Acropolis Museum in Athens: everything you need to know
Written By: Pavlos
Acropolis Museum in Athens is by far the most modern and impressive museum of the capital of Greece. Along with a visit to the Acropolis Temple is one of the best things to do in Athens. I visited recently with my family and here is everything you need to know:
Acropolis Museum is a truly magnificent building that opened in 2009 and it’s more than just a museum, as its glass floor is literally showing the findings from the excavation that took place while building the concfrete foundations of the museum itself back in the 00’s.
I highly recommend you combine the visit to the Acropolis Museum with a visit to the temple of Parthenon (yes, the famous one); this guided tour includes tickets to both attractions and it’s a great way to understand what you are actually seeing
The best way to get to the museum is by the underground metro RED LINE (Line 2) and stop at “Acropolis Station” (on Google Maps). The Museum is literally behind the exit of the station and the best ticket to get is the ATH.ENA Card for public transport within Athens.
If you live close to the center of Athens in areas such as Kolonaki, Koukaki, Syntagma Square, Monastiraki, Plaka, Thission you can literally walk to the Acropolis Museum as it’s about a 20-30mins walk from all those areas.
The ticket for the museum costs 15 euros per adult person (over 25 years old) between April-March (a.k.a. summer) and 10 euros between November-March (aka winter).
Non-EU Young people and children from 6-25 years old pay a reduced ticket of 10€ and 5€ respectively (summers/winter)
EU Young people and children from 6-25 years old GO FOR FREE
The best website to book a guided tour is Get Your Guidewith hundreds of available tours that you can actually book online
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My name is Pavlos and I come from the beautiful country called Greece. You can follow me on Twitter here and I will try to do my best to respond to you personally. This is my blog to help you plan your next holidays to Greece and the greek islands, whether it is Santorini, Mykonos, Crete or even Athens. I was actually born in Athens and I have been to almost all of the greek islands and pretty much most of mainland Greece. I know the ins and outs of my country and hopefully my travel blog will help you make the most of your holidays.