Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

From $23.61 per person

Discover Athens from an open-top hop-on hop-off double-decker sightseeing bus. Take the option to visit Piraeus too, and see the best of the Greek capital's famous sites while enjoying audio guide commentary as you ride.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1 - 3 days
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Athens with either a 24-hour or 3-day hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Marvel at the Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Enjoy a free transfer to the McArthurGlen Designer outlet
  • Visit the National Gardens and the city’s many museums
  • Enjoy a free extra day when you opt for the 24-hour ticket
  • See the amazing sailing boats at Piraeus (optional)
Full description
Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along 3 different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens Route Stops: Stop 1 - Syntagma Square Stop 2 - The Four Museums Stop 3 - The National Gallery Stop 4 - Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 5 - Melina Merkouri Stop 6 - Acropolis Museum Stop 7 - The Acropolis & Parthenon Stop 8 - Temple of Zeus Stop 9 - Parliament Stop 10 - National Library Stop 11 - National Archaeological Museum Stop 12 - Omonoia Square Stop 13 - Karaiskaki Square Stop 14 - Monastiraki Square Stop 15 -Kotzia Square Piraeus Route Stops: Stop 1 - Pantion University Stop 2 - Niarchos Foundation Stop 3 - Municipal Theatre Stop 4 - Cruise Terminals A & B Stop 5 - Lions Gate Stop 6 - Cruise Terminals A & B Stop 7 - Archaeological Museum of Piraeus Stop 8 - Votsalakia Beach Stop 9 - Mikrolimano Harbour Stop 10 - Planetarium Stop 11 - Athens Ledra & Intercontinental Beach & Riviera Route Stops: Melina Merkouri/Plaka Pantion University Niarchos Foundation Falire/Flisvas Edem Ag.Kesmas Beach Bomo Palace Asteria Beach Divani Apollon Oceanis Beach/ Atrir Palace Vouliagemi Lake Pigadakia Blazer Suites Glyfada town Golf Ag.Kosmas Kalamki Poseidon Hotel Marriot/Planetarium Grand Hyatt/ Intercontinental Temple of Zeus
  • 2 free walking tours
  • Athens route ticket - 24-hour bus pass
  • Athens & Piraeus routes ticket - 24-hour bus pass
  • Athens & Beach Riviera routes ticket - 24-hour bus pass (April - October)
  • Athens & Piraeus & Beach Riviera routes ticket - 24-hour or 3-day bus pass (April - October)
  • Attraction tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Know before you go

    • Athens and Piraeus routes operate all year round, excluding November 17, December 25, and January 1
    • Athens route runs from 8:30 AM–7:00 PM, every 30–45 minutes. Full loop duration: 90 minutes. Starting point: Syntagma Square
    • Piraeus route runs from 8:15 AM. Last tour departure time varies — check locally. Tours depart every 15 minutes when cruise ships are in dock; otherwise, every 45–70 minutes. Full loop duration: 80 minutes. Starting point: Pantion University
    • Beach Riviera route operates April–October only. Tours depart every 1–2 hours from 9:35 AM. Last tour departs at 5:35 OM from Melina Merkouri/Plaka. Duration: approximately 100 minutes
    • Walking tours operate April–October only
    • Democracy and Origin of Athens walking tour runs daily, at 11:00 AM only. Starting point: The Acropolis and Parthenon bus stop (Athens Route)
    • Secrets of Parthenon and the Athenians walking tour runs daily at 1:15 PM only. Starting point: The Acropolis and Parthenon bus stop (Athens Route)
    Customer reviews

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    4.4 / 5

    based on 396 reviews

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    I had a great experience touring Athens with your bus. We switched buses at some point and I got to see more of Athens on your double decker bus. Our tour driver was very pleasant. He suggested we climbed the rock to take good pictures at the Acropolis then join the bus afterwards. I’m glad I did that because I saw Athens from a beautiful view. I had such a great time!

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    January 12, 2020

    The booking process was very straight forward. The online token was exchanged for a ticket at our first bus stop. The Athens route is very good with hop off stops at all the key attractions. We switched to the riviera/beach route later in the afternoon which was a bonus. Great sunset trip to Vouliagmeni Lake which provided great views over the seafront.

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    December 18, 2019

    Fantastically easy way to get from the port in Piraeus into Athens. A bus was waiting when we came off the ship and we arrived at the Acropolis in less than an hour. From there we wandered around the Roman Agora and through the Plaka. We came straight out of the Plaka and were at Hadrians arch where there was another bus stop. The sad part is they were closing city streets so we weren't able to see the rest of the city. So if doing all the sights, this is a super form of transport. But just to get into the city and back, there are cheaper options.

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    November 11, 2019

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