Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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
The hop on hop off helped us a lot to move anywhere where we wanted to be. Easily available too! Value for money!
The HOHO bus is great! When we first arrived, we rode it all over the whole route so we could see where we wanted to get off and spend more time the next day. It was a very hot day, but you could choose whether to sit up top or downstairs, where there was some AC. I recommend this tour as a good way to see the city with the convenience of not having to take a taxi everywhere.
The bus was very convenient, was easily available wherever we wanted to get back on, was cool and breezy.
A few times, I couldn't hear the commentary on the earphones, but most passengers knew what we were driving by.
I would recommend it to others, but understand that the wait at the bottom of the Acropolis may be a little longer than other stops.
This was a really good decision! Be sure to pre-book the tickets. The staff and drivers are very friendly and professional. I would do this again...... 2 thumbs up!!!!!!
Great tour! I could not have asked for a better way to see Athens. We had a great time. The staff were very nice.
Highly recommend this tour. It was so simple and so reasonable. We left the ship and literally walked to the hop on hop off bus (about 10 minutes on a flat road). We saw lots of Athens from the top of the bus had a wonder round the town, the Acropolis etc and then got back on the bus and back to the ship. Stress free, very organised and well worth the £15 or so which we paid.
No hassle pickup at cruise terminal, pleasant and helpful staff, good audio quality of the tour. Used both Red and Blue lines, would definitely use Viator for any future bookings, made our day in Athens.
The hop on hop off bus was ideal for seeing Athens. The commentary was interesting and informative and the interest features for each stop were well explained. It was so handy to access from our cruise ship and the benefit of the availability to purchase parasols on board was very welcome considering it was 38 degrees! Many thanks for an excellent service.
Buses were clean and tour guides were helpful and friendly. It was a great way to see and get around Athens. Would recommend it strongly.