Soon You May Have To Pay 50% More To Enter This Historical Site

Visitors planning to explore the Acropolis in Athens, Greece should be prepared for higher costs, with the proposed ticket prices rising from the current EUR 20 to EUR 30
Parthenon temple, Acropolis in Athens
Parthenon temple, Acropolis in AthensShutterstock

Your historical circuit in Greece is set to become more expensive in 2025. In a recent development, Greece is set to implement a 50 per cent increase in entry fees for one of its most iconic attractions, the Acropolis, starting in 2025. Visitors planning to explore this historic site should be prepared for higher costs, with the proposed ticket prices rising from the current EUR 20 to EUR 30. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni has provided detailed insights into this adjustment, emphasising the necessity to bring Acropolis fees in line with the European average.

Effective Date and More

The planned modification is scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2025, following unanimous approval from the State Archaeological Council, which has endorsed a comprehensive restructuring of ticket prices for approximately 350 archaeological sites and museums throughout Greece.

Alongside the revision of fees, there are additional proposals to introduce private tours of the Acropolis for smaller groups, both before and after regular visiting hours. While this personalised service promises a more exclusive experience, it comes with a substantial price tag of EUR 5,000.

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens, GreeceShutterstock

Why This Move?

Despite the impending fee increase, the Acropolis remains a highly sought-after destination, drawing in over three million visitors annually.

This move aligns with the broader initiatives of Greece's conservative government, which seeks to involve private management overseeing the nation's state-run museums and historic sites. However, these efforts have faced resistance, leading to a one-day strike by Acropolis patrol guards who oppose the proposal to delegate ticket control responsibilities to private contractors.

Additionally, the government's legislation allowing the exhibition of rare antiquities beyond Greece has raised concerns among archaeologists about the potential long-term 'export' of invaluable artefacts. According to reports, this law empowers top Greek museums to establish satellite branches abroad.

The Information

Address: Athens 105 58, Greece

Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

Current fee: Stars from 20€ (INR 1,835)

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