Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
How to get there
  • Neos Kosmos • 5 min walk
  • Akropoli • 6 min walk
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  • Andrea
    Copenhagen, Denmark7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    This museum is one of the most impressive I have ever visited. It has a modern design and offers a variaty of exhibits and information about ancient Athens. The only downside is that you need to purchase an additional ticket to enter the museum separate from the one for the Acropolis.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • TheGreekTraveler2023
    Panama City, Panama10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To complete your Acropolis visit you must visit the Museum
    If you got a chance to visit the Acropolis then you must go to the museum. Just image all the statues and artifacts that was in the Acropolis back in the day. It must have been a beautiful place to just sit and collect your thoughts. You can get up close and personal with the statues. Just remember no touch.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Emily
    London, United Kingdom436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Visit
    Great museum, so much to see and well displayed with some interesting notes and additional information. Plenty of context with the Acropolis itself so recommend visiting on same day. Large so plenty to see, but can get very busy, but many items are displaced at night so can still see. Staff were generally helpful and spoke English.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 July 2023
  • ΜΙΧΑΗΛ Φ
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of the best museums in the world
    Wonderful museum, one of the best in the world. The sculptures are the most beautiful ever crafted. The museum is located by the southeastern slope of the Acropolis hill, on the ancient road that led up to the "sacred rock" in classical times. Set only 280 meters (310 yd), away from the Parthenon
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Marlene
    Fredonia, New York180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see!
    We actually never made it up to the Acropolis itself. Too hot and lines were too long, but we feel like we got all the important details by touring the museum. So many original artifacts and multi-media exhibits. Really enjoyed our visit and learned alot.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Elle8104
    Neston, United Kingdom406 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent display of artifacts from acropolis in amazing air conditioned setting
    This is well worth a visit if you are doing the acropolis. Ideally before but due to queues at the acropolis maybe after! It gives real insight into the way the site worked and how glorious it was. The museum is built over ancient ruins with glass floors, allowing viewing of them throughout the ground floor area. We didn’t queue and it was a great way to add context.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Paul D
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learn more about the Acropolis of Athens
    A step back in time to compliment a visit to the Acropolis. Better to go following a morning visit to the actual site, allow the air conditioned museum to give you some respite and listen as the audio tour takes you around the many articles taken from within the site for preservation. I would definitely recommend buying tickets online before arrival as queues form and get longer as the day goes on.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • MarliTravels
    New York City, New York608 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun way to learn the history of the acropolis.
    Indoor air conditioned museum. You can easily spend 2-3 hours. There is a gift shop, food and restrooms. If you bring a backpack you will have to check it. You can rent a headset and it will give you information/description/history on the exhibits you are viewing. There’s also an outside portion in the lower level that shows ruins.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Lisa H
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    The queue for the Parthenon was too big first thing in the morning so we went to the Museum instead. Walked straight in and we used the free audio guide. Spent a few hours at the Museum-very well laid out and informative.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Jessica A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect for the history of the Acropolis
    The museum is kept really well both inside and out, the first thing that jumps out at you is certainly the care for the environment. Although it was quite crowded when I visited, it paced well, as the spaces are large enough for both "independent" visitors and groups with guides to flow through. Also, it is a great place if you want to learn even more about the history of the Acropolis. Too bad those British colonialists took parts of the Acropolis to London, but this museum is still definitely worth a visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Where to begin. Air conditioned to get out of the heat. There are 4 floors of exhibits. It is diffcult to talk about everything but with that I will say all of the artifacts are from the Acropolis. It is one of the most important museums in the world.
You really need to visit here. Sadly there are some artifacts hanging on the wall of one room where there are sections missing. The museum knows where the pieces are. They are in other museums around the world who have not felt the need to put them where they belong, in Athens.
There is also a restaurant on the premises if you choose to spend the day here.
Written 12 July 2024
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nature+surf
American in Costa Rica487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Acropolis Museum is just excellent. It is beautifully laid out and a work of art itself. We especially loved the top floor, where you could see the actual Parthenon. Super museum, don't miss it.
Written 8 July 2024
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Dennis K
Plano, TX260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Overall, I would recommend this. We went right after noon. It was busy, but I heard from others on our cruise that it was busier in the morning. One of the advantages of going at noon is getting out of the sun and enjoying some air conditioning. Also, go before climbing up the Acropolis to visit the Parthenon.

We were on a tour during our visit, and we had a guide. I'd highly recommend that. She was able to steer us to the more significant pieces in the museum and explain what their importance was.

Another thing to know: pictures are not allowed in various places of the museum. The museum staff will not hesitate to get after you if you try and take prohibited pictures. Keep an eye on your young children as there are plenty of things they'll be tempted to climb on or touch that they should not.

I enjoyed the Acropolis Museum. It was a nice place to kill some time before our ticket entry time for the Acroprolis.
Written 8 July 2024
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Leeder47
Duffield, UK509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We visited the Acropolis Museum Cafe. If you’re in the area, you can avoid the queues by getting a special ticket just for the cafe & shop.
Always busy. Efficient table service. Good coffees. Plenty of seating inside & out, with great views.
Written 8 July 2024
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Jenny P
Indianapolis, IN43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Very large museum. Gets very crowded and entrance lines can be long because there are only two doors. Might be better to attempt going in the middle of the day/early afternoon instead of the morning (very long line mid-morning but no one was out there when we left early afternoon). Nice part of going with a guide is that they pick out the most important stuff. So it would be wise to decide beforehand if you want someone to just show you what you really need to see in 45 minutes or if you just want to wander around for a couple hours.

And I feel obligated to warn everyone going to Greece that the museums allow personal photos/videos (the ground floor of this museum allows no photos at all) but NO SELFIES!! They do a bad job advertising that, so I witnessed many a person get yelled at (I was reprimanded at the Sparta Archaeological Museum) for attempting to take a selfie. Not a problem to not take selfies, but I wish they would do a better job telling people because they clearly care a lot about NO SELFIES!!
Written 6 July 2024
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IrenaR474
Middle East311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
After reading many reviews, we went to the museum before visiting the Acropolis hill itself. It was a wise decision, as it gave us a wide perspective on what we are going to see at Acropolis, as the exhibition is overwhelming. The building itself is modern and the transparent floor, allows to see the ancient excavations below. It was a very interesting experience for us and our teenager kids, and during a heat wave, a cool place with tons of exhibits inside was just what we've needed.
Written 6 July 2024
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Julie P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing!!!!! I would definitely go many times, unforgettable experience! It's better to visit the museum with a guide.
Written 3 July 2024
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Okwnewmom
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We visited at the end of June. We combined the museum tour with the Acropolis tour. It was a guided tour with audio. Our guide was fantastic! We believe her name was “Pan.” Without her, we would’ve had a hard time piecing the whole thing together. She knew everything! Museum was air conditioned so a nice break from the heat!
Written 3 July 2024
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Blake & Eddie
Atlanta, GA97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum like you’ll never see anywhere else in the world! The excavated ruins underneath the museum with glass floors for viewing are unreal! It is such a nice space with friendly staff, and we enjoyed listening along at a self guided tour via a website on our phone that’s included in admission. Just ask a staff member about the numbered headphones on the exhibits.
Written 2 July 2024
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LindaSofiaZahra
Zurich, Switzerland139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I recommend doing the museum after the Acropolis. You stop there get your lunch, make pictures on terrasse and then continue with the museum top to down and then finish with the underground piece. The museum can be done in 1h30.
Written 2 July 2024
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