Useful Info


1. License Number

Please note that all Greek tour operators and travel agencies need to be licensed as such with a valid license number from the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO). We are a licensed travel agency and our LN is 0261E60000568300

2. Professional Licensed Tour Guide

  • The professional licensed tour guide will ride in the vehicle and will visit all the archaeological sites and museums with you. It is highly recommended to hire a professional licensed tour guide so as to get a better understanding of Greek history and mythology.
    3. Our Drivers

    • The driver will drive you from one site to the other and will be waiting for you at a designated area. He will not accompany you to the archaeological sites and museums because he is not a professional licensed tour guide.

    4. Entrance Fees

      • Tickets are available at ticket offices. ***Please note that you can buy your tickets online at https://etickets.tap.gr/ so as to skip lines.
      • APRIL 1st TO OCTOBER 31st: Special package Ticket (Valid for 5 Days, 30 Euros in total for the archaeological sites in Athens (Acropolis Site, Greek Agora, Theatre of Dionysos, Kerameikos, Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Tower of Winds)*, Acropolis Museum [10 Euros], National Archaeological Museum [10 Euros], Temple of Zeus [8 Euros], Cape Sounion [8 Euros], Ancient Corinth [8 Euros], Mycenae [12 Euros], Nafplion [6 Euros], Nemea [6 Euros], Delphi [12 Euros], Epidaurus [12 Euros], Olympia [12 Euros], Mystras [12 Euros], Meteora [3 Euros per monastery], Eleusis [3 Euros], Brauron [6 Euros], Marathon [6 Euros], Rhamnous [4 Euros]. * Or, Acropolis [20 Euros], Temple of Zeus [8 Euros].
      • NOVEMBER 1st TO MARCH 31st: 30 Euros in total for the archaeological sites in Athens (Acropolis Site, Greek Agora, Theatre of Dionysos, Kerameikos, Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Tower of Winds)*, Acropolis Museum [5 Euros], National Archaeological Museum [5 Euros], Cape Sounion [4 Euros], Ancient Corinth [4 Euros], Mycenae [6 Euros], Nafplion [3 Euros], Nemea [3 Euros], Delphi [6 Euros], Epidaurus [6 Euros], Olympia [6 Euros], Mystras [6 Euros], Meteora [3 Euros per monastery]. * Or, Acropolis [10 Euros], Temple of Zeus [4 Euros].
      5. Free Admission Days

      • 6 March [in memory of Melina Mercouri]
      • 18 April [International Monuments Day]
      • 18 May [International Museum Day]
      • The last weekend of September annually [European Heritage Days]
      • 28 October [National Holiday]
      • The first Sunday of every month from 1 November to 31 March

      6. Holidays

            • 1 January: closed
            • 6 January: 08.30-15.00
            • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
            • 25 March: closed
            • Good Friday: closed until 12:00
            • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
            • Easter Sunday: closed
            • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
            • 1 May: closed
            • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
            • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
            • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
            • 25 December: closed
            • 26 December: closed

      7. Free Admission

            • Children and young people up to the age of 25, from EU member-states, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
            • Children up to the age of 5, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
            • Persons over 25 years, being in secondary education (evening schools, second-chance schools) and in vocational schools from EU member-states and countries of the European Economic Area, upon presentation of attendance certificate bearing evidence of its duration
            • Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education from EU member-states and countries of the European Economic Area..
            • Persons with disabilities and one escort (only in the case of 80% disability), irrespective of the country of origin, upon presentation of their ID card or passport and Disability Certificate issued by the Single Body of Social Insurance (decision of the Disability Certification Center-KEPA) for Greek citizens or similar certificates issued by a corresponding authorised foreign body.
            • Greek parents of families with many children, the children being up to the age of 25 and irrespective of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of their ID card and a valid certificate of a large family status by the Greek Supreme Confederation of large family parents and the Disability Certificate (issued by the Disability Certification Center).
            • Greek parents of families with three children, the children being up to the age of 25 and irrespective of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of their ID card and a valid family status certificate issued by the Municipality and the Disability Certificate (issued by the Disability Certification Center).
            • Greek single parent families with children up to the age of 25 and irrespective of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of their ID card and a valid family status certificate issued by the Municipality and the Disability Certificate (issued by the Disability Certification Center).
            • Refugees, upon presentation of the International protection applicant card or a Travelling document of the 28th July 1951 Convention (a passport of recognized refugee) or a Foreign travelling document (a passport of recognised holder of subsidiary protection) or residence permit.
            • Greek citizens performing their military service, with valid military service identification card.
            • Greek -Olympic Winners upon presentation of their ID card and membership card of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association.
            • Official guests of the Greek State, after request of the competent Ministry (Directorate/Office for Protocol) and approval by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
            • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), upon presentation of their ID card or passport and their valid membership card.
            • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of State Museums and Archaeological Sites, managed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, upon presentation of their valid membership card.
            • Active employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Archaeological Resources Fund, the Acropolis Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum, upon presentation of their service ID card.
            • Scientists licensed for purposes of photographing, studying, designing or publishing antiquities, upon presentation of the relevant license.
            • Members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, upon presentation of their valid membership card.
            • Greek tourist guides, upon presentation of their professional ID card.
            • Journalists, upon presentation of a valid journalist ID card.

      8. Reduced Admission

            • The following categories of visitors are entitled to 50% reduced admission in single tickets, during the period from 1st of April to 31st of October.9
            • Children and young people aged between 6 and 25 years, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
            • Senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member-states and the European Economic Area, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
            • Parents accompanying primary education schools visits from EU member-states and the European Economic Area.
            • Escorting teachers of educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education from non European Union countries.
            • From 1st of November until 31st of March, the reduced rate of single tickets is valid for all visitors.

      9. Sites’ Opening Hours

            • From April 1st to October 31st: 08:00-20:00
            • From November 1st to March 31st: Acropolis: 08:00-17:00, Temple of Zeus: 08:00-15:00

      10. History

      It really all did start here. The seat of democracy. The history and the culture is so rich you will never get bored or tired of learning and being amazed. Athens is a must during the summer but it is also becoming a very popular winter destination as the climate is excellent and there is lots to do and see. English is spoken by the vast majority of the local inhabitants, who are very helpful and warm. Crime rate in Athens is the lowest in the whole of Europe. You see few policemen and you can feel free and safe at all times. That is not to say some things do not happen – they do, but rarely do they involve the Greek people who are honest and very friendly. Actually the only crime to worry about is pick-pockets.
      11. Weather in Greece Today

      Please visit: http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Greece.htm
      12. Where to Stay

      There is a huge variety of choices for you. The entire city was basically overhauled and fabulously improved for the Olympic Games in 2004, so you can now reap the benefit of the hotels which have raised their standards dramatically. The best locations to stay are Plaka, Syntagma Square, and Acropolis area. For the overnight stays outside Athens you can either book the hotels on your own or I can book them for you (within your budget range, of course). The hotels that I recommend are family owned, clean and not very expensive.
      13. What to Wear

      You can wear whatever you like. Casual clothing will be fine. If visiting a religious place of worship you will need to be guided on attire, but generally speaking even there, there is no problem.
      14. Disclaimer

      We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the above information. Visiting hours, dates, entrance fees, etc might change without any prior notification. We are not responsible for any changes or, errors.