Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens
Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, the highlights of the city! The orange line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city centre. You may see the Plaka District, the most traditional area of Athens, and mingle with the vibes of ancient Greece. At Syntagma square, you can admire the Hellenic Parliament with its impressive guard line. Feel free to explore the Panathenaic stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Roam around or the Temple of Zeus or the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market.
Blue Line - Piraeus:
If you are fresh from the cruise, you can start your journey at either of the cruise Terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw away from the cruise ship. You may admire attractions such as Pasalimani, the yachts’ marina, and Mikrolimano, the ancient harbour of Piraeus. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis, and walk up to the Acropolis hill to admire the Parthenon.
Yellow Line − Glyfada:
Start your tour to the Athenian Riviera from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece! The Glyfada Line is a blending of history and modernism. Enjoy the sunset from Marina Flisvou, or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. In the Glyfada Terminal, you may wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital, enjoy the luxurious department stores and wind down in the beautiful cafes. Don't miss out on the beach bar and taste a cocktail by the seaside!
Green Line − Vouliagmeni:
Vouliagmeni may have been associated with the beaches, but the area is a history lesson on its own. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni Line is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Vouliagmeni Lake, one of the most popular spots in Athens, is a wonder of natural beauty. Don’t miss out on a jump into the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.
Mini Fun Train:
The Piraeus Fun Train is carefully designed to take you to all the Piraeus famous sights and Piraeus main shopping area. Just 2 minutes from the main Arrival Gates, the Fun Trains are waiting for you to hop on and explore Piraeus.
- Free WiFi on board
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Multi-lingual audio guide in 16 different languages
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Both print outs and mobile versions are accepted
Staff are friendly with competitive rates. Wish the maps were more detailed. We took the Beach route and got off at the 3rd stop along the beach line. Very rocky shores with limited umbrellas. We took stop 7 the next day which was 90% better.
I always do hop on hop off buses in new cities and this one didn't really give you much information. It was recorded which is fine but I would have loved more details Plus sitting in traffic for hours at the acropolis was painful in the beating heat.
For the most part, the Blue bus was the way to go.... definitely cheaper than the Red bus. Unfortunately we had one jerk for a driver. On our first day in Athens we rode the whole route to get our bearings and not think while we got over jet lag. The nextday we went to the Parthenon and then walked to Monastiraki Square. We got on the bus to go to the Acropolis museum to learn more and the driver didn't stop. The Red and Yellow buses both stopped there. When I asked why, the driver said we should have stood up when he announced the stop. The previous day the driver stopped at each point. How were we supposed to know? I mentioned it to the Blue bus rep at the next stop and she went to talk to the driver and he yelled at her. I asked for his name but no one told me. He should be reprimanded. This happened around noon on May 21st.
Easy to find from our hotel, it was walking distance.We took advantage of the two days. Each narrator we had was awesome. Our second day it down poured and our driver was nice enough to get us as close to hotel as possible. Would recommend , this way you get to see all the popular sights
LOVED IT - SAW ALL OF ATHENS, AND EVEN THE SUB BURBS OF ATHENS !!
we always do this to get a good idea where things are in city!
Good trip enjoyed it. If you're traveling by cruise liner you'll find the hop on hop off outside the port 5min walk behind the parked coaches. Than you will have a half hour travel to the centre don't worry you will arrive exactly underneath acropolis. Then you can decide to go around Athens.
I've enjoyed the Hop on Hop off in several cities and love to hear all about what I'm seeing! The Athens Hop on Hop off was no exception. We did the full round and then decided where we'd get off next. One issue I had was that the rich history of Athens was a little short on tidbits on the audio. All the other cities I've traveled to, had much more information and history to offer. A lot of quiet time in Athens. I'm pretty sure there's so much more to add to the Athens audio. That being said, I always seek out Hop on Hop off wherever I travel. A great way to get your bearings and learn more about the city.