Tips on museums and archaeological sites

Tips on museums that might prove useful

- Wednesdays are usually the quietest of days to visit any museum in the capital

- Some museums let EU students in for free (others charge half price) and offer concessions for senior citizens over 65 and under 19

- In general, entrance fees range from 5-10

- Most museums have websites with updated practical information and upcoming events. However it’s worth visiting the Greek National Tourism Information Office (Areopagitou 18-20, just opposite the Acropolis Museum entrance), for information on current opening hours, entrance fees and events. Or even better, use this use to experience this ancient city’s heritage.

 

Opening hours of archaeological sites

At the time this guide was going to print, the extended summer timetable had not yet been announced. Generally, most archaeological sites open around 08:00 and close around 19:00. 

If you wish to visit a site in the late afternoon, it is advisable to call and check beforehand, at least during June until the seasonal staff is hired.

 

See more for less

A four day pass at a price of  €12 (concessions €6), can get you into: the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and its museum, Kerameikos and its  museum, the Roman Agora, Acropolis’ North  and South slopes and the Temple of Olympian  Zeus (not applicable for the Acropolis Museum).

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©Thanassis Karatzas

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