 March).

Valid identity card or passport is needed to confirm the age. 

Ticket for the New Acropolis Museum

Book now your Athens City Pass and benefit from free and priority access to the New Acropolis Museum.
You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package, at home before your trip. When you are in the museum you can head directly to the entrance gate. Please, keep in mind that you cannot skip the lines at the security check points, only at the ticket counters.

Address New Acropolis Museum

Dionisiou Areopagitou Street 15
Athens 11742

+30 2109000900

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The New Acropolis Museum is located on the pedestrian street of Dionisiou Areopagitou, the most beautiful pedestrian street of the city. The New Acropolis Museum is ideally situated on Dionisiou Areopagitou 15, opposite of the Acropolis hill. The entire area is considered to be one of the most exclusive in the city of Athens.

Directions New Acropolis Museum

Metro line 2 to Acropolis
Bus lines 24, 40, 57, 103, 106, 111, 126, 134, 136, 137, 155, 206, 208, 227, 230, 237, 790, 856, A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4, E2 or E22 to Makrigianni
Tram to Leoforos Vouliagmenis
Trolley lines 1, 5 or 15 to Makrigianni

The New Acropolis Museum is ideally situated opposite the Acropolis archeological site. The best way to reach it would be by metro since the Acropolis metro station is located almost next to the main entrance of the museum. The station itself is of archeological interest since the findings of the excavations for its construction are exhibited in its premises. It belongs to line 2/the Red Line.
You may also use your hop-on hop-off bus ticket to reach the New Acropolis Museum.
Note: Greek buses do not have an announcement board for the stops. We advise you to ask the driver to notify you when approaching your stop.

Highlights of the New Acropolis Museum

  • Exhibits exclusively from the Acropolis area
  • Unobstructed view of the Acropolis
  • A video presentation about the Parthenon temple
  • Free and priority entry with the Athens City Pass mini and all-inclusive

Special conditions of use

The museum is closed on the following days: Jan. 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st, Dec. 25th/26th.

Last admission to the museums’ galleries is usually 30 minutes before closing time. The shops operate on regular museum opening times and days but they close 15 minutes earlier. On Fridays the restaurant on the second floor is open until midnight.

Free Wi-Fi is available to all of the museum’s guests.  

Visits with a group of more than 18 people are not possible at the moment.

Nearby the New Acropolis Museum

The most significant attraction in the surrounding area is naturally, the Acropolis archeological site. The Ancient Agora and the Roman Agora are built at the foothill of the Acropolis, making them ideal for a combined visit. The Olympieion / Temple of Olympian Zeus is situated within a short walking distance. The Athens City Pass grants you free entry to these important sights.

The New Acropolis Museum and its collections

The new Acropolis Museum opened its doors in the summer of 2009. It is located in a historic area of Athens, just 300 meters south of the Acropolis rock and its unique findings are presented in over 14.000 m² of exhibition space.  The museum is built on top of an ongoing excavation and through the transparent glass floor the visitors can observe its progress.
After crossing the ground floor lobby, visitors are faced with the impressive finds from the Acropolis Slopes. The Gallery of the Slopes takes its name not only from the origins of the exhibits but also due to the slightly ascending ground, alluding to the ascent to the Acropolis hill. On the first floor they can admire magnificent sculptures from the first temples built in the Archaic period under natural light and votive offerings of the faithful to the gods. The second level of the museum is offered for a recreation break where you can relax on the porch, have a meal at the restaurant or choose from the wide selection of gifts at the Museum shop. The highlight of the museum is undoubtedly the Parthenon Gallery on the third floor. On a huge concrete rectangular panel the reliefs from the Parthenon frieze which depict the Panathenaic Procession are attached in their original order. As the visitors walk around the Gallery they can admire the original pieces of the frieze as well as the cast copies of the missing ones. After this hall visitors return to the first floor where they can see the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion. The roof of the south porch of the Erechtheion is supported by the Caryatids instead of columns.

The Athens City Pass entitles you to free access to the New Acropolis Museum with priority entrance. Simply, buy it online.

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