Trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day on a great-value hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour.
On this 15-stop tour you can take in such sights as the Acropolis, Syntagma Square, the Parthenon, the city’s world famous museums and the lush National Gardens. The route also takes you past some of the city’s best shopping areas.
Board the vehicle at any of the conveniently located stops, hop off for some sightseeing, to go shopping or to have lunch, and hop back on when you’re ready. Travel on the bus as much as you like for 24 hours. As a special offer we are offering you TWO days unlimited travel for the price of one!
To tell you about all the important places on the route a pre-recorded audio commentary is provided in 11 languages.
On this Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With 15 stops covering many of Athens’ main attractions such as the Acropolis and Parthenon, Temple of Zeus, the National Garden and National Archeological Museum, this open-top bus tour provides the perfect introduction to a fascinating city.
Founded more than 3500 years ago, Athens is held to be the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of modern civilization. The city was in its golden age during the 5th century BC when the Parthenon was constructed. After a troubled history it regained its importance in the 19th century when it became the capital of modern Greece.
This hop-on hop-off tour will show you not only the historical sights but also the modern city. You can jump off the bus to go sightseeing or shopping and jump on again as the mood takes you. With departures every 30 minutes during the day you will not have to wait long at any of the stops.
The stops included on the tour are (Red Route):
1. Syntagma Sq.
2. Melina Merkouri, Plaka
3. New Acropolis Museum
4. Acropolis & Parthenon
5. Temple of Zeus
6. National Gardens
7. Benaki Museum
8. Panathenaic Stadium
9. National Gardens
10. National Library
11. National Archaeological Museum
12. Omonoia Square
13. Karaiskaki Square
14. Thession Station
15. Kotzia Square
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and You may choose to finish your tour at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience.
Loved the flexibility...Bruce Hamon
CONVENIENT TO PORT. COUPLE OF MINUTES WALK TO PICK UP POINT. GREAT OVERVIEW OF THE SITES IN ATHENS WITH MANY STOPS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS AS A CHEAP INTRODUCTION TO WHAT IS...DAVID L SMITH
If you only have one day to experience Athens, then this is the way to go. We saw the major highlights at a leisurely pace, narration was good, would recommend to others....Diane Costa
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board the bus.
April - October: Buses depart between 8:30am to 7:30pm; every 30 minutes.
November - March: Buses depart between 8:30 to 5:00pm; every 30 minutes.
Full Loop: 90 minutes
There are frequent departures from Syntagma Square.
You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.
You may leave the bus at any stop.
Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.
The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Athens will be closed on 1st January 2016. During the festive season, our buses will be decorated and you will see our staff in Santa hats!
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
Full wheelchair access. Access for all fleets. Dedicated area big enough to accommodate 2 wheelchairs. This area can be used for people to store their prams, suitcases, wheelchairs etc. In the very rare event that more than 2 passengers with wheelchairs want to board the same bus at the same time and that the bus is completely full, both upstairs and downstairs with nowhere to place the suitcases, then clients will need to wait for the next bus in approx. 20 minutes. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to reach bus. Wheelchairs can be collapsed and stored.
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