Athens Hop On Hop Off

Athens is the largest, oldest and the capital city of Greece. The historic relevance of Athens is more than 3000 years old. Being a symbol of western civilization, it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists worldwide. It’s a city full of wonders and is a perfect destination for your next holiday.


Hop on Hop off Athens bus tours is the most exciting way for sightseeing of this ancient city. Sit on the top of our double-decker red buses and enjoy the panoramic view of the whole city. The top-tourist sites of Athens include the world’s most famous ancient ruins of The Acropolis, the exceptional Acropolis Museum, the picturesque streets of Pláka Quarter, the historic sites of Ancient Agora and Roman Agora. We don’t miss any tourist hotspot of Athens. The fascinating museums, churches, stadiums and more ancient sites. You can also combine your tickets with either a visit to Piraeus or sightseeing at Cape Sounion Sunset Tour for a memorable experience.


Make your travel itinerary and explore Athens at your own pace. The recorded audio guide makes your tour more interesting with its audio commentary in multiple languages. Our Hop on Hop off buses are clean and sanitized. We also follow all the current travel guidelines. So, book now seamlessly from our user-friendly website. Early birds may get some exclusive offers.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Athens

Soak in the sights and sounds of the Greece capital with our affordable yet exciting Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour. Our Athens open-top bus tour lets you travel back in time for exploring the glorious history and culture of the city. The bus route touches every nook and corner of Athens from the atavistic Agora to the magnificent Parthenon to the spectacular Acropolis.


The hop on hop off Athens bus trip not only takes you around ancient and historical hotspots but also lets you explore the modern city. Our Athens open-top bus tours allow you to travel around the metropolis at your convenient pace and hop on or hop off anywhere you want to.  If you want you can personalize your Athens bus tour and discover some of the top attractions as you prefer. 


Explore the Following Attractions with Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour

Perhaps the best way to discover the splendid and unique part of the city regarded as the birthplace of democracy is to take a walking tour. However, Athens is a large city and therefore you’ll not be able to cover the chief attractions solely on foot. Covering the top tourist spots in and around Athens by walking can be quite challenging especially if you’re on a short trip.


And this is exactly where our city sightseeing Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour comes to your aid. Our sightseeing Athens bus tour will take you to all the celebrated sites and let you hop off at any of these spots. Following are some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring sites that our Athens open-top bus tour covers in general: -


1. Parthenon and Acropolis

Of all the tourist hotspots that inevitably make it to any Athens itinerary, two of these are Acropolis and Parthenon. The Acropolis constructed around the 5th century BC is a concrete instance of the dizzying heights attained by Greek architecture. In ancient Athens, the Acropolis served as the hub of the city and the Parthenon was the citadel’s star attraction.


The temple of the Parthenon dedicated to the Greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, and handicrafts resting on a rocky cliff, is worth beholding.  


2. The Acropolis Museum

Ensure to step inside the Acropolis Museum once you’re through touring the ancient city of Acropolis and the Parthenon Temple. The Acropolis Museum is situated at the base of the rocky cliff on which the Acropolis stands. This modern-day museum which was thrown open to the public in 2007 houses priceless collections of prehistoric Greek art.


By booking your ticket online, you’ll be able to avoid standing in queue for hours for purchasing entry tickets.


3. National Archaeological Museum

The largest of all archaeological museums in Greece, the Athens’ National Archaeological Museum houses some of the most valuable antiquities. The National Archaeological Museum constructed in the 1800s is an imposing neoclassical edifice comprising 8,000 sq. meters of display space. The museum houses over 11,000 exhibits grouped under five categories of collections-the metallurgy collection, Stathatos collection, vase and decorative objects collection, sculpture collection, and prehistoric collection. 


4. Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus consecrated and devoted to the Greek god Zeus is another of Athens’ must-see tourist attractions. The Temple of Zeus used to be the biggest in ancient times in Greece. However, the temple is in a dilapidated state with just 15 of the original 100 columns remaining intact at present.


5. Ancient Olympic Stadium (Panathenaic Stadium)

Greece not only gave democracy to the world but also Olympic Games celebrated with pomp and fervor every four years. Your Athens city sightseeing will come full circle and will be complete following a guided trip to the Olympic Stadium. The modern Olympic arena was built in 1896 and the existing one is a reproduction of the original stadium.


