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Athens City Sightseeing: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour + Extra Day FREE

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Athens & Piraeus Tour: All year

    Beach-Riviera Tour: April - October

  • Duration

    Valid for 24 or 72 hours

    Customers booking a 24hr ticket will receive an extra day free!

  • Start time

    Athens: 8:30am to 5pm, every 20-30 minutes

    Piraeus: 8:15am onwards, every 15 minutes when cruise ships are in dock, every 45-70 minutes when no cruise ships in doc.

    Beach & Riviera route: 9:35am, 10:35am, 11:35am, 13:35pm, 15:35pm, 17:35pm

    Timings and stops are subject to change. 

  • Meeting Point

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

    Walking tours depart from bus stop 7 (Athens route)

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • 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
  • Upgrade your ticket to access the other routes and travel with even greater ease
  • Enjoy marathon sightseeing for 24 hours and choose between a number of options
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Special Offer: Enjoy 1 extra day validity FREE with 24 hours City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tickets!


Special Offer: Enjoy 1 extra day validity FREE with 24 hours City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tickets!

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. 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 3 routes combined have more than 40 well-placed stops covering all major attractions.

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 English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Turkish and Hebrew

Choose from the following ticket options:

  • Athens: 24hr + 1 Day Free Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour  (single route)
  • Athens & Piraeus: 24hr + 1 Day Free Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (combined routes)
  • Athens & Beach-Riviera: 24hr + 1 Day Free Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (combined routes)
  • Athens, Piraeus & Beach-Riviera: 24hr + 1 Day Free Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (All lines)
  • Athens, Piraeus & Beach-Riviera: 72hr Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (All lines)

Some of the 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.

Please note that only the Athens route operates in winter (Nov to 31 March). Included within the ticket is the Beach Route - the route runs twice a day from stop 1 at 9:30am and 16:00pm. The return bus from Glyfada is at 16:30pm.


  • 24 or 72 hours Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (as per option chosen)
  • Choice of Athens, Piraeus and Beach-Riviera routes (as per option chosen)
  • Audio commentary in 13 languages
  • WiFi
  • 1 local beer


  • Entrance fees to attractions

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Please note

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

Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Athens is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change.

Please note that the Athens & Piraeus Tour runs all year round and the Beach-Riviera Tour from April to October.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3
    I found the online assistance in enquiring about the routes most unhelpful and purchased the tickets somewhat blindly. I only took the risk as I had used the Red Bus previously in other countries.
    10/13/2021 Donald Bernhard,
  • 4
    difficult to buy a ticket, too much advertising on a site. next time going to buy live on a bus.
    10/08/2021 Giedre Anu,
  • 5
    A great way to see the city, not as interactive as the ones in other cities I’ve visited but I think it is because you have multiple languages so you have to listed to a recording in your language instead of a live tour guide with all the wit and humor. As I said before make sure you know which one of the three colors your bus line is.
    09/19/2021 Leroy Jordan,

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