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Athens City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

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Trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day in this hop on and hop off tour. Seeing the juxtaposition of ancient history and modern life is a very rare experience not to be missed.

Description

This open top double deck bus tour of Athens encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. Tracing the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day and passing a plethora of various shopping opportunities that are along the route. You can easily visit the many things to do including world famous museums, with spectacular views of ancient temples, the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens represents the juxtaposition of ancient history and modern life which is a very rare experience and one not to be missed.

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Stop 1 - Syntagma Square

Stop 2 - Melina Merkouri, Plaka

Stop 3 - New Acropolis Museum*

Stop 4 - Acropolis and Parthenon*

Stop 5 - Temple of Zeus

Stop 6 - National Gardens

Stop 7 - Benaki Museum

Stop 8 - Panathenaic Stadium

Stop 9 - National Gardens

Stop 10 - National Library

Stop 11 - National Archaeological Museum*

Stop 12 - Omonoia Square*

Stop 13 - Karaiskaki Square*

Stop 14 - Thession Station*

Stop 15 - Kotzia Square

Loop duration: 90 minutes

Frequency: 30 minutes

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Languages

Pre-recorded Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian-Portugese, Chinese Mandarin, Portugese, Turkish

Ticket Validity

All ticket validities are for consecutive hours/days from first use.

  • A 1-day ticket is valid only for the day of redemption.

  • A 24-hour ticket is valid from the time redeemed until the same time the following day.

The same principle applies for a 2-day/ 48-hour (or more) ticket.

Includes

  • Complimentary brochure

  • Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

  • Bottled water

  • Map

  • English audio guide
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Inclusions: Complimentary brochure / Hop-on Hop-off Ticket / Bottled water / Map / English audio guide
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Location and direction

Voucher Exchange Procedure:

Please present your VELTRA voucher to the bus driver at any of the official bus stops along the route for the ticket exchange.

Itinerary:

Here are some of the popular landmarks that the routes will pass by:

1. The Acropolis & Parthenon (Stop 4 of the Athens Route)
2. Syntagma Sq (Stop 2 of the Piraeus Route and Stop 1 of the Athens Route)
3. National Library (Stop 10 of the Athens Route)

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Itinerary

Athens Line:

Schedule:
First Departure: 08:30
Last Departure: 19:30
Duration: 80 minutes
Frequency: 15 minutes

Stops
1. Syntagma Square
2. Melina Mercouri
3. New Acropolis Museum
4. The Acropolis & Parthenon
5. Temple of Zeus
6. National Gardens
7. Benaki Museum
8. Panathinaikon Stadium
9. National Gardens
10. National Library
11. National Archaeological Museum
12. Omonoia Square
13. Karaiskaki Square
14. Thession Station
15. Kotzia Square

Itinerary

Piraeus Line:

Schedule (From 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019):
First Departure: 11:15
Last Departure: 18:15
Duration: 80 minutes
Frequency: 30 minutes

Schedule (From 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018):
First Departure: 18:00
Last Departure: 19:30
Duration: 80 minutes
Frequency: 15 minutes

Stops
1. Cruise Terminal
2. Lion’s Gate
3. Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
4. Mikrolimano Harbour
5. Planetarium
6. Marriott & Intercontinental Hotels
7. Temple of Zeus
8. National Gardens
9. Syntagma Square
10. Melina Merkouri
11. Marriott & Intercontinental Hotels
12. Planetarium
13. The Municipal Theatre

Itinerary

Cruise Specific Information
08.15 Piraeus line picks up from Cruise terminal.
Departures: every 15 minutes.
6-8 buses available per ship when disembarking

For cruise ship passengers:
Port of Piraeus is the main departure point. From here the Piraeus Line terminates at the Acropolis 40 minutes later, from there you can interchange to the Athens Line (duration 90 minutes).

Itinerary

Beach Line:

Schedule (From 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018):
First Departure: 08:00
Last Departure: 19:30
Duration: 90 minutes
Frequency: 15 minutes

Stops
1. Athens Ledra & Intercontinental
2. Planetarium
3. Faliro / Flisvos
4. Ag. Kosmas Beach
5. Glyfada Terminal
6. Asteria Glyfada Beach
7. Kavouri / Oceanis Beach
8. Vouliagmeni Lake Beach
9. Temple of Zeus

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
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  • You may choose to hop on the bus at any stop along the route and exchange your voucher there.

  • Ticket validity is for consecutive hours from first use. A 24-hour ticket is valid from the time redeemed until the same time the following day.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present to a bus driver at any of the designated stops. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

  • The on-board bus audio guide is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Greek and Turkish

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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