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Are Advance Tickets for Acropolis Museum and Agora Necessary in February?

Hi Everyone, My family will be in Athens next week. I've already purchased timed tickets for the Acropolis, but am leaning towards just waiting and purchasing tickets for the Agora and Acropolis Museum onsite (both to have more flexibility in our schedule and to be able to get the reduced fare for my two children, which isn't available on line). I'm assuming/hoping that the lines won't be too long at each location as we're traveling off season but would appreciate a sanity check from those who have visited recently!

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Although I don't know Athens in February I think you won't encounter crowds next week, probably more Greek student groups on school visits than tourists.

Note that free tickets for young people up to 25 years old are only valid for European citizens.
It's free for non-Europeans up to 5 years old upon presentation of an ID or passport.

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83 posts

No. Not unless you absolutely need to guarantee a particular time and probably not even then.

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31 posts

No, you don’t need to purchase tickets in advance. We were in Athens last June and only purchased tickets in advance for the Acropolis and the rest we bought at the window how much more so February with the less amount of people

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This past week it was not necessary. Don’t know if next week is half-term leading to more tourists. Athens has some tourists but is not crowded. Even if the ticket holder line looks long at the Acropolis, it moves swiftly. Everywhere else, we just walked in.