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Parthenon

Athens Acropolis, Athens

The Basics

The best way to visit the Parthenon is on a walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens, including neighboring ruins such as the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion. First-time visitors to Athens can also combine a visit with a city sightseeing tour; a half-day trip to the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion; or even a food tasting city tour. History buffs can tack on a tour of the Ancient Agora or a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.

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Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
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Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
$33.11 per adult
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Absolutely wonderful
Absolutely worth every penny! My wife and daughter and I loved the tour so much. Our tour guide was fantastic!
Maia_C, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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Acropolis on your own
Linda_V, Mar 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Highly recommend a trip to the acropolis as no trip to Athens will be complete without it. I recommend if traveling at this time to just go to the tickets office directly at the acropolis as no lines in these times of COVID. No libes anywhere. After a visit here go to tge museum.
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It was great tour
Rita_R, Aug 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Tour guide guy was great!!!! Acropolis museum was great!!! Whole walking tour was great!!!! Tour guide was very knowledgeable!!!!!
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It was a great...
Igor_S, Aug 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
It was a great experience! Excellent tour guide! Would highly recommend this tour. The acropolis is a wonderful experience for all but very crowded in august.
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The guide's knowledge made this an experience to remember!
Steven_W, Jul 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Had a wonderful informative experience taking us back in time! Even though it was a hot day, and the climb up the acropolis to the parthenon and other sites was a bit exhausting at times, our guide stopped in shaded areas on the way up to speak and point out many magnificent ancients sites. Our family of 3 adults and 2 teenagers, was able to gain significant insight about life in ancient times. We never would have appreciated it all without the guide's knowledge. Thank you! Highly recommend.
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Gorgeous and informative
Melody_P, Jul 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
If you are about history it's a great place to go especially Greek history. They definitely made the Parthenon come alive again. And it's beautiful being inside a park great for walking around in afterwards.
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Well worth the expense
Steve_K, Jul 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Go early. Even the prepaid ticket line is long and doesn’t move quickly. The later in the day the longer it gets. However, once inside, it’s a wonderful experience. Wear comfortable, supporting shoes. The ground, as you’d expect is uneven. I saw two people fall during the 1st hour I was there. The history, the sights, and the views of Athens are well worth the expense.
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Book this tour!
Carla_R, Jul 2022
Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus
We had the best time with Kostas. He was wonderful and went out of his way to show us a fantastic day. After showing us the sites he took us to an amazing restaurant with an amazing owner. I would book with Kostas again in a heartbeat.
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Awesome experience!
Lory_W, Jul 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
The office is located a short walk from the Acropolis. The staff was very welcoming and efficient. Our guide was very knowledgeable, set a reasonable pace & found us shade whenever possible. We enjoyed the size of our group and the use of the Whisper Boxes made hearing our guide effortless. The office sent updates via email concerning our reservation and all the necessary information for the tour. Awesome experience!
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Good tour
Jason_A, Jul 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Walking tour was wonderful. There was lots of history given and lots of opportunities to take photos. The headphone system worked well. Would reccomend.
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Absolutely perfect!
Heather_G, Jul 2022
Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus
3 Absolutely perfect! Review of Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus Pending review We had a short time in Athens and needed a way to hit all the major sightseeing landmarks without breaking the bank. We were 4 adults and fit perfectly in the car. The car was super clean, icy-cold a/c, and we had a top-notch, knowledgeable and well-spoken driver. He was truly a wonderful human being. We were able to see so much and learn more about the rich culture and landmarks than we could have hoped. So glad we were able to secure a tour so last-minute because it really was worth every cent!
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Easy to find. able to get...
JUN_M, Jul 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Easy to find. able to get by long lines. amazing trip. acropolis is a must do in athens. will definitely recommend
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Artemis our guide was...
Anna_M, Jul 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Artemis our guide was excellent. Enough historical download delivered in a clear, entertaining and memorable way. She was attentive to the groups’ needs on such a hot day, and we loved her passion and enthusiasm for her country’s history. We really enjoyed the tour and feel we must now lobby our government to return what Lord Elgan stole to its rightful place within the stunning Acropolis Museum where the marble freeze belongs. Many thanks x
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Parthenon is most often visited on half- or full-day city tours of Ancient Athens.

  • Come prepared for the weather, as the Parthenon is an indoor/outdoor experience.

  • Wheelchair lift available to the top of the Acropolis.

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How to Get to the Parthenon

The Parthenon is located within the Acropolis on a hilltop in central Athens. Entry is via Dionysiou Areopagitou or Theorias, and the nearest underground train station is Akropoli.

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When to Get There

The Parthenon is open from April to October, Monday 11am to 7:30pm and Tuesday to Sunday 8am to 7:30pm, and November to March, daily from 8:30am to 3pm. As with most popular tourist attractions, you would do well to arrive when the doors open to beat the crowds.

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An Awkward Encounter with England

In the early 19th century, when Athens was under Turkish rule, sculptures from the Parthenon were sold to Englishman Lord Elgin. The artifacts, nicknamed the ‘Elgin Marbles’ are now on display in London's British Museum, but they remain a point of contention for the Greek government, which still insists they should be returned.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Parthenon?
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