Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 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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from $22.00
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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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  • singlishps
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum
    After a visit to the impressive Acropolis itself, we spent another day at the Museum. I realized after a while that the archaeologists the rocks at the site and put the good stuff in a museum, where it won't suffer from the weather. The achievement of the scholars and artists who reconstructed the shattered sculptures is beyond impressive! The museum is clean and light with lovely views of the Acropolis, the works preserved inside are beautiful, and the signage in English and Greek is an education. I enjoyed the video reconstruction of Lord Elgin and staff chopping up the marble facades to steal them back to England. What contempt the English had for the Greeks in those days!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Leka
    Pristina, Kosovo295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    If in Athens and visit Acropolis (which is a must) then the next stop is Acropolis Museum. New, modern built above the ruins of old Athens this museum explains a full history of Athens 25 centuries ago. A three our visit is a minimum required time to spent there. So don’t miss it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Katie G
    355 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit be sure to see the ruins under the museum!
    Definitely worth a visit if in Athens. Not the cheapest museum but we really enjoyed this and being over multiple floors it was something to do for a few hours! Definitely be sure to check out the ruins under the museum which is included in the price. You are not allowed to take big bags with you past the second entrance into the museum but there is a free luggage storage system which is ran by someone. You are given a ticket to give back at the end of the visit. The cafe is nice but a little pricey.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, New York1,091 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Premier Museum
    The new museum is amazing. It is well worth the millions of Euros invested in it. It is a premier museum. The exhibits are by far the best in Athens for daily life and sculptures of the 5th century BC. Definitely see the museum if you are visiting the Acropolis.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Sandra M
    Henderson, Nevada409 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum-Must do
    We had been to Athens a number of years ago and went to the Acropolis but hadn't seen the museum so we went this time around. Very nice museum & so many amazing things to see. Plus bonus is the city they uncovered below where the building is was very nice.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • scubamex
    422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure that you go.
    We visited this museum as it was just around the corner from out hotel. Located on a street where there are plenty of restaurants. Really a good museum to visit and you will certainly learn a lot. Can get crowded. We spent about 2 hours there. Really a must visit when in Athens.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Cimmerianbloke
    Rixensart, Belgium506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy expensive entrance fee.
    All right, the Acropolis is a unique feature in the world, it's the cradle of our civilization but Man, is 15,00€ expensive for a 2 hours visit of the museum which is quite poor when it comes to the amount of pieces available for visitors to see. Combine it with the Acropolis site ticket and it will take you back another 20,00€. I agree that the building is nice but the entry fee is pure robbery. A coffee at the ground floor shop costed me another 4,50€, making this museum coffee shop more expensive than Paris. The Caryatides are well worth seeing and the texts documenting the pieces on display are in greek and english. Toilets are spotless and the cloakroom is free.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Ccari01
    New Jersey1,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the archaeological site
    A visit to the Acropolis is better followed with a trip to the Museum .The Caryatids at the Acropolis are replicas and the originals are at the museum-five of the six to be precise.And of course, I wanted to see the originals. There were more ancient sculptures to see.The museum building sits on an archeological site which makes it more interesting. There is a separate side entrance that goes underneath the structure.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 June 2023
  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, United Kingdom3,878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent must-see museum
    This is an excellent museum that showcases the history and archeological findings of the Acropolis. The life-sized recreation of the Parthenon's exterior on the top floor is amazing. The archeological excavations under the museum add a dose of immediacy. And the lovely café with its outdoor terrace (with a great view of the Acropolis) is an extra bonus. Buy tickets online to avoid the lines at the museum.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2023
  • mumoftwo84
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum, cafe with great views
    We came here after an early morning visit to the Acropolis and it was lovely to be somewhere cool. It was still relatively uncrowded when we arrived but was busier when we left. We had a lovely drink and sorbet on the cafe outside with great views of the Parthenon. The artefacts were interesting and the children loved the Lego Acropolis that was there as well as the computer games. Make sure you visit the excavations below the museum- it was a bit tricky to find the entrance, we had to ask someone, but were glad we did.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 June 2023
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It is located near the metro station. The collection is bountiful. The WiFi connection is stable. The view of the Acropolis from the top is spectacular!
Written 15 April 2024
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Sally M
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Greece has built a stunning new building to host the artefacts from the acropolis, but sadly has allowed politics to override archaeological scholarship in the presentation of the pieces. Labels are frequently highly politicised, often inaccurate and occasionally just plain factually incorrect. The overt politicking spoils the experience and by presenting poor scholarship is actually counterproductive for the country's aims.

