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

special offer banner Hop-on Hop-off Athens Highlights Tour (Athens and Piraeus)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Blend ancient history and modernity on a hop-on hop-off Athens Highlights Tour
  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Parthenon.
  • Spend time shopping and indulging in Greek cuisine
  • Discover Marina Zea Harbor, Microlimano Harbor, and the Ancient Agora
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Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 48 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Numerous bus stops throughout Athens. The closest stop is at the cruise ship pier. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes.
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.