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Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos) Tours

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Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos)
An Athenian landmark and feat of contemporary architecture, the Acropolis Museum sits at the base of the Acropolis, with the ruins of an ancient settlement visible through its floor. The collection runs from pre-classical times to the Roman era, but fifth-century BC treasures are the focus, especially the Parthenon Frieze sculptures.

The Basics
Wander the Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos) for a look at original pieces from the temples of the Acropolis, protected from further deterioration and presented with historical context. In the Parthenon Gallery, see the famous marble frieze recreated. View statues that predate the Acropolis itself in Archaic Gallery, and find pots, children's toys and other things used by the early settlers in Gallery of the Slopes.

In summer and Easter tourist peaks, a skip-the-line ticket saves time. The Acropolis Museum is set up for independent exploration, but it’s also a popular stop on Athens history tours. An Acropolis Museum tour makes the perfect introduction to the sights of the Acropolis above.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Acropolis Museum is a must for any visitor to Athens.
  • Museum facilities include two shops, a cafe, and a restaurant, open late on Fridays.
  • Completed in 2007, the Acropolis Museum replaced an older museum of the same name.
  • The museum appeals to families, with activity backpacks for kids.
  • The Acropolis Museum is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms and elevators. Wheelchairs are available, and service dogs are welcome.

How to Get There
The Acropolis Museum is a 10-minute walk from the Acropolis in downtown Athens, and many travelers combine a visit to the Acropolis with a tour of the museum. Driving in historic Athens is not recommended. Ride the metro to Acropolis (Line 2), catch a bus or a trolley to Makriyianni, take the tram to Leoforos Vouliagmenis, cycle, or go with a tour.

When to Get There

The museum is open daily, with extended hours in summer and cheaper tickets in winter. It is closed on major holidays. Visit midweek for a less crowded experience.

The Parthenon Frieze

The Acropolis Museum’s most famous—and most controversial—display is the Parthenon Frieze, a 525-foot (160-meter) masterpiece by the fifth-century Athenian sculptor Phidias that once crowned the Parthenon temple. The white patches are plaster casts of its missing pieces, the Parthenon Marbles or Elgin Marbles, removed by Lord Elgin in 1801 and now held by London’s British Museum. Watch the film to learn more about the religious procession the frieze depicts.
Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Attica 11742, Greece
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Skip the Line: Admission Ticket for Acropolis Museum

Skip the Line: Admission Ticket for Acropolis Museum

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Pre-booking skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis Museum in Athens is a time-saving strategy to take care of planning in advance. With the option to use a mobile or paper ticket, you’ll walk right past long lines for purchasing admission onsite; that ensures even more time to explore thousands of ancient artifacts in the Acropolis Museum.
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  • 1 to 11 hours
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Skip the Line Acropolis Museum of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line Acropolis Museum of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the long lines and visit the new Acropolis Museum in your own time. One of the most important museums in Greece has a total area of 25,000 square meters and includes archaeological treasures dating to pre-historic times as well as priceless findings from the Acropolis monuments that represent its history and function as the most important religious centre of ancient Athens.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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Acropolis Museum: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

Acropolis Museum: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

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The Acropolis Museum is one of the premier archaeological collections in Greece, but the crowds can be daunting. Skip past the long lines with this pre-booked e-ticket and delve directly into ancient history with a self-guided audio tour downloaded directly to your smartphone. Take in the museum at your own pace while you learn about the history and significance of the vast collection of artifacts through an engaging commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Pre-booked e-Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone

Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Pre-booked e-Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone

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The Acropolis and its museum is Athen’s crown jewel, but the sights are often overrun with visitors. With this pre-booked e-ticket, zip past the crowds at the entrance and spend more time immersed in the Golden Age of Athens. Explore the archaeological site and the museum’s collection of artifacts with the engaging insights of two dedicated audio tours downloaded directly to your smartphone.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

