Hop-on hop-off tour

Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: ATHENS OPEN TOUR
Hop-on hop-off tour

Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: ATHENS OPEN TOUR

From US$ 16.08 per person

Discover the history and architecture of Heraklion and admire the views from the top of a double-decker hop-on-hop-off bus with a ticket valid for 48 hours.

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Valid 2 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour around Heraklion most important landmarks on a Hop-on Hop-off tour
  • Visit the archaeological site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum
  • Walk across the Venetian Walls or the Old Port Square
  • Enjoy swimming and activities on the sandy beach of Ammoudara
  • Explore the shopping, museums, and traditional restaurants in the old town
Full description
Explore Heraklion on an open bus tour with a 48-hour ticket. See city’s famous landmarks and visit the famous beach of Ammoudara. Use the ticket for 2 days and board the bus at various points around the city.  Familiarize yourself with the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion in your own language with the commentary on board, available in 8 languages.  Admire the view of the streets and the landmarks from a safe distance, Hop on and off at all the bus stops to visit major attractions such as Knossos Palace, the Archaeological Museum, Ammoudara Beach, the Venetian Port, the Market, and many others.  The 8 bus stops along the route are: • Old port square • Historical Museum of Crete • Knossos Palace • Heraklion Archaeological Museum • Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis • Venetian Walls • Port bus station • Jesus Gate
  • 48-hour ticket
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Headsets
  • Entrances to attractions
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Look for the yellow signage with black lettering that reads "Heraklion Open Tours' at any of the following stops: Port (Cruise Terminal) Fitaki Megaron 18 Agglon Square Natural History Museum Cultural Center Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis Jesus Gate Knossos Archaeological Museum

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You may use the ticket for 48 hours from the first activation. You will get a map with all the bus stops
  • The tour operates on a 45-minute frequency time interval from 09:15 until 17:30 during the summer season. The full loop duration is 60 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

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48 hours in circles through Heraklion. I can only recommend it. As far as I know, the regular price is 20 euros. Here we only paid 15 euros. A tip: If you live in Amoudara, you can also use the bus to go "into town". Another tip: take it to Knossos in such a way that you can still take the bus back after the tour/guided tour. The last ride is around 4:30 p.m.

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October 17, 2022

The ride and the drivers were fabulous, the only thing o was disappointed with is that, the drivers need a little more carácter, and close the doors, if the passengers don’t behave, and refuse services to anyone who disrespected them, I feel very bad, for how some tourist treat them, they should have just close the door and refused to ever let them in again. Thank you for your excellent work.

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October 6, 2022

A great way to get around. The route includes a red and blue route which is not indicated on the booking site. The blue route allows those staying to the west of Heraklion to commence the journey the 7 km from the indicated start point. If going to the start point, you can use the e-voucher because the crew will take a photo of the voucher, regardless of whether it is paper or electronic.

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August 11, 2022

Product ID: 378119