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Acropolis Combo Ticket

Hi, We are going to Greece in two days and have been seeing ads for "Skip the Line" tickets for Acropolis. We want to see the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological museum. Our taxi service, Welcome, is offering a combo ticket for Acropolis and the museum for 32 Euro, is that a good deal?

Thank you!


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Are you planning to see any other ancient sights? When you purchase the Acropolis tickets there is one that gives you access to like 5 more sights. The Acropolis Museum I believe was about 5 euros las August when we were there. It all depends what you want to see. We bought the combo ticket at the Acropolis. Highly recommend going there when it just opens to avoid long cues.

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Hi, you can do the math, just by looking up the standard ticket prices yourself. The Acropolis Alone is €20. The combo ticket is €30 ... for Acropolis plus 5 other Ancient sites of varying interest;( Ancient Agora, Theatres of Dionysus & Attikus, Temple of Zeus, Hadrians library, and Kerameikos). Frankly, the Agora is worthwhile wlaking around in if u do a bit of research, the next 3 can be appreciated in a walk-by, and Kerameikos is too far, if you are only in Athens for a couple of days.

Your info is incomplete, so we cannot answer you. If you say "the Museum" and you mean the Acropolis Museum, its admission is just €5 so thats €20+5 -- and a charge of €7 to buy the tickets ahead for you. Not needful really in September, just be at the Acropolis box office (OR the entry to the South) at 8 or 8:15, no delays... this is not like Rome and the Vatican/Pantheon Sistine chapel lines or Paris & the Louvre. If the €32 includes the Nat. Arch. Museum (list price €10) it would be an OK deal, but y ou just say "museum," not plural.

BTW, as you may or may not know, as taxi service is not a guide service.... they're not allowed to take you inside a museum or ancient site and show you around, because they're not trained/educated/licensed guides. All they can do is hand you a brochure to use -- and also they can't drive you up close to many of the ancient sites because so many streets/lanes surrounding these are no-cars. So basically they are hired drivers who give you bottles of water, a nice line of patter as they drive, and take you to their uncles taverna for lunch. It's good to consider what you're willing to pay for this (€100? €200?) or whether it might be worth using a good map, and hailing an occasional street taxi to places that are a bit farther (i.e. the nat. arch museum). Many people, especially with limited mobility, do value this kind of taxi service; it's just good to know exactly what they can and cannot provide.

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Thanks Janet!! I really appreciate your time. Yes the museum I'm referring too is Acropolis. We rarely travel so my husband and I are novices in all this.

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OK; so that's not such a deal after all, right? Are you still set on Welcome? Then I hope you are happy with a taxi, not a guided tour.

Perhaps you are Greek-geeks like me, and have studied up on the sights so do not need the aid of a guide. If not, and you happen to have a "smartphone" you can download the FREE FREE FREE audio guides from Rick Steves right here on this site!! Just go to the link https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/greece/athens -- the menu includes the word "LISTEN" ... scroll down the list, you will see "DOWNLOAD" & yu will see "Acropolis Tour" "Ancient Agora tour" and "Nat. Arch Museum Tour" The first two are STEP-by-STEP descriptions of what you will see & background on it... the Museum tour takes you to the 10-12 MOST important dont-miss major items in the museum. I've advised many "newbies" to do this, and have had very good feedback. I urge you to do this...

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Great advice .. love it. I actually watched the Rick Steves tour last night while waiting for one of my kids. It is so helpful and I love that is free too! We have an apartment near the Acropolis so we were not planning on taking a taxi tour (they are just picking us up from the airport) they also sell Skip the Line tickets but it sounds more like "Skip this no deal tickets".

You are right .. we have been reading up in the travel books so I don't think we'd get anything extra from a tour guide at this point. Everyone says to get there early, so early it is. Someone suggested going to the Acropolis museum first to get a good layout and backdrop which sounds logical.

Thank you again for your feedback, I love this forum!