Athens sightseeing bus (Bus 400) – what sights?
The line (officially the number 400 Athens public bus) starts and ends at the Athens Archaeological Museum on Vas. Irakleiou Street (to the left of the museum as you look at the entrance). The route has 20 official stops which include all the major sites of central Athens, several of the most important museums and of course shopping areas for those must have gifts to take back home with you. The complete list of the stops is:
- NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
- MARKET (VARVAKEIOS AGORA)
- KLAFTHMONOS SQUARE
- BENAKI MUSEUM
- NATIONAL GALLERY
- NATIONAL GALLERY
- PANATHINAIKON STADIUM
- OLYMPIC ZEUS TEMPLE
- GREEK PARLIAMENT (VOULI TON ELLINON
- UNIVERSITY (PANEPISTIMIO)
Athens sightseeing bus schedule
The sightseeing bus runs throughout the year with the following schedule, a round trip takes approximately 80-90 minutes.
|Athens sightseeing bus schedule 2009|
|JUNE – SEPTEMBER||07:30 – 21:00||30’|
|OCTOBER & MAY||09:00 – 18:00||30’|
|NOVEMBER – APRIL||10:00 – 16:00||60’|
Athens sightseeing by public bus, good for locals too!
The truth is that we have used this bus more than once to show visiting friends around town without the hassle of parking the car or popping in and out of metro stations all day. For 5 euros the deal really can’t be beat. Be forewarned though, this bus is a normal everyday city bus, not red, not a double decker, not anything like the famous hop-on hop-off buses doing the rounds of central London. What you get here is a cheap affordable way to get to most of the main sites of central Athens in one easy(ish) to do trip. For those interested in it, the Athens sightseeing bus company (or something like that) has imported a few of those lovely red double deckers, they do more or less the same route, and it will only set you back 18 euros for the 90 minutes it takes to complete. Bit too steep for my liking, but to each their own.