That aside, although the building is brand new, it has been provided with just two women's toilets (one room, two stalls) per floor, with toilets without seats and baskets to throw stinking loo paper, instead of hygienic disposal via the pan. We appreciate that Greek plumbing is fragile (even in a new building), but macerators are available and the deliberate lack of seats inexcusable.
Written 15 April 2024
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Ben G
London, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Nice,but pretty boring .A lot of rocks as the prettiest ones are now in the British museum..

...disappointing:)......
Written 14 April 2024
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BGBPL19
Plymouth, UK36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building with well laid out display of exhibits.
But, staff need lessons in customer service. They were rude and unhelpful.
They don’t seem to realise that tourists pay their wages.
This attitude has spread to every level, even the cafe!
Suggest the management need a good shake up.
Or are they all just resentful that their best exhibits are elsewhere?
Written 11 April 2024
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,521 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This location offers great historical information about early Greece BUT must of what you see are replicas. This is a beautiful facility. The real seller is the panoramic view of the Acropolis complex.
Written 9 April 2024
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Quinten Jiskoot
Amsterdam, The Netherlands550 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
When we entered the big sculpture hall on the second floor, the staff told us in a very bad way making pictures is not allowed there. It is allowed everywhere, except here. This was not indicated in a clear way. The staff behaved like policemen watching all visitors if they did not make pictures. It ruined our experience. The museum is very nice, especially on the second floor, but forbidding making pictures, and the way they forbid, is not of this time anymore. This is a place of beauty and they should people enjoy it the way they want, without doing any harm to the sculptures, of course. Making pictures is not a crime.
Written 7 April 2024
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snnrwd64
Fairfax, VA108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A very nice museum with remarkable pieces that are quite old. Discount provided to EU citizens under 25. The place was very busy when we visited but the crowd was not an issue. We did the free audio tour using a scan at the museum. I would recommend a visit. The vast history of Greece and Greek Mythology can get overwhelming but I guess that is what happens when a country has been around for 7,000 years.
Written 2 April 2024
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Lindsey P
UK29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The couple of videos we saw were quite informative, and the items on displays were obviously interesting for an adult who can read long text.

However, we went with a 6yr & 10yr old and had to pay €10 for the 6yr old to spend the whole time following patterns on the tiled floor. There was nothing interactive, nothing she could watch, touch or explore. Normally my 6 & 10yr old love museums and like to explore, but the plentiful staff were very strict & were constantly telling everyone off for various misdemeanors, which made both kids scared to do anything & they couldn't wait to leave.

There was one tiny area set away from everywhere with a few computers, but some weren't working & it wasn't clear what to do.

If you're going to charge €10 for a child to get in, then you should make it child friendly, which it really isn't.

Unfortunately, this museum was a let down for us.
Written 1 April 2024
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Annerly777
London, UK277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A truly outstanding museum in every way: the architecture, art and curation are outstanding.

The Parthenon Gallery is a triumph and one hopes that Britain will return the Parthenon Marbles currently housed in the dull Duveen Gallery in the British Museum.

Do download Smartify and check out the 60 highlights beforehand. It will be impossible for most people to appreciate all 60 so chose your top 10 or 20 beforehand.

The excellent restaurant offers a welcome break.
Written 28 March 2024
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Karl S
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Oh wow, what an emotional roller coaster this place is!

From the security check, where a snarky and ill tempered employee yelled at me to throw out the freshly bought bottle of Coke in my bag…

to the ill mannered ticket desk staff who snapped passports out of my hand to check the children really were children (for free entry)…

to the friendly Information desk staff who explained how the kids’ info and game packs worked…

to the charming cafe staff…

to the rude, unpleasant, impatient museum floor staff who stopped us from taking a photo from a distance while ignoring another family who were literally rolling on the floor in an imbecilic manner while hitting ancient displays…

to the horrendously unpleasant bookstore staff member screaming at customers, and refusing to accept a ten euro note from my kid because it had a small tear in it (never encountered a refusal to take my money before)…

The exhibit is gorgeous, but as we’re discovering in many places around Athens, the customer service and attitude to clients is horrendous, rude, unpleasant and offputting!

Two days down, two to go. Come to Athens for the very specific historical sights but don’t expect anything in terms of pleasantness from most of the staff there!
Written 26 March 2024
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