Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Athens. Experience the essential things to do in Athens and Piraeus aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. You'll see all the historical and modern sights of Athens in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided. Stop at all the major attractions dating from both ancient times and the present day, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, New Acropolis Museum, National Archeological Museum and the Plaka!
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  • Min price: $31.52
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Departure Point: The nearest stop to the cruise port is Athens Cruise Terminal. You need to go to the stop closest to the pier where your cruise ship docks. Akti Miaouli Terminal

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    • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
    • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
    • Instant Confirmation
  • Operates: Daily
  • Itinerary: Athens and Piraeus hop-on hop-off tour stops: Akti Miaouli Terminal Lions Gate Archaeological Museum of Piraeus Mikrolimano Harbour The Planetarium Athens Ledra & Intercontinental Hotels Temple of Zeus National Gardens Syntagma Square Melina Merkouri, Plaka Intercontinental & Athens Ledra Hotels The Planetarium The Munincipal Theatre
  • Inclusions:
    • Hop-on hop-off tour
    • Audio guide
  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • 5
    - 09 January 2018 -

    It was so relaxing and enjoyable -loved every minute of it

  • 4
    - 08 January 2018 -

    Inexpensive way to see city.

  • 5
    - 03 December 2017 -

    We did this activity as a shore excursion from our cruise ship. It was perfect for us as there was a bus right at the cruise terminal and the guides were helpful in pointing out where we might want to go on the maps. This is great as an overview activity if there are one or two particular things you want to do along the way while appreciating everything else to see.

  • 2
    - 16 November 2017 -

    Long ride round with little to see. Good way to get from the port to the acropolis but the greyline yellow bus is a newer bus and runs more frequent. Ride around athens was very long and slow and lots of derilict houses, and shops and just a few glimpses of anything of interest.

  • 5
    - 14 November 2017 -

    Always enjoy these bus tours in new cities. I like to get a base of the whole city while learning informative facts from the commentary. Then you can mark down places you want to come back and see. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5
    - 04 November 2017 -

    The hop on hop off tour in athens was good as well. Unfortunately there was a metro strike and the streets were full of vehicles making it challenging to see all we wanted to. People who had booked other tours encountered the same issues.

  • 3
    - 29 October 2017 -

    Train engineers had gone on strike and blocked all downtown streets. We had to come back early so that we would not miss our cruise departure. This was not the bus tours fault but we did not see what we came to Athens to see.

  • 5
    - 15 October 2017 -

    Easy to move around.

  • 4
    - 12 October 2017 -

    My wife and I used the Athens Hop-On Hop-Off bus system to tour Athens. After finally finding the Piraeus Line bus-stop location not too far from where our cruise ship docked in Piraeus, we rode the bus to Stop 4 which is where you get off to visit the Acropolis. We spent considerable time there before taking-in the Acropolis Museum to which we walked. We then got on an Athens Line bus and went to Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus stop5. After walking in this area, we caught another Athens Line bus and rode the remainder of of the circuit back to Stop3 where we got off the bus to have a late lunch. Following, we caught a Piraeus Line bus back to the port. Use of this bus line system is a great way to tour around Athens. It would have been helpful if we had known where to go to catch the bus after we left our cruise ship but other than this, travel using the system was easy.

  • 5
    - 10 October 2017 -

    We saw a lot on this trip from the port to the historic area and then on to the National Archelogical museum.

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Things to Do in this tour

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum is a museum dedicated to archaeology based on the findings from the Acropolis of Athens. Acropolis Museum is designed to house every artifact and object found during excavations in Acropolis and its surroundings. Those objects date from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine era. Up to 4,000 objects are on display.

Acropolis
Acropolis
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Acropolis of Athens is the symbol of the city and standing proof of ancient Greek civilization. It is an ancient citadel standing on the edge of a rocky mountain overlooking the city of Athens. The name "acropolis" in Greek means a complex built on a high hill, "akro" for edge and "polis" for city.

Parthenon
Parthenon
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Parthenon is a 5th century BC temple in the Acropolis of Athens. It is the everlasting symbol of Athens. One of the greatest cultural monuments in the world. The temple honors the Greek goddess Athena. Construction of classical Parthenon took place between 447-432 BC to become the centerpiece of Acropolis complex.

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