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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:Ticket is valid for 24 hours plus one day free from time of first use

Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Athens. Experience the essential things to do in Athens and Piraeus aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. You'll see all the historical and modern sights of Athens in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided. Stop at all the major attractions dating from both ancient times and the present day, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, New Acropolis Museum, National Archeological Museum and the Plaka!


  • Athens shore excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus hop-on hop-off tour
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus
  • Onboard commentary on this Athens shore excursion
  • Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9am to 6pm
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Athens at your own pace while in port!

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What You Can Expect

Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Athens Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Customize this City Sightseeing tour by hopping on and off the bus at any stop, as many times as you like. Simply hop off where you want to, and return to any stop to continue your tour.

Tour highlights:
Syntagma Square Terminal
Melina Merkouri / Plaka
New Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis and Parthenon
Temple of Zeus
National Gardens
Benaki Museum
Panathenaic Stadium
National Library
National Archeological Museum
Omonia Square
Karaiskaki Square
Thession Station
Kotzia Square

This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Athens. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy


Athens and Piraeus hop-on hop-off tour stops:
  • Akti Miaouli Terminal
  • Lions Gate
  • Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
  • Mikrolimano Harbour
  • The Planetarium
  • Athens Ledra & Intercontinental Hotels
  • Temple of Zeus
  • National Gardens
  • Syntagma Square
  • Melina Merkouri, Plaka
  • Intercontinental & Athens Ledra Hotels
  • The Planetarium
  • The Munincipal Theatre

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We only got off the bus twice in Athens. The bus stops were clearly marked and the stop times were clearly marked as well. I also liked that the Hop on Hop off bus had a stop at the cruise terminal. Very convenient!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The hop on hop off tour was very convenient for seeing all the major sights in Greece, and was very reasonably priced. It was the easiest way to get from our cruise ship in Patreus to central Athens. The bus stop was a very short walk from the port where our ship was docked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We did this on Nov 3, 2015 and it is a great inexpensive way to see Athens. It was easy to access from our cruise ship and took us to the major attractions we were interested in seeing. NOTE that there are 2 lines - green and red and that the route from a cruise ship is different than your return because you go thru Piraeus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was very good. After disembarking from my bot I found the bus stop very easily. The commentary was good and informative and I connected into the Athens bus without difficulty. This part was also very good. The organisation of the tour was impressive and better than other similar tours on which I have been on. The only possible problem was that the tours got quite busy and I was lucky to get a bus back to Piraeus. But overall it was a good experience and an excellent quick way of seeing Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very cost effective and convenient way to see the main sights in Athens. We got off our cruise ship and there was a bus waiting for us, which took us straight to the Acropolis. We only had a short time in Athens so were able to see all of the main sights using the bus. There was also the option of a free tour of the Acropolis, so it was a great service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very well organized

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The hop-on, hop-off was wonderful. We didn't have to wait long at the stops, and it gave us an overview of the city. We have recommended it to friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent way to See Athens. Very organized tour. At almost every stop there was an agent that directed people to the proper bus and helped answer all our questions. Also we took advantage of the free walking tour the bus tour offered and we enjoyed that very much,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The bus many colours where right at the port. Once we were on the right colour and explained the map and system, it was great. Again if you like crowds, this is a great place to be bumper to bumper with people. We were there in September 30 plus Celsius. I understand it is much hotter in July and August. This was a great way to get around and do the things you wish. Well organized and ran smoothly.

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