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Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Athina, Greece
Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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icon1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 13 more


Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
  • Enjoy Wi-Fi on board
  • Hop on the Orange line for transport to major attractions like the Parthenon and Acropolis of Athens, as well as the Plaka District and Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Listen to recorded commentary about the city
  • Take the Blue line to reach the city from the cruise port at Piraeus
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Free WiFi on board
Hop-on hop-off tour
Multi-lingual audio guide in 16 different languages
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Both print outs and mobile versions are accepted
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • *** From January 2022 until March 31st 2022 the Beach lines ( Yellow and Green line) are not operating. *** From January 2022 until March 31st 2022 the Piraeus , Blue line will only operate during cruise ship arrivals at the port of Piraeus every 30 min from Piraeus Cruise Terminals to Athens every 30 min from Athens to Piraeus.
  • OPERATED BY Open Top Bus hellas M.E.P.E.
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 Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips

  • "Beach line is good is you are staying in the city and want a day out." See review


314 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Athens traffic can be a bear to navigate on your own
, Sep 2021
Glad to leave the driving to professionals in Athens. Easy to find stops. Agents available to answer questions.
, Sep 2021
I think this was the best way to see Athens. Very convenient and hit all the major sites. The people working the bus line very helpful
, Aug 2021
Best view of Athens and Sounio!!! It was hot when I arrived in Athens, so I didn't feel like walking much. Luckily, I chanced upon a blue bus and I was able to make the most out of my visit there. First of all, it was a great value for money, as I could use the same ticket 2 days. The buses were very precise and passed by every major sight of the capital. Not only that, the they provided earphones for the audio tour and the ticket was also valid for other tours to the port and the coastline. Excellent 👌👌👌
Good way to see the City if you don’t want to walk
, Aug 2021
This was ok however we went on the hottest day of the year so far in Athens and it was uncomfortable sitting on the top deck. There was no water to purchase on board which was really needed. Bus stops all right next to street vendors and you look longingly but can’t jump off to purchase or it’s a 20 min wait for the next bus. The Piraeus and beach route I felt was too long and there was a long wait at the Acropolis for the connection to do this. Overall it was ok and it works the same as the hop on hop off experiences I have done in other cities. This one was cheaper however which does give it some plus points
1 traveler found this review helpful
It’s was worth the money and your time.
, Aug 2021
It’s worth the money. Great way to see Key points of Athens in your first couple days in the Athens then you can decide on where you would like to tour and spend more time .
1 traveler found this review helpful
super value for money
, Jun 2021
super value for money,the staff was friendly and the had taken all the precautions against Covid-19. plus we enjoyed the bus and the monuments with no crowds because there is not massive tourism yet.
, Dec 2019
It went to all the main attractions. The staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend to every tourist.
Hop on hop off
, Nov 2019
Had asked if this hop-on/hop-off was close to our hotel when we purchased by phone. However once at hotel was told the closest was the red bus (across the street from our hotel) and not this hop-on/hop-off blue bus. This blueline hop-on/hop-off bus was .5 miles from our hotel and we walked to the stop. When got to the bus line stop it did not come as advised per the signage (waited for 30 minutes) & ended up not utilizing the pass that was paid for. I contacted viator for assistance by email and help and they did advise on looking for the blue/yellow street signage which we did, but the bus never came. We ended up walking and then using a redline hop-on/hop-off bus not connected with this pass. The driver of that hop-on/hop-off red bus gave us a ride to the next stop at the Plaka and did not charge us when we told him what happened. The Red hop-on/hop-off bus line was across the street from our hotel. He advised they were not connected to this pass which we knew. To get back to hotel we had to use a taxi as we waited at the blue line signage and bus did not come for over 45 minutes. We wasted our vacation time waiting on this hop-on/hop-off bus that was to come every 15 to 30 minutes per the signage and times noted for the stop. Would not recommend buying this prior to trip and will not buy for a future travel destination. We lost $30/couple for this. We never redeemed the passes and since it was same day we were advised could not get a refund or cancel and get our money back. Strongly Do Not recommend purchasing this pass as transportation option. We and the other couple do not recommend this item as hard to get help except from the other bus line.
2 travelers found this review helpful
, Oct 2019
Amazing worth every penny, at first I thought I could only go one line (Athens line) around the town but discovered I could go on all, so I did. Athens line has all the obvious attractions but others definitely worth a look. Beach line is good is you are staying in the city and want a day out. Loved the cultural center, it's beautiful and all the girls (not sure of their job title) who checked your ticket were amazing very polite and super helpful. Thank you for a great time in Athens and I got to see everything I wanted to see in my 2 day pass.
The blue bus was fun, comfortable enough, fun, and went to most places we wanted to go and went
Susan L
, Oct 2019
I enjoyed riding around on it even just to test & see Athens A good value for the money.. I might have wanted it to run more frequently, but that may have been because we were in Athens in mid October, not summer.

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