Hi Marija 1. Metro Station "ACROPOLIS", then via Dionysiou Areopagitou str. Once purchased, the ticket is emailed to you and can be downloaded to your mobile device. My contact in Athens has confirmed what I thought, and what is on the official websites. The official providers will not refund tickets bought in error, or make any refunds at all. When you are there head directly to the entrance gate. ► A popular combination is Entry tickets to both the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, also provided by KeyTours. There is no further 50% reduction on the reduced fee for those people who are eligible for the 50% discount during summer. It would be worth getting the multipass ticket to visit those places you mentioned, at any of the tickets booths at the site, but you recommend not getting it at the Acropolis because of the queues? Can I Buy a ticket for the Acropolis online, in advance? You says that the 12€ ticket is valid for 4 days but is it also valid for visiting the same monument more than one time? There is no reduction during winter on the price of the Combo Ticket. archaeological site of the Slopes of the Acropolis extends around the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis. If you buy the combo ticket at the Acropolis, this is what you get (ticket is pictured to the right of the photograph). I asked for a ‘free entry multiticket’ when I arrive at the Olympieion and showed my >65 card from UK. The oldest traces of human presence in the South Slope of the Acropolis, dated from the Neolithic period (4th millennium B.C.) The view on to the Acropolis from the roof top terrace (on which meals are served) and bedrooms on the northern side of the hotel is any archaeology traveller’s dream! As I say in the post, the ticket can not be bought online only at the entrance to the sites. Follow this link to the Viator Website for More Details and to Book Online. As long as there are enough museums you want to visit besides the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum (€25), the Unlimited Pass would be value for money. Although occupied since the Neolithic, it was not until the 11th century BC that the Acropolis became the home of the cult of Athena. Then click continue. Because of the 50% reduction in ticket prices during winter, I would not even consider these passes from 1 November to 31 March. So far I didn’t think of others Athens would have other than possibly museums. The queues here tend not to be as long as those at the main entrance. The Acropolis Museum, one of the most important museums in the world, houses the findings of only one archaeological site, the Athenian Acropolis and its slopes. Having a multisite/Combo ticket online ONLY enables you to skip the queue at the Ticket Office, not the queues at the two entrances to the Acropolis. I love Athens, so if it is great archaeology, good food and wonderful hospitality you are after you will have a good time. The Olympieon is the only site on the south side of the Acropolis away from the Acropolis. Where is your next adventure to? The guy in the ticket office told me that I could get 1/2 price (€15) but not free. These include children between the ages of 6 and 25 who are not from the EU and people over 65 from the EU and European Economic Area. And, this certified walking tour can be booked online at GetYourGuide. (because you mentioned the other 5 or 6 sites from the parthenon do not have a stub). The museum houses the artefacts recovered from archaeological excavations, and are displayed to show the changing funerary practices in ancient Athens.Single Entry: €8 (reduced €4), The main attraction of the Olympieon is the colossal Temple of Olympian Zeus – one of the largest temples in the ancient world. Cost: €30 summer and winter The inbox frequently fills up and so new emails are rejected. Acropolis Tickets I live close to NYC, so between living close to there and my trips to Chicago, Philly, DC, and many other parts of America and the world, I’ve been into archeology for a long time. If you are also going to be visiting some of the other main archaeology sites in Athens, then I recommend getting yourself a Combined or Special Package Ticket. (function(d, sc, u) { If you have a few days, don’t buy something from the first place you see – take your time and see what is on offer from the various shops and kiosks around the city. Thanks, Thomas… very helpful as always! Is the hop on – hop off bus worth doing? If you buy your ticket at say the Olympieon, you then do not need to stand in queue for a ticket at the Acropolis – you still need to get in a queue to get into the site. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed blog, I really enjoyed reading this. Dear JoAnn But I agree about the archeology, I can’t wait to see all that Greece has to offer. The Combo Ticket includes SEVEN sites, and is valid for five days. Tickets are available at ticket offices on site as well as online. Although the queues at the Acropolis are only really bad in the morning. If you are booking online (a step-by-step account is given below) and are eligible for a reduced or free ticket, make this choice while booking your ticket. True or not? It is a sad truth, buying from the official website is not reliable. During designated Open Days all visitors have free access to all archaeological sites, monuments and museums in Greece. thank you for your reply. ► Members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, as well as equivalent bodies of other EU countries There are museums in the Ancient Agora and the Kerameikos cemetery, and these are included in the entrance ticket for these sites. Everyone visiting Athens wants to climb the Acropolis. Certain groups of people qualify for 50% reduction during the summer, from 1 April to 31 October. For some (not all) of the products recommended on this page, Archaeology Travel will earn a commission at no extra cost to you should you decide to purchase them. This is an ‘official’ ticket – in that it is produced and sold by the Greek Ministry of Culture, the body that manages these sites. I was wondering if there are other sites in Athens or other parts of Greece that also give out nice ticket stubs with a picture image of the site (like you showed the Parthenon ticket which had a picture of it). Read More About Archaeology Travel. Alternatively, after the Museum and the Odeon and the Theatre, you could go to Kerameikos, come back to the Ancient Agora (Hadrian’s Libary and the Roman Forum if there is time) and then end the day on the Acropolis (it closes at 7pm). Do you know where to get the official opening hours? Hi Thomas, many thanks for such a useful and helpful webpage! Thanks for the very useful information! Thomas, thanks for the great guide! And with this particular ticket package, there is a significant difference between summer and winter prices. It really is as simple as that. After a day walking the streets of this ancient city, getting into bed