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Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Maximize your time in port with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Athens and Piraeus. Your self-guided shore excursion offers the best of both worlds, with the flexibility to visit the sights at your own pace and the on-board commentary ensuring you don’t miss anything. Jump off along the way to explore ancient sites like the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus; stroll the pretty streets of Plaka; or visit popular attractions like the National Archeological Museum, Syntagma Square and the National Gardens.
  • Athens shore excursion: hop-on hop-off bus tour of Athens and Piraeus
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus
  • Onboard commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Athens at your own pace while in port!
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24 hour or 3 day hop-on hop-off bus pass depending on ticket selected
Access to up to 3 bus routes depending on ticket selected
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For cruise passengers arriving at the Cruise Terminal, bus stops 4, 5 & 6 on the Piraeus route will be the nearest stops at which to join the tour (if ticket including Piraeus route is selected).
  • Athens & Piraeus routes operate all year round, excluding 17th November, 25th December and 1st January.
  • Beach Riviera route operates April - October only.
  • Piraeus route runs from 9:30am - 7:15pm, every 30 minutes. Duration - 80 minutes for full loop.
  • Athens route runs from 8:30am - 9:00pm, every 15 minutes. Duration - 90 minutes for full loop.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Paper & mobile vouchers accepted for this tour.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - Europe
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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467 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 467 reviews
Hop on hop off
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable, we enjoyed the tour. We got the 2nd day for free but unfortunately we didn't have time to do it since we were leaving Athens.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good services
, Sep 2020
I bought 72-hour pass. There were three routes. I went all around. Even I used the city route 3-4 times. I recommend this product. Ivan
Good value
, Aug 2020
Fun bus top route around the main sights of the city with good English commentary and Greek music. Would recommend it to anyone new to Athens
Very good experience on City Hop-on-Hop-off Tours
Gilbert D
, Nov 2019
Pickup at Piraeus port was close to the cruise terminal. Everything suited us fine. Driver and guides were excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Athens review
Gary N
, Oct 2019
Great tour. Would not spend to much time touring the city. Spend it at attractions. They need big fines or jail time for the graffiti jerks.
Just a Ride
, Aug 2019
There is so much history in and around the city, but the bus, although super easy to find and board, which provides headphones, says very little on the first 15 or so of the 18 stops. And, if there is information being shared, it is difficult to find a working outlet on the bus in which to plug your headphones in. It was a pleasant ride, but with a simple updating of the recordings, it could be so so much better. We found little value other than the transportation, and taxis and the metro are much cheaper than this bus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Athens is just another big European city. Hop On service was on time and lots of buses
, Jul 2019
I had been to Athens before, but much has changed since my last visit. The Hop On bus was air conditioned thankfully as Athens was in the grip of a heat wave and it was brutally hot (40C+). We boarded at the cruise ship terminal and got to see the Lion Coast which was lovely and worth the visit. Athens city is big, crowded and full of graphiti damaged buildings which is a shame. Many of the stops on the city line are for shopping locations including the Plaka which was heaving with tourists. We had bought tickets to the Acropolis Museum (HINT: BUY tickets to the museum online and pay for them in advance. The line outside is 90 mins long in stifling heat and no shade. Buying online gets you access without the line wait). The museum was the last stop on the Red tour so we were on the bus for over an hour. A big city is a city so if this isn't your thing, skip the tour as there isn't much to see just grafitti covered buildings and grid locked traffic. The Hop On bus however did keep to their stop schedules and I was impressed that every stop had a Hop On agent there to answer questions and sell tickets. This was a great service for people who did not know the city. I would recommend the Hop On bus option if you want to see the Athens coast.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jun 2019
Transportation from the port was sufficient to get to Acropolis, but was quite unhappy to see a competing identical service priced at $38 for a family of 5. Viator advertised the “lowest price”, but charged $108 for same service. If you’re on a cruise, no reason to buy ahead of time — all 3 bus options are waiting to use at 1/3 Viator’s inflated price.
Long wait
Paul R
, Jun 2019
We waited for over 30 minutes for the Red Hop on Hop off bus at Piraeus port. We were hounded by street vendors and taxi drivers
Athens hop on hop off bus
, May 2019
Lady helping passengers terrific, driver very good through the narrow winding roads. Good way to get an overview of Athens.

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