Acropolis Revenue Soars in 2023, Minister Rejects Criticism of Pricing Policy

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Revenues from visitors to the Acropolis increased in 2023 compared to 2022, according to Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni, as reported by ANA.

"With the upgrades to all services of the electronic ticketing system implemented last year," Mendoni noted, "revenues from the Acropolis continue to rise. From €46 million in 2022, they have reached €60 million in 2023."

Responding to a question from Nea Aristera Deputy Nasos Iliopoulos, who accused the government of "implementing a brutal policy" by raising entrance fees by up to 300%, potentially hindering tourism and widening social inequalities, the Minister of Culture rejected the claims.

"The new pricing policy, which will take effect in April 2025, simply follows the logic and best practices of other European countries," Mendoni emphasized. "Even with this adjustment, prices at the Acropolis will remain notably lower compared to similar monuments in other European nations."

Acropolis of Athens | Visitor information at a glance

  • What are the Acropolis of Athens opening hours?
    The Athens Acropolis opening hours vary in different seasons depending on the daylight hours:
    1st April to 15th September: 8 AM to 7.30 PM
    16th to 30th September: 8 AM to 7 PM
    1st to 15th October: 8 AM to 6.30 PM
    16th to 31st October: 8 AM to 6 PM
    1st November to 31st March: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Where is the Acropolis of Athens located?
    The Acropolis of Athens is located at Athens 105 58, Greece.
  • How many entrances does the Acropolis of Athens have?
    The Acropolis of Athens has two entrances: the main entrance located at the western end, and the side entrance, also known as the Dionysus Theater entrance, located on the southeastern corner of the site.
  • How many annual visitors does the Acropolis of Athens receive?
    Approximately 1 million people visit the Acropolis of Athens every year.

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