City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Athens, Greece
City Sightseeing Athens Piraeus Beach Riviera Hop On Hop Off Tour

From $25.36

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, on 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 various routes. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, 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
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Athens at your own pace
  • Full commentary provided
  • Choose from a 24- or 72-hour pass

What's Included

  • 24 hour, 48 hour or 72 hour hop-on hop-off bus pass depending on ticket selected
  • Access to up to 3 bus routes depending on ticket selected
  • Free local Greek beer - venue may change so check locally
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Set your own itinerary and explore the spectacular city of Athens at your own pace on 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.

See the Itinerary below for a list of hop-on hop-off stops.
Piraeus Route (April - October only)

11 Stops

4 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Operating Schedule: 12:15pm - 6:15pm, every 60 minutes Times subject to change at any time, check locally for latest timetable. In Winter (November - March), the Piraeus Route will operate 2 tours only per day, times may vary though customers will need to check locally for the latest timetable. On cruise ship days, the tour will operate every 30 minutes from 8am until approx. 6:15pm

Lisikratous 1

Sotiros Dios 15


Akti Miaouli 238

The Nelson Exhibition

Akti Kountouriotou 13

Leof. Al. Papanastasiou 68

Leof. Andrea Siggrou 387

Aristotelous 1


Points of interest passed by on this route

Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

Lion Gate

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Eugenides Planetarium

Athens Route

15 Stops

12 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: 8:30am - 8:30pm, every 30 minutes. Last departure at 7pm Times subject to change at any time, check locally for latest timetable.


Melina Mercouri Monument

Chatzichristou 6Α


Melina Mercouri Monument


Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 642

5th FECMA Pan-European Credit Congress


Oμόνοια 118

28is Oktovriou 53

Pl. Omonias 3

ATM Alpha Bank

Ermou 137

Town Hall

Points of interest passed by on this route



National Archaeological Museum

National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum

Omonia Square

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Panathenaic Stadium

National Garden

Acropolis Museum

Kotzia Square

National Library of Greece

Syntagma Station

Beach/Riviera Route (April - October only)

22 Stops

9 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Operating Schedule: Operating 9:35am - 5:35pm, every 60 minutes Times subject to change at any time.

Melina Mercouri Monument

Lisikratous 1




Palace Hotel Glyfada

Leof. Poseidonos 82

Xanthou 1


Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort


Leof. Kon/nou Karamanli 223







Leof. Andrea Siggrou 387

Aristotelous 1

Melina Mercouri Monument

Points of interest passed by on this route

Glyfada Golf Course


Eugenides Foundation Library

Eugenides Planetarium

Melina Mercouri Foundation

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

Flisvos Marina

Glyfada Beach

Lake Vouliagmeni

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Athens route operates all year round, excluding 17th November, 25th December and 1st January.
  • Piraeus, Beach & Riviera routes operate April - October only.
  • Piraeus route runs from 12:15pm - 6:15pm, every 60 minutes. Duration - 80 minutes for full loop.
  • Athens route runs from 8:30am - 8:30pm, every 30 minutes. Duration - 90 minutes for full loop. Last departure at 7pm
  • Mobile and printed paper vouchers accepted for this tour.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Beach Riviera route runs from 9:35am - 5:35pm, every 60 minutes. Full loop takes 110 minutes. See route info for specific departure times.
  • Times, frequencies and inclusions are subject to change at any time and with little to no notice. Please check in-destination for the latest timetable.
  • In Winter (November - March), the Piraeus Route will operate 2 tours only per day, times may vary though customers will need to check locally for the latest timetable. On cruise ship days, the tour will operate every 30 minutes from 8am until approx. 6:15pm

