Visit the Acropolis with Kids FAQ

    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 antiquity, and well-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!

    Greek soldiers (tsoliades) in the Acropolis

    Can I take a stroller in the Acropolis?

    No, baby strollers are not allowed inside the Acropolis. You can leave the baby stroller in the storage room, located next to the First Aid station at the site’s entrance, and pick it up upon completion of your visit/tour. We highly recommend you bring along a baby carrier to use during your tour. 

    I’ve bought my tickets but changed my mind – can I get a refund?

    Once issued, you cannot cancel or return the ticket, or request a refund for any reason. Users – visitors may change the time zone they have chosen for admission to the site no later than fourteen (14) days before the scheduled date of their visit

    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 on very windy days. Note that the Acropolis site is only partially accessible for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. You can watch a video on the new Acropolis elevator HERE

    Video Courtesy: Onassis Foundation On YouTube

    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 of 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 morning (the Acropolis opens its gates at 8 AM) or late in the afternoon to avoid the large crowd and heat (in July / August). Check the opening/closing times around the year HERE

    What does it cost to visit the Acropolis?

    In the summer & autumn seasons (1 April – 31 October) the entrance to the Acropolis is 20€ per person (25+) or 10€ 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 winter season (1 November – 31 March), the entrance is 10€ per person (25+) and 5€ 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.

    Check the ticket prices in detail HERE. Age must be confirmed with a copy of the ID or passport (photos on your cellphone are OK)

    I would like to avoid the long lines in the ticket booths. How can I pre-purchase the tickets?  

    Following the unprecedented numbers of visitors in 2023, the Greek Ministry of Culture has decided to initiate time slots and encourage e-ticketing, in order to avoid over-crowding and facilitate the procedure for guests and staff alike.

    Your e-tickets will ensure you will skip the lines at the ticket booths and will secure your tickets for the day – leaving it for the last minute can be tricky, as tickets may be sold out at the ticket booths. However, you will still have to queue for your tickets to be checked prior to entering the site. That line cannot be skipped by anyone, and can sometimes be long, especially during summer months when visitors’ numbers peak. Make sure you wear light-colored hats and have lots of water with you.

    Check all the necessary information & skip-the-line e-tickets links HERE

    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 the entrance tickets & essential information

    What do I need to bring as proof of my kids’ age(s)?

    It’s better not to carry the actual passports with you (for security reasons). Bring a copy of any document proving your child’s age (that can include a school ID or your kid’s passport – make sure to include the pages showing the date of birth and photo of your kid). Photos on your cellphone are okay 

    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, then you will walk up the pedestrian road Dionysiou Areopagitou str. until you arrive at the main entrance. You can also enter the archaeological site from the South Slope at Dionysiou Areopagitou & Thrasyllou str. 3.

    A taxi or private transfer can drop you off at the beginning of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, or near the main entrance at the Tour Bus parking lot.

    Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes (the Acropolis marble flooring is slippery, so flip-flops are not recommended), a light-colored sun hat, apply sunblock, and bring with you lots of water.

    Which are the nearby attractions?

    In proximity to the Acropolis are the Acropolis Museum and the Temple of Zeus as well as the historic neighborhoods of  Thissio, Plaka, and Monastiraki. We would be happy to organize for you a guided family-friendly tour of 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 today the Kids Love Greece team HERE & start planning your Acropolis visit!

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