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Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting 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. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: Acropolis and Mythology Highlights Small Group Tour

2. Athens: Acropolis and Mythology Highlights Small Group Tour

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide under the Arch of Hadrian next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well-known attractions. This tour helps you understand how Athens became the mythical city known today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus from the outside, learn the functions of the Agora, and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

Athen City Pass: 30+ Attractions, Acropolis & Hop on Hop off

3. Athen City Pass: 30+ Attractions, Acropolis & Hop on Hop off

Make the most of Athens with an all-inclusive Athens City Pass. This full packed ticket unlocks access to over 30 top attractions, choose from. Marvel at the soaring heights of the Acropolis to the fascinating exhibits of the New Acropolis Museum. Dive into the ancient wisdom held at Hadrian's Library, and absorb the historic ambiance of Kerameikos, among plenty of other treasures. The Athens City Pass also includes a complimentary hop-on hop-off bus tour for 48-hours through the city's captivating streets. Take the stress out of planning your trip to Athens, and get to know the city's rich history, culture, and vibrant atmosphere through museums, tours, and gastronomy. To make your experience is fully complete, our top recommendation for you: Book your One Day Cruise, including hotel transfer and lunch buffet, to the famous three islands Hydra, Poros & Aegina. Explore the city at your own pace with up to 5 days validity and save up to 60 % compare to single bookings. The following attractions are included: Landmarks and monuments: - Acropolis with Parthenon and the North and South slope - skip the line entry ticket and time slot - Ancient Agora - Stoa of Attalos - Roman Agora - Hadrian`s Library - Temple of Olympian Zeus - Kerameikos - Lyceum - Arch of Hadrian - National garden & Diomedes Botanic garden - Athenian Trilogy Museum and galleries: - New Acropolis Museum - Herakleidon Museum - Kotsanas Museum: Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies - Kotsanas Museum: Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games - Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum - Museum of Illusions - Hellenic Motor museum Hop-on Hop-Off: - 48-hour Hop on Hop off bus ticket Activities & Leisure Attractions: Day Cruise from Athens to islands of Hydra, Poros & Aegina (incl. lunch buffet and hotel transfer), optional bookable Discount Partner (save up to 50% off): - Designer Outlet McArthurGlen - Museumsshop: "Alex Mylona" Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Frissiras Museum - Mastiha Shop - Electric Bike Tours - Heteroclito Cave & Bar a Vin - Elixir, Spices & Herbs - Daily Theatrical Show

Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Including Entry Fees

4. Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Including Entry Fees

You’ll be picked up at your centrally located Athens hotel and begin your full-day and zero-carbon tour with a visit to Panathinaikos Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Pass by the Prime Minister’s residence and the former Royal Palace, which is still guarded by the colorfully garbed Evzone soldiers. You’ll see the historically important Zappion building, now a conference and exhibition hall, before arriving at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, completed in 131 A.D. The tour continues past the National Gardens to Hadrian’s Arch and on to the Parliament. You’ll also pass by the National Academy, the National Library, the Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the Russian Orthodox Church. Marvel at the Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. Visit the Propylaea Gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheum with its famous Porch of Maidens. Take a short, pleasant walk past the Herodion and Dionysos theaters to the new Acropolis Museum. The museum houses more than 4,000 artifacts from the Acropolis site, and its exhibits cover the Greek Bronze Age as well as the Roman and Byzantine periods.

Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

5. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the very 1st Olympic Games. Then, cycle back through the narrow streets of Plaka to discover a picturesque neighborhood just steps from the Acropolis. Stop to look at the Tower of Winds and discover the Roman and ancient markets, before heading back.

Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

6. Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

Experience Athens after dark on an e-bike ride through the city center. Listen to street musicians and enjoy the cooler air of the evening as you admire the historic monuments illuminated for the night. Climb the Hill of Nymphs for views of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. Stop at Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Greek Parliament building to admire the traditional tunics of the Evzones guards. Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium. Cycle the picturesque streets of Plaka, lined with cafés and restaurants, and see the Ancient Agora, Temple of Hephaestus and porticoes of the Stoa of Attalos.

