Acropolis Museum

An archeological museum that houses every artifact found on the archaeological site of the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum is a modern, architecturally simple yet imposing structure, designed by Bernard Tschumi and Michael Fotiadis. Located on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, this museum is by far the most popular museum in the city, as its treasures include more than 50,000 pieces unearthed during several excavations in Athens. Housing the very legacy of classical civilization, the Acropolis Museum is visited by hundreds of thousands and thousands of people annually in an attempt to see the cultural wonders of the past. The museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters.

Besides the quality of its exhibition areas and its underground excavation, the Acropolis Museum also boasts presentations hosted by museum archaeologists every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The presentations are held both in Greek and English but participation is limited with up to 20 visitors per session. The museum staff are affable and informative—equipped not only with the knowledge but also the desire to help you around the museum exhibits. Moreover, archaeologists are available to answer any questions you may have between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. every day.

Museum archaeologists-hosts hold brief presentations for history buffs every Fri, Sat and Sun. The presentations are held both in Greek and English. Be warned, however, participation is limited (up to 20 visitors per session). Coupons are available on a first-come, first-served basis every Fri (15:00-18:00) and Sat, Sun (12:30-16:30) at the Information Desk. Another special treat: the 3D projections that take place every weekend. 

HOURS

FOR THE EXHIBITION AREA:

Winter Hours (1st November - 31st March)

Monday to Thursday:      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      (last admission: 4:30 p.m.)

Friday:                             9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.      (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

Saturday to Sunday:        9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.        (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

Summer Hours (1st April - 31st October)

Monday:                          8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    (last admission: 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday to Sunday:         8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

Friday:                             8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

FOR THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION:

Winter Hours (1st November - 31st March)

Monday to Sunday:        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    (last admission: 4:30 p.m.)

Summer Hours (1st April - 31st October)

Monday:                         8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    (last admission: 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday to Sunday:        8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

Note: The museum is closed on the 1st of January, Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday (1st if May), and the 25th and 26th of December. On Good Friday, the Acropolis Museum runs from noon to 6:00 p.m. and on Easter Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On August Full Moon and European Night of Museums, the Acropolis Museum operates until midnight, and on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (24th and 31st of December), the Acropolis Museum runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS

Winter Hours (1st November - 31st March)

General Admission: 5 euros

Summer Hours (1st April - 31st October)

General Admission: 10 euros

Note: Admission is free on the 6th of March (In Memory of Melina Mercouri), the 25th of March (Greek National Holiday), 18th of May (International Museum Day), and the 28th of October (Greek National Holiday).

For the most updated information on timings and ticket prices, visit https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en

 

TIPS

Some recommended tips from the museum are:

  • If you are able to, it might be sensible to avoid visiting the museum between 10:00 a.m. and    2:00 p.m. (because that’s when the museum tends to get flooded with cruise ship passengers and school groups)
  •  Always begin your tour of the 1st floor at the northeast corner, for the best element of continuity.
  • The museum’s restaurant stays open until until midnight every Friday. Enjoy a special menu with a beautiful night view of the Acropolis.
  • Remember to look down, or else you'll miss the underground excavation!
  • It may be helpful (and interesting) to follow a gallery talk by a museum archaeologist and host.  
  • Visit the museum before you head for the Parthenon temple 
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Museum details

  • Address : Dionysiou Areopagitou 15
  • Area : Plaka
  • Museum phone: (+30) 210 9000900
  • Website : http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
  • Category : Museum   
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