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Acropolis with Parthenon and the North and South slope

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Parthenon of the Acropolis in Athens

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

Summer season: from 1 April
8AM to 7PM 

Winter season: 1 November - 31 March
8AM to 5PM 

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed: 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday and 25 & 26 December. Opening hours may be different on holidays, so please make sure you check before your visit. 

Free admission: 6 March, 18 April, 18 May, the last weekend of September, 28 October, every first Sunday from the beginning of November to the end of March.

The Acropolis is open daily offering its numerous guests the possibility to schedule their visit at leisure. The entry times will be updated regularly. More information is available on the official website.

Admission fee Acropolis with North and South Slope

Unified ticket-Full: €20.00
Reduced: €10.00
Visitors up to the age of 25 from EU countries have free admission. The "free ticket" is available at the cash desks. (Please show ID). For non-EU citizens the admission is free of charge for children up to 5 years old. For older children admission fees are charged at the entrance. Please inform yourself at the ticket office about the cheapest tariff.

Book now your Athens City Pass all-inclusive 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 all-inclusive and benefit from free and priority access to the Acropolis archeological site. You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package. 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. 

One archaeological site, with two entrances and two exits.
Main entrance, is located in the middle of the hill.You can reach it by following the pedestrian way.From that entrance you can climb up the stairs and visit the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.

Entrance of South Slope, is located near the subway station of Acropolis.From that entrance you can visit the Theater of Dionysus.With your Ticket, you can enter either from the Main entrance, visit the monuments on the top of the hill, and then, within the site, following the path to visit also the Theater of Dionysus, and exit from the exit of South Slope.Or you can do the opposite, enter from the South Slope entrance, visit the Theater of Dionysus and then, within the site, following the path to visit also the monuments on top of the hill.

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 all-inclusvie

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 for free. Book your ticket now and receive it at home before your arrival.

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