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The UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens is the city’s most visited attraction, but it has the traffic to match. This walking tour starts early to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. For the full experience, upgrade to include a guided visit to the ancient Agora.
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  • 2 hours
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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

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Explore the greatest of ancient Greek architectural feats on a 4-hour private walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum, followed by dinner. Stroll around the UNESCO-listed Acropolis with an archaeologist to learn about its monuments, including the Parthenon. Then, visit the ultra-modern New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour of its spectacular statues and treasures. Finish with a delicious Greek dinner at a restaurant with stellar views over the Parthenon.
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  • 5 hours
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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

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Skip the long lines at the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

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Check off the top sights on your Athens must-see list during this half-day excursion with a private guide. Explore the iconic Acropolis and its ancient temples, and relive the highlights of the first modern Olympic Games at Panathenaic Stadium. You also check out Syntagma Square, pass by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Dionysos Theater, the National Gardens and much more. A flexible itinerary means you call the shots on what to do and where to go. Your private guide, entrance fees, and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 5 hours
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$352.02
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Athens Small Group Tour with Acropolis,Parthenon,Museum Including Meals

Athens Small Group Tour with Acropolis,Parthenon,Museum Including Meals

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Put the ancient world in context during this full-day private tour of Athens. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the birthplace of western civilisation or a veteran classicist, this private tour offers the chance to immerse yourself in ancient history and and architecture. Work up an appetite following your guide around Athens' major sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed Acropolis, before settling in for an authentic Greek dinner.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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New Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens Skip-The-Line Small Group Tour

New Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens Skip-The-Line Small Group Tour

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Go by foot and get up-close to the ancient wonder of Athens’ Acropolis. Visit the Greek capital’s most-renowned monuments on this flexible half-day walking tour. Soak in the historic significance of the place where Western politics and ideals were forged, your guide on hand to tell you more about the site's rich history. Don’t just look through the window of a tour bus: truly experience the Acropolis by taking a stroll around this epic landmark of civilization.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

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Delve into the rich history and heritage of Athens on a private half-day tour of the city’s headline acts. Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the world’s most famous archeological sites, and dive into the mythological world of ancient Greece as you visit the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, and Temple of Athena Nike. Get a chance to see the Panathenian Stadium, where the first Olympic Games was held; witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Greek Parliament; and visit the Acropolis Museum.
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  • 4 hours
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City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and choose from various routes. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, or other top sights—you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour

Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour

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After meeting your guide at the nearby metro station, you and your small group will set off for the Acropolis.  The tour brings some of history’s greatest treasures to life, offering an interactive experience you won’t get from a book or audio guide.  Your guide also times your visit to the Acropolis Museum to avoid the crowds and give you a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Acropolis Walking Tour and Acropolis Museum Visit

Acropolis Walking Tour and Acropolis Museum Visit

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This walking tour allows you to gain a deep understanding of the history of the Acropolis over the course of 4 hours. See area landmarks such as the Erechtheion, the Parthenon, and the Odeon of Herod the Atticus. Visit the Acropolis Museum to gain a fuller understanding of the treasures of ancient Greece.
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  • 4 hours
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$60.34
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Private Guided Tour of the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum

Private Guided Tour of the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum

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Immerse yourself in ancient Greek history on a  three and a half hour private sightseeing tour of the Acropolis, its museum, and more. The exclusive experience is an opportunity to go beyond what you get in a large group tour. Forget long waits outside the Acropolis and skip the entry line. You set the pace on the tour and can ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 3 hours
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$112.40
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Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Maximize your time in port with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Athens and Piraeus. Your self-guided shore excursion offers the best of both worlds, with the flexibility to visit the sights at your own pace and the on-board commentary ensuring you don’t miss anything. Jump off along the way to explore ancient sites like the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus; stroll the pretty streets of Plaka; or visit popular attractions like the National Archeological Museum, Syntagma Square and the National Gardens.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

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Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill.