Acropolis Museum: Skip The Line e-Ticket and Audio Tour

Acropolis, Athens

Clio Muse

Stops

37

Stories

100

Distance

Indoor

Duration

1h50min

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Enjoy at your own pace the dazzling Acropolis Museum with a skip the line e-ticket combined with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Download the digital self-guided audio tour on your smartphone and travel back in time to experience the glory of Classical Athens. Listening to a brilliantly tied narrative, you’ll experience the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens and admire some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art.

As you enter the museum, you’ll admire the impressive glass floor showcasing ruins of an ancient settlement buried below and gear yourself up for the first gallery, where you’ll get an insider’s view of everyday life in ancient Athens. You’ll discover bygone wedding customs and ancient surgery practices as you gradually ascend to the next floor, where the exhibits will guide you through the riveting journey of the city’s transition to democracy. Weaving around monsters, heroes, gods and iconic representations of the human body, you’ll follow the evolution of ancient art. Continuing to the third floor, you’ll get straight into the heart of the Parthenon and see the narrative of the Panathenaic Procession, pieced together on the frieze of the temple. Engrossing tales from Greek Mythology depicted on the metopes and pediments of the temple, such as the birth of goddess Athena and the battle of the Centaurs, will fire up your imagination.

Finally, your tour ends with the culminating age of Greek style, the classical period, and some of the most famed artworks of Ancient Athens, including the iconic Caryatids, the curvaceous maidens who have witnessed the turbulent 2.500-year story of the Acropolis and are waiting to share it with you.

Highlights

  • The Caryatids

    1. The Caryatids

    The Caryatids are definitely the Hollywood stars of the Acropolis. Thousands of men fell under their mystifying spell, including a man called Lord Elgin.
  • The Great Panathenaea - West frieze

    2. The Great Panathenaea - West frieze

    The Athenians threw a grand party to celebrate the birthday of their patron goddess. The Great Panathenaea are depicted in the Parthenon’s frieze and no one missing.
  • Pilar with an offering to Asclepios

    3. Pilar with an offering to Asclepios

    Going blind was very common in ancient times due to accidents, battle injuries, or as a divine punishment received after a wrongful act. When all medical practices failed, the gods were the only resort.

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Details

AddressThe Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina
Starting pointMuseum's entrance
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee/ adult ticket for the Acropolis Museum
  • Skip-the-line service (ticket sent to your email)
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with an offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
Exclusions
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Know before you book
  • This is a combination of a skip-the-line ticket  & a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone
  •  No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions for your tickets and the audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Please note that for the audio tour you must have an Android or iOS Smartphone
  • Make sure you have enough storage space, as the size for the app and the audio tour is 100-150 MB.
  • The audio tour can be used repeatedly online and offline
  • EU Students & minors can enter for free with their ID or passport. It is required for them to queue to receive their zero-value pass
  • Non-EU Students & participants over 65 y.o are entitled to reduced tickets but they will need to queue at the ticket office
  • Not all points of interest are wheelchair accessible
Know before you go
  • Keep in mind that internet access might be unavailable & mobile signal may be weak. So please download the e-ticket and audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit in order to enjoy it offline
  • Skip the line and proceed directly to the expedited line to get your ticket scanned. Tickets need to be either printed or downloaded on your phone
  • Use headphones to best enjoy your tour
  • Please note that upon arrival, visitors go through a security check. To avoid delays, you are asked to avoid carrying large bags and luggage
AreasGallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, Archaic collection, Parthenon's frieze, Athena Nike's temple atrium, Caryatids of the Erechtheion, statues, and votive offerings from the Acropolis hill from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD
Opening hours1 November - 31 March Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last admission: 4:30 p.m.) Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.) Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.) 1 April - 31 October Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last admission: 3:30 p.m.) Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.) Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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