1 January, Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 & 26 December
Reduced Christmas hours
On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (24 & 31 December), the Museum is open from 9 am to 3 pm.
Reduced Easter Hours
On Orthodox Good Friday, the Museum is open from 12 noon to 6 pm; on Orthodox Holy Saturday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
Extended opening hours
On the evenings of the August full moon and the European Night of Museums, the Museum is open until midnight.
Free admission days
6 March (Melina Mercouri Day), 25 March (National holiday), 18 May (International Day of Museums), 28 October (National holiday).
The shops remain open during the scheduled days and hours of the Museum’s operation; they close 15 minutes before the Museum’s closing time.
Café & Restaurant
The café and restaurant remain open during the scheduled days and hours of the Museum’s operation. Every Friday, the second-floor restaurant remains open until midnight.


General admission 5,00 € 10,00 €
Reduced admission* 3,00 € 5,00 €
*Information on visitors eligible for reduced admission or free entry is available here.
Provision of tickets
Visitors can acquire their admission tickets either from the Museum’s Ticket Desk or through e-ticketing. The permanent exhibition ticket entitles the holder entry to the exhibition areas inside the Museum and the archaeological excavation beneath the Museum. The excavation is accessible from the Museum’s entrance courtyard. 
Group bookings
Bookings for groups (15-50 persons) are made either by telephone at 210 9000903, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, or online at [email protected]
School visits
School group reservations can be organized by telephone at +30 210 9000903. The Museum also offers several educational options for children and teachers. Information on the organization of school visits and the Museum’s educational programs can be found in the section Students and Teachers.
For entrance:
  • to the shop and café on the ground floor, the purchase of a ticket is not required.
  • to the shop and restaurant on the second floor, a free admission ticket is required, available at the Ticket Desk.

The following visitors are entitled to a reduced admission fee:

a) Students from Higher Education Institutions and teachers accompanying them, from non-EU countries, with valid student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

b) Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age and country of origin

c) Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification card to confirm age

The following visitors are entitled to free admission:

a) Members of the Greek Parliament

b) Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age and country of origin

c) Children under 5 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm age and country of origin

d) Students from Higher Education Institutions and Tour Guide Training Institutions, from EU countries, with valid student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

e) Greek citizens performing their military service, with current military service identification card

f) Employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, with current working identification card

g) ΙCOM and ICOMOS cardholders, with valid membership card

h) Tour Guides with professional license from the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism

i) Teachers accompanying children on primary and secondary education school visits

j) Journalists, with valid journalists’ identification card

k) Members of the ‘Friends of the Acropolis’ (EFA), with valid membership card

l) Official guests of the Greek Public

m) Visitors with disabilities (67% or more) from EU and non-EU countries and person accompanying them, with disability certificate by the Health Ministry or public sector medical report, clearly indicating disability and its percentage.

n) Professors of Archaeology, with current identification card

o) Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card



by city bus

Nearest stop Makrigianni
Routes 24, 40, 57, 103, 106, 108, 111, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 155, 206, 208, 227, 230, 237, 790, 856, Α2, Α3, Α4, Β2, Β3, Β4, Ε2, Ε22

by metro

Nearest station Akropoli
Line 2 Anthoupoli - Elliniko

by trolley

Nearest stop Makrigianni
Lines 1, 5, 15

by tram

Nearest station Leoforos Vouliagmenis

by tourist coach

A bus drop-off point for groups is available in Hatzichristou Street
Εntrance for groups in Mitseon Street

by bicycle

Parking places metal bike racks can be found at the Museum’s main entrance on the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, and at the entrance of the Metro’s Akropoli station.





The Museum offers audio guide handsets for adults and families with children aged 6-12.



Information Desk

For our visitors’ convenience, an Information Desk is located on the Museum’s ground floor, beside the Ticket Desk.

