Save Big on 7 Athens Attractions with the Athens Combo Ticket

Visiting Acropolis Hill in Athens can be overwhelming, especially with long queues during peak tourist seasons (June-September). The Athens Combo Ticket (€30) permits entry within five days to the 7 top historical sites of the city such as the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. Just show your ticket at the entrances to avoid the hassle and start exploring right away.

Curious about which sites are included and how the Athens Combo Ticket works? Keep reading to discover everything you need to know!

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My Latest Video on Acropolis Hill

When planning your visit, consider purchasing the Athens Combo Ticket, also known as the Acropolis combined ticket or Athens multi-site pass. Here’s how to make the most of your Acropolis entrance ticket, discover the sites you will visit and the best way to combine them:

1. Acropolis Hill and Slopes

View from Pnyx Hill

The Acropolis Hill is Athens’ most spectacular archaeological site, containing unique classical masterpieces such as the Parthenon, the Erechteion, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike. You will also see monuments of its Roman era with the most prominent being the Odeon of Herodes Atticus where you can attend a musical or theatrical performance during summer.

Southern entrance

Acropolis has two entrances:

  • The northern main entrance is across from the large parking space of Dionysus Zonars Restaurant. This is where large coaches will stop and the largest queues are, and
  • the southern one, at the junction of Thrasyllou Str. and the pedestrian Dionysiou Areoparitou right across from the Acropolis Museum. This is my favorite one as you can easily see all the monuments and it has fewer crowds. You can see the route on my YouTube video.

Discover more about the Acropolis here: 17 Things to Know Before You Visit the Acropolis of Athens.

2. Ancient Agora

The Ancient Agora, the second most important archaeological site, was the center of Ancient Athens in every aspect: It was a commercial, political, judicial, cultural, and above all philosophical center for four centuries.

Socrates, Aristotle, and Apostle Paul, to name a few, gave speeches to the Athenian audience and shaped philosophy, science, religion, and art. Its most prominent monuments are the stunning Temple of Hephaestus, the Stoa of Attalos, and the Byzantine Church of Agioi Apostoloi Solakis.

Discover more about the Captivating Ancient Agora of Athens.

3. Hadrian’s Library

The once impressive Library was built by Emperor Hadrian between 130 and 132 CE who loved Greek culture and appreciated the achievements of ancient Greek civilization. The Library was a grand rectangular building, measuring 119 by 90 meters, with an impressive entrance propylon. It featured galleries on all four sides supported by 100 pillars.

Read more about the Library of Hadrian in Athens.

4. Kerameikos, Athens’ Ancient Necropolis

Kerameikos is my favorite site because it is so underrated and so beautiful and peaceful to walk around. It was known as the Potters’ (ceramics comes from the Greek word Kerameikos) quarter of Ancient Athens, but it later became the city’s main ancient cemetery, famed for its numerous funerary sculptures along the Sacred Road. This road started at Kerameikos, passing by the Daphni Monastery and the Temple of Aphrodite on its way to Eleusis, 21 km from Athens.

Discover Kerameikos’ Fascinating History here.

5. Aristotle’s School (Lyceum)

Lyceum of Aristotle in Athens, a couple walking in the ruins

Aristotle’s Lyceum in Athens is a huge landmark for Western intellectual culture, marking the height of Greek philosophy. Discovered in 1996 right in the heart of Athens, this modest site was once a beautiful, green suburb just outside the Dioharus Gate near the River Ilissos, as described in ancient texts.

It is located to the north of Syntagma square near Benaki and Byzantine Museums 5 minutes walk from the National Gardens. Find out more about the Lyceum of Aristotle here.

6. Olympieion

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is right in the heart of Athens, about 700 meters south of the Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma Square. It’s tucked between the Acropolis and Ardittos Hills, near the Ilissos River. Back in the day, it was massive, with 104 pillars, but now only fifteen are still standing. What’s really wild is it took 647 years to finish building it!

Nearby are the Panathenaic Stadium and the Zappeion Gardens which I suggest you explore. Read about what you will see in the Olympieion here.

7. Roman Agora

Evgenia outdie the The Roman Agora of Athens,
Entrance to the Roman Agora

The Roman Agora in Athens, or Roman Forum, was a big marketplace and hangout spot during the Roman times. It was built between 19 and 11 BCE, around 500 years later than Ancient Agora, thanks to funds from Julius Caesar and Augustus. You’ll find it on the north side of the Acropolis in the charming Plaka area, close to the Library of Hadrian and the Ancient Agora.

Its most prominent monuments are the Gate of Athena Archigetis at the entrance, the Tower of the Winds (also known as the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes), and the Fethiye Mosque.

Discover more about the Roman Agora of Athens!

