Easy A-La-Carte Tours of Athens

It’s likely to have an organized tour operator set up a large part of your Athens experience making transport and access to the various interesting sites easy. But if you would like to take a break to venture a bit on your own, you may enjoy the following :

1) Athens Hop on Hop Off Tour double-decker tour bus () that covers most of Athens’ top attractions with commentary in several languages. Call in advance for handicap-equipped bus schedules.

The Athens – City Sightseeing Tour operates daily between 09.00 until 18.30 (Nov-Mar) or until 20.00 (April-Oct). Each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and has a commentary in eleven languages that traces the history and culture of Athens. You can Hop On Hop Off from any one of the 15 stops as many times as you wish. The buses run every 30 minutes.

Red Route
90 minutes
Adult: € 18.00
Child: € 8.00

15 Bus Stops:

1. SYNTAGMA SQUARE – Filellinon Street, Hard Rock Cafe
2. MELINA MERCOURI STATUE – Theatre of Dionysos
3. ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
4. ACROPOLIS & PARTHENON – The Odeon of Herodes Atticus
5. TEMPLE OF ZEUS – Hadrian Arch
6. NATIONAL GARDENS
7. BENAKI MUSEUM / MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART
8. PANATHANAIC (PANATHENEAN) STADIUM – Kallimarmaron
9. NATIONAL GARDENS – Greek Parliament, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
10. NATIONAL LIBRARY – Part of the Neoclassical Trilogy (Academy – University)
11. NATIONAL ARCHEALOGICAL MUSEUM
12. OMONIOA SQUARE – Hondos Centre
13. KARAISKAKI SQUARE – Theatre District
14. THESSION STATION – Temple of Hephaistos, Stoa of Attalos
15. KOTZIA SQUARE – City Hall

The Athens & Piraeus Tour (Blue Route) departs every 30 minutes from our Terminal in Akti Miaouli (near the Cruise Ship Terminal) from 08.20 until 21.20 during the months of April – October. There are 27 stops for both lines that one can Hop On & Hop Off from as many times as one wishes – the ticket is your passport to unrivalled freedom – everyone can get off at any of the many stops to have a look round and then rejoin a later bus. The Piraeus Tour (Blue Route) meets the Athens Tour (Red Route) after 30 minutes at our Acropolis bus stop. For both lines commentary is available in 11 languages explaining the history from ancient times until today.

Blue + Red Route
70 minutes + 90 minutes
Adult: € 22.00
Child: € 9.00

tel: +30 210-9220604
email: info@citysightseeing.gr

2) The Athens Sightseeing with the Happy Train toy-like street train that starts its tour from the Syntagma Square and follows an amazing route through the historical center of the city and the old neighbourhoods and the hill of Acropolis is also at your convenient disposal.

What they offer :

An amazing tour in the historical center of Athens
More than 15 unique ancient sights and monuments
2 hop-on and hop-off stops at Akropolis and Monastiraki
Hostess or Steward on board
Starting Points:
a) Ermou Street in Constitution Square (“Syntagma”)
b) Areos Street in Monastiraki Square

Duration: 60 minutes
Time: Starts at 9:00am until 12:00pm – Trains every 30 minutes
Prices – Fare: 6€ for adults, 4€ for children, special offers for groups
Commentary: English and Greek guided

Telephones:
0030.210.7255400,
0030.210.9211444
0030.6947566450 (mobile)
Email: info@athenshappytrain.com