and dozing off with a light up Parthenon in sight is quite magical. Historical sources suggest this area was an idyllic grove, it is best known to us as the location of Aristotle’s school of philosophy. When I went there, after the Olympieion, at about 9am there were already about 30 in the queue. Summer: April 1 to October 31: €20 Winter: November 1 to March 31: €10. I have several questions for you: 1. Any recommendations for those locations? To avoid that queue, you have to purchase a skip-the-line ticket or take a guided tour. Thank you for such an informative article, possibly the best I’ve read so far in my research for my trip. Again, be sure to have valid documents and ID to demonstrate you are eligible for such a discount. Although a relatively new ticket combination, there are already close to 150 reviews and a score of 4.3 out of 5. Data protection and privacy prevents me showing actual screencaps of these emails I receive. These Acropolis tickets and tours include skip the line: Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket (From US$17,58) Entry e-tickets for the Top Ancient Athens Attractions and 3 Audio Tours (From US$43,04) Skip the Line: Admission Ticket for Acropolis and Slopes (From US$15,76) Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Ticket (From US$42,43) Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Let's Book Travel on Tripadvisor. From 1 November to 31 March, a standard ticket costs €10. 3. There is no need to pick up your ticket. From November 1st to March 30th (01/11-31/03) of each year, reduced rates apply exclusively to single-use tickets for all archaeological sites and museums belonging to the State. Email: efaath@culture.gr, IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: The Archaeological Site will remain closed due to the new measures implemented in order to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens, Ancient Iera Odos (Sacred Way) - Estavromenou Square, Athens METRO - "Aigaleo" Station, Archaeologcal Exhibition in the METRO Station "Akropolis". For these reasons, I strongly recommend buying a ticket from our recognised partners on the GetYourGuide website (see the ‘Skip-the-line’ section below). The cost of the combination ticket is €30 per person,all year round, there is no winter discount. Avoid the Queues with Skip-the-Line Tickets. You buy the tickets at the ticket kiosks that are at the entrances to the sites. The main ticket office for the Acropolis is below the main entrance to the Acropolis itself. If you are a student in the EU, you get free admission. p>At some of the smaller sites that are included in the Combination Ticket the queues are no where near as long as at the Acropolis. So the total cost for entry to each of the seven sites during winter is €32 (unless you qualify for free entry). Other than that one, is there other ticket stubs in Greece I would get? About the student discounts, I have one doubt: I’m mexican but I’m currently studying a MSc in UK, I have my student ID from the University. There is free admission to the Acropolis on these days: March 6, April 18, May 18, last weekend of September, October 28, and every Sunday from November 1 to March 31. Nothing. If you are sure of your dates, however, and you are careful – the following is a step-by-step guide to assist you through the process, taking you from the Greek language landing page to the final page in the process. In my opinion, based on the substantial feedback I get from readers, a few Euros extra is worth it. The ticket office and entrance to the Ancient Greek Acropolis archeological slopes and sites, beneath the Parthenon or Temple of Athena on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece. Do I have the discount? It is a small, but archaeologically very important island nearby. When I was in Athens in May, the ticket lasted four days – I have not seen any information that says that is different now. I can not believe that anyone will only be able to buy tickets for April to October 2019 from 1 April. A question about the online tickets for the acropolis: when I buy it online, can I skip the lines? There is no way to book online – you just show up along with many, many other hopefuls. No, the combo ticket is for the sites and the sites only – not museums (except the on site museums) and not transport. Happy to answer your questions. Entries to both the Acropolis and the museum are included in the price of the tour (€84)! 2. As far as I know the ticket only allows for one entry to the Acropolis. 3. There are two city passes for Athens that I know of that include transport. Step Three: click on the white arrow in the location box, and then click on ATTICA. There are great views over the Agora to the Acropolis from the temple. To get your tickets online ticket, visit the official e-ticketing service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. There is also a ticket kiosk at the entrance near the Theatre of Dionysus. But, it is not that far from the Acropolis Museum – which is just opposite the entrance to the South Slopes of the Acropolis and the Theatre of Dionysios. So that means if your plans change, you can not change your tickets either. For visitors today a surface area of 0.25 hectares (50 x 48 m.) has been exposed, revealing part of the palaestra where athletes trained in wrestling and boxing.Single Entry: €4 (reduced €2). I think that includes people who are 18. You need to decide whether the time saved and peace of mind is worth €5 – only you can make that decision. 4. I spent a pleasant day on a Friday walking around all the sites. But the system would not accept April dates. You can avoid the queues at the two entrances to the Acropolis by either taking a guided tour or buying a skip-the-line ticket. This is available for both Android and iOS devices, but only available in English, French and Spanish. ► Greek citizens who are Olympic medal holders, Consult the original list from the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport >>. And the response was an emphatic – ‘tough luck, read the Terms & Conditions’. Step Seven: this is where you choose the type of ticket you want, and how many. Metro/bus transport is so cheap – I was there for 6 days so I bought a 24 hour ticket (€4.50) and a 5 day ticket (9€) – a single ticket which is valid for metro/tram/bus journeys within 90 mins is €1.40 For this reason the ticket is only available for purchase at the entrance to each of the participating sites, or on the Ministry of Culture and Sports website (link below). In the winter months (1 November to 31 March) everyone pays the reduced rate (50% of the standard cost) at each of the seven sites, unless you are entitled to free entry (see the list below). I hope that helps Jackie – Please do come back and tell us how you got on :). The Olympeion Zeus is fenced off in a large area, and entry to that is part of the Acropolis multi-ticket scheme. I would not miss Kerameikos and the Ancient Agora.