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Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with optional Piraeus Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the cradle of Western civilization
  • Unlimited travel for 2 days for the price of a 1 day ticket!
  • See Athens your way on this flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Also included in this super value ticket are 2 walking tours and 2 photo tours!
  • Frequent departures and 15 convenient stops
  • Pre-recorded commentary in 11 languages ensures you don’t miss a thing
  • Superb views from the open-top double-decker bus
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 48 hours (24 hours + 1 day Free) from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
    April - October: Buses depart between 8:30am and 7:30pm; every 30 minutes.
    November - March: Buses depart between 8:30 to 5:00pm; every 30 minutes.
    Full Loop: 90 minutes

    Piraeus and Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
    Buses depart between 8:15am and 6:45pm; every 30 minutes
    Full loop: 70 minutes

    Meeting Point

    There are frequent departures from Syntagma Square and Akti Miaouli Terminal (Piraeus and Athens Tour).
    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Book before 31st October 2016 and get 24 extra hours for FREE!

    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, we are offering you TWO days unlimited travel for the price of one! Also enjoy a free shuttle to the McArthurGlen Designer outlet.

    On this Athens hop-on, hop-off tour you can 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, to go shopping or to have lunch, and hop back on when you’re ready. You may choose between two hop-on, hop-off tour options – Athens hop-on, hop-off tour, and Piraeus and Athens hop-on, hop-off tour that will take you to sites representing ancient history as well as modern development.

    To tell you about all the important places on the route a pre-recorded audio commentary is provided in 11 languages.

    Download the tour route map


    On this Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. There are two 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 the Piraeus and 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 30 minutes during the day you will not have to wait long at any of the stops.

    The stops in each hop-on, hop-off tour are as follows:

    Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
    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

    Piraeus and Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
    1. Akti Miaouli Terminal
    2. Lions Gate
    3. Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
    4. Mikrolimano Harbour
    5. The Planetarium
    6. Marriott & Intercontinental Hotels
    7. Temple of Zeus
    8. National Gardens
    9. Syntagma Sq.
    10. Melina Merkouri, Plaka
    11. Intercontinental & Marriott Hotels
    12. The Planetarium
    13. The Municipal Theatre

    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


    • Unlimited travel for 24 hours plus 1 day free
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 11 languages (Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian-Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese and Turkish)
    • A free shuttle to the McArthurGlen Designer outlet
    • Two walking tours
    • Two photo tours


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

    Please note

    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.

    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.

    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
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      Good way to move through the city, know about the main places and get down on the ones you want to visit....

      Antonio Junco Esteban
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      We stopped in Athens on our way back from Santorini before heading home to the US. Our plan was to simply hit the major sites (Acropolis, Olympic Stadium, etc.) and do an "Athens...

      Keith W Arnold
    • Well organised- great information!

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