Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider: City Sightseeing Europe
Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider: City Sightseeing Europe

From US$ 21.52 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.

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Duration 1 - 3 days
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Audio guide included
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
  • 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. 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 - A Melina Merkouri / Plaka Stop 3 - A Acropolis Museum Stop 4 - A The Acropolis & Parthenon (Interchange: Piraeus route) Stop 5 - A Temple of Zeus Stop 6 - A Parliament / National Gardens Stop 7 - The Four Museums Stop 8 - The National Gallery Stop 9 - A Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 9 - B Parliament / National Gardens 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

  • Athens route ticket - 24-hour bus pass
  • Athens & Piraeus routes ticket - 24-hour bus pass (April - October)
  • 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

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Meeting point

The Athens route starts from Syntagma Square. However, you can start the tour at any of the allocated stops along the bus routes.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Athens route runs from 8:30 AM. The last tour departure is at 5 PM. The tour departs every 30 minutes. The full loop duration is 90 minutes, starting from Syntagma Square
  • Athens route operates all year round, excluding November 17, December 25, and January 1
  • Piraeus route runs from 12:15 PM. The last tour departure is at 615 PM. Tours depart every hour. The full loop duration is 80 minutes, starting from Pantion University
  • In Winter (November - March), the Piraeus Route will operate 2 tours only per day, times may vary though customers will need to check locally for the latest timetable. On cruise ship days, the tour will operate every 30 minutes from 8am until approx. 6:15pm
  • Beach Riviera route operates April-October only. Tours depart every 2 hours from 9:35 AM. The last tour departs at 5:35 PM from Melina Merkouri/Plaka. The loop duration is approximately 100 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 680 reviews

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I’ve used buses like this in multiple major cities and there are a few differences good and bad. Good is the audio tour is legible and nice. Even with all the tourists and traffic, the bus isn’t incredibly packed where there isn’t any seats. I’m not sure if that’s a constant thing or just because of the time of year I came to visit. Bad thing is there is no set schedule with times of pick ups. In other cities there’s apps available where you can track the bus or they have a set schedule time at what time the bus will be there at every stop through out the day. This one doesn’t, you have to guess when it’ll be there as it only shows the times when the service first starts. I don’t know if the other competitors are the same or if it’s this one. Nonetheless it was enjoyable, not very packed, and informative. It’s cheaper than hitching a taxi if you buy the three day pass.

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March 24, 2023

The red route covers city centre, with interesting and informative commentary through the headphones in many different languages. We covered a lot in one day, visited the Acropolis, stopped off for a coffee is a roof top bar. Very good value for money.

March 24, 2023

we booked green and red lines hoping to change lines at the Acropolis, the trip on green line took much longer than epected and we had to miss the red line to meet with our schedule. The buses were very hot considering summer and they did not had sufficent air conditioning.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 4211