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City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover the very best of Athens with a 24 hour or 3 day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Athens is an incredibly ancient city, and on this double-decker bus tour you'll see all of the key sights, including the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis & Parthenon, the National Library, the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the National Gardens and much more! Learn all about ancient Greek mythology and philosophy, thanks to the informative on-board audio commentary. Hop on and off as many times as you please within the chosen time period, getting a closer look at the Athenian history on show. This sightseeing tour provides access to up to 3 bus routes depending on the ticket chosen. And there's 2 included walking tours to take advantage of, giving you the chance to properly immerse yourself in this city's culture!
  • Tour Athens with ease on a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus
  • Tailor an itinerary over 37 stops (if three routes chosen)
  • See highlights such as the Acropolis and hear about them via commentary
  • Opt for the Piraeus or Riviera tours to see outside central Athens
  • Save with included discounts at local attractions
What to Expect
Book your preferred tour ticket and board the open-top City Sightseeing double-decker bus at any of the applicable stops. Then, don the provided earphones to learn about the sights you see via commentary. Choose to stay aboard for the full route, or hop out at any stops to explore by foot. Perhaps explore the ancient temples at the Acropolis, or at the New Acropolis Museum to admire its classical sculptures. Maybe disembark at Syntagma Square to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and stroll through the National Gardens, or widen your sightseeing to the Athens Riviera (depending on selected ticket)—the choice is yours. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 72 hours from first use, and includes a discount booklet with money-saving offers at selected attractions. Buses run every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the season. See the Itinerary for stops.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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1h 20m
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • 24 hour or 3 day hop-on hop-off bus pass depending on ticket selected
  • 2 free walking/photo tours
  • Access to up to 3 bus routes depending on ticket selected
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Athens & Piraeus routes operate all year round, excluding 17th November, 25th December and 1st January.
  • Beach Riviera route operates April - October only.
  • Piraeus route runs from 9:30am - 7:15pm, every 30 minutes. Duration - 80 minutes for full loop.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Athens route runs from 8:30am - 9:00pm, every 15 minutes. Duration - 90 minutes for full loop.
  • Democracy & Origin of Athens walking tour runs daily at 11:00am only. Tour departs from bus stop 7 (Athens route).
  • Secrets of Parthenon and Athenians walking tour runs daily at 1:15pm only. Tour departs from bus stop 7 (Athens route).
  • Paper & mobile vouchers accepted for this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a cost-effective way to get around the city but it is slow thanks to the traffic congestion. Recommended because while the Metro is much quicker you don’t see much of a city from underground.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pamelaanddoug
Reviewed yesterday

The bus takes you to all of the important sights of Athens with a recorded commentary in various languages. They ran to the advertised timetable and provided connections from the Intercontinental Hotel at no extra charge. The quality of the soundtrack varied from vehicle to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PeterMMM253
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good value. Unbelievably busy so only looked around coliseum then returned to ship as also very hot.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jacqui W
Reviewed 4 days ago

These buses got you from A to B however it was so hot and unbearable sitting with no air conditioning below or cover over the top we ended up walking to most of our destinations. We were only in port for 6 hours, the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Traci L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We bought a two day ticket on the red hop on hop off tour coach, the cost was €16 for the two days and that was each person, the sites they took you to were really good and one stop gets you close to The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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11 September 2019|
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Response from eddyh1 | Reviewed this property |
Beach line runs every day! Catch the red bus outside your cruise ship
31 August 2019|
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Response from rodyk | Reviewed this property |
you can view/download the map on their website. Apparently I'm not allowed to include links in my answer, but it starts with hop-on-hop-off-bus and ends with dot you know what.
Kathy M
31 August 2019|
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Response from Allen H | Reviewed this property |
The main city tour does not. There is a 2 zone tour that goes to the beach. We did not do that. Not interested in doing a hop on hop off to go to the beach. You can pay 2 euros and take a public bus to do that. The main city... More
Key Details
  • Acropolis Parthenon and 15 more
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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