- 48-Hour Sightseeing Transport
- New Acropolis Museum
- Parliament/National Gardens
- Benaki Museum
- Monastiraki Flea Market
- Byzantine Museum
- Panathenaic Stadium
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.
Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Highlights
What would you like to experience during your trip to the Greek capital? Whether it's the very best of the city's contemporary culture, natural wonders, or its famous ancient relics, a ticket for the Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour will widen the scope of your adventure. There's 14 stops from which you can either begin or end your journey at any time in day. Maybe you spotted an interesting monument such as the Temple of Zeus or Hadrian's Arch and want to get a few close-up photos? Or an interesting retail spot like the shops along the Plaka district or Monastiraki Flea Market?
However you choose to break up your tour all you have to do to start it up again is catch the next bus. These open-top vehicles sport a striking yellow design and a prominent 'Athens Open Tour' logo. They frequent each of the 14 hop-on hop-off stops every 30 minutes, so you're unlikely to be waiting around for too long.
A couple of the tour's highlights include the Parthenon and adjacent New Acropolis Museum, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the amazingly diverse Benaki Museum. Climb the slopes of the Acropolis by hopping-off at stop 4 near the top of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. During your ascent you'll encounter the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Athena, and the ruins of the Propylaea gateway.
The Panathenaic Stadium is reachable by disembarking at stop 8, a location which also places you close to the National Gardens and Zappeion, plus the Athens War Museum and Byzantine Museum. One institution in particular that we'd highly recommend is the Benaki Museum, a treasure trove of art and ancient artefacts collected by the wealthy Benakis family. You'll see items dating as far back as Prehistoric Greece and the Roman period, to the the fall of Constantinople and early-modern Greece. Arrive at the Benaki by either strolling north through the National Gardens or hopping-off at stop 7. Just west of this point lies the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Square.
For the best value Athens Tour see the combined Athens and Piraeus Open Tour.
Athens Route Hop-On Hop-Off 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