The very first Olympics sports ground was created in the year 335 B.C. under the supervision of the Athenian noble Herodes Atticus.   


6. National Gardens

Located bang in the middle of Athens in between the Olympic stadium and Syntagma Square, the National Garden serves as the city’s lungs. The National Garden is essentially an immense and lush green public park with an area of 38 acres. Queen Amalia the first queen to rule Greece commissioned the creation of the National Garden in 1838.


7. National Library

The original National Library of Athens was commissioned in 1829 by the Vallianos family and it stands on Panepistimiou Street. The National Library of Athens together with the University of Athens and the Academy of Athens constitute the “Athenian Trilogy”. As the volume of books increased over the years, the library was shifted to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center to accommodate the burgeoning collection.        


8. Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Situated at the base and on the southwestern gradient of the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus stages the Athens Festival from May till October. This ancient Roman amphitheatre was constructed circa 161 A.D by the Roman politician, teacher, and aristocrat Herodes Atticus.


Why Should You Take Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Athens?

An Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour is perfect for tourists and holidaymakers for the following reasons:-

  1. The leeway to choose from multiple bus routes including Beach-Riviera, Piraeus, and Athens itineraries
  2. Choose from a 24-hour or 72-hour hop-on-hop-off Athens bus tour
  3. Running audio commentaries in Greek, English, Portuguese, and 11 other languages
  4. Guided walking tours and photo tours for free
  5. Get an additional day for free (with a 24-hour package)
  6. Free Wi-Fi
  7. 1 complimentary local beer
  8. The option to customize your itinerary


Tips and Suggestions to Make Your Hop-On Hop-Off in Athens Amazing

  • Plan your trip well in advance (so that you’ve sufficient time to sightsee the most significant spots during the short period)
  • Include those spots in your itinerary that you can look around quickly (to get the most out of your bus ticket expenses)
  • Travel light i.e. leave your luggage and other heavy belongings at the hotel or inn and just keep your travel documents with you
  • Keep sunscreen lotion, an umbrella handy if you’re touring in summer and light woollens if visiting in winter
  • Enjoy the local cuisines and beverages but eat small portions or else you’ll feel bogged down
  • Keep a small amount of cash in currency notes and coin denominations (keep your plastic money in a secure pouch)
  • Always consult your tour operator or manager in case of any problem (the first thing you need to do after entering the city is to notify your embassy)   


Best Time to Take Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Athens

The ideal time to book a hop-on hop-off Athens open-top bus tour is between April and October.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Athens

Soak in the sights and sounds of the Greece capital with our affordable yet exciting Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour. Our Athens open-top bus tour lets you travel back in time for exploring the glorious history and culture of the city. The bus route touches every nook and corner of Athens from the atavistic Agora to the magnificent Parthenon to the spectacular Acropolis.


The hop on hop off Athens bus trip not only takes you around ancient and historical hotspots but also lets you explore the modern city. Our Athens open-top bus tours allow you to travel around the metropolis at your convenient pace and hop on or hop off anywhere you want to.  If you want you can personalize your Athens bus tour and discover some of the top attractions as you prefer. 


Explore the Following Attractions with Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour

Perhaps the best way to discover the splendid and unique part of the city regarded as the birthplace of democracy is to take a walking tour. However, Athens is a large city and therefore you’ll not be able to cover the chief attractions solely on foot. Covering the top tourist spots in and around Athens by walking can be quite challenging especially if you’re on a short trip.


And this is exactly where our city sightseeing Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour comes to your aid. Our sightseeing Athens bus tour will take you to all the celebrated sites and let you hop off at any of these spots. Following are some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring sites that our Athens open-top bus tour covers in general: -


1. Parthenon and Acropolis

Of all the tourist hotspots that inevitably make it to any Athens itinerary, two of these are Acropolis and Parthenon. The Acropolis constructed around the 5th century BC is a concrete instance of the dizzying heights attained by Greek architecture. In ancient Athens, the Acropolis served as the hub of the city and the Parthenon was the citadel’s star attraction.


