A cluster of ancient ruins of great architectural and historical significance, Acropolis of Athens has been the star attraction of Athens for many centuries and is a World Heritage Site. Sitting on a rocky hill just above the city, this age-old citadel contains ruins of temples constructed during the 5th century BCE. The "City on a Hill," as its name roughly translates, contains outstanding examples of Classical architecture that continues to influence the building styles of modern cities around the world. Although pollution and exposure to weather continue to take their toll on the ancient buildings, the historical hill remains an important reminder of the cultural influence and political power ancient Greece once exercised on the rest of the world. Using our international travel planner, Athens attractions like Acropolis of Athens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Tours to Acropolis of Athens
€67 BOOK WITH VIATOR Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
Duration: 4 hours
€36 BOOK WITH VIATOR Athens Scenic Bike Tour on Electric or Conventional Bike Athens Scenic Bike Tour on Electric or Conventional Bike
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
€20 BOOK WITH VIATOR City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours
Duration: 80 to 120 minutes
€56 BOOK WITH VIATOR Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Duration: 3 hours
€35 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
€56 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
€32 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
€136 BOOK WITH VIATOR Acropolis & Surroundings Private Tour Acropolis & Surroundings Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
€48 BOOK WITH VIATOR Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
€15 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens
Duration: 75 to 120 minutes
Acropolis of Athens reviews
You can't not go, but at the same time, it was a throng of people filing through a bunch of rocks.......it was too crowded, even in November, to really appreciate the history of what it was and where.... more
You can't not go, but at the same time, it was a throng of people filing through a bunch of rocks.......it was too crowded, even in November, to really appreciate the history of what it was and where.... more »
Talk about walking in the footsteps of history makers! The Acropolis and all its ruins are amazing! You can’t visit Athens and miss the Acropolis.
Talk about walking in the footsteps of history makers! The Acropolis and all its ruins are amazing! You can’t visit Athens and miss the Acropolis. more »
Buy the combined ticket online. You then just scan or show it at the entrance. Highly recommended! I didn't wait at all.. As for the Acropolis - it's definitely worth it, most impressive and interesting structure, however not my favourite of the top sites. It is great, no doubt, but the crowd is unimaginable, thus you can't really enjoy peaceful exploration. The top site can be explored in about an hour, HOWEVER (!!) be careful not to exit prematurely or you'll have to buy another ticket, depending on where you enter from. There are two entrances: on the top, and from the main street in front of the big glass museum. You should take the lower entrance and ask how to make your way up. I took the upper one, explored the Acropolis, exited, and was not allowed to go in from the other way. And I didn't see a way down through the Acropolis, but... oh well. The view is also good, the structure is in reconstruction, so the best thing about this part were the few statues.
A truly incredible historical artifact that you must visit! It’s crazy to see in real life, it looks so mythical and magical that you can even begin to fathom how life with it must have been in ancient times when it was revered to such a high degree! Lovely sight make it the first thing to see when you go to Athens and you won’t regret it!
Plan your trip to Athens
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Athens
Side trips from Athens
Hidden gems in Athens
Museums in Athens
Shopping in Athens
Nearby attractions in Athens
Trips in Acropolis of Athens by other users
35 days in Greece BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND Athens Kassiopi Corfu Town 12 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Athens Heraklion Fira 37 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Seville Madrid Barcelona 18 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey BY A USER FROM CANADA Venice Milan Florence 42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA London Paris Madrid 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Reykjavik Barcelona Marseille