Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Athina, Greece
Sights of Athens Hop on Hop Off Classic tour
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
  • Enjoy Wi-Fi on board
  • Hop on the Orange line for transport to major attractions like the Parthenon and Acropolis of Athens, as well as the Plaka District and Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Listen to recorded commentary about the city
  • Take the Blue line to reach the city from the cruise port at Piraeus

What's Included

  • Free WiFi on board
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Multi-lingual audio guide in 16 different languages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/18/2022 - 2/20/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

What To Expect

Piraeus-Blue Line tour

10 Stops

4 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Operating Schedule: April-October : 8:30 am until 18:30 pm, every 30/45 minutes November- March: 11:45 until 16:45pm, every 90 min During cruise ship arrivals at the port of Piraeus departures from and to the port every 30/15min

Rovertou Galli 69

Lisikratous 1

Ekthesiako Kentro OLP


Marias Chatzikiriakou 14-16




Chatzichristou 10

Acropolis of Athens

Points of interest passed by on this route


Acropolis Museum

Port of Piraeus


Orange Line-Athens Line

15 Stops

11 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: November- March: 8:30 am until 17:00 pm ,every 20 minutes April-October : 8:30 am until 18:30 pm, every 15 minutes

Old Parliament

Melina Mercouri Monument

Chatzichristou 6Α

Rovertou Galli 69

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Hellenic Parliament

Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 600

Μεσιτικό Γραφείο Μεσιτικό Γραφείο

Hellenic Parliament

Vallianeio Megaron

28is Oktovriou 51

Pl. Omonias 4

Karaiskaki Sq

Monastiraki Square

Kotzia Square

Points of interest passed by on this route


Acropolis Museum


Ancient Agora of Athens

Hellenic Parliament

Central Market Athens

Monastraki Flea Market

Panathenaic Stadium

National Archaeological Museum

National Library of Greece

Ermou Street

Beach line /Glyfada and Vouliagmeni/Yellow and Green Line

7 Stops

5 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: April-October : 10:30 am until 17:30 pm, every 2 hours November- March: 2 departures daily , 9:00 am and 15:30 pm

Rovertou Galli 69

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center



Kavouri Beach Playground

Astir Beach

Lake Vouliagmeni

Points of interest passed by on this route


Kavouri Beach

Asteras Glyfada Beach

Flisvos Marina

Lake Vouliagmeni

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Both print outs and mobile versions are accepted
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • *** From January 2022 until March 31st 2022 the Beach lines ( Yellow and Green line) are not operating. *** From January 2022 until March 31st 2022 the Piraeus , Blue line will only operate during cruise ship arrivals at the port of Piraeus every 30 min from Piraeus Cruise Terminals to Athens every 30 min from Athens to Piraeus.

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

Beach line is good is you are staying in the city and want a day out.
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Great service and good price
Philip_H, Feb 2024
Fantastic way to see all the sights of Athens Very pleasant and efficient service. Great value for money.
FranklinM_R, Jan 2024
Narration was out of sync with points of interest we passed — too late. Audio quality through earbuds was fair at best. If you’re on the upper deck and want to debark at a destination, you better hustle. Music between narratives was Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance—high school graduation music (!) Driver’s skill in navigating narrow streets was magical. Not the tour’s fault: Many graffiti covered, soot stained buildings between amazing millennia-old architectural ruins.
Athens Hop On/Off
Thomas_D, Dec 2023
Very good way to around Athens from the cruise ship port. It had stops at all of the important sites and shopping. A little disorganized at the transfer point at the Acropolis, but overall a good experience.
Not a great experience.
Cynthia_H, Nov 2023
It was a ride into town and the price was right. The map provided did not match the route we took. The stops are difficult to find once in the area. The drivers did not routinely announce the stops. More like every once in a while. The commentary through the speakers was a bare minimum, mostly played music.
Easy, cost effective way...
Sherri_F, Nov 2023
Easy, cost effective way to see the city, sights, and shop. Can find this service worldwide in major cities.
Great way to see Athens!!
Sherri_N, Nov 2023
Great way to see the city of Athens! Also great way and very economical way to get from Piraeus cruise port to the Acropolis. We bought in advance a skip the line ticket through Viator for the Acropolis.
Bus tour
Gisele_C, Nov 2023
A bus tour is never equivalent to a tour with a certified tour guide, but we enjoyed the bus ride overall
On first day we always...
Jerome_S, Nov 2023
On first day we always did Viator hop-on-off bus to get bearings. This one was a dud where others have been great. Just a bus ride in traffic. Little to no history.
Greece Athens
Deborah_R, Nov 2023
Self walking to find areas , ear phone were statically& not very descriptive, no English interpreter, never on time ? Hours
Disorganized chaos
DonnaWoo, Nov 2023
Bus did not run every 20 minutes as advertised. We waited over an hour to board one, even though there were some there, but they were apparently on their break. It was quite frustrating and disorganized
Scouting trip.
ID_C, Nov 2023
We found this a perfect way to scope out the city and see where things were. We rode the route in the morning and then hopped off and on all afternoon. The Acropolis and it’s museum were hearty walks so glad we were able to hop on and get within half a block of our hotel. We did have one cranky driver but the others were great.
Reflecting back on the...
Bridget_R, Nov 2023
Reflecting back on the bus tour. I would have selected the bus that loops around the beach, it was a warm day in late Oct.
Not as advertized
Cynthia_S, Oct 2023
Advertized as stopping every 15 minutes to hop on hop off. We waited for 45 minutes! Do not recommend this company.
Excellent service
AlexanderGutierrez, Oct 2023
We are very happy to have purchased tickets for this hop on hop off bus service. We did not have to wait long for a bus, 20 minutes at the most. Personnel and drivers were very polite and helpful. The bus route around the city of Athens passed right by the most important tourist attractions.
Intro to Athens
Bob, Oct 2023
Hop on Hop off bus tour was a great way to get an introduction to the history of the buildings and a general layout of the city.
Value for money
Derek_L, Oct 2023
The pick up is just at the cruise terminal. 1-min walk. The ride was free and easy. Value for money.
Great way to get around Athens.
Mark_K, Oct 2023
It was a great way to get around Athens, and the pick up form the cruise port made it perfect. I really liked the headphones for the audio tour while riding the bus.
Good points and bad points
Ellen_K, Oct 2023
Good points: it went from cruise ship port and back. Went to Acropolis which was important Bad point: the sound system did not work in many of the seats
Good route
KatieAnne_V, Oct 2023
Went to where we needed and came frequently. Did take a while due to traffic but was nice to sit down and enjoy the breeze and sights.
Confusing Map
Julie_L, Oct 2023
The map supplied was not at all clear, not a circular route and no numbers on bus stops. A rather stressful return to the cruise ship! We didn’t know we would have to change buses. The driver did not speak English either so all rather confusing.

From $16.54

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

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