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Recent advice for getting advance Acropolis tix?

I haven't been able to find anything very recent with respect to buying tickets in advance for June 8 or 9. Some links are broken, others not giving consistent advice. Any advice from folks who have done this recently (in the last few months) much appreciated!

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following this thread as I have similar questions. Elsewhere in this site is info for what seems to be the official site for purchasing tickets for historical sites in greece: https://etickets.tap.gr

My question is that if we buy this tickets can we go direct to the gate, or do they need to be exchanged at a window for a gate-worthy ticket?

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This seems to be the official online ticket website: https://etickets.tap.gr/.

The region you want is Attica. Choose that and you'll be able to select Acropolis and Slopes from the second pull-down list.

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I just purchased acropolis tickets this past week using the link acraven provided . I received an email with the e-tickets.

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We booked the tickets a few weeks ago using the official site listed above. They sent the tickets by email. Don’t know the answer to the other question

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Thank you! Next question - previous info was that children under age 18 get free admission.

But according to this site, US children between 6-25 get 50% off the full price admission?

Is there anything I'm missing or is that the new rule?

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We are leaving for Greece on May 12, and we will be in Athens from May 25 - 29. (flying home on the 29th). Is it absolutely necessary to buy tickets for the Acropolis in advance? If it is, then of course I will do that. It's just that I prefer not to have every day booked in advance.
Thanks.

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I decided it would be best to buy tickets in advance so we don't have to wait in line. I tried the link that acraven provided, but I keep getting error messages when I click on the date. Anyone else have this problem? What is the price of tickets? No tours, just tickets.

Any other sites I can try to buy advance tickets?
Thanks.

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With respect to tickets for young people, the policy seems to be that non-EU folks get a 50% discount whereas EU folks are free. There's a similar different for seniors. EU seniors are half-price but non-EU seniors pay full price. Such differences are not uncommon.

I'm having no trouble with the website. I chose the English version (EN) and used the Edge browser. Try switching browsers. If that doesn't work, try switching to a different type of device (tablet/smartphone/PC).

I have no information on what ticket lines are like at the Acropolis. I haven't been to Greece since 1996 and have never been to the Acropolis, so I'm not tempted to speculate.

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I keep getting error messages when I click on the date. Anyone else
have this problem? What is the price of tickets? No tours, just
tickets.

Do not click on the yellow calendar logo but in the empty gray field just next to it on the right.

Also check if you have any privacy add-ons installed on your browser (AdBlock, Ghostery) if yes, disable it and reload the page.

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We just visited the Acropolis and Agora yesterday. I bought the ticket in advance and was able to go straight to the entry point and not wait on line. It is good for 5 days from the date you choose, but the time does not matter. I chose 2-4 PM, but went after 5. Keep in mind that you can only visit each site once in the 5 days, but other than that it works out great.

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Geraldine, acraven, and JoLui, thanks for your advice. Will try again and let you know how I make out. Geraldine, it's great to hear from someone who is on the ground now!

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kmkwoo, If you stay several days in Athens you might be interested in City Passes or other combo offers, ( I guess that's what geraldine got) They are not proposed by the official site.

For example:

https://www.getyourguide.com/s?q=athens%20combo

Coincidence, we will be in Athens exactly the same days as you :)

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JoLui, thanks for the link.
Geraldine, Did you use an audioguide at the Acropolis? Or a guidebook of the Acropolis?

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We are heading to Athens on May 27th from Chicago. I booked tickets as part of a private tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. While I have done the same tour by myself before, we are traveling as a family (six people). My reasons for booking a private tour this time: 1) flexibility; they are coming to fetch us from hotel early. Parthenon is a bucket list for my husband and I want him to have the ability to ask questions and have someone point things out to us, and 2) on the other hand, with a scheduled stop at the Acropolis museum, I am relying on the guide to keep the group moving forward as opposed to me, mom, herding us there as is typically the case.

