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Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

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Activity provider: ATHENS OPEN TOUR

Heraklion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: ATHENS OPEN TOUR
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Discover the history and architecture of Heraklion and admire the views from the top of a double-decker hop-on-hop-off bus with a ticket valid for 48 hours.

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Valid 2 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Tour around Heraklion most important landmarks on a Hop-on Hop-off tour
  • Visit the archaeological site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum
  • Walk across the Venetian Walls or the Old Port Square
  • Enjoy swimming and activities on the sandy beach of Ammoudara
  • Explore the shopping, museums, and traditional restaurants in the old town
Full description
Explore Heraklion on an open bus tour with a 48-hour ticket. See city’s famous landmarks and visit the famous beach of Ammoudara. Use the ticket for 2 days and board the bus at various points around the city.  Familiarize yourself with the Cretan civilization, history, and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Heraklion in your own language with the commentary on board, available in 8 languages.  Admire the view of the streets and the landmarks from a safe distance, Hop on and off at all the bus stops to visit major attractions such as Knossos Palace, the Archaeological Museum, Ammoudara Beach, the Venetian Port, the Market, and many others.  The 8 bus stops along the route are: • Old port square • Historical Museum of Crete • Knossos Palace • Heraklion Archaeological Museum • Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis • Venetian Walls • Port bus station • Jesus Gate
  • 48-hour ticket
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Headsets
  • Entrances to attractions
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meeting point at any of the designated bus stops along the routes.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You may use the ticket for 48 hours from the first activation. You will get a map with all the bus stops
  • The tour operates on a 45-minute frequency time interval from 09:15 until 17:30 during the summer season. The full loop duration is 60 minutes
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

based on 68 reviews

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The bus was great, one came every 45 minutes only criticism was we asked the driver if where we were was the stop for the archeology museum and he said it was so we got off only to find out that it wasn't and that another bus wasn't due for 2 hours as it was the blue line. We then had to pay for a taxi yo get us to the archeology museum. Make sure you have a map when you get on so you can follow where you are

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May 20, 2022

Nice ride. The earphones worked properly. During the 2nd tour, (we first drove all the way around) after our visit to Knossos we were on time at the stop with 6 others. But apparently the bus was too early and left because we have been waiting for over an hour for the next one. Time is time, and at this stop you can expect a lot of people wanting to come back so don't leave too early. That was a disappointment

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October 3, 2021

Beautiful excursion with a circuit of around 2 hours between picturesque landscapes and the historic heart of Heraklion. The bus is well ventilated and the weather is such as to enrich a magnificent morning. The excursion can be done over 2 days if desired and you can get off at any station.

August 14, 2021

Product ID: 378119