3 Tips Worth Following When Visiting the Acropolis of Athens


The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most recognizable symbols of Greece, and everyone should visit it at least once in a lifetime. Like all super-touristy attractions of its kind, the Acropolis can only be fully enjoyed if you plan your visit accordingly, and our tips and tricks will help you get it done.

Perfect Timing

The Acropolis is one of those attractions where it’s impossible to avoid the crowds, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. Its doors open at 8 a.m. so get there as early as possible, or consider an evening visit if you want to enjoy the sunset. Whichever option you choose, time your visit perfectly so you have enough time to explore the sites.

Dress Comfortably

The Acropolis doesn’t have a specific dress code, but it’s highly recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and even put on a hat because you’ll be exposed to the sun at all times during the hot summer months.

Ticket Types

The tickets for the Acropolis can be bought on the spot, but it’s best to buy them in advance on the official Hellenic Heritage website. You can buy a ticket for Acropolis & Slopes for €20, but you should consider spending €30 on a combined ticket that covers some of the top historic sites in Athens, such as Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, and Hadrian’s Library.


Nikoleta P
Nikoleta P
Nikoleta is a full-time content writer and pop culture observer with a Master’s Degree in Communication. She enjoys indie movies, classic books, hilarious memes, and daydreaming about all the places she’s going to see.
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