Posted December 31st, 2012, 08:59 AM
We may take the Piraeus-Athens HOHO bus; however, the schedule has me somewhat perplexed. I'm looking for anyone who has recently taken the City Sightseeing (red) bus from port to answer this question: Does the first bus, leaving Piraeus at 8:20 go to the Acropolis & Parthenon stop? The schedule, as I see it, has the route stopping at the Marriott & Continental...no further. The next bus, leaving port at 8:50 has a stop at Acropolis & Parthenon at 9:35. Why wouldn't the first bus take passengers all the way into Athens? And, at that, on the first ride of the day, why wouldn't they take passengers to the stop that is the only Metro station? I have in inquiry in to City Sightseeing as well.
Thank you for your help!
Hi I sent them a message a few days ago and had a very speedy reply
here it is
Thank you for your message.
We are operating both lines (Blue & Red) on March.
You will find our Buses at the bus stop at the cruise ship terminal of Piraeus Port. As you exit the cruise ship terminal, at the one & only main road you meet you will turn left it is a down slope and walk for around 50 meters.
You will also see directions at the advertisement banners we have inside the cruise ship terminal.
You can purchase your ticket by our escorts at the Bus Stop. For your info , from our Bus Stop outside the Cruise Ship Terminal to the Acropolis & Parthenon is 30 minutes. From there you can Hop-On to our Bus for the Athens Tour and do the historical centre (duration 90minutes) , ie: the Red Tour . Allow about 45 minutes to visit the archeological site of Parthenon the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Dionyssos theatre , etc.etc . the entrance fee for all archeological sites is € 12.- If you have some more time it is worth a stroll up to visit the Pnyx which faces the Acropolis and or a stroll to the Roman Agora behind the Acropolis, and so on (same entrance fee). Is worth also to visit the New Acropolis Museum which is simply stunning (entrance fee € 5.-) It is close by our Bus Stop number 3. Everything is listed in our website “Atractions”Please note that although the purchase of a ticket does not secure a seat on any specific bus, our professional staff and FREQUENT departures will secure your safe , timely journey back to the ship terminal. Trusting that above information will help you to organize your TourLooking forward to welcome you in our Buses.
I hope this can be of use