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Also watch out for demonstrations which can affect the routes.
Friendly drivers and the arrival frequency meets my plans .select all routes for 72 hours and you will save fairly well .it covers all of Athens
whenever we wants to stop by anytime we like, it was a great experience to discover Athens by using this pass, really highly recommended.
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Hop On Off buses weren’t running when I got to Athens
Pat_R, Feb 2024
Got to Athens and found out that the operator was not running the buses due to technical difficulties. I went into the shop that was selling tickets and they called the operator (even the seller wasn’t informed). They hadn’t run the day before either. Went sure when they would. Had to pay for another hop on bus for my tour. Expecting Viator to give a full refund when I return home from vacation.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear customer, We apologise for any inconvenience caused. On our website you can always find the latest updates on the operation of our services. We look forward to seeing you again at another City Sightseeing destination. Sales Agent
Great Way to Overview Athens Area
William_H, Jan 2024
The Red Route covers all the historic sites and venues within Athens, while the Green Route covers the Piraeus port area and the Purple Route tours the Greek Riviera. Busses were scheduled on the half hour during January, but there seemed to be many more busses on the road because waits were very quick. Good value for money. The "Red Route" is a must do!
We enjoyed the bus trip. ...
Maria_R, Jan 2024
We enjoyed the bus trip. It was easy to get on and off. Bus was clean and information on audio was very informative.
Bring Noise Cancelling Headsets
Ashley_S, Dec 2023
Took this to get an overview of the sights! I rode all three routes, which too all day. My travel companion uses a wheelchair. If the buses had the capacity to deploy a ramp, none of them did. Since the winter schedule was limited, we just stayed on the bus and rode each route to completion before switching routes. I'd recommend bringing noise cancelling headsets if you're interested in hearing the tour. One of the routes goes on a freeway; between the wind and cars, I couldn't hear the tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with the Tripadvisor community. We appreciate your comments as they help us continue to improve our service. In order to guarantee the frequency and ensure there is a regular flow of buses at the designated stops, some of our stops have to be a bit longer. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We also take note of your comments regarding the audioguide and we will get our technical team to check they are working correctly. With over 100 destinations worldwide, we hope to see you again soon on your next trip. Best Regards, Quality Manager
Totally Worth It !!
Michelle_D, Dec 2023
Bought the 48 hrs ticket to have sufficient time to leisurely explore Athens. It was so worth it. Ticket price, frequency of buses, areas available to tour, hrs of operation, availability of an agent at key stops to ask questions, pleasant & helpful staff, safety of drivers, etc were all positive. I have used this service in many different countries & have always had a great experience. I recommend giving them a try.
Just walk and save the cash
Diana_P, Dec 2023
This was awful. No one could direct me to the bus stop near our hotel for a pick up after walking around for an hour, We were finally given an address and it took us to bus stop c1. After waiting there for over an hour I again called and was told there was no pick up there, low numbers due to off season! they sent me back to c11 which was right by our hotel!!! Finally, after 2 hours of waiting a bus picked us up. This is advertised as a 90 minute ride or you can hop in and off and buses come every 30 minutes, dont believe it. We went 2 stops and were told we could not stay on the bus and to get off. We did drive around on the next bus for a bit got off did some sight seeing and shopping. We got back on the bus to go home for the day and we were told it would be 2 hours for a bus to take us back to c11. We ended up walking 35 minutes back to our hotel. Very frustrating
Great if you want to see a lot in a short time
Louise_O, Dec 2023
Interesting commentary provided which added to the enjoyment of each stop. The Viator booking page seems to state that the Piraeus and Beach buses do not run in the winter months. Not true. They do. The 48hour ticket is great value and perfect if you don’t have a lot of time. The upper deck is a bit cold in December, you might want to bring a blanket.
Love it
Richie_C, Dec 2023
Very useful and efficient. Can explore Athens properly. A beautiful city. Very cheap for a 2 day exploring.
Great city orientation
laurablack4, Nov 2023
Typical of any Citysightseeing Hop on Hop off, great way for city orientation for new visitors. Always on our list of to do’s if available.
Easy city transport
Danielle_G, Nov 2023
Easy way to get through Athens traffic. Good stops for the main sites: Acropolis, Parliament, National Gardens, and museums
Enjoyable afternoon!
nathalie_p, Nov 2023
This is a must do to get acquainted with Athens! Very good commentary and I learned some good facts about Athens.
Very good.
Sandra_A, Nov 2023
Ministoraki Square and round the coast and Marina. Disappointed that a few of our Athens sites were not visited due to city closure due to demonstration.
Standard hop on/off
Calista_C, Nov 2023
The bus was easy to hop on since they picked up passengers at the cruise terminal and have clear directions for transferring to the main route in Athens. That being said, the bus was okay but not the nicest hop-on-hop-off that we’ve taken. The content of the audio was okay, but we weren’t particularly impressed by the city itself. No fault of the tour provider, but the city is covered in graffiti and not much interesting to see other than the Acropolis/Parthenon. Perhaps if you have enough time to visit museums, it would be more worthwhile, but we were on a cruise with limited time. Ultimately, we wish we had just take a taxi to the Parthenon.
Good trip
Therese_H, Nov 2023
All relevant information was given we enjoyed it. Great way of orienting the city. Nothing more to say
best for site seeing
Carlos_Z, Oct 2023
It is excellent and cost-effective to go around Athens's best attractions. The buses were very clean.
Hop On Hop Off
Sally_N, Oct 2023
I only wish I did this tour when I first arrived. I took another tour in which the excellent guide provided me with a more in depth information. I was able to get off the bus and look at areas of interest. I ate at restaurants I wouldn’t have tried otherwise.
Athens tour, great experience
Jacquelyn_D, Oct 2023
The Athens tour guide at the stop was the most helpful as was the 2nd bus tour guide. The changes during the tour and the stops were a little confusing but overall a great experience. The language choices for the bus tour was very helpful.
Thoroughly enjoyable’
Janet_M, Oct 2023
Money well spent. Really enjoyed all the lines. The Piraeus round trip was excellent as the marinas are beautiful and we were able to walk back round the peninsula.
Linda_S, Oct 2023
I am sorry to say the bus was dirty and it was next to impossible to understand the headphones. We tried to cancel our Second day ticket but we’re unable to.
Great boat trip. Lovely day out of the city.
Jennifer_T, Oct 2023
Amazing boat trip, excellent food and wonderful hosts. Beautiful scenery, very well organised and a wonderful day from start to finish. Would highly recommend 👌

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