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City Sightseeing is the World's number one Open-Top bus operator, with sightseeing tours in more than 109 locations carrying well over 16 million passengers per year. It is a global brand which brings together the finest operators of panoramic tours...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On part of the journey neither my nor my husband's ear pieces worked. The sound was all static. Tried moving around on the bus- didn't help. Too bad would have really liked to hear the narration. At one stop we had to sit on the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kinibrown
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t know what we wanted to see in Athens besides the Acropolis and the changing of the guards at the Parliament building, so we decided to book the Hop-On Hop-Off. Good decision, with the audio guide and sun shinning down on us on the...More

Thank Steedman1982
Reviewed 2 days ago

The driver would not sell my mother a senior ticket despite it being advertised and availble on the website - and on his mobile sales app. The driver called a superior and claimed the senior ticket was for persons above 80 years...!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Terhi L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had been to Athens before so decided to take a City Sightseeing tour bus this time when on a P&O cruise Ideal way of seeing all the major sites and of course you can hop on and off all day for just €22 per...More

1  Thank Carl T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a 48 hour ticket and spent the first afternoon travelling on the city route taking note of where "things" were to help us with our own sight seeing plans. Excellent commentary giving lots of useful background information on all places of interest. The circuit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Martin O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I did a day tour . The bus was a great way to see the highlights of the city while getting information along the way . We did the free walking tour with Dimitris . He was an incredible guide who is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank BeckyEP92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go for a round with the red hop on hop off bus to the attractions in Athens and we followed the free walking tour offered, starting from Acropolis stop, at 11.00 with Demetrios, a historian and archaeologist. It was a big gift...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank Eliolu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Athens is a great place to visit as a jumping off point to much better things to see in Greece. While in Athens you should definitely see the Parthenon and you can do this on this bus tour. However, after that...not so much. Athens is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
7  Thank davesW2705PP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are three main sightseeing bus options in Athens. We choose this City Sightseeing (Red Buses) and where happy with the options and the routes.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SupplyChain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour on the "City Sightseeing Athens" line. Had a fantastic driver ( Moutafis Giorgos). He made it look easy. Not sure how he moved that bus around the city as gracefully as he did. Never been disappointed by this tour company. Reaso able...More

1  Thank josephhY2103JU
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Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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January 27, 2019|
Response from Fiona H |
From what I have seen, I would be concerned about parking a hire car in Athens. Cars are parked very close together and with very little care.
January 27, 2019|
Response from RRaposoMiami |
Didn't drive in Athens... however seeing that you're coming from the Northeast, obviously I would check the Hop-on-Bus route and try to park somewhere near a stop on the north loop and avoid driving those narrow streets in... More
September 10, 2018|
Response from crisioo |
Hi Kelly, the tour lasts about 1 and 1/2 hours, and it starts at A7 bus station and it takes you around the Acropole - the park nearby A7 bus stop, Church of Agios Demetrios Loumpardiaris and the Pnyx. We learned a lot... More