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City Sightseeing Athens: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Runs between 9:35am and 5:35pm, every 2 hours 
  • Duration
    Valid for 24 or 72 hours
Inclusions
  • Unlimited travel for 24 hours
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 12 languages
  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Two walking and photo tours (April to October)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (6-14)
  • Infant (1-5)

Key Highlights

  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Discover the intense historicity of Athens with this flexible hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Explore the city at your own pace, hopping on and off as you wish
  • Get up close with iconic attractions, from the Acropolis to the Planetarium
  • Enjoy two engaging walking tours to get into the heart of the city (April to October only)
  • Upgrade your ticket to access the other routes and travel with even greater ease
  • Free extra day for your tour when you buy the 24hr tour

Overview

Trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day on this great-value Hop-on, Hop-off open-top bus tour from City Sightseeing. Valid for 24 hours, the tour routes comprehensively cover every corner of the city - from the breathtaking Acropolis to the stunning Votsalakia Beach. 

Comprising three lovely routes - Athens, Piraeus and Beach Riviera - the hop-on, hop-off bus has strategic stops located throughout the city to get you up close with your favourite attractions with minimal transportation hassles. While the Athens and Piraeus routes operate through the year, the Beach Riviera one operates only during winters. 

The buses (Athens & Piraeus routes) run all year round, with frequent departure every day so you don’t have to waste any time waiting for them. Not to forget, there is an immersive audio commentary available on board in 12 languages as well as Free WiFi to help you get acquainted with the city even better.

Free extra day for your tour when you buy the 24hr tour, Valid for Athens: 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (single route) and Athens & Piraeus: 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

Attractions Covered

  • Acropolis Museum
  • Parthenon
  • Temple of Zeus
  • National Library
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • National Gardens
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
  • Votsalakia Beach


About the Supplier: City Sightseeing is one of the leading tour operators offering hop-on, hop-off services across 100 locations worldwide. They have been providing quality services since 1998.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Valid for 24 or 72 hours

  • Start time

    Runs between 9:35am and 5:35pm, every 2 hours 

  • Meeting Point

    You can hop on at any of the stops and redeem your voucher with the driver

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Unlimited travel for 24 hours
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 12 languages
  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Two walking and photo tours (April to October)
  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance fees

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Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

Our local partners do everything in their power to ensure the tours runs to schedule. However, Athens is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

The photo tours operate daily at 12:30pm from stop A2 and 1:15pm from A6/9. The walking tours occurs daily at 11:30am and 12:45pm from the Acropolis. Please ask your driver for more information on the day of your tour. 
Both these tours are available only during the summer, between April and October.

We want everyone to be a part of our tours and hence there are special arrangements for wheelchair ramps.

Additional info

Information for Cruise Passengers 

City Sightseeing buses will be waiting for cruise guests outside of the Cruise Terminals once guests have passed through the customs building.
Cruise ships arriving into Terminal 1; guests will exit through the passenger’s terminal turn to left and walk approx. 80 metres to the City Sightseeing Buses.
Cruise ships arriving into Terminal 2; guests will exit through the passenger’s terminal turn to left and walk approx. 50 metres to the City Sightseeing Buses.
Passengers boarding at the Piraeus Cruise Terminal will be on the Piraeus Line

Customer Reviews

  • Athens city tour
    Paul Berresford, United Kingdom 06/10/2018
  • Carol Maloney, United States 06/06/2018
  • Was well worth the money! We were able to see most of Athens without having to fight the traffic ourselves.
    Andrew Peterson, United States 05/23/2018