Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider: SIGHTSOFATHENS

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

Activity provider: SIGHTSOFATHENS

From US$ 15.27 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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Valid 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Hop on and off as often as you like on 4 different bus lines
  • Discover the heart of Athens with free walking tours escorted by friendly staff
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • 2 walking tours around the Acropolis area (from April to October)
  • Admissions to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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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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Important information

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

4 /5

based on 1260 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.2/5

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Did the hop on hop off tour the first two days of the holiday. The first day was for the rough orientation and that we get to know Athens before we got off at the Acropolis. On the second day we looked at some museums, also on the bus route. We are completely satisfied. However, many of the headphone ports were broken, but that's only a small drawback.

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August 5, 2022

Enjoyed using the hop on hop off bus, time between pickups was quite long ( especially when standing in the heat) first bus I went on the headphone jack was not working well, had to hold it in place to hear commentary. However overall was good value would use the service again.

July 16, 2022

I highly recommend doing this your first day in Athens to get a feel of the city. I took it the whole route and then decided which attractions to get off at and that I could easily walk to see other sites. If you plan on seeing the port of Piraeus and the local beaches then I recommend purchasing the multi-day package. The bus stops where also near the metro stations of Syntagma and Omonoia. All staff members were friendly, helpful and ready to answer any questions or make recommendations. This is a must do when visiting Athens for the first time!

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July 11, 2022

Product ID: 69593