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Acropolis combo tickets

Hi all - Traveling in peak season- August. Do you all recommend buying site tickets in advance (before leaving home) or wait til arrival in Athens? If in advance what site did you use? I’m finding various options at varying prices. Don’t want to wait hours in line.
Thanks for your help!

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281 posts

Last June, we arrived at the south entrance of the Acropolis about 15 minutes before opening. There were about a dozen people in front of us. It only took a few minutes to purchase our combo tickets and get inside the site. I read to purchase them at Keramikos if you plan to go there--there is hardly ever a line. We visited there the next day, and there was no line. I would not try to purchase them at the main Acropolis ticket office. A couple days later we visited the Acropolis again with a tour group which used that entrance, and the line was loooooong.

Posted by
14978 posts

Whatever you do, get to the entrance before it opens. For two reasons..

1) Lines and crowds get ridiculous by late morning and for the rest of the day. I did this and had no trouble with crowds. By the time I left, there were lines inside the Acropolis waiting to see things.

2) It's going to be hot. The earlier in the day the better.

Posted by
37 posts

Given the site's popularity, I recommend buying tickets online in advance. If you also plan to visit the Acropolis Museum, book the
Athens Pass to save money.

Posted by
3 posts

When visiting popular tourist sites during peak season, such as Athens in August, it is generally advisable to buy tickets in advance to avoid long queues and potential disappointment if tickets are sold out. Pre-purchasing tickets allows you to secure your entry and plan your itinerary more effectively.
We always use GetYoutGuide o Viator.

Posted by
6 posts

Thank you everyone! I ended up buying tickets online, and have a printed receipt, confirmation number, as well as a digit ticket. 😃

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3 posts

I was just reading about the combo ticket, the Bloger was saying that they also traveled at peak time with a family of 4. She said they got online and looked to see where the tickets could also be used. they picked another site they wanted to see went there in the morning and bought the tickets through them and also got to see that site, the next day they arrived at the south gate 20 minutes before it opened and since they already has the tickets they where able to bypass the line.
like Rick always says buy online and skip the line, as they are usually waiting to buy tickets.