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Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 17.01 per person

Discover the history and architecture of Heraklion and admire the views from the top of a double-decker hop-on-hop-off bus with a ticket valid for 48 hours.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 2 days
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour around Heraklion most important landmarks on a Hop-on Hop-off tour
  • Visit the archaeological site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum
  • Walk across the Venetian Walls or the Old Port Square
  • Enjoy swimming and activities on the sandy beach of Ammoudara
  • Explore the shopping, museums, and traditional restaurants in the old town
Full description
Explore Heraklion on an open bus tour with a 48-hour ticket. See city’s famous landmarks and visit the famous beach of Ammoudara. Use the ticket for 2 days and board the bus at various points around the city.  Familiarize yourself with the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion in your own language with the commentary on board, available in 8 languages.  Admire the view of the streets and the landmarks from a safe distance, Hop on and off at all the bus stops to visit major attractions such as Knossos Palace, the Archaeological Museum, Ammoudara Beach, the Venetian Port, the Market, and many others.  The 8 bus stops along the route are: • Old port square • Historical Museum of Crete • Knossos Palace • Heraklion Archaeological Museum • Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis • Venetian Walls • Port bus station • Jesus Gate
  • 48-hour ticket
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Headsets
  • Entrances to attractions
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meeting point at any of the designated bus stops along the routes.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You may use the ticket for 48 hours from the first activation. You will get a map with all the bus stops
  • The tour operates on a 45-minute frequency time interval from 09:15 until 17:30 during the summer season. The full loop duration is 60 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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Nice ride. The earphones worked properly. During the 2nd tour, (we first drove all the way around) after our visit to Knossos we were on time at the stop with 6 others. But apparently the bus was too early and left because we have been waiting for over an hour for the next one. Time is time, and at this stop you can expect a lot of people wanting to come back so don't leave too early. That was a disappointment

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October 3, 2021

Beautiful excursion with a circuit of around 2 hours between picturesque landscapes and the historic heart of Heraklion. The bus is well ventilated and the weather is such as to enrich a magnificent morning. The excursion can be done over 2 days if desired and you can get off at any station.

August 14, 2021

It was worth it to see all the spots, and the bus only comes every hour for red line, every 2 hours for blue line, so be sure you’re at the stop on time! For the beaches, just take a normal bus. It’s super easy, and you won’t have to leave the beach at 15:00 just to catch the last bus back.

August 13, 2021

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