Best Combinations to See All 7 Sites

Panathenaic Stadium

If you have only 2 days in Athens and you love walking, then the best combinations are:

  • Day 1: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Olympieion, Zappeion Gardens to Panathenaic Stadium and Aristotle’s Lyceum
  • Day 2: Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Ancient Agora, Kerameikos.

Athens Combo Ticket FAQs

Make the most of your Athens Combo Ticket with my handy Athens travel tips for a smooth and fun adventure!

How to Buy the Athens Combo Ticket Online

You can buy the ticket online at the Official Greek Site for the archaeological sites or at any participating site such as GetYourGuide.

If you opt for the Official Greek Site the procedure is straightforward. You just have to follow the steps:

  • Choose the region ‘Attika and Central Greece’
  • Then ‘Acropolis and Slopes’
  • Choose the date you want to visit
  • Choose your time slot (if it is summer avoid the 12.00-4.00 slots, it will be very hot).
  • Choose your single-use ticket (€20 in high season) or your Athens combo ticket (€30)
  • That’s it, you have your ticket for the seven sites of Athens!

Cancellation Policy for the Athens Multi-Pass Ticket (Combo)

  • Subject to paragraphs 3.20 and 3.21, once the transaction is completed, it is not possible to change the ticket details, cancel or return the ticket, or receive a refund for any reason. Additionally, the value of tickets that are lost, stolen, or destroyed is not covered.
  • However, users – visitors can change the time slot they have selected for their entry to the site no later than fourteen (14) days before the scheduled visit date.
  • If the site is not accessible on the day of the visit due to force majeure (eg heatwave), the validity of the ticket may be extended with user notification, or the ticket price may be refunded. In the latter case, users accept that O.D.A.P. (Organization for the Management of Public Assets) is not liable for any compensation other than the refund of the ticket price paid, nor for any other cause or expense resulting from the cancellation of the visit (From the Acropolis Ticket Site).
  • If you prefer to be flexible with the time and dates (easy to cancel or reschedule) you should choose to buy your combo ticket from GetYourGuide.

How long is the Athens Combo Ticket Valid?

The combined ticket is valid for 5 days, allows one entry per site, and lasts for the period specified on the ticket, starting from the chosen date of the first visit.

Combo Ticket vs. Single Tickets

The archaeological sites in Greece have a half-price entrance between the 1st of November and the 31st of March. See the prices in € for those 2 time periods in the table below.

Ancient Agora510
Hadrian’s Library36
Aristotle’s School24
Roman Agora48
If you are visiting Athens in low season and want to visit all the sites (and you are not in any of the categories that you are entitled to free or reduced-price eg EU citizen or a student), the combo ticket will save you €2 whereas in high season will save you €34! This is a really big save, especially if you are a history buff like me 😀

Can I Skip Lines with the Athens Combo Ticket?

Acropolis Main Entrance with visitors

Yes, the ticket allows you to bypass the regular lines at the ticket booths but there might be lines at the main entrances as well, which you cannot skip. Everyone has to validate their ticket at the electronic entrance, see photo.

Is there a student discount for the Athens Combo Ticket?

No, there isn’t. Students get a discount only for individual tickets so make sure to carry your student ID.

Best Time to Visit the Acropolis

Here are some Athens travel tips to help you make the most of your Athens Combo Ticket:

  • Visit Early: Arrive early to avoid the midday crowds and heat.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: The expansive sites often require walking on uneven and slippery terrain.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring water, especially during the summer months.
  • Plan Ahead: Use the combo ticket strategically to efficiently cover the most significant sites.

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Where to Stay for Magical Acropolis View

Brand new The Dolli at Acropolis Hotel

For an unforgettable experience in Athens, consider staying at a hotel with a view of the Acropolis, offering breathtaking sights of this iconic landmark right from your room. Check out my own favorite hotels in the Best Acropolis View Hotels post.

Test Your Knowledge | Acropolis Quiz!

Which goddess is the Parthenon on the Acropolis dedicated to?

  • a. Hera
  • b. Athena
  • c. Aphrodite
  • d. Demeter

2. What period was the Acropolis primarily built during?

  • a. Archaic Period
  • b. Classical Period
  • c. Hellenistic Period
  • d. Roman Period

3. Which famous ancient Athenian leader initiated the construction of the Parthenon?

  • a. Pericles
  • b. Solon
  • c. Cleisthenes
  • d. Themistocles

4. What is the name of the entrance gate to the Acropolis?

  • a. Erechtheion
  • b. Propylaea
  • c. Stoa of Attalos
  • d. Odeon of Herodes Atticus

5. Which feature of the Acropolis was designed to store the city’s treasury and serve as a temple?

  • a. Parthenon
  • b. Temple of Athena Nike
  • c. Erechtheion
  • d. Theatre of Dionysus

Correct answers: 1b, 2b, 3a, 4b, 5a. How many did you find? 😀

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Until then happy and safe travels, Evgenia!

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