Hop-on hop-off tour

Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Activity provider:SIGHTSOFATHENS
Hop-on hop-off tour

Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Activity provider:SIGHTSOFATHENS

From US$ 16.06 per person

Discover Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on and hop-off ticket for 4 different bus lines. See the sites of the ancient capital, relax on the beach at Agios Kosmas and much more.

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Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hop on and off as often as you like on 4 different bus lines
  • Make the most of your vacation with stops at all the major sights in Athens
  • Listen to the interesting commentaries aboard the buses (available in 16 languages)
  • Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi to share your unique moments
Full description

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world.

Blue Line - Piraeus

  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece.

Orange Line - Athens

The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission. 

Yellow Line − Glyfada

Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside. 

Green Line − Vouliagmeni

Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

  • 1-day ticket for 4 different bus routes and 1 complimentary day to explore Athens
  • Audio commentary in 16 languages
  • Disposable earphones
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi on board the bus
  • Admissions to attractions

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Meeting point

Buses run on frequent departures from different stops such as Cruise Terminals A, B and C Piraeus Port, Syntagma Square, Acropolis stop, Omonoia Square, Karaiskaki Square, Monastiraki Square, Kotzia Square, Plaka old city (Melina Merkouri monument), The Parliament, Temple of Zeus, Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Children aged 4 and under get free admission
  • All buses have low-floor easy access with a designated wheelchair space
  • Free earphones are provided upon boarding
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Had our last day in Athens and were walked out. We took the hop on /off bus and rode all day, taking in the sights in and around Athens. Very relaxing on the bus. However, getting on the bus at the Acropolis stop needs to be improved. When it is busy I can only imagine the chaos and pushing to get on. People think only of themselves and arrive when the bus is ready to board and push themselves to the front to ensure they get on and get best seats. The 3 bus routes were good and great seeing all the way down the Greece Riviera. We stopped off at end point by the lake, had a sit on the beach, had a beer in restaurant overlooking the Agean sea. Piraeus route was good also and showed parts of piraeus that we hadn't seen. Great relaxing way to finish off our vacation. Good value for money.

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May 23, 2023

Excellent excursion from our cruise ship. The buses were waiting in the parking lot out side the cruise terminal. We just showed our sticker and hopped on. We rode the bus to the Parthenon. When it was time to head back to the ship the bus company staff at the pick up area directed all the cruise skip passengers to line up and we boarded the bus back to the cruise terminal non stop! It was great. I would definitely board the hop on hop bus again!

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May 16, 2023

Value for money! 2 days were included, and we got bonus day due to the Marathon closing off part of the city. Especially the Glyfada tour, very nice, don’t miss this! The staff is very helpful and friendly. A good way to get around Athens! The first bus was good, in the second wifi did not work, and the seat belts were broken.. this should be fixed please!

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March 22, 2023

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