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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
star-4.5
$55.82 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Trip of a lifetime
I've seen images of these monuments all my life. To finally see them in person was a rewarding experience. And our guide (Kaula?) brought history back to life. Bravo!
Timothy_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

star-5
Trip of a lifetime
Timothy_M, May 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
I've seen images of these monuments all my life. To finally see them in person was a rewarding experience. And our guide (Kaula?) brought history back to life. Bravo!
star-5
They were extremely...
Timothy_S, May 2022
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum (Small Group Afternoon Walking Tour)
They were extremely flexible with our reservation last minute. The tour was excellent, the photos were amazing.
star-5
Ask for Costa. He is the best!
Eric_S, May 2022
The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
Costa was a terrific guide. His English was perfect snd his knowledge was amazing! He was really considerate also of our limitations and allowed me to rest without flowing down the group as a whole. Excellent.
star-5
Great tour
William_M, May 2022
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets
The Acropolis is amazing, but be warned, there is a lot of uphill walking. It would be best if your trip could be arranged during cooler periods. Our guide was excellent in describing the various sites such as the Erechtheum, theatre of Dyonesus, temple of Athena, and construction with marble.
star-5
Great tour!
Stephen_F, May 2022
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
Maria was a wonderful guide - extremely knowledgeable and very nice. There were only six of us so it was a nice small group. The sights and history of the Acropolis were amazing. If you are in Athens, this is a must do tour!
star-4
Great tour with distracted guide
Asheri_S, May 2022
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Tour with Licensed Expert Guide & Admission
Great tour. Will do it again. Tell guides to be less on their phones and focus more on the guests. The guide was constantly on her phone. But the tour was breathtaking. Worth the climb.
star-5
Great experience and very informative
James_l, May 2022
Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
Listening to our tour guide with all of her knowledge of Greece and how this important area related to all citizens. We are glad we took the tour so we were really informed of the area. The guide also explained how the museum was closely related to historical site.
star-5
Worth it!
Andrew_W, May 2022
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide Fotoni was very fun and knowledgeable. This tour informed us on a lot of info that made the acropolis and museum much more meaningful.
star-5
Great tour & experience
Marty_B, May 2022
Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum
Our tour guide was very informative & passionate about the Greek history Well organized and on time.. Very enjoyable experience!
star-5
Great Acropolis tour
Rachel_W, May 2022
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets
Great tour with Jiota. Very interesting and informative guide. Handy to have tickets already included. Quite a long tour so wear comfortable shoes and sunblock! A must when visiting Athens.
star-5
Fun experience!
Amy_Z, May 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Dorina was our tour guide, and she was excellent! Very knowledgeable about everything we saw, and moved at a good pace. Highly recommend!!
star-5
Excellent
Kathleen_C, May 2022
Acropolis Of Athens & Acropolis Museum Skip The Line Private Guided Tour
Great tour! Ada was the best. She was knowledgeable, fun, and very nice. She made the sites come alive. A super tour and guide.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
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