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If you wish to dedicate your sightseeing efforts to the centre of Athens then the standalone Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is just the ticket. This sightseeing service provides unlimited, excellent value transport around the Greek capital's essential landmarks and attractions. Explore the fascinating streets and stalls of medieval Plaka, ascend the Acropolis atop which rests the noble Parthenon, and witness wonders in the exciting National Archaeological Museum. The open-top buses are equipped with pre-recorded audio commentary in 12 different languages.
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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

1 hour 30 minutes

Frequency

30 minutes

Departure point

Various, Syntagma Square 1st 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 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.

Itinerary

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

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

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.

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Athens & Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Map

Athens & Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Map

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Athens & Piraeus Hop On Hop Off Tour Summer Timetable

Athens & Piraeus Hop On Hop Off Tour Summer Timetable

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