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    City Sightseeing Athens Hop-On, Hop-Off + Acropolis & Parthenon Tour

    Skip the line Instant confirmation E-Voucher Saver Combos

    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Daily except Sunday

    • Duration

      Hop-on, hop-off: Valid for 48 or 72 hours 

      Acropolis tour: 2 hours

    • Start time

      Athens Line: (Terminal: A1 - Syntagma Square). Daily frequent departures from 8:30am - 8:30pm. Last departure at 7pm

      Piraeus Line: (Interchange: A4 - Acropolis / Parthenon) 12:45pm - 2:45pm, every 60 minutes

      Beach-Riviera Line: (Interchange: A2 - Acropolis / PLAKA) 9:35am - 5:35pm, every 60 minutes.

      Acropolis Tour: 8am, 8:45am and 5:15pm. 

    • Meeting Point

      You can board the bus at any of the designated stops. The favored stops are Terminal: A1 – Syntagma Sq, Acropolis & Parthenon, Votsalakia Beach and Glyfada Beach

      Acropolis Tour: Meet at our Key Tours office at 26 Athanasiou Diakou str. 11743 (outside Acropolis site).

    • Ending Point

      Hop off the bus at any of the stops.

    Key Highlights

    • Save money on Athens sightseeing with a flexible hop-on, hop-off tour and early access to the Acropolis
    • Explore the city at your own pace, hopping on and off as you wish
    • Discover the intense historicity of Athens with this flexible hop-on, hop-off tour
    • Explore the ancient ruins of Acropolis with a knowledgeable guide in tow
    • Visit one of the top attractions of Greece without being jostled by large crowds of tourists
    • Admire the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and see the Parthenon
    • Be bowled over by stunning views of Athens from the summit of the Acropolis hill
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Save money and enjoy hassle-free Athens sightseeing with the City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Cape Sounio Afternoon Tour combo!

    City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    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 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 strategic stops located throughout the city make all your favorite attractions accessible with minimal transportation hassles. The 3 routes combined have more than 40 well-placed stops covering all major attractions.

    Some of the attractions covered:

    • Acropolis Museum
    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Zeus
    • National Library
    • National Archaeological Museum
    • National Gardens

    Acropolis Walking Tour with Early Access:

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating mythology of Ancient Greece on a tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Explore the ancient ruins early in the morning and be free of crowds that throng to the attraction later in the day.

    See the Parthenon – the most famous ancient Greek temple ever built, dedicated to Athena, the goddess of war – and enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the rocky outcrop. Explore the Theater of Dionysus, stroll around the ruins with an expert guide on a small-group tour, and enjoy a glimpse into a bygone era.

    Visit to the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylae, Porch of the Caryatids, the temple of Athena Nike and the theatre of Dionysus.


    • 48 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 - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Turkish
    • Early and Skip-the-line access at the Acropolis
    • Professional and licensed guide in English or Spanish (as per option chosen)
    • Walking tour
    • Whispers


    • Acropolis Entrance fee (payable direct to guide)
    • Gratuities

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    Please note

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

    The voucher must be redeemed by one of the agents at the stop or on the bus before passengers board.  Once the electronic voucher has been redeemed and exchanged for a printed paper ticket, passengers are required to keep the printed ticket with them for the duration of their journey, as electronic vouchers cannot be used after redemption.

    The date you choose is for the attraction ticket/tour. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 12 months.

    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared after the booking.

    72 hours Hop-on, Hop-off tickets are available during summer months only.

    Early access tour of Acropolis

    Acropolis admission ticket is being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that a passport or ID card is required.

    Tour consists of a small group with a maximum of 18 people.

    Hop-on, hop-off tour:

    Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

    Athens is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption. Timings and stops are subject to change.

    Child ages are 6-12 and Adult tickets are valid for those aged 13+

    The name of of the Bus Stop A2 has been changed from Melina Merkouri / Plaka to Acropolis / Plaka

    Customer Reviews

    • Stephen Brockman

      Very informative and helpful

    • Ross Henderson

      Perfect way to see Athens for the first time. Very comfortable and clean. Clear and informative running commentary during the excursion.

    • Paul Berresford
      Athens city tour

      The hop on / off bus is the perfect way to tour the city at your leisure. We also used the Pireus and beach riviera tours as part of the overall package which is great if you are...

      United Kingdom 06/10/2018

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