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Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos)
Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos)

Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos)

15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, 11742

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.

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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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$59.85 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic experience
Dorina was exceptional guide. Tons of knowledge, must experience the tour. Learn ton of history like one going back in time.
arnold_N, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

star-5
Very informative
Ed_P, Nov 2021
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Pre-booked e-Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone
A great, in depth audio accompaniment to a visit to the Acropolis. Sometimes, it was hard to be sure you are standing in the right place at the right moment, but otherwise very informative. We will listen to it again.
star-5
Fabulous Tour - Guide and All!
Jennifer_B, Nov 2021
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
Awesome and knowledgeable tour guide — the tour provided exceptional access to history and historical grounds of the Acropolis. Must see!
star-5
Our tour guide Fotini was wonderful. So knowledgeable and passionate about ancient history and greek heritage.
Briana_O, Nov 2021
The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
The sights were spectacular but our tour guide Fotini brought the history and place to life. She was an expert!
star-5
Good and knowledgeable guide
Keith_P, Nov 2021
Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum
On the Acropolis. We warned it is quite a walk up the hill from the parking lot to the top. Otherwise a very enjoyable morning
star-5
Great!
Flavia_B, Nov 2021
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
Our guide, Natasha, was really friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour on the Acropolis and in the museum. It's such an incredible place! My only suggestion would be to do the museum tour before the Acropolis tour so visotors have free time to explore the site on their own at he end of the day. We did not have any free time, and I really wish we had been given some...
star-5
Superb!
Ryan_E, Nov 2021
Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit
Excellent experience. Very knowledgeable and fun guide. Met some great people. Highly recommend this tour for all.
star-5
Excellent must see
Lloyd_o, Nov 2021
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
She did an excellent job was very kind, knowledgeable and thoughtful. She was also on time and moved at a good pass. I would do this again!
star-5
Must-Do when visiting Acropolis!
Brittany_L, Oct 2021
Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit
Our tour guide, “Vicky”, was wonderfully engaging, patient, and knowledgeable. Taking a guided tour definitely adds value to the experience, as I walked away with a whole new appreciation for Athens! Took the 9am tour which of course has crowds but Vicky warned later in the day is extra crowded.
star-5
Very intersted tour!
Luisa_S, Oct 2021
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
Natasha was very good guide with big knowledge of old ancient mitology. We are very satisfied. The must for Athen!
star-5
Worth it
KimDowell, Oct 2021
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Pre-booked e-Tickets & Audio Tours on your phone
We didn't really need this because it RAINED BUCKETS when we went, but it was worth the money and I would do it again.
star-5
Great tour.
Natalie_C, Oct 2021
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets
Chris was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable, professional and kind. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A truly worthwhile experience
George_G, Oct 2021
The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
A brilliant tour bringing Ancient Greece to life. The tour guides were exceptional in their knowledge

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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