Hop-on Hop-off Athens Highlights Tour (Athens and Piraeus)

Hop-on Hop-off Athens Highlights Tour (Athens and Piraeus)
Price: $36.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 48Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Numerous bus stops throughout Athens. The closest stop is at the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the bus. This tour is fully wheelchair accessible. Children ages 5 and younger may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.

Hop-on Hop-off Athens Highlights Tour (Athens and Piraeus)

The hop-on hop-off 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 Athens tour, 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.

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 Athens tour.

Please Note: There are 2 bus routes with varying schedules and tour durations. The Athens Route runs every 30 minutes from 8:30am - 8:30pm, and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The last departure is at 7pm. The Piraeus Route runs hourly from 12:15pm - 6:15pm, and it takes approximately 80 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The tours are narrated in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Dutch, Hebrew, Japanese 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 / Plaka
  • Acropolis Museum
  • The Acropolis and Parthenon
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Parliament / National Gardens
  • The Four Museums
  • National Gallery
  • Ancient Olympic Stadium
  • National Library
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Omonia Square
  • Karaiskaki Square
  • Monastiraki Square
  • Kotzia Square

The Piraeus Route includes the following stops:

  • Pantion University
  • Niarchos Foundation
  • Municipal Theater
  • Cruise Terminals A & B
  • Lions Gate
  • Archaeological Musuem of Piraeus
  • Votsalakia Beach
  • Mikrolimano Harbor
  • Planetarium
  • Grand Hyatt & Intercontinental
  • Acropolis & Parthenon

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

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  25 ReviewsReview This Tour
good inexpensive way to see the city
July 21, 2023
We enjoyed seeing much of the city from the air conditioned bus with a headset denoting the sights. It allowed us to get off to focus on the things we wanted to see that aren't in the common tours of Athens.
Reviewer: Joel Rariden
5 Stars
convenient way of seeing a lot of the city
July 12, 2023
this bus "tour" is not too expensive and provides an easy way to see a good bit of Athens, including the coastline near Piraeus. The negatives are that it takes a long time to get from one point to another, and that you are subject to the vagaries of the daily traffic which in our case included disruptive road closures. The seats were a little cramped but acceptable.
Reviewer: Joel R
4 Stars
Convenient way to see Athens and Piraeus
July 10, 2023
The hop-on hop-off bus was a convenient way to see Athens and Piraeus. The bus was clean, we felt safe and this was a fun way to see major tourist attractions in both places without having to drive. We hopped off in Piraeus to enjoy a nice lunch, and then hopped back on to head back to Athens.
Reviewer: Jennifer Shermer
5 Stars
Hop On Hop Off Athens
July 03, 2023
This is a real great way to see all the great sights in Athens a short time. This was our 3rd time in Athens already, but we still saw some sights that we didn't see before.
Reviewer: Evelyn Paz
5 Stars
Hop on Hop off Athens Tour
June 16, 2023
We had a tour guide & it was an amazing experience, we loved everything about the whole day!
Reviewer: Shelley
5 Stars
Hop-on hoop-off Athens Highlights
May 30, 2023
This was a good excursion. We were happy to be able to take whatever time was needed to explore the area. Very enjoyable.
Reviewer: Denise Coraci
5 Stars