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Acropolis with Parthenon and the North and South slope

Visit the Acropolis and save €20 from the admission fee with the Athens City Pass

Parthenon der Akropolis in Athen

The Acropolis is the most popular attraction in Athens. The site of the sanctuary has been inhabited since the Neolithic period but reached its greatness under the reconstruction program of Pericles in the mid 5th century BC. Many of its major temples like the Parthenon and the Erechtheion were then rebuilt in the form that we know today. 

Opening Hours Acropolis with North and South Slope

November to March
daily: 08:00ΑΜ–04:30PM

April to October
daily: 08:00AM–08:00PM 

The Acropolis is open daily offering its numerous guests the possibility to schedule their visit at leisure. Even in the winter months with the closing time at 04:30PM there is enough time to explore the Acropolis and the North and South slopes. From April to October the extended opening times, from 08:00AM to 08:00PM, guarantee that visitors not only spend enough time on site but can also learn about its history and admire its unique architecture, like the Doric columns made of Pentelic marble or the Theatre of Dionysus at the South Slope.  

Admission fee Acropolis with North and South Slope

Unified ticket-Full: €20.00
Reduced: €10.00
Minors (under 18 years old) from EU member states do not need to pay an admission fee.

Book now your Athens City Pass and secure your visit to the Acropolis and its historic monuments.  

Ticket for the Acropolis with North and South Slope

Book now your Athens City Pass Classic or Complete and benefit from free and priority access to the Acropolis archeological site. You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package, at home before your trip. When you are there 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 of the Acropolis with North and South Slope

Athens 11742

+30 2103214172 

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The Acropolis is the most important landmark of the Greek capital lying in the heart of its historical centre. In the surrounding area you can find most of the major tourist attractions of the city, like the Ancient Agora and the New Acropolis Museum.

Direction Acropolis with North and South Slope

Metro line 2 to Acropolis
Bus lines 040, 165, 227, 790, 856, Α2, Α3 or Β2 to Makrigianni
Bus lines 230 or X80 to Acropolis
Tram to Leoforos Vouliagmenis
Trolley lines 1, 5 or 15 to Makrigianni 

The Acropolis is one of the most central places of Athens and one of the most easily accessible. Especially after the opening of the Acropolis metro station in 2000. It is ideally located within a short walking distance from the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Τhe 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 use your hop-on hop-off bus ticket to reach the Acropolis. 

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. 

The Athens City Pass enables you to use all means of public transport for free within the validity period of your pass.  

Highlights Acropolis with North and South Slope

  • The world famous Parthenon 
  • The temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion
  • Τhe renowned Propylaea (monumental gates of the Acropolis)
  • Preferred and free admission with the Athens City Pass

Special conditions of use

With your Turbopass ticket you can skip the lines at the tickets counter and go directly to the entrance gates or the groups counter. Please, keep in mind that you cannot skip the lines at the security check points, only at the ticket counters. 

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

Special opening times: Jan. 6th 08:00AM–03:00PM, Shrove Monday 08:00AM–03:00PM, Good Friday (Greek Easter) 12:00PM–05:00PM, Holy Saturday (Greek Easter) 08:00AM–03:00PM, Oct. 28th 08:00AM–03:00PM. 

Last admission is usually 30 minutes before closing time. 

An elevator is available for disabled guests and families with young children. It is located 350 metres from the main entrance.  

Nearby Acropolis with North and South Slope

The Acropolis is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions. First of all, the New Acropolis Museum, located opposite the archeological site. The Ancient Agora contains many monuments of historical significance, like the Stoa of Attalos and the Hephaisteion. The Roman Agora and Hadrian’s Library are situated in a short walking distance. Benefit from the advantages of the Athens City Pass and book now to visit all of the above mentioned sites and more. 

History Acropolis with North and South Slope

The Acropolis today stands as a symbol of democracy and civilization. In former times it was the citadel of ancient Athens. Later on, it lost its importance as a fortress and served as a sacred site to the gods and a symbol of the wealth of ancient Athens. In year 480 BC the main temple and a big part of the Acropolis complex was destroyed by the Persians. Under Pericles’ rule a reconstruction program of the Acropolis took place successfully. The landmark of Athens was completely redesigned by the famous architects Ictinus, Callicrates and Mnesicles. Τhe entire building complex is home to numerous historic monuments and temples, dedicated to various Greek gods and heroes. The Parthenon is the most famous one and the best preserved. The decorative marbles and statues are considered to be some of the best examples of ancient Greek art. In the course of time, the facade as well as the function of the Acropolis changed tremendously, especially in the Byzantine and Ottoman period. 

In ancient Athens, the northern and southern slopes of the Acropolis were the religious and cultural centers of the city. By visiting them you can see the famous Parthenon, the theatre of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus and many other attractions. In 1986 the Acropolis was pronounced a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   

You can visit the Acropolis with the Athens City Pass Classic and Complete for free. Book your ticket now and receive it at home before your arrival.