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City Sightseeing Athens: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Optional Piraeus and Beach-Riviera Bus Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Athens from an open-top double-decker bus on a flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Unlimited travel for 2 days for the price of a 1 day ticket!
  • Combine a Pireaus or Beach Riviera tour or both with your Athens hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Also included in this super value ticket are 2 walking tours and 2 photo tours!
  • Pre-recorded commentary in many languages ensures you don’t miss a thing
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    24 Hours + 1 Day free or 72 Hours (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    Buses timings: 8am to 7:30 pm at a frequency of 15 minutes
    Photo Tours: 12:30pm from stop A2 and 1:15pm from stop A6/9
    Walking Tours: 11:30am and 12:45pm from the Acropolis stop

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the stops. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Cruise passenger info: City Sightseeing Athens & Piraeus will run every time a Cruise Ship Docks at Piraeus Port.
    If there is a queue, please show your pre-purchased City Sightseeing ticket (from the ship) to City Sightseeing Staff and they will usher you to the front.
    For more information, please check the Please Note section

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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. As a special offer, enjoy TWO days unlimited travel for the price of one!

    Take in sights like 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.

    The super value ticket also includes 2 walking tours and 2 photo tours.

    Board the vehicle at any of the conveniently located stops, hop off for some sightseeing, go shopping or have lunch and hop back on when you’re ready. You may choose between 5 hop-on, hop-off tour options that will take you to sites representing ancient history as well as modern development.

    Combine Pireaus, Beach Riviera or both with your Athens hop-on, hop-off ticket and take your Athens tour to the next level. You can also choose between a 24 hour and 72 ticket and enjoy more value for less money!

    To tell you about all the important places on the route a pre-recorded audio commentary is provided in 10 languages.

    From where to begin your Athens tour?Click here for your hop-on, hop-off route map

    Itinerary

    You can hop on the bus at any of the designated stops to start your tour. On this Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. There are 5 options available for with this hop-on, hop-off tour that will take you the major historical sites in Athens as well as show you the modern developments, if you choose to explore Piraeus and Beach Riviera with the Athens tour.

    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.

    During the hop-on, hop-off tour, you can jump off the bus to go sightseeing or shopping and jump on again as the mood takes you. With departures every 15 minutes during the day, you will not have to wait long at any of the stops.

    Some of the attractions covered by the Athens hop-on, hop-off tour are the Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, the National Library, the National Archaeological Museum and National Gardens, among other tourist hotspots.

    Some of the attractions covered by the Piraeus line are Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Planetarium, Acropolis and Parthenon, the Munical Theatre and the Votsalakia Beach.

    Some of the attractions covered by the Beach line are the Planetarium, Asteria Glyfada Beach, Ag. Kosmas Beach, the Temple of Zeus and the Oceanis Beach.

    There are 5 combinations to choose from:
    24 Hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Athens + 1 Day Free
    24 Hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Athens + Beach Riviera + 1 Day Free
    24 Hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Piraeus + Athens + 1 Day Free
    24 Hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Athens + Piraeus + Beach Riviera + 1 Day Free
    72 Hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Athens + Piraeus + Beach Riviera

    You may choose to finish your tour at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience.

    The ticket also includes 2 walking tours and 2 photo tours that are bound to give you more than your money’s worth!

    Walking tours:

    The two City Sightseeing walking tours go past world famous archaeological sites and provide plenty of photo opportunities. Both the walking tours are approximately an hour long.

    Walking tour 1:
    On this walking tour, visit the prison of Socrates, the Hill of the Muses, the Pnyx, the first Parliament and the cave of Pan, the God of Spring.

    Walking tour 2:
    On this walking tour, visit the Hill of Mars or the Ancient court of Athens, around the Ancient Agora, down through the Plaka and around the Roman Agora, which includes the famous Tower of the Winds, of 50BC, originally constructed as a time piece and features a combination of sundials, a water clock and a wind vane.

    Photo tour:

    The first photo tour begins at 12:30pm from Melina Merkouri, Plaka stop and the second tour (April to October) at 1.15pm from National Gardens in the Athens route and takes you to Arch of Hadrian with a view of the Acropolis and Parthenon through the arch, past the Temple of Zeus and on to the majestic Zappeion, the athletes quarters of the First Modern Olympics of 1896.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Unlimited travel for 24 hours or 72 hours (as per option chosen) and 1 day free
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Turkish )
    • Two walking tours
    • Two photo tours

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
    • Food and beverages
    • Entrance fees
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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.

    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.

    Cruise passenger info: Travel on the City Sightseeing tour bus from the Piraeus cruise terminal to the Acropolis & Parthenon (on the Piraeus Line for about 40 mins) and there you can show your ticket to join the Athens historical centre tour (Athens Line). Both lines will service the Acropolis & Parthenon and intersect at Stop A4 (Interchange Acropolis). City Sightseeing hostesses are at the Acropolis stop to advise. The Riviera and Beaches line is accessible from the Piraeus line at stops 1 and 2.

    The Athens and Piraeus route are 80 minutes long and the Beach route is 90 minutes long.

    Athens and Piraeus tour runs all year round. The Beach Riviera tour operates only in the summer season.

    The Riviera and Beaches line is accessible from the Piraeus line at stops 1 and 2.

    The buses are wheelchair accessible.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    Full mobility facilities - drop down ramps for collapsible / electric wheelchairs on all tour buses

  • reviews
    • All good

      Loved it...

      David Valentine, Australia, 12/Jul/2017
    • Great buses!

      Stop right out side out hotel which was the best thing. Nothing to complain about at all....

      Kerry Lunt, Australia, 24/Jul/2017
    • Great experience!

      There were six of us traveling together and we all enjoyed the flexibility of the Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off. we took advantage of the upgrade to go to the beaches in Piraeus. It was...

      Carol Jones, United States, 14/Jul/2017
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