Athens: Guided E-Scooter Tour in Acropolis Area

7. Athens: Guided E-Scooter Tour in Acropolis Area

Discover the wonders of Athens with Parthenons Scooters on our exhilarating e-bike , e-scooter tours in the Acropolis area. Embark on a thrilling adventure through the ancient streets, effortlessly gliding past iconic landmarks like the view of Parthenon. Our experienced guides will provide captivating commentary, immersing you in the city's fascinating history. Choose our comfortable e-bikes, e-scooters for a convenient and eco-friendly way to explore. Uncover hidden gems and soak in the rich cultural heritage of Athens with Parthenons Scooters. Book your unforgettable tour now on Get Your Guide! MEETING POINT : 16 KAVALLOTI str. ATHENS (our store) STATION 1 : Odeon of Herodes Atticus STATION 2 : Ancient site of Kerameikos STATION 3 : National observatory of Athens STATION 4 : Philopappou hill - Prison of Socrates PASS BY : The historical Dionysiou Areopagitou Street STATION 5 : Arch of Hadrian STATION 6 : Temple of Olympian Zeus During our tour, you will have a lot of photos, videos and much more...

Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

8. Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Enjoy pickup from your hotel or meet your driver at a centrally located meeting point. Hop inside your charming electric tuk-tuk, which is the perfect size to navigate the city’s narrow roads, then set out on an evening of exploration. Start with a tour of the Athens’ most emblematic buildings and monuments including the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. Continue the tour onto Mount Lycabettus and admire unforgettable views across the city and the Acropolis. Drive through the neighborhood of Kolonaki next, then pass by the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. The tuk-tuk then winds its way through the narrow streets of the Plaka neighborhood, before heading to the Romain Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Pass by Thiseio to marvel at sprawling views of the Parthenon, then visit the areas of Monastiraki and Psiri. Throughout the tour, soak up the romantic atmosphere of Athens as the sun sets and day turns into night. At the end of an unforgettable evening tour, the driver will drop you off at the starting point, or to another location of your choosing.

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

9. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Discover the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of democracy, and the home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics to the former Royal Palace. The 5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechteion, and the New Acropolis Museum. Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.

Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

10. Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour with private driver, giving you time to see more sites, enjoy some retail therapy and lunch in a local taverna. As you travel through history, your driver will take you to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 to great acclaim. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Stroll through the old city district of Plaka, and pause for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill, and discover beautiful neo-classical buildings in the Monastiraki district, home to a vibrant flea market. Watch the changing of the presidential Evzone guards outside the Parliament building. The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, with stops to capture souvenir snapshots, or enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee at leisure. Enjoy some retail therapy of big name brands at duty free prices, or visit one of the city’s many museums, all according to your wishes.

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This activity is highly recommended if you want to see the highlights of Athens. The tour guide was a perfect combination of fun stories and educational facts. The fat bikes were really cool and very practical since Athens has a lot of hills. You feel very free on these vehicles and euphoric as you speed through a beautiful city. In short, recommended for everyone!

Georgious was extremely professional and kind, he gave us very interesting historical insights on the monuments we were seeing. He took us to see the change of the guards in front of the Presidential Palace to avoid the crowds. Highly recommend this tour for an overview of Athens, I was with my 11 year old son, he had a great time! This experience was awesome!

We had a great trip and the city pass had made everything easier. Customer services was quick and helpful as we got a the german tickets sent first time. One thing that is not included in the city pass and is worth going and looking at is the Olimpic stadium £10 per person.

Buses were regular and the different routes for one ticket, excellent. I liked that it was a two day ticket as we used one day when it was very rainy and still got to see lots of places.

easy to get onto the bus. various location to visit