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The Best Parthenon Tickets 2024

Visit Parthenon and Acropolis with an exclusive skip-the-line ticket.

€ 12
5 hours

About Parthenon Ticket

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Athens by visiting Parthenon and the Acropolis. Buy your ticket online and in advance in order to skip the ticket line. Explore the magnificent Parthenon at your own pace and learn all there is to know about its history. Upgrade your basic ticket with optional entry to the Acropolis Museum, Roman Forum, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, or the National Archaeological Museum.


The Best Parthenon Ticket

Visit the famous Parthenon and Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage listing. Buy a Parthenon ticket online, skip the long lines, and listen to the extensive audio guide.

Upon booking, you will receive your Parthenon ticket and instructions for downloading an audio guide. With these in hand, proceed directly to the South Entrance of the monument, which is reserved exclusively for small group tours and skip-the-line ticket holders.

Validate your ticket using the machines provided in front of the entrance, put on your headphones, and let our licensed audio guide take you on a captivating journey through this ancient landmark and its archaeological sites. Take your time to explore the Acropolis site and see the awe-inspiring Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Admire the stunning Parthenon Temple that dominates the hill of the Acropolis. It was built in the mid-5th century BC and is dedicated to the war goddess Athena. The monument has suffered huge damage over the centuries, including the loss of almost all of its sculptures, but its basic structure and magnificent exterior remained intact. Discover which religions were situated in the Parthenon temple throughout history and other interesting facts.

Today, the Acropolis stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization, providing a unique opportunity to witness its magnificence firsthand. Visit Athens, and don’t miss a chance to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Adult admission ticket for the Acropolis Hill
  • Skip-the-ticket-line service
  • Entry to Acropolis Museum (if option selected)
  • Entry to Olympieion Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Aristotle's Lyceum, and Kerameikos (if option selected)
  • Self-guided audio tours on your smartphone with offline content (if an “Audio” option is selected)
X not included
  • Live guide
  • Transfer between attractions
  • Multiple entries to the attractions
  • English, Greek, German, French, Spanish, Italian
X Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
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Meeting point

Present your ticket at the validating machines at the south entrance of the Acropolis.


Access the Acropolis Hill and discover the iconic symbol of Western Civilization at your leisure; take as much time as you’d like to explore


Travel back in time and experience the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age and visit the UNESCO-listed Parthenon Temple


Choose to explore Athens in-depth with a self-guided audio tour available on a mobile app; Gain insights into the myths, anecdotes, and political lives of ancient Athenians

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Explore the iconic Acropolis at your own pace!

Good to know before you go

  • This is a regular ticket that can be used by people of any age. If you are eligible for reduced-price tickets, please don’t book this. You must go to the ticket office for that, but be aware that the lines are usually long, especially between May and September.
  • Children and infants aged 0-5 have free entrance provided.
  • EU citizens under 25 need to provide their ID at the ticket office in order to get a reduced-price entrance ticket (an option available from April to October).
  • We suggest you wear very comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking on uneven and slippery surfaces. Check our visiting tips and the Acropolis opening hours.
  • The Baggage and Stroller Check-in services don’t accept large luggage for security reasons.
  • What to bring: passport or ID card, comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sun hat, water bottle.
  • If you’re arriving by metro, Acropoli is the name of the closest metro station.
  • This ticket is not refundable.
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FAQ – Parthenon Ticket

How do skip-the-line tickets work at Acropolis?

Skipping the ticket line means having more time to marvel at the site. We advise you to book tickets online and in advance since they will likely sell out during the peak season. The South Entrance is meant only for tourists with skip-the-line tickets and small group tours.  If you wish to explore Acropolis with a knowledgeable tour guide, consider booking a Guided Tour of Acropolis or Acropolis Museum tour.

Is Parthenon open all year round?

Parthenon and the Acropolis of Athens are closed on several dates, including January 1st, March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, and December 25th and 26th. Make sure you plan your visit to the Athens main attraction accordingly.

Can you visit the Parthenon without a ticket?

To visit the Parthenon and Acropolis, all visitors must have a valid ticket, as entry to the site is carefully regulated due to its significant archaeological and historical value. Acropolis Hill is one of Greece’s most popular tourist landmarks. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended, as they may sell out quickly. If you’re staying in Athens and want to explore the famous Athens attractions, book our Athens City Pass and make the most out of your time.

How long is the walk to the Parthenon?

The walk up to the Parthenon can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. The duration varies depending on your starting location, physical stamina, and pace. The walking path to the Parthenon is not that easy, and it may include some uneven and steep surfaces, so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes. On your way up, don’t forget to bring water and protect yourself with sunscreen, especially in summer.

Should I buy Parthenon tickets in advance?

We recommend you buy the Parthenon and the Acropolis tickets in advance and online, particularly if you want skip-the-line access or are visiting during the high season. Buying tickets and walking tours in advance will save you a lot of money and time and make your visit more relaxing.
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Easy & Fast Booking Process

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Worth your time and money

It was very good, just prepare yourself before and be familiar with the route inside to smooth things up inside and listen all in the right order. All important historical records are well addressed. The tickets came in time, and the audio guides as well. One day before, we had everything we needed. However, the audio tour is extremely detailed, with so many stories that you would be there for hours if not days, if you listened to them all.


Great Experience

I purchased tickets online, which was very cost-effective. It was truly a magnificent experience. Tickets worked without a problem, and downloading an audio guide app was simple. Follow the advice to download the audio guide to your phone when you have good WiFi. Using the audio guide was great as it felt like a personalized guided tour at our own pace. I highly recommend it.


The best time to visit the Acropolis

In order to have absolutely the best experience visiting Parthenon and the Acropolis, you’ll have to plan your visit carefully. We advise you to visit the site at its opening time, around 8 am, or during the last entry just before closing. At these times, it’s usually less crowded, and you’ll be able to appreciate the site’s breathtaking beauty to the fullest.

If you plan to avoid the high-season tourist crowds and excessive heat, we suggest you pick spring or autumn. Greece is known for its Mediterranean climate, and the weather is usually pleasant throughout the year. In any case, we’re sure you’ll make some unforgettable memories and enjoy visiting the awe-inspiring sites and landmarks.

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