The Cafe & Restaurant at the Acropolis Museum

    If you’re looking for a bite after your stroll around the Acropolis Museum, definitely try out the Acropolis Cafe and Acropolis Restaurant at the Acropolis Museum. It is only a minute’s walk from the Acropolis metro station.

    The Cafe at the Acropolis Museum

    The cafe is located in the ground floor, next to the Museum Shop. It overlooks the archaological excavation which is just below the building. It is the perfect place for beverages, sweet or light meals.

    Note: due to Covid-19 restrictions, the cafe might be closed.

    For more information about the Acropolis Cafe and Restaurant check the website of the Acropolis Museum.

    The Restaurant at the Acropolis Museum

    The restaurants is situated on the second floor, and it also functions as a cafe and offers snacks, lunch, dinner and/or drinks.

    In order to dine at the Restaurant on the second-floor, you need a free admission ticket, available at the main ticket counters.

    We recommend that you reserve a table in advance. Reservations can be made by telephone during the Museum’s days and hours of operation (+30 210 9000 915) or online at [email protected]. No reservations can be made for Sundays.

    Locally grown fresh ingredients

    Here you will find a variety of healthy traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. We particularly love the presentation of the food, accompanied by the delicious taste of course.

    The use of fresh local products from all over Greece guarantees excellent quality.

    We particularly love the Greek traditional breakfast, which is served every day until 12 pm, at the Museum’s restaurant and café.

    Prices are on the high end, given the quality offered. Currently, there is no kids menu.

    A Meal with a View

    The highlight of the restaurant is definitely its panoramic view of the Acropolis.

    Whether you’re having dinner or enjoying your coffee and snacks on the outdoor terrace or indoor, you will be enjoying one of the best views of the Acropolis in town, especially at sunset!

    The restaurant often organizes musical performances on Friday and Saturday nights to accompany your meals. The restaurant operates until 12 pm and the emphasis on the menu is local ingredients.

    The service might be a bit disappointing, especially during the busy hours.

    Visit the Acropolis Museum with the family

    Get more information about our family-friendly guided tours at the Acropolis Museum, check The Acropolis Museum Family Guided Tour.

    The Cafe & Restaurant at the Acropolis Museum : FAQ

    Do I Need A Ticket To Dine at the Acropolis Cafe of the Acropolis Museum?

    You do not need to have a paid ticket to enter either the Cafe on the ground floor or the Restaurant on the second floor. 

    That said, you will need to get a free admission ticket available at the main ticket counters for the second floor Acropolis Restaurant.

    No tickets are needed for access to the ground-floor café.

    Which are the Best Artifacts for Kids in the Acropolis Museum?

    The Acropolis Museum was established in 2009 and is one of the most visited museums in Athens. It is a great place for kids to learn about Ancient Greece as it has many interactive exhibits suitable for all ages.

    Some of them are reconstructions of ancient sculptures, ruins and temples etc., which allow kids to explore how people lived in ancient times.

    Another fascinating exhibit is the Lego Temple Model with its scale models, which is a big hit for kids. If you are planning to go to the Acropolis museum with your kids, you should know that we offer a wonderful tour for families in the Acropolis museum.

    How long do I Need to Visit the Acropolis Museum?

    The Acropolis Museum is one of the most popular museums in Athens, Greece. It is a very nice place to explore and learn about ancient Greek history and mythology. The museum has a vast collection of ancient Greek sculptures, inscriptions, and much more.

    To answer your question, it all comes down to your interests. For example, if you want to briefly see all the exhibits, you will need about 2 hours (kids might get tired after 2 hours). On the flip side, if you are interested in everything, maybe 4-5 hours is enough.

    Is the Acropolis Museum the Same as the Acropolis?

    To briefly answer your question, no. The Acropolis Museum is something different from the Acropolis. The Acropolis, in fact, is an ancient citadel that sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking Athens. There you can visit the remains of numerous ancient buildings of historical significance.

    The most well-known building is the Parthenon. On the other hand, the Acropolis Museum, located at the foot of the Acropolis, is one of the most popular museums in the world. In the museum, you can see numerous exhibitions and participate in various activities. The museum focuses on the findings from the archaeological site of the Acropolis.

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    Families should know

    • The restaurant can be very busy over the summer and on Sundays, so you might have to wait a bit longer to get served or find a table
    • Schools groups often have lunch there on weekdays, so it can get a bit noisy
    • It is not possible to make a reservation for Sundays
    • For prompt information about the opening hours and prices please follow this link: Cafe and Restaurant at the Acropolis Museum
    • There are covid-19 restrictions which might affect the cafe and restaurant. Please check the Acropolis Museum site before your visit.
    Telephone: (+30)2109000915
    Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742, Greece


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    Kids will love

    • The Greek traditional pasta served at the restaurant (‘Skioufichta’’)
    • The fries from Naxos

    Parents will love

    • The freshly prepared dishes with the use of local ingredients
    • The excellent wine list
    • The view on the Acropolis from the restaurant
    • The musical nights on Friday and Saturday nights
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      • Thank you, Luke. What a pity! We just updated the article.

    • If we vine to eat but haven’t made a reservation, how long do we have to wait for a table?

      • Hi Marion, in general the line is not too long. That being said, it all depends on the day, time, and month of the year!


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