Acropolis Museum

Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens

4.5

Acropolis Museum is a museum dedicated to archaeology based on the findings from the Acropolis of Athens. It was established in 2003, but opened to public in 2009. Acropolis Museum is designed to house every artifact and object found during excavations in Acropolis and its surroundings. Those objects date from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine era. Up to 4,000 objects are on display.

Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis exhibits the first collection. It contains findings from the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects related to everyday life of Athenians from all historic periods.

The Archaic Gallery houses many statues from 7th century BC Athens that depict Acropolis in Archaic Period.

The Hekatompedon is the earliest building of Acropolis on display . The 570 BC structure depicts two lionesses tearing up Taurus.

Parthenon Gallery lies on the 3rd floor, where visitor can observe sculptural decorations of the monument. Parthenon is an ancient temple in Acropolis reportedly dating back to 5th century BC.

The entrance to Acropolis Museum is on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. The closest subway is Akropoli metro station on the red line.

Plan your visit to the museum from 8 am(in summer) or 9 am(in winter) till 4 pm on Mondays, 10 pm on Fridays and 8 pm the rest of the week. Note that the museum doesn't work on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 and 26 December.

General admission fee costs €5. There is also free admission on 6 March, 25 March, 18 May, 28 October.

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  • Mon

    00:00 - 00:00

  • Fri

    00:00 - 00:00

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Reviews

  • Sebastian - Anton PONOVESCU

    5
    - 05 September 2018 -

    The museum itself is very nice. Food / drinks inside very expensive but good. if you're really interested in looking, reading, understanding, comparing the exhibits indulge yourself several hours. We've been around 2h and didn't get into all details or looking at every single piece. A long tail to buy the tickets 45-60 minutes. Overall I enjoyed the trip very much. Do not bring weapons with you! There is a security scan as in airports. No scissors, no pocket knifes, etc. And I think water amount is also limited but don't remember for sure.

  • Lindsey

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    Beautiful museum! Very well done in mixing modern and ancient elements, the building is built over the top of the excavated sites they found when building. They've incorporated it with glass floors so you can see the ruins from many areas of the museum. Photos are allowed in certain areas, just not the main lobby area after you go through the ticket turnstile. Admission is only 5€ and if you buy online and scan your phone you skip the line, just go straight in through the metal detector and right to the turnstile. There is a restaurant that's open later than the museum, for rooftop dining if you want to eat there, but it's more expensive than many of the neighboring rooftop bars.

  • Sarah Chandler

    5
    - 19 August 2018 -

    This will go down as one of my favorite museums of all time. They do a wonderful job of displaying and providing context about pieces. I especially enjoyed the floor arranged as the Parthanon. Videos about restoration, information on the history and accompanying art were all really great. We also enjoyed the cafe. Admission was not too expensive, the museum has escalators, and is air conditioned.

  • fania karagiannis

    5
    - 16 August 2018 -

    We visited the museum last Sunday afternoon with my husband and 19 months old daughter. They guided us to the special lane to buy a ticket as not to wait a lot. The ticket price is surprisingly low and has special discounts for certain cases. The museum consists is an amazing marriage of ancient and modern vibes. The staff is really friendly. The information given is quite satisfying and don't let you get bored! My little one loved the place and found it really amusing running around every corner of it! Can't wait to visit it again! Tip: the cafeteria serves excellent refreshments and has a unique view of the Acropolis and Athens city!

