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clock-o24 to 72 hrs (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 7 more


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 choose from three routes with 37 stops total. 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
  • Buses depart about every 30 minutes
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Athens at your own pace
  • Full commentary provided
  • Choose from a 24- or 72-hour pass
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 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 and listen to revealing onboard audio commentary. And whenever you’re ready, hop off at any of the stops around the city to sightsee at leisure.

Your City Sightseeing pass is valid for 24 or 72 hours, depending on which option you chose. 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.


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


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, Jan 2019

We enjoyed the hop on hop off tour for 48 hours for the price of 24. The bus was clean, the drivers courteous and helpful, and seemed to always arrive quickly as we waited. We used it exclusively as our transportation around the city during the time our tickets were valid. All of us, one 75 years, one 52 years, a 13 yo and a 9 yo, thoroughly enjoyed the recording with its rich descriptions and interesting stories. I do have to say that several of the plug ins did not work. The wifi worked most of the time. I am sure the breaks were not the fault of the bus tour but rather the towers connectivity. Our only complaint is that there was no way to purchase the family fare online so we paid 11 euros more than we would have if we had waited and purchased directly on the bus.

, Sep 2018

Love using this around Athens. We also used it to go to the Beaches and down to the Piraeus Port Area to get our tickets for ferry.
This was a great way of seeing around and I have not used them before but would definitely use them in future.

, Sep 2018

ATHENS IS HUGE! this was the only way to see Athens in the short amount of time we had. We came off the cruise ship, took a left out of the station and into the bus line and at 8:30 in the morning we were off and running! We had our tickets, it was a smooth process. We were able to view most of the things we wanted to see in Athens due to this bus tour. I love City Sightseeing and I have used them in most of my travels. The buses were easy to locate, stops were great along the way.
Although, if I get to come back one day, I will allow for more time and exploration. 4 Million people live in this old, historic city and getting around looks like a nightmare. Glad I didn't have to drive.

, Aug 2018

The driver should give or at least ask if you need ear buds. The driver should instruct what to do with them. We walked up to the upper deck only to discover there were no seats. At times you could barely hear what was being said through the prerecorded tour moderator.

, Jul 2018

Hop on Hop off buses are just fantastic! They give the visitor a wonderful lay of the land. I use them quite often when I go to a new city. We did the Athens route and it gave us a great perspective of the historical places within Athens.

, Jul 2018

It was way too hot to sit in a bus

, Jun 2018

Love these busses use them for transportation everywhere in Athens!

, May 2018

I was able to see all the main attractions using this bus.

, Apr 2018

It was wonderful

, Apr 2018

I am absolutely IN LOVE with City Sightseeing Tours! I used them in Athens, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and they did not disappoint! This is absolutely the easiest and cheapest way to see a large expanse of a city in a short period! While you are always able to take the bus which usually runs in 90 minute loops, depending upon the route from any stop, and pay when you get on, it was much easier to have my electronic voucher on hand, which was scanned and a ticket generated which you do have to keep with you whenever you hop on and hop off. We only had a day on a layover from Paris to Cairo to see the city, and the CSB made it so easy to do! We got to see epic sites and spend as much time as we wanted there. Highly recommend this tour and obtaining an advance ticket - which will save you time having to queue in line!

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