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Big Bus Athens Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours (As per option chosen).

    Athens (Grey) Route: 1 hour, 30 minutes
    Piraeus (Purple) Route: 1 hour, 15 minutes
    Riviera (Green) Route: 1 hour, 50 minutes

  • Start time

    Buses operate between 9am to 6pm, every 20 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes ( Depending on the route) 

  • Meeting Point
    You can board the bus at any of the route's stops. The favored stops are Syntagma Square, Acropolis and Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Glyfada Beach.
  • Ending Point

    You can hop off the bus at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Discover the best of Athens on by open-top double-decker bus
  • Choose from 24, 48 or 72 hour tickets to personalize your sightseeing experience
  • Hop on and off as much as you wish across the three different routes
  • Enjoy an engaging multilingual audio commentary on board the buses
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Explore the ancient city of Athens, the cradle of Western civilization and birthplace of democracy, on a hop-on, hop-off, open-top sightseeing tour. Discover the city's 3,000-year history from the vantage point of the top deck of a double-decker bus. Marvel at Athens' ancient ruins, including iconic landmarks like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Hephaestus, and the Ancient Agora.

Enjoy and Experience Athens at your own pace with a choice of 24, 48, or 72-hour hop-on, hop-off travel passes. Travel across three routes, each featuring onboard audio commentary available in different  languages.

The Athens line takes you to the ancient heart of the city, including the neighbourhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki. Hop off at attractions such as the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the National Archaeological Museum.

The Piraeus line takes you to the ancient port city of Piraeus, Greece's largest port and home to a number of archaeological sites.

The Riviera line transports you to Glyfada Bay, offering stunning vistas of the Athens Riviera, renowned for its picturesque coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves, and crystal-clear waters.

Attractions Covered

  • Acropolis & Parthenon
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Theatre of Herodes Atticus
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Parliament
  • Benaki Museum
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • National Library
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • New Acropolis Museum

       ...... and many more!

Choose from the following ticket options :

  • Discover:  24-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket + Athens Line
  • Essential: 48-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket + Athens Line, Piraeus Line and Riviera Line
  • Explore: 72-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket + Athens Line, Piraeus Line and Riviera Line

Inclusions

Discover
  • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Audio commentary available in 14 languages including Greek, English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Ukrainian
  • Athens Line
Essential
  • 48-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Audio commentary available in 14 languages including Greek, English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Ukrainian
  • Athens Line, Piraeus Line and Riviera Line
Explore
  • 72-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Audio commentary available in 14 languages including Greek, English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Ukrainian
  • Athens Line, Piraeus Line and Riviera Line

Exclusions

  • Entrances, unless specified

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Please note

Voucher Type: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

To redeem your ticket, please present your voucher to a uniformed Big Bus Tours staff member at one of our stops. Staff will issue a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity period of your ticket.

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

There’s more! Enjoy Free Wi-Fi onboard and take a complimentary audio-guided walking tour of Athens. Choose from two complimentary walking tours around Acropolis & Plaka & National Gardens.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.

Disposable earphones are available from your driver.

Customer Reviews

  • Teresa Major

    Very helpful staff prompt and regular buses.
    Booked online day before very easy process
    Highly recommend

    06/16/2024
  • AFTAB KHAN

    Not bad at all, quite Impressed. Better prices than the red or blue buses. Not as frequent though, but good enough.

    05/25/2024
  • clare Butler

    Great value for 3 days. Worth it to get out to the beaches

    05/18/2024

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