  • Special ramps for wheelchairs and strollers at all Museum entrances.
  • Elevator access and WCs for people with disabilities available on all floors.
  • Wheelchairs can be borrowed at the Information Desk.
  • A short guide to the Museum written in Braille is available in Greek and in English at the Information Desk.
  • People with disabilities can bring their guide-dogs during their Museum visit.
  • Museum maps are available at the Information Desk.
Children and families
  • Strollers for small children can be borrowed at the cloakroom, on the ground floor.
  • A parents’ room for the care of babies and small children is available on the first floor.
  • Family backpacks and family trails are provided on loan for free at the Information Desk.
  • Family audio tour at the Information Desk.
  • Kids Corner with digital games is located on the second floor, next to the restaurant. 
  • Further information on the Museum family activities can be found in the section Children and Families.
  • To enhance your visit in the Museum’s galleries, our Archaeologist-Hosts provide additional information on the exhibits with the help of portable electronic services and rich visual aids.
  • Under their guidance, visitor and school groups have the opportunity to see and touch various materials, tools and models of ancient artifacts related to the Museum's collections and antiquity.
  • Visitors also have the opportunity to participate in gallery talks led by our Archaeologist-Hosts. Further information can be found in the section gallery talks.
*Where to find them:
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm At the sign post in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery
Saturday 9:30 am - 11 am In the Museum’s Reading Lounge
Saturday 11 am - 2 pm At the sign post in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery
Reading Lounge
Visit the Museum Reading Lounge on the second floor and browse through books on the Acropolis and ancient Greece. In this quiet space, you can use your personal laptop and the free wireless network, as well as enjoy the special view of the Karyatids and the Hekatompedon pediment.
Multimedia Center
Look for the Multimedia Center on the small balcony on the second floor, and use the touch screens to learn about the exciting stories and adventures that some of the most significant of the Acropolis have had over time.
Caution Please
For the protection, preservation and safety of the Museum’s exhibits:
  • Leave large purses, bags and backpacks at the cloakroom.
  • Do not touch the exhibits.
  • Do not bring food or drinks into the exhibition galleries.
  • Do not take photos or shoot videos in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery – for the protection of the sculptures that still retain traces of their ancient colors.
  • Please set mobile phones to silent and avoid their use while touring the exhibition galleries.

museum map

download and print the map of the museum.



Enjoy a traditional meal in the restaurant overlooking the Acropolis. Stop for a drink, a coffee or a light meal in the café with a view of the archaeological excavation.

For reservations, please telephone on +30 210 9000915 during Museum opening hours
Θέα απο το εστιατόριο της ακρόπολης
Further information can be found in the section Café and Restaurant.


The Acropolis Museum has a shop and a bookstore offering a wide variety of gifts, souvenirs and books, all inspired by the Museum's exhibits. Also available are cast copies of important artifacts from its collections, produced in the Museum’s conservation lab under strict specifications. The shop and bookstore are open during the Museum's opening hours; they close 30 minutes before the Museum's closing hours.

For access:

  • to the ground-floor shop, the purchase of a ticket is not required.
  • to the second-floor shop, a free admission ticket is required, available at the Museum’s Ticket Desk.




Can I purchase a ticket with my credit card?

Yes, you can purchase a ticket with either cash or a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, UnionPay).

Can I visit the Museum again on another day using the same ticket?

No, tickets are one-use only and valid only for the date for which they are issued.

A visit at the Museum

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Use of guide-dogs to accompany visitors with disabilities is permitted.

Does the Museum have a cloakroom, where I can leave my personal belongings?

The Museum has two cloakrooms, one for the service of independent visitors and one for group visits. Both are located on the Museum’s ground floor, where visitors are requested to leave backpacks and other bulky items. The Museum is not responsible for fragile or valuable objects left in the cloakroom.

Is there a security check for bags carried into the Museum?

Yes, there is a security check-point with an X-ray scanner at the Museum’s entrance. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors avoid bringing large bags or backpacks to the Museum.


Is photography allowed in the Museum?

Amateur photography and filming is permitted in all areas of the Museum, except the Archaic Acropolis Gallery. The use of flash and additional professional equipment such as portable lights and tripod, is not allowed inside the Museum. The publishing of material in print or electronic media by professional photographers is accepted only with the Museum's written authorization.


Does the Museum have Wi-Fi?

Free access to the Museum’s wireless network is available in all public areas of the building.

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