General information


The Acropolis Museum is located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens. It is only 300 metres from the Acropolis and approximately two kilometres from Syntagma Square, the main square of the city of Athens. The Museum entrance is located at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, which constitutes the central route for the unified network of the city’s archaeological sites. The Acropolis metro station is on the east side of the Museum site.


The main entrance of the Acropolis Museum is on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. There is a drop-off point for tour buses in Hatzichristou Street and the entrance for groups is in Mitseon Street.


Upon arrival at the Museum, visitors go through an x-ray baggage control system. To avoid delays, visitors are asked to avoid carrying large bags and luggage into the Museum.


The cloakroom is located on the ground floor of the Museum, where all backpacks and packages must be deposited. To avoid lengthy delays in queues, such items should not be brought into the Museum. The Museum holds no responsibility for valuables or fragile items deposited in the cloakroom. Within the context of the Museum's public health measures, backpacks and large bags will be disinfected using a steam appliance.


Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Guide and assistance dogs accompanying individuals with disabilities are welcome.


The Museum provides free wifi internet access.


The use of mobile phones is only permitted in the Museum lobby, restaurant and cafe areas.


Photography & filming is permitted in all Museum exhibition areas, except for the Archaic Acropolis Gallery. No use of flash or any portable equipment such as tripod and lighting kit is allowed inside the Museum. The publication of the material in print and electronic media is not allowed. Photographs for personal use can be found here.


Covering more than 300 exhibits and with the help of images, templates, drawings and reconstructions, the Acropolis Museum Official Guide provides a colourful introduction to the richness and diversity of its unique collections and is a perfect companion for visitors who wish to get acquainted with the Museum’s highlights. It is available for purchase in the Museum Shops in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish.  A Short Guide is also available for purchase in the Museum Shops in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish. This Guide can be found in Braille, Greek and English, for loan at the Museum’s Information Desk.


The Museum does not organize guided tours but suggests that visitors find a guide through the Association of Licensed Tourist Guides if they require one. Within the context of the Museum's public health measures, group visits to the Museum should not exceed 18 persons. The use of the Whisper guide system is a requirement for group guided visits. Guides are required to wear protective masks.

Museum facilities


The Information Desk is located on the ground floor of the Museum, near the Ticket Desk, and operates during Museum opening hours. Here visitors can obtain a free Museum map in eight languages (Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese), as well as comments and lost property forms.


The Acropolis Museum hosts a shop on the ground level, featuring a broad selection of postcards, stationery and the Museum’s children’s gift range. The Museum’s second floor shop offers a wide range of book titles on the Acropolis and related topics, as well as functional items and gifts. Shops operate during Museum opening hours. For visitor access to the ground floor Shop, the purchase of a ticket is not required. For visitor access to the second floor Shop, a free admission ticket is required from the Ticket Desk. Learn more...


There is a cafe on the ground floor level of the Museum, overlooking the archaeological excavation, and a restaurant on the second floor, with panoramic views of the Acropolis (open 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.). The Museum provides free wifi internet access for its patrons. For visitor access to the ground floor Café, the purchase of a ticket is not required. For visitor access to the second floor Restaurant, a free admission ticket is required from the Ticket Desk. Learn more...


Within the context of the Museum's public health measures, the Reading Lounge will no longer operate until further notice.

Archaeologist-Hosts

Gallery Talks

The Acropolis Museum gives visitors the opportunity to participate in presentations of selected exhibits, held by Archaeologist-Hosts. Read more about the Gallery Talks and discover the current - forthcoming Gallery Talks.