Athens Shore Excursion: Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Lluís Enric Mayans

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No matter which cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion and one of the best things to do in Athens. Experience the essential introduction to Athens aboard a bus on a guided walking tour. You will see all the historical and modern monuments of Athens in a comfortable and safe environment, with full commentary. Stop at all the major sites dating back to antiquity, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, New Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum, and Plaka!


  • Performed in French, English
  • Stunning aerial views
  • Commentary recorded on headphones
  • Instant confirmation

Customize your own tour by hopping on and off the bus at each stop, as many times as you like. Just get off where you want, and come back at any stop to continue your visit. The closest stop to the cruise port is Syntagma Square.

Athens hop-on hop-off bus stops:

Syntagma Square Terminal
Melina Mercouri / Plaka
New Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis and the Parthenon
Temple of Zeus
National Gardens
Benaki Museum
Panathenaic Stadium
National Library
National Archaeological Museum
Omonia Square
Thession Station
Kotzia Square

"Carefree" shore excursion:
This shore excursion is located a 10-minute walk from the cruise port – the time to return to your ship in Athens is up to you. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your quick return to port.

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