Parthenon Ticket Options

The incredible Parthenon is a Temple built by Athenians and dedicated to the goddess Athena Partheno. Your Parthenon tickets take you on a tour of this magnificent marble structure that has become one of the most iconic attractions of Greece. As an initiative taken by Pericles, the Parthenon was built in 447 to 438 BCE. A colossal statue of Athena was sculpted by one of the most celebrated sculptors then, Pheidias. Although the statue is no longer there, according to records it was made of gold and Ivory. The structure of the Parthenon itself features several marble sculptures depicting scenes from Athenian Mythology. These sculpted decorations include 92 metopes depicting scenes of mythical battles, the southern flank of the temple features human Lapiths battling with centaurs. The eastern flank of the Parthenon features the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of her father Zeus. Although quite a large portion of the sculpted decorations no longer exists it still is one of the most fascinating works of art. Despite the ravages of time and multiple plunderings by invaders, the Parthenon still stands as a testimony to the glorious city of Athens and the Hellenistic architecture which can be explored with your Parthenon tickets.

Book Parthenon Tickets Online

Pre book your Parthenon tickets online and enjoy skip the line privileges to visit these incredible monuments. Booking online makes planning your trip really convenient as you get instant confirmation of your booking and the ticket is emailed to you immediately. And you can do all this sitting comfortably at home.With these Parthenon tickets you can enter the monuments directly without waiting in line. You can visit the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Goddess Athena, Propylaea which is the entrance to the iconic Acropolis monuments, Erechtheion and the six statues of the Caryatids. Your visit also takes you to one of the oldest theatres in Athens, the Theatre of Dionysus. Next you will be visiting a Hellenistic design of a sloped theatre, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Your online booked packages also have options of adding attractions like the Acropolis Museum and exploring the Plaka area which is the oldest part of Athens. Marvel at the magnificent structures as your guide relates stories of ancient Greece and the importance of this old city at the time.

Parthenon Ticket Options

Acropolis & Parthenon Admission tickets with free Audio Tour
Acropolis & Parthenon Admission tickets with free Audio Tour

Visit the Acropolis & the Parthenon with this exclusive skip the line Parthenon tickets and enjoy a detailed tour of this iconic Greek attraction. You can enter the attraction without waiting in line, explore it without rushing and assisted by a free Audio commentary to understand each aspect of this incredible structure.

Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum

With this professionally guided tour you get to explore the Acropolis, Erechtheion and Parthenon with an option to visit the Acropolis Museum. This skip the line Parthenon tickets starts early in the morning so that you can truly appreciate the splendour and grandeur of these monuments before the crowds get in.

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Essential information
History
Essential information

Location:Athens 105 58, Greece

Timing:The Parthenon is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm with last entry at 7:30pm

How To Reach:By Metro : Metro is the best and most convenient mode of public transport to travel to the Parthenon. You can take the metro and get down at the Acropoli Station which is just 2 minutes away from the Parthenon itself. By Bus : There are many routes for you to take via bus to reach the Monastiraki stop near the Parthenon such as route number 24, 40, 126, 134, A2, A3, A4 and 57. The Monastiraki Stop is approximately 14 minutes from the Acropolis. By Car/Taxi : You can easily hail a cab and reach the Acropolis, this will take you approximately 30 minutes. Car parking options are also available if you are driving to the Parthenon. There is free parking available on the street in the Koukaki area.

Best Time To Visit:The best time to visit the Parthenon during the day is ideally early mornings when you can avoid major crowds and the extreme temperatures of Greece. The best time of the year to visit the Acropolis is October through April when the weather is perfect for a little exploration of the Parthenon.


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Tips To Visit

  • Wear comfortable shoes, clothes, sunglasses and a hat if you are visiting during the summers.
  • It is best to arrive early as the Parthenon gets crowded quickly making it almost impossible for you to really be able to appreciate its architecture and design and the role it plays in world's history.
  • Bring a water bottle as the weather of Greece is really hot during summers and you are bound to sweat profusely during the exploration.
  • There is a water fountain at the top to refill your water bottles.
  • Click as many photographs as you want but bear in mind drones and other bulky and dangerous photography equipment are not allowed in the Temple.
  • Touching the stones and statues are not permitted so they can be protected from further wear and tear.
  • There are no time limitations for you to explore the area so take your time and don't miss out on anything.
  • Wear sunscreen during summers as Greece has very dry and sunny summers.

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