Visit the Acropolis with Kids FAQ
- What do I see in the Acropolis?
- Can I take a stroller in the Acropolis?
- Is there an elevator in the Acropolis?
- Are there restrooms in the Acropolis?
- What if I get thirsty while on a tour in the Acropolis?
- Are there any medical services at the Acropolis?
- Which is the best time to visit the Acropolis?
- What does it cost to visit the Acropolis?
- Can I pre-purchase tickets for the Acropolis?
- Is the Acropolis open every day?
- What do I need to bring as proof of my kids’ age(s)?
- How do I get into the Acropolis?
- Which are the nearby attractions?
The Acropolis in Athens is one of the most important monuments in Greece and a must-visit for anyone travelling to the Greek capital. We have listed the most frequently asked questions of our customers travelling to the Acropolis with kids.
What do I see in the Acropolis?
The Acropolis is a rocky and steep hill in the middle of Athens. It is the most famous Greek monument of the ancient world and known around the world. The Acropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage monument and the most complete ancient Greek monument still existing in our times.
At the Acropolis hill, you can see the largest temple called the Parthenon as well as the Propylaea, the Temple of Nike, and the Erechtheion.
In the slopes of the Acropolis is the ancient Dionysus Theatre, the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, and the Asclepius Sanctuary.
Each Sunday, a special ceremony takes place in the Acropolis, where the Presidential Guard Unit, dressed in traditional outfits, marches up the rock to raise the flag. An impressive spectacle to watch!
Can your guides buy Skip the Line Tickets for the Acropolis for my family?
Kindly note that Kids Love Greece normally offers skip line service for the Acropolis, in order to avoid all big lines of summer months.
That said, from 2021 onwards and due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot get the reduced admission tickets for the kids when purchasing the Skip the Line tickets. This is because, we need to show a passport or an ID card of your kids when prebuying the tickets (which is not possible as we will not have them in our possession when we are prebuying them). Therefore there are the following 2 options:
- Either get the tickets with your guide when you arrive in Acropolis (so in that case we cannot buy the Skip the Line tickets)
- OR ask your guide to buy in advance full priced tickets (EUR20 per person) for ALL members of your family in order to avoid any inconvenience. You can then compensate the amount in cash to your guide the day of the tour.
Can I take a stroller in the Acropolis?
No, baby strollers are not allowed inside the Acropolis archaeological site.
Is there an elevator in the Acropolis?
Yes, there is an elevator available for wheelchairs, people, with diminished abilities and parents attending two or more infants on her/his own. The elevator is located about 350 m. far from the main entrance of the archaeological site. Users of the elevator should contact the Acropolis facilities in advance for details and terms (+30 210 3214172, +30 210 9238470). The elevator is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds. Note that the Acropolis site is only partially accessible for people with disabilities and reduced mobility.
Are there restrooms in the Acropolis?
Yes. There are restrooms inside the Acropolis behind the Parthenon (with stairs) as well as at the main entrance at the Dionysus Theatre.
What if I get thirsty while on a tour in the Acropolis?
Although there are water fountains in the Acropolis, we highly recommend that you always carry with you a water bottle as it can get very hot during the summer months. Note that you can only take water inside the Acropolis, other types of drinks are not permitted.
Are there any medical services in the Acropolis?
There is always a doctor and ambulance available at the Acropolis. There is a first aid station behind the vestiary.
Which is the best time to visit the Acropolis?
We strongly recommend that you visit the Acropolis either very early in the am (before 9 am) or late in the afternoon to avoid the large crowd and heat (in July / August).
What does it cost to visit the Acropolis?
In the high season (1 April – 31 October) the entrance to the Acropolis is 20 Euro per person (25+) or 10 Euro per person for people from 6 to 25 y.o. from non-EU countries. There is no entrance fee for people from 6 to 25 y.o. from EU countries and kids up to 5 years from any country.
In the low season (1 November – 31 March), the entrance is 10 Euro per person (25+) and for 6 to 25 y.o. from non-EU countries. There is no entrance fee for people from 6 to 25 y.o. from EU countries or kids up to 5 years from any country. *Age must be confirmed with a copy of the ID or passport
I would like to avoid the long lines in the ticket office. How can I pre-purchase the tickets?
During summer months you will see a long line at the ticket office in the Acropolis. Your guide will pre-buy for you the Skip the Line tickets so you do not need to wait. You will need to bring cash for the tickets as payment for the tickets to your guide cannot be done by credit card.
Is the Acropolis open every day?
No. The Acropolis is closed during specific public holidays and its opening and closing time depends on the time of the year. Please visit opening days and other practical information.
What do I need to bring as proof of my kids’ age(s)?
No need to carry the passports with you (for security reasons). Instead, you can bring any document which proves your child’s age (that can include a school ID). You can also make a photocopy of the two pages of your kid’s passports (or those which shows the date of birth and photo of your kid(s).
How do I get into the Acropolis?
If your hotel is centrally located, you can walk or use the metro. The nearest metro station is called Acropolis metro station on the red metro line.
Which are the nearby attractions?
In proximity to the Acropolis is the Acropolis Museum and the Temple of Zeus as well as the historic neighborhoods of Thissio, Plaka, and Monastiraki. Kids Love Greece organizes guided family-friendly tours to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and the nearby monuments such as the Ancient Agora.
Do you have any further questions regarding your family visit to the Acropolis or would you like to book a guided Acropolis Tour? Contact the Kids Love Greece team today, we are happy to help you plan your Acropolis trip!
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