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really enjoyed this tour, stop was close to the ship, only problem coming back driver let us off at wrong stop had to walk 20 minutes to get to the proper stop..
For a quick overview of a city Hop-on-Hop-off are the Best. You are given a map of the tourist sites and you control how long you want to stay at any particular site. You are given headsets to listen to what tourist attraction is up next and a little history about it. They are reasonable priced and you set your on pace. The Bus generally comes every 20 minutes.
We would recommend this shore excursion. Upon docking, we caught the first HOHO bus and went straight to the Acropolis. Although there were several cruise ships docked, we easily maneuvered this awesome site. The HOHO had great available staff at every stop to answer questions and communicate the status of the next HOHO. Thank you!
Excellent alternative to expensive ship excursions. For less than half of what the ship was charging for just a transfer into downtown Athens, we enjoyed an excellent English narration as we toured many of the sites in downtown Athens, plus had the flexibility of getting on and off wherever we wanted and returning when we wanted. Caught the bus close to the ship, and buses were always on time. Great for those who want to do Athens on their own, but need transportation from the port and around the city.
Weather was perfect and we were able to see everything we wanted in a comfortable ride up on top. Like that the two trips tied together (red and blue line). All in all we spent about 4 hours on this tour.
I love the Hop on Hop off bus!!! Do the Acropolis first( they only take euros for the tickets to get in! No credit cards) then ride it around to the market.
It was a very interesting tour on 2 days better than on 1 day because you can visit Acropolis / Acropolis Museum / Zeus Temple / Parliament and make many stops/trips in the city streets..
However, it was a little bit difficult to find the first day the starting point (voucher/ticket) of the tour at the port of Piraeus Akti Miaouli Terminal because it is not next to the metro station when you come from your Hotel in the down town.
excellent way to see Athens. People were very helpful and friendly. a must do.
Super easy to get to stop from port. Just leave the cruise terminal and turn left and the bus is a little bit down on the left. At first, it was a little confusing but once we understood we needed to take the blue line to the Acropolis and then change to the red line for most of the other places. The buses were running a little late and we were concerned about getting back to our port in time. By the time we got back to the Acropolis, there was already an additional bus there waiting to get us back to the port in time.
This excursion was actually fun even for an 88 year old lady. From my start at the Piraeus Port to my last stop at my hotel on Syntagma Square the attendants could not have been more friendly and helpful. I was met at the stop on my first arrival at Syntagma Square and accompanied to me hotel by one of the truly remarkable young ladies working for the Hop-pn-Hop-fff bus company. After depositing my suitcase at the hotel I again boarded a hop-on, hop-off bus and wherever we stopped the young ladies would recognize me and greeted me as if I were a long lost friend. I shall never forget this friendly visit to Athens.
Always the best choice to explore a new city and see all the monuments.
This is the first time we used the hop on hop off bus and will definitely use this mode of transport again. Thanks.
What a great day. My hotel shuttle dropped me off at the first stop of the red line. Went to Acropolis and caught the blue line (must see this are) it was fantastic. Continued on this line until returned to Acropolis. Toured the sight and then saw the remainder of the Red line. Stops are well marked, the driver announces every stop name and number. And, you can catch the next bus within 30 minutes when you chose to hop off. The staff was very friendly and quite helpful.
Also, they offer a free day with the purchase of one day! This is an absolute must do if you visit Greece. Loved every minute of it.
It all worked well. You walk to the port gate from the ship, and there is the open top bus. Pleasant helpful staff, informative plug in earphones, and in 20 minutes you are at the Acropolis, which is the number one must see. Then you switch to the circular tour of the city which takes about one and a half hours plus hop off time. Finish at the Acropolis and back to the port.
Perfect as an introduction to the City when you have limited time.
The best thing to do to see most of Athens and appreciate even the nooks and places not usually seen by ordinary travel visitors. The best way to see a place if you really have a very short time to explore it. This is highly recommended.
Great tour around Athens! Didn't get off at every stop, but went around twice to make sure we got pictures of everything.
Caught the tour bus just outside of the cruise terminal, the tour bus took us to the centre of Athens.
This is a first class shore excursion well worth the money.
Never been to Athens before? This is a great way to get an overview of the city and what to see later with more time. Many stops and frequent buses. Second time to use a hop-on-hop off bus. Both times they provided a quick way to see a lot.
Great way to see Athens! We arrived on a cruise ship and walked out of the cruise port where the bus was waiting. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The buses were nice, clean, and on time. We didn't have much time since we had to be back to the cruise ship at 5pm, but definitely recommend this as a efficient and inexpensive way to see Athens!
highly recommend the tour to anyone we went to the acropolis and can honestly say I was gobsmacked it was out of this world