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Parthenon

Athens Acropolis, Athens

The Basics

The best way to visit the Parthenon is on a walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens, including neighboring ruins such as the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion. First-time visitors to Athens can also combine a visit with a city sightseeing tour; a half-day trip to the Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion; or even a food tasting city tour. History buffs can tack on a tour of the Ancient Agora or a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.

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Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
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Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
$34.85 per adult
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Would do this tour again.
Great tour, lots to see. Our guide Anna was great and had tons of info. Beautiful grounds, with explanations of the restoration process.
JosephLee_C, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Athens

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Acropolis/Parthenon Tour
Maddie_K, Apr 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
It was really amazing to see the Acropolis and the Parthenon so high up!! The view of Athens was incredible. Didn’t enjoy the pouring rain but what can you do.
star-5
Great Tour Experience
Norman_H, May 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Learning the history of Athens, Parthenon, and other historical facts. Mariza was very informative and knowledgeable.
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Acropolis on your own
Linda_V, Mar 2022
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
Highly recommend a trip to the acropolis as no trip to Athens will be complete without it. I recommend if traveling at this time to just go to the tickets office directly at the acropolis as no lines in these times of COVID. No libes anywhere. After a visit here go to tge museum.
star-5
A wonderful day on the Acropolis
Kathy_P, May 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Anna, our tour guide, did a wonderful job of explaining the history and mythology of the Acropolis. She learned each persons background and related points of interest to those backgrounds. This was my 4th tour of the Acropolis and I learn something new each time.
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Fun experience!
Amy_Z, May 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Dorina was our tour guide, and she was excellent! Very knowledgeable about everything we saw, and moved at a good pace. Highly recommend!!
star-5
Perfect day in Athens
Kathryn_P, Jan 2022
Athens Half day Christian Tour | Apostle Paul first Spoke - Acropolis, Parthenon
Kostos and Vicky came to our hotel and gave us the most marvelous, comprehensive tour of Athens in one day. We were able to See the Parliament House, the Plaka District, and the National Library. We drove to Lycabettus and had the most beautiful view. We visited the Olympic Stadium. We had a wonderful tour of the Acropolis, the Areopagus and the Parthenon/Acropolis museum. Kostos was a courteous and careful driver, able to get us exactly where we needed to be. Vicky toured many places with us. She was so informative and a great story teller. It was a delightful day!
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Absolutely fantastic
Michael_F, May 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Acropolis tour was absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide Vicky was absolutely amazing very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour. We cannot say enough how much we enjoyed it
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Bring your walking shoes and your camera
Gordon, Feb 2020
Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Athens Hidden gems walking tour in Plaka
It was a beautiful day out in Athens. The pictures were beautiful and the perspective it gave us on Athens by ending the tour at the hilltop near the Prison of Socrates was the cherry on the sundae.
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Hidden Athens Highlights, Gems and Greek snacks
Anthony_P, Oct 2019
Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Athens Hidden gems walking tour in Plaka
Our guide Daphne was there early and from the first introductions, we had a very interesting tour starting with the changing of the Guard at the President's Palace to a picnic of Greek snacks and wine on Filopappos Hill overlooking the Acropolis almost five hours later. Excellent day!!
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Fun and well organised
Anna_N, May 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Vassiliki our guide was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of interesting stories. It was a really well planned tour and combined the museum and the Acropolis without being overwhelming.
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View of the city from the...
Farhat_M, Nov 2021
Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Free Audio Tour
View of the city from the top is beautiful. Path is relatively easy. Do take water with you as there are no shops.
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Definitely recommend this tour!
Candace_S, Mar 2022
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Kostas was a friendly, knowledgeable guide who made sure everyone was comfortable and happy with his presentation. I would definitely do this tour again.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Parthenon is most often visited on half- or full-day city tours of Ancient Athens.

  • Come prepared for the weather, as the Parthenon is an indoor/outdoor experience.

  • Wheelchair lift available to the top of the Acropolis.

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How to Get to the Parthenon

The Parthenon is located within the Acropolis on a hilltop in central Athens. Entry is via Dionysiou Areopagitou or Theorias, and the nearest underground train station is Akropoli.

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When to Get There

The Parthenon is open from April to October, Monday 11am to 7:30pm and Tuesday to Sunday 8am to 7:30pm, and November to March, daily from 8:30am to 3pm. As with most popular tourist attractions, you would do well to arrive when the doors open to beat the crowds.

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An Awkward Encounter with England

In the early 19th century, when Athens was under Turkish rule, sculptures from the Parthenon were sold to Englishman Lord Elgin. The artifacts, nicknamed the ‘Elgin Marbles’ are now on display in London's British Museum, but they remain a point of contention for the Greek government, which still insists they should be returned.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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