As a family group, they gave us a small discount. We have two just graduated college students and we were told to bring their IDs for a discount. I called Athens Walking Tours and spoke with someone in English. Very nice, very helpful. We used the skip the line option:

https://www.athenswalkingtours.gr/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpcOTBhCZARIsAEAYLuVQHXUfhW9y1A_i0EtSeWRZtYTUzLoVsxqtZ8juRxfbiZW8i3cGy0UaAup2EALw_wcB

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I made reservations for a two-hour guided tour of the Acropolis with Athens-Walks. Their fee is 30 euros per person, and does not include the entrance tickets. So I purchased the Acropolis tickets from their website. Athens-Walks office is a one-minute walk from our hotel!

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Geraldine, Did you use an audioguide at the Acropolis? Or a guidebook of the Acropolis?

I used Rick Steve's walking tour of the Acropolis in his Greece tour book. We also did the Athens Walking Tour in the book. I highly recommend it!

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ANswer to KWoo -- I am sure we have posted beore, about the FREE R Steves audio downloads fosr the Acropolis, ANAcient Agora etc (just click the Watch Read Listen item on LH Side of this screen!)... This is the SAME Advice prov ided in Steves' guide, just in audio format. HE does not have one for the ACRopolis Museum, but hte museum itself does have audios at the desk o-- however if it is a busy day, they could run out. THere is a Free audio download of an audio guide to Museum -- goiogle i. I think the namae is called Travel n play or Go and Play... do some research & you will find it.

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Hi Janet,
Yes, I do know about Rick's free audio tours, but sometimes I like to have a guide so we can ask questions. That's why I decided to book a guided tour with Athens-Walks. But thanks for the info about the Acropolis Museum. If they have not run out of audioguides, we will definitely rent them. We enjoy using audioguides sometimes, too. And will research the other sources you mention.
Thanks!

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Those "locals" tours can be very interesting, however one should be aware that these local guides usually are not involved with official ancient/historical sites or museums, which only allow licensed guides to accompany you. They can take you to many other lesser-known highlights that don't have the licensed-guide requirement.

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Hello, I am trying to buy tickets through the official link posted above. It lets me chose the region (Attica) and then Acropolis. I selcred the date (9/13/22). A message pops up that says "please select space". Does anyone know what that mean? I thought maybe it means a time slot, but it doesn't list any times. Thanks!

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I had endless issues with this as well, until I went through another browser (Firefox) and it went through just fine. In the meantime, I emailed their support desk and their response was to try Incognito Mode. Maybe try those techniques?

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I'm puzzled by all the anxiety about buying Acropolis tickets in advance --- I do think many people are conditioned by visits to places like Rome, where unless you have tickets in advance you simply cannot be admitted to its major sites during your stay. The Acropolis is a HUGE open site, and can accommodate thousands (unlike St Peters or the Sistine Chapel). The slow-down would be if you got in line at the main box-office at 8:30 or 9 in the morning. However, In my experience (about 6x up Acropolis in May-June-Sept), it's easy to buy tickets the day before, and easy to do & handy, because you don't have to go to main box-office. You could go to the SOUTH entry, which is right across the pedestrian promenade from the Acropolis Museum, I presume any time before 7 pm or so. If you are buying the Acropolis PLUS the add-on ticket-list (5 other sites @ €10 additional), you can buy the 6-site package at any of the other sites... A handy one is Temple of Zeus, another, on other side of Acropolis, Roman Agora. You might be able to buy Acropolis-only tix at those sites, I personally don't know.

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A message pops up that says "please select space".

You have plenty of time before buying your ticket for September.

The "please select space" message may be caused by a server error or because something is going wrong between your browser and this server.

Check that you click in the empty field to the right of the orange calendar icon in order to choose a date (and not on the orange icon itself)

Change your browser or/and deactivate add-ons if installed such as AdBlock, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, etc.
These add-ons sometimes prevent calendar pop-ups from appearing.

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I heard people had problems buying those tickets online, so I just followed Rick Steves' advice and used the south entrance to Acrópolis and bought ticket in person. Went just as site was opening and there was no line (last week).

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Addendum to reinforce Rick's pro tip of visiting late - we arrived at 630pm and enjoyed the golden hour light for gorgeous photos, cool breeze (unbelievably) and dramatically fewer crowds. Such a vast improvement over a midday visit that we can't believe more people don't do it! (Shhh).