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City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover the very best of Athens with a 24 hour or 3 day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Athens is an incredibly ancient city, and on this double-decker bus tour you'll see all of the key sights, including the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis & Parthenon, the National Library, the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the National Gardens and much more! Learn all about ancient Greek mythology and philosophy, thanks to the informative on-board audio commentary. Hop on and off as many times as you please within the chosen time period, getting a closer look at the Athenian history on show. This sightseeing tour provides access to up to 3 bus routes depending on the ticket chosen. And there's 2 included walking tours to take advantage of, giving you the chance to properly immerse yourself in this city's culture!
  • Tour Athens with ease on a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus
  • Tailor an itinerary over 37 stops (if three routes chosen)
  • See highlights such as the Acropolis and hear about them via commentary
  • Opt for the Piraeus or Riviera tours to see outside central Athens
  • Save with included discounts at local attractions
What to Expect
Book your preferred tour ticket and board the open-top City Sightseeing double-decker bus at any of the applicable stops. Then, don the provided earphones to learn about the sights you see via commentary. Choose to stay aboard for the full route, or hop out at any stops to explore by foot. Perhaps explore the ancient temples at the Acropolis, or at the New Acropolis Museum to admire its classical sculptures. Maybe disembark at Syntagma Square to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and stroll through the National Gardens, or widen your sightseeing to the Athens Riviera (depending on selected ticket)—the choice is yours. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 72 hours from first use, and includes a discount booklet with money-saving offers at selected attractions. Buses run every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the season. See the Itinerary for stops.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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1h 20m
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • 24 hour or 3 day hop-on hop-off bus pass depending on ticket selected
  • 2 free walking/photo tours
  • Access to up to 3 bus routes depending on ticket selected
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Athens & Piraeus routes operate all year round, excluding 17th November, 25th December and 1st January.
  • Beach Riviera route operates April - October only.
  • Piraeus route runs from 9:30am - 7:15pm, every 30 minutes. Duration - 80 minutes for full loop.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Athens route runs from 8:30am - 9:00pm, every 15 minutes. Duration - 90 minutes for full loop.
  • Democracy & Origin of Athens walking tour runs daily at 11:00am only. Tour departs from bus stop 7 (Athens route).
  • Secrets of Parthenon and Athenians walking tour runs daily at 1:15pm only. Tour departs from bus stop 7 (Athens route).
  • Paper & mobile vouchers accepted for this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very busy traffic and crazy drivers. If you are sightseeing off of the bus be aware of pick pockets in crowded areas.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Donna805
Reviewed 4 days ago

With only a day to explore Athens, this hop-on hop-off bus made life so much easier, especially since I had injured my knee. There are several convenient stops along the route and you can just take as much (or as little) time as you want...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KM_Colorado_USA
Reviewed 5 days ago

I bought the tickets online for one day for just Athens and it was good for 48 hours. However when I arrived there was a ferry strike with a demonstration at Syntagma Square that cancelled buses for a few hours so the driver gave me...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank littleloudone03
Reviewed 5 days ago

We bought tickets for one day andu use it for extra 24hours. They gave use discount tickets for lunch in Hondo Center and Public Café. Both are very good places.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank delapiedrag
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Red Bus Tour was a relatively easy and inexpensive way to get to the historical sights we wanted to see without paying for a taxi or riding public buses/Metro. The audio was difficult to hear due to outside noise.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margie M
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Annie E
October 7, 2019|
Response from NoerBahrain |
Athens route runs from 8:30am - 9:00pm, every 15 minutes. Duration - 90 minutes for full loop.
September 24, 2019|
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Response from Zenthy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It is all very easy
September 10, 2019|
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Response from eddyh1 | Reviewed this property |
Beach line runs every day! Catch the red bus outside your cruise ship
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  • Acropolis Parthenon and 15 more
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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