  • Dany Azriel

    5
    - 04 August 2018 -

    Great museum, beautifully arrange and the size is just perfect. This museum will give you an extensive introduction to the history of the acropolis and ancient Athens as well as explanations about the different monuments, sculptures, functions and more. There is a suggested route through the exhibitions that is very recommended and easy to follow. On the top floor all the sides of the Parthenon are exhibited and the glass windows site the place itself so that you can orientate. I suggest visiting here before the actual acropolis to benefit most from the experience

  • r santiago

    4
    - 29 July 2018 -

    The ticket price is very good, only 5€. It's a very nice and beautiful exhibit. Is good to research the story before you go. In the top floor you can watch a short documentary that talk about the Parthenon. I think that is better to watch it first, so you can appreciate even more the sculptures in exhibit and you would have an idea of how it used to look and where they were located. The prices in the shop were reasonable. Is a great option to cool down after walking in the heat

  • RAM IMAGERY

    4
    - 25 July 2018 -

    To be quite honest, I was a little disappointed. I was really expecting to see an greater and bigger exhibit. With that being said the collection is great. We have to take in consideration the time and effort this took to put together. The staff is really not friendly. Actually quite rude. My favorite part is how exposed & close you can get to the items. Hard to believe these are so ancient. Beautiful location with smart views to the acropolis & good juxtaposition between the modern & the ancient.

  • Karan Jain

    5
    - 22 July 2018 -

    Our favourite museum in Athens. Take your time to read through all the descriptions to see how the city developed from a small settlement to the center of art, philosophy and culture. The ruins were being actively excavated just below the ground floor and there are glass floors to see what the archeologists are doing. If you're looking to beat the rush, go a bit late (maybe 5:30pm) or even later on a Friday, when the museum is open until 10pm...you can catch a glimpse of the lit up Parthenon in all its glory on the top floor. Make sure you take a break in the reading room... Some of the books in it are fabulous.

  • Vincent Oliver

    4
    - 06 July 2018 -

    Modern, large and spacious with a large collection of ancient relics, many well restored. Photography is not allowed in some areas (on the ground and first floor right side) but not clearly seen. The movie on the Parthenon ( top floor ) is good. I think more such movies / visuals will make the museum more “alive” and interesting. The Lego model is also really cute - check the detailed notes. The restaurant and outside terrace is great. Note the opening times as they vary on some days.

  • Josef Orlando

    5
    - 23 June 2018 -

    A modern museum at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and home to sculptures from the golden age of Athenian history. The top floor Gallery is designed to eventually display all of the Parthenon original marbles, but at the moment only half are displayed. The rest are in battle with London to be returned from the British museum. I strongly believe that these should be returned to Athens displayed in this wonderful gallery overlooking the Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon – their original place.

  • Ian Mason

    - 19 April 2018 -

    Not to be missed!

  • FLASHland

    - 17 March 2018 -

    Ok, 5 € is nothing but also there is nothing to see inside. Architecture is very nice but there is no audio guide, no explanation below and you just have to walkthrough.

  • Harry Limniotis

    - 07 January 2018 -

    One of the most beautiful museums in the world, I’ve been here over 10 times since it opened in 2009. If you’re an EU student or under 18, the ticket is free! Just show your ID!

  • Cintain 昆遊龍

    - 05 January 2018 -

    Start at the top floor to see the friezes and pediments set to the original scale, then wander down to see the rest of the exhibition arranged chronologically. So awe-inspiring, with great views!

  • Shirin Jafari

    - 30 December 2017 -

    I cannot appreciate this museum enough! One of the most modern and polished museums I’ve ever been to! The art collection is just mesmerizing. Definitely a must see after going to the Acropolis!

  • Antonis Papadopoulos

    - 08 December 2017 -

    Unique museum, amazing experience.

  • Elliot Lee

    - 25 October 2017 -

    The 2nd floor cafe restaurant sometimes closes early for special events.

  • Charlotte Saunders

    - 21 October 2017 -

    Super informative

  • Thibault Lemaitre

    - 06 October 2017 -

    Beautifully designed building with unique artifacts from Ancient Greece!

  • Bianca Noemi

    - 30 September 2017 -

    Went on a Friday night since the museum is open until 22 or 10pm. Was not busy at all. Learned a lot about Acropolis. Loved the setup of the museum. Cool to see original pieces from Parthenon.

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