The ancient treasures of Athenian civilisation and bustling modern diversity await you on the Athens and Piraeus Open Tour. This great value sightseeing bus tour ticket allows you explore at free will the Greek capital as well as the port city of Piraeus. There's so much to discover throughout the urban sprawl surrounding the noble Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. 24 hop-on hop-off bus stops throughout the city will ensure you have plenty of time to experience as many attractions and landmarks as you want. Both routes offer pre-recorded audio commentary in 12 different languages and travel is unlimited for 48 hours.

Summary

Tickets are valid for 48-hours!

One of the days is free! Hop-on and off as many times as you like during ticket validity period.

Pricing conditions

Child tickets aged 5-15 years. Children under 5 years of age travel free.

Commentary

Pre-recorded English, Greek, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic.

Season

All Year Round (Except November 17th)

Duration

Athens Route: 1 hour 30 minutes

Piraeus Route: 1 hour

Frequency

Both Routes: 30 minutes

Departure point

Athens Route: Syntagma Square

Piraeus Route: Cruise Ships Terminal & Acropolis Interchange bus stop

First tour

Apr-Nov: 08:00

Nov-Mar: 09:15

Last tour

Apr-Nov: 18:15

Nov-Mar: 16:45*

 

*Last stop Syntagma Square. For more detailed timetable please see download below.

 

Details

Athens Sightseeing Bus Route:

For the full sightseeing experience hop-on at Syntagma Square, the first stop on the Athens route. Syntagma Square is the centre of modern Athens and is dominated by the neo-classical Greek Parliament Building. Retail stores, cafés, pubs, restaurants and souvenir shops line the streets radiating out of the square. A particularly popular one is Ermou Street.

From the square the tour proceeds into the ancient heart of the city, visiting the charming medieval old quarter of Plaka, whose quaint, narrow streets lie beneath the towering Acropolis. Search and you're sure to find an interesting little tavern with a hospitable atmosphere. The surrounding area is filled with some of Greece's most recognisable monuments, such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium. Hear more about the history of the classical era and its associated landmarks at the wonderful New Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum located at the northern end of the city.

Other locations that await you on the Athens open-top sightseeing bus route include the district of Thession, with it's lively nightlife facilities; the Temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora of Athens and the Greek National Gardens.

Piraeus Sightseeing Bus Route:

If you start with the Athens route to can exchange onto the Piraeus route at the Acropolis Interchange bus stop. Piraeus is an ancient port city highly intertwined both historically and physically with Athens. Since the early 5th century BC it has served as the capital's gateway to the Mediterranean and is currently Greece's largest cruise and container port. Piraeus' harbours are bright, pleasant and always active. Highlight attractions include the Hellenic Maritime Museum, the circular bay of Pasalimani, the Planetarium and the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.

Itinerary

Athens Route Bus Stops:

  • 1, Syntagma Square
  • 2, Melina Merkouri-Plaka
  • 3, New Acropolis Museum
  • 4, Acropolis & Parthenon (Piraeus Interchange)
  • 5, Temple of Zeus
  • 6, Greek Parliament & National Gardens
  • 7, Benaki Museum
  • 8, Panathenaic Stadium
  • 9, National Library
  • 10, National Archaeological Museum
  • 11, Omonia Square
  • 12, Karaiskaki Square
  • 13, Monastiraki/Thession
  • 14, Kotzia Square/City Hall

Piraeus Route Bus Stops:

  • 1, 1st Cruise Ships Terminal
  • 2, 2nd Cruise Ships Terminal
  • 3, Pasalimani
  • 4, Microlimano
  • 5, Planetarium (Eygenidio)
  • 6, Athens Ledra & Intercontinental
  • 7, Acropolis & Parthenon (Athens Interchange)
  • 8, Intercontinental & Athens Ledra
  • 9, Planetarium (Eygenidio)
  • 10, Municipal Theatre of Pireaus

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the tour starting locations, e.g. (Syntagma Square). It will be exchanged for bus tickets which you can use at any hop-on hop-off tour during the validity period. Your voucher is redeemable within 3 months of purchase.

Map

Athens & Piraeus Open Tour Map

Athens & Piraeus Open Tour Map

Map

Athens & Piraeus Open Tour Summer Timetable

Athens & Piraeus Open Tour Summer Timetable

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