1. Greece
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  3. Athens
  4. Acropolis of Athens

Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

Product ID: 4211
Discover Athens from an open-top hop-on hop-off double-decker sightseeing bus. Take the option to visit Piraeus too, and see the best of the Greek capital's famous sites while enjoying audio guide commentary as you ride.
About this activity
Duration: 24 hours - 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Athens with either a 24-hour or 3-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Marvel at the Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Get access to up to 3 bus routes
  • Visit the National Gardens and the city’s many museums
  • Enjoy a free extra day when you opt for the 24-hour ticket
  • See the amazing sailing boats at Piraeus (optional)
  • Enjoy a free transfer to the McArthurGlen Designer outlet
Full description
Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along three different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square.

With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon.

Athens Route Stops:
Stop 1 - Syntagma Square
Stop 2 - The Four Museums
Stop 3 - The National Gallery
Stop 4 - Ancient Olympic Stadium
Stop 5 - Melina Merkouri
Stop 6 - Acropolis Museum
Stop 7 - The Acropolis & Parthenon
Stop 8 - Temple of Zeus
Stop 9 - Parliament
Stop 10 - National Library
Stop 11 - National Archaeological Museum
Stop 12 - Omonoia Square
Stop 13 - Karaiskaki Square
Stop 14 - Monastiraki Square
Stop 15 -Kotzia Square

Piraeus Route Stops:
Stop 1 - Pantion University
Stop 2 - Niarchos Foundation
Stop 3 - Municipal Theatre
Stop 4 - Cruise Terminals A & B
Stop 5 - Lions Gate
Stop 6 - Cruise Terminals A & B
Stop 7 - Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
Stop 8 - Votsalakia Beach
Stop 9 - Mikrolimano Harbour
Stop 10 - Planetarium
Stop 11 - Athens Ledra & Intercontinental
  • 2 free walking tours
  • Athens route ticket - 24-hour bus pass
  • Athens & Piraeus routes ticket - 24-hour bus pass
  • Athens & Beach Riviera routes ticket - 24-hour bus pass (April - October)
  • Athens & Piraeus & Beach Riviera routes ticket - 24-hour or 3-day bus pass (April - October)
What’s Not Included
  • Attraction tickets

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Customers who book a ticket with a travel date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point up until December 31, 2020; for tickets booked with a travel date of October 1 or later, the standard, three-month ticket validity will apply
• Athens & Piraeus routes operate all year round, excluding 17th November, 25th December, 1st January
• Athens route runs from 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM, every 15 minutes. Full loop duration - 90 minutes. Starting point - Syntagma Square
• Piraeus route runs from 9:30 AM - 7:15 PM, every 30 minutes. Full loop duration - 80 minutes. Starting point - Pantion University
• Beach Riviera route operates April - October only
• Walking tours operate April - October only
• Democracy and Origin of Athens walking tour runs daily, at 11:00 AM only. Starting point - The Acropolis and Parthenon bus stop (Athens Route)
• Secrets of Parthenon and the Athenians walking tour runs daily at 1:15 PM only. Starting point - The Acropolis and Parthenon bus stop (Athens Route)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 375 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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I had a great experience touring Athens with your bus. We switched buses at some point and I got to see more of Athens on your double decker bus. Our tour driver was very pleasant. He suggested we climbed the rock to take good pictures at the Acropolis then join the bus afterwards. I’m glad I did that because I saw Athens from a beautiful view. I had such a great time!

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January 12, 2020

The booking process was very straight forward. The online token was exchanged for a ticket at our first bus stop. The Athens route is very good with hop off stops at all the key attractions. We switched to the riviera/beach route later in the afternoon which was a bonus. Great sunset trip to Vouliagmeni Lake which provided great views over the seafront.

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December 18, 2019

Fantastically easy way to get from the port in Piraeus into Athens. A bus was waiting when we came off the ship and we arrived at the Acropolis in less than an hour. From there we wandered around the Roman Agora and through the Plaka. We came straight out of the Plaka and were at Hadrians arch where there was another bus stop. The sad part is they were closing city streets so we weren't able to see the rest of the city. So if doing all the sights, this is a super form of transport. But just to get into the city and back, there are cheaper options.

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November 11, 2019

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Product ID: 4211