Skip the long lines and visit the new Acropolis Museum at your own pace! The museum, one of the most important in Greece, has a total area of 25,000 square meters and includes archaeological treasures dating to pre-historic times. It is divided into 4 main galleries and offers the opportunity to the visitor to see archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site.
After crossing the ground floor lobby, you'll find the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis. This collection houses finds from the sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historic periods. Continue to the Archaic Acropolis Gallery where, with the benefit of the changing natural light, you will discern and discover the delicate surface variations of sculptures and select the vantage point from which to observe the exhibits.
In the last gallery, you will admire unique works that became prototypes for subsequent periods from antiquity to today. For the first time ever, it is possible to view the coffered ceiling of the Propylaia, the sculptures from the parapet of the temple of Athena Nike, and finally, the Caryatids – or Korai of the Erechtheion at close proximity on the balcony overlooking the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis. Conclude your visit at the north side of the first-floor gallery where you will see numerous statues once placed on the Acropolis, which represent gods, heroes, mythological elements and portraits of famous men.