Athens City Pass

Purchase the Athens City Pass if you want to see and do a lot in Athens. This city pass has only advantages! It provides free entry to several museums and monuments in Athens, and it includes a two-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off bus. This way you can fit in many sights in one day. What’s more, this card allows you skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis, the iconic citadel located on top of a rocky hill high above the city. This is Athens’s top attraction. With the Athens City Pass All-inclusive in your pocket, you have fast-track entry.

Athens is the capital of Greece and has more than 750,000 inhabitants. The city is a tourist magnet both because of its pleasant climate and its ancient culture. The Acropolis is Athene’s most famous attraction, yet the city has more to offer: the Agora, the Temple of the Olympic Zeus and the sanctuary of Dionysus in which the famous Dionysus theatre is located. Besides these antiquities, Athens has many more museums and attractions. With the Athens City Pass in hand, your city trip to Athens is hassle-free.

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City trip with the Athens Pass

The Athens City Pass has only advantages! Make the most of your time in Athens and buy this pass. This pass guarantees a relaxed stay in the city. No waiting in line at famous museums and attractions to buy tickets. What’s more, you are entitled to skip-the-line entry to the main museums and sights! The Hop-on Hop-off bus for 2 days is also included. This comes in handy because the sights are not closely grouped together. Free public transport is not included in the city pass. There is an extra option to book this, incl. the route airport – city centre and back.

The Athens City Pass comes in two varieties: Mini and All-inclusive. Select the items you want to include and your pass is tailor made for you!

How does the Athens City Pass work?

Purchase your Athens City Pass online. After you have made your booking and paid the City Pass types will be sent to you by e-mail immediately. Print it out or simply use it on your smartphone. If you book with public transport you will receive the public transport ticket by post.

Two types of Athens City Pass

Mini and All-inclusive are two passes you can choose from. The Mini pass includes the hop-on hop-off bus for 2 days (48 hours), free entry to the New Acropolis Museum, two free guided walking tours. You receive 50% reduced admission at three other museums in Athens..

The Athens City Pass All-inclusive includes free entry and priority admission to Acropolis and the Parthenon. This pass also includes free entry to the New Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Stoa of Attalos, Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Aristotle’s Lyceum, the Temple of the Olympic Zeus, and more. The hop-on hop-off bus for 2 days (48 hours) and two free guided walking tours are also part of the deal. You can order the All-inclusive City Pass for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 days.

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Advantages of the Athens City Pass

Valid at New Acropolis Museum, Acropolis and Parthenon, Old Agora, Stoa of Attalos, Roman Agora, National Archaeological Museum, Epigraphic Museum and much more.

The city pass has only advantages! You choose what is included in your pass. When your stay in Athens is only for two days, you need a simpler pass than when your stay is longer. The Athens City Pass All-inclusive is the most comprehensive. It allows you not only to visit many sights and museums but the hop-on hop-off bus is also included.

Public transport

Free public transport within the city boundaries is not included in your pass. It’s optional for both pass types, included the route from and to the airport. The hop-on hop-off bus valid for two days (48 hours) is included in your pass. The hop-on hop-off bus covers three routes. Customize your itinerary and see the attractions of your choice. Get off if you want to see a museum or sight in detail then hop on again and continue your tour.

Entry to museums

The Athens City Pass All-inclusive includes free entry to a number of museums. Included are the New Acropolis Museum, the Herakleidon Museum, the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and the Kotsana Museum in Athens. These museums focus on the history of Athens. The city was named after Athena, goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Since the Bronze Age, the city has been continuously inhabited. Athens is considered the cradle of Western civilization.

Note: the Mini Athens City Pass include free entry to the New Acropolis Museum only.

City Walks

You will never lose your way in Athens when you join one of the guided walking tours which are included in your city pass. Your guide will show you many important sights in Athens and tell about its origin and history. These guided tours are only available from May to October. Explore the city on your own outside these months.

Discounts

Show your Athens City Pass and you will get generous discounts on sailing trips (30%) and on various other tours and excursions. Especially when you stay in Athens for several days, these discounts are well worth considering.

Highlights of Athens

Athens is immensely popular as a city trip. There are reasons for this! Athens is the cradle of western civilization which shows in the many antiquities preserved in the city. The Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Acropolis museum with archeological findings and the Temple of Temple of the Olympic Zeus are only three examples. When walking through the centre you will stumble upon one archeological site after another.

Present-day Athens is equally interesting, imposing squares, wide avenues and shady parks. Syntagma is the most famous square. The imposing white palace is the home of the Greek Parliament. In front of it the evzones stand guard in their striking uniforms, a kilt made of 400 pleats, a tassled cap and leather shoes with a pompom that look like carpet slipper but weigh 1,5 kilos each. The Plaka is a historic district at the foot of the Acropolis brimming with tavernas serving souvlaki and gyros and souvenir shops. The Monastiraki distict is popular with tourists, and filled with shops selling antiques, souvenirs, arts and crafts, movie posters, vinyl records, vintage clothing, second-hand books and pretty much anything you can think of.

As many sights in Athens are spread over the city, it is recommended to use public transport during your city trip to Athens. Public Transport in Athens is well organized. Omonia Square is the transport hub: from here buses and the metro take you to most sights and monuments in the city. This is one of the oldest squares in the city and an important shopping area. Hotels in this district are very affordable. 

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