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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:1.5 hoursTicket is valid for 24 hours plus one day free from time of first use

City Sightseeing Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, with this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and stay aboard for the 90-minute loop, or hop on and off at any of the 14 stops. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the cobbled streets of the Plaka, the New Acropolis Museum or other top sights — you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot!


  • City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off tour of Athens
  • Sightseeing pass valid for 24 plus one day free from first use
  • Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Full commentary provided
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Athens at your own pace!

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What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Acropolis, Athens

Set your own itinerary and explore the spectacular city of Athens at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour.

Armed with your 24-hour ticket, simply hop aboard the open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus, and get acquainted with the top attractions of the sight-packed Greek capital as you drive around its pretty streets, age-old monuments and sun-burnished squares.

Sit back and admire the 360-degree views of the treasures during the full 90-minute loop, all as you listen to the revealing onboard audio commentary. And whenever you’re ready, hop off at any of the 14 stops around the city to sightsee at leisure.

Be sure to hop off at the Acropolis to marvel at its splendid ancient temples and ruins, including the magnificent Parthenon. Explore the beautiful National Gardens near Syntagma Square, and perhaps leave your bus at the stunning New Acropolis Museum to view its displays of ancient Greek statues, friezes and other artworks excavated from the Acropolis. These are just a few of the must-sees and activities you can enjoy on your hop-on hop-off tour.

Your City Sightseeing pass is valid for 24 hours, plus an additional day free, from the time you first use it. Buses depart from the stops every 30 minutes from 9am till 6pm.

See the Itinerary below for a list of hop-on hop-off stops.

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Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

  • 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 Archaeological Museum

  • Omonia Square

  • Karaiskaki Square

  • Thession Station

  • Kotzia Square

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Hop on Hop off is the convenient way to see the major sites in Athens. Commentary is well delivered.

j t p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour and enabled you to see all the sights and enable you to choose the ones to visit

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great! We were only in Athens for a few hours due to a layover. There is really no other way to see Athens quickly, however, you can take as long as you want if you have more time.

Hatem Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Perfect! recommended for anyone visiting Athens.

Christopher D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Covers all the major sites and also offers some additional walking tours. Easy to find and use.

Kathy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Bus driver was extremely friendly and helpful!

E. M R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent value for money well worth using this service. The buses were on time, the staff were friendly and informative. The bus drivers were also very helpful. A GREAT WAY TO SEE ALL THE TOURIST HOT SPOTS IN AND AROUND ATHENS.

Ian j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great day lot of fun.

kirsty m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great value for money - same price as buying it there but well worth it used it for 2 days and was great. Would recommend for anyone in athens. You can buy it in person and pay an extra 4 euro and get their second type of bus that'll take you down the harbour area which looked worth it if your there for a few days.

Pres L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a great way to get the lay of the land in Athens. We appreciate the flexibility and ability to pick and choose the places and monuments that travelers want to see by joining this hop-on hop-off tour.

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