The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum of the 21st century, housing the most famous works of antiquity. The rich collections provide visitors with a comprehensive picture of the human presence on the Acropolis, from pre-historic times through late Antiquity. Integral to this program is the display of an archeological excavation on the site of the Museum itself: ruins from the 4th through 7th centuries A.D., left intact and protected beneath the building and made visible through the first floor. The Acropolis Museum provides a restaurant on the second floor, with panoramic views of the Acropolis and a 700 square meter public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. The Museum hosts two Shops, one at the ground floor level and one next to the Museum Restaurant on the second floor. Among other facilities, the Museum offers a Reading Lounge on the second floor with views of the Caryatids and the Hekatompedos Pediment where visitors can relax on comfortable chairs and browse through books on the Acropolis and the classical world.
Type of Events
Exhibitions, Gallery Talks, Educational programs, Children’s workshops, Music events, Seminars, Projections
General admission fee: €5
For information on eligibility for reduced admission ticket or free admission, please click here.
Tickets are available for sale either at the Museum’s Ticket Desk or via its e-ticketing service.
Free entry: 6 March (In Memory of Melina Mercouri), 25 March, 18 May (International Museum Day), 28 October
For visitor access to:
the ground floor Shop and Café, the purchase of a ticket is not required.
to the second floor Shop and Restaurant, a free admission ticket is required from the Ticket Desk.
Group bookings (from 15 to 50 visitors) can be organized via telephone on +30 210 9000903, from Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Groups without a reservation risk being denied entry to the Museum.
School group reservations can be organized via telephone on +30 210 9000903. The Museum also offers several educational options for children and educators.
Useful information for visitors with disabilities
Visitors with disabilities from both EU and non-EU countries and an individual accompanying them are entitled to free admission on presentation of the required identification.
All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. Both the main entrance of the Museum (Dionysiou Areopagitou 15) and the side entrance (Makriyianni 2-4) have a special ramp for wheelchairs and strollers. All of the Museum’s levels have elevator access and toilets for individuals with disabilities. The Museum therefore encourages visitors to use their own wheelchairs if they have one. Otherwise, wheelchairs are available for use free of charge, from the information desk at the entrance of the Museum, on provision of identification.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome inside the Museum.
The Museum Guide is available in Braille (Greek and English) for loan at the Museum's Information Desk.
Individuals with disabilities can direct questions, make comments and express opinions on the exhibits to the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts. Archaeologist-Hosts can be found from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the exhibits and can accompany visitors on their personal journey in the ancient and modern worlds showing them rich visual material, with the assistance of tablets. An Archaeologist-Host is available at the designated location in the Archaic Gallery.