The temple of the Parthenon dedicated to the Greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, and handicrafts resting on a rocky cliff, is worth beholding.  


2. The Acropolis Museum

Ensure to step inside the Acropolis Museum once you’re through touring the ancient city of Acropolis and the Parthenon Temple. The Acropolis Museum is situated at the base of the rocky cliff on which the Acropolis stands. This modern-day museum which was thrown open to the public in 2007 houses priceless collections of prehistoric Greek art.


By booking your ticket online, you’ll be able to avoid standing in queue for hours for purchasing entry tickets.


3. National Archaeological Museum

The largest of all archaeological museums in Greece, the Athens’ National Archaeological Museum houses some of the most valuable antiquities. The National Archaeological Museum constructed in the 1800s is an imposing neoclassical edifice comprising 8,000 sq. meters of display space. The museum houses over 11,000 exhibits grouped under five categories of collections-the metallurgy collection, Stathatos collection, vase and decorative objects collection, sculpture collection, and prehistoric collection. 


4. Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus consecrated and devoted to the Greek god Zeus is another of Athens’ must-see tourist attractions. The Temple of Zeus used to be the biggest in ancient times in Greece. However, the temple is in a dilapidated state with just 15 of the original 100 columns remaining intact at present.


5. Ancient Olympic Stadium (Panathenaic Stadium)

Greece not only gave democracy to the world but also Olympic Games celebrated with pomp and fervor every four years. Your Athens city sightseeing will come full circle and will be complete following a guided trip to the Olympic Stadium. The modern Olympic arena was built in 1896 and the existing one is a reproduction of the original stadium.


The very first Olympics sports ground was created in the year 335 B.C. under the supervision of the Athenian noble Herodes Atticus.   


6. National Gardens

Located bang in the middle of Athens in between the Olympic stadium and Syntagma Square, the National Garden serves as the city’s lungs. The National Garden is essentially an immense and lush green public park with an area of 38 acres. Queen Amalia the first queen to rule Greece commissioned the creation of the National Garden in 1838.


7. National Library

The original National Library of Athens was commissioned in 1829 by the Vallianos family and it stands on Panepistimiou Street. The National Library of Athens together with the University of Athens and the Academy of Athens constitute the “Athenian Trilogy”. As the volume of books increased over the years, the library was shifted to Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center to accommodate the burgeoning collection.        


8. Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Situated at the base and on the southwestern gradient of the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus stages the Athens Festival from May till October. This ancient Roman amphitheatre was constructed circa 161 A.D by the Roman politician, teacher, and aristocrat Herodes Atticus.


Why Should You Take Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Athens?

An Athens hop-on hop-off bus tour is perfect for tourists and holidaymakers for the following reasons:-

  1. The leeway to choose from multiple bus routes including Beach-Riviera, Piraeus, and Athens itineraries
  2. Choose from a 24-hour or 72-hour hop-on-hop-off Athens bus tour
  3. Running audio commentaries in Greek, English, Portuguese, and 11 other languages
  4. Guided walking tours and photo tours for free
  5. Get an additional day for free (with a 24-hour package)
  6. Free Wi-Fi
  7. 1 complimentary local beer
  8. The option to customize your itinerary


Tips and Suggestions to Make Your Hop-On Hop-Off in Athens Amazing

  • Plan your trip well in advance (so that you’ve sufficient time to sightsee the most significant spots during the short period)
  • Include those spots in your itinerary that you can look around quickly (to get the most out of your bus ticket expenses)
  • Travel light i.e. leave your luggage and other heavy belongings at the hotel or inn and just keep your travel documents with you
  • Keep sunscreen lotion, an umbrella handy if you’re touring in summer and light woollens if visiting in winter
  • Enjoy the local cuisines and beverages but eat small portions or else you’ll feel bogged down
  • Keep a small amount of cash in currency notes and coin denominations (keep your plastic money in a secure pouch)
  • Always consult your tour operator or manager in case of any problem (the first thing you need to do after entering the city is to notify your embassy)   


Best Time to Take Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Athens

The ideal time to book a hop-on hop-off Athens open-top bus tour is between April and October.

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