The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum of the 21st century, housing the most famous works of classical antiquity.
The rich collections provide visitors with a comprehensive picture of the human presence on the Acropolis, from pre-historic times through late Antiquity. Integral to this program is the display of an archeological excavation on the site of the Museum itself: ruins from the 4th through 7th centuries A.D., left intact and protected beneath the building and made visible through the first floor.
The Acropolis Museum provides a restaurant on the second floor, with panoramic views of the Acropolis and a 700 square meter public terrace commanding a breathtaking view of the historic hills of Athens. The Museum hosts two Shops, one at the ground floor level and one next to the Museum Restaurant on the second floor. Among other facilities, the Museum offers a Reading Lounge on the second floor with views of the Caryatids and the Hekatompedos Pediment where visitors can relax on comfortable chairs and browse through books on the Acropolis and the classical world.
- Gallery of the Acropolis Slopes (ground floor)
- The Acropolis at the dawn of its history (first floor, left)
- The Archaic Acropolis Gallery (first floor right)
- The Parthenon Gallery (third floor)
- Other monuments of the Periclean program (first floor, west)
- From the 5th cent. BC to the end of antiquity (first floor, north)
Location: The Museum is located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens. It is only 300 metres from the Acropolis and approximately two kilometres from Syntagma Square, the main square of the city of Athens. The Acropolis metro station is on the east side of the Museum site. The Museum entrance is located at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, which constitutes the central route for the unified network of the city’s archaeological sites.
Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742, Greece
Hours: 1 April – 31 October Mon 8am – 4pm / Tues - Sun 8am - 8pm. / Fri 8am – 10pm 1 November - 31 March Mon – Thursday 9am – 5pm / Fri 9am – 10pm / Sat – Sun 9am – 8pm
Closed: Jan 1, Mar 25, Easter Sunday, May 1 and Dec 25 – 26
General admission fee: €5 / Reduced admission fee: €3
Useful info: bike racks available, x-ray baggage control system, cloakroom, WiFi, accessibility, Museum map available at the Information Desk, Museum Guide available in Braille (Greek and English) for loan at the Museum's Information Desk, baby strollers, parents room.