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Hop-on Hop-off Athens Highlights Tour (Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera)

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Hop-on Hop-off Athens Highlights Tour (Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera)

The Athens sightseeing bus tour will take you past ancient sites such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and world-famous museums. In Athens you will experience the contrast between the ancient history clashing with modern architecture and culture.

Don't miss the stop at the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens that contains the remains of many ancient structures. The most famous of the structures is the Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. This spectacular structure is regarded as the symbol of democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.

On this hop on, hop off tour of Athens, enjoy all that central Athens has to offer. Get off the bus to shop, eat, and indulge in Greek culture. The Athens Hop-On Hop-Off tour provides easy access to the city's best sights and the flexibility to exit and enter the tour bus whenever you choose. Your ticket also includes access to 4 interesting walking tours on history and culture.

Travel past the Marina Zea Harbor with its myriad of tall mast ships, schooners and cruisers and Microlimano Harbor, a pretty fishing port where once Themistocles' victorious Triremes were berthed before the epic, history-changing sea battle of nearby Salamis. The archaeological and nautical museums located here are well worth visiting. You can also view the Hill of Mars or the ancient court of Athens, the area which is around the Ancient Agora. Travel down through the Plaka and around the Roman Agora, which includes the famous Tower of the Winds. You'll see it all on this hop on, hop off tour of Athens.

On the Beaches and Riviera Route, go beach hopping to several of Athens' best beaches, including Vouliagmeni Lake , Agia Kosmas, Asteria Glyfada, and more. Enjoy the sun and sand on your Athens tour.

Please Note: There are 3 bus routes with varying schedules and tour durations. The Athens Route runs every 15 minutes April to October, and every 30 minutes November to March. It takes approximately 80 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The Piraeus Route runs every 30 minutes and it takes approximately 80 minutes to complete the routes without getting off. The Beaches and Riviera Route runs hourly from April to October and it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The tours are narrated in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Russian, Greek, and Turkish. First and last tour times vary by route and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The Athens Route includes the following stops:

  • Syntagma Square
  • Melina Merkouri Statue
  • Acropolis Museum
  • The Acropolis and Parthenon
  • Temple of Zeus
  • National Gardens
  • Benaki & Byzantine Museums & Cycladic Museum
  • Panathinaikon Stadium
  • National Library
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Thession Station

The Piraeus Route includes the following stops:

  • Cruise Terminal
  • Lions Gate
  • Archaeological Musuem of Piraeus
  • Votsalakia Beach
  • Mikrolimano Harbor
  • Planetarium
  • Athens Ledra and Intercontinental
  • Acropolis & Parthenon
  • Municipal Theater

The Beaches and Riviera Route includes the following stops:

  • Athens Ledra and Intercontinental
  • Planetarium
  • Faliro / Flisvos
  • Ag. Kosmas Beach
  • Glyfada Terminal
  • Asteria Glyfada Beach
  • Kavouri / Oceanis Beach
  • Vouliagmeni Lake Beach
  • Temple of Zeus

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
24 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Numerous bus stops throughout Athens. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes are suitable for most of the year. Sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen are also advised.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of the bus. This tour is fully wheelchair accessible. Children ages 4 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsHop onJune 18, 2019

Reviewer: Julian
We enjoyed this ride although it was not guided it did get is to where we wanted to go and we toured the area. We really 3njoyed the sights. Next time we will hire a guide once we get to the Acropolis. Well worth the trip.

4 StarsPIRAEUS AND ATHENS ROUTES April 27, 2019

Reviewer: William Peter Barton
IT WAS A COOL BUT SUNNY MORNING ON THE TOP DECK OF THE OPEN BUS SO DRESSING IN LAYERS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. WE LEFT THE FIRST BUS NEAR SYNTAGMA SQUARE IN ORDER TO WANDER THROUGH ATHENS WHERE WE HAD VISITED IN 2001. ONCE WE HAD SEEN WHAT WE HAD COME TO SEE AND ENJOY ONCE MORE...INCLUDING A GREAT LUNCH IN THE PLAKA AREA OF ATHENS. WE WERE ABLE TO THEN BUS TO THE MEETING PLACE WHERE WE BOARDED THE PIRAEUS BUS TO THE CRUISE TERMINAL. WE DID NOT TAKE THE BEACH ROUTE WHICH WE HAD PAID FOR BUT THAT WAS OUR DECISION SINCE IT WAS TIME FOR A BEER ON BOARD OUR SHIP.. THANK YOU FOR ORGANIZING THIS...SEG.

4 StarsReally good way to get orientedNovember 16, 2018

Reviewer: Cheryl Sims
Lots of routes, but not all super convenient. Some double back and the transfer point which is out of the way is at the Parthenon. Other than that - great way to see a fair amount and decide what you want to circle back and get off and see. Good price though!

5 StarsSightseeingMay 21, 2018

Reviewer: Donna
We enjoyed the hop off bus. Very good way to see a city. The narrated info was helpful. The people at the stops that helped us get to where we wanted was a great service. Many of the drivers did not speak English

4 StarsHop on Hop Off AthensAugust 09, 2017

Reviewer: Eileen Tobol
This was good. We did not get to use our 3rd line which was the beaches because they thought we did not pay for it even though we had the voucher. It was written in English and they could not understand it. We just went back to the cruise instead. I think the voucher should be written in both languages to prevent confusion.

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