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Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Discover Heraklion with an unlimited, 1-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour ticket
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Heraklion at your own leisure
  • See top Heraklion attractions including the ancient Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
From US$17.20
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Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
From US$17.20
Get to know Heraklion and stop to visit the Palace of Knossos just outside the city on this open-top hop-on hop-off tour. With your unlimited-use 1-day ticket, board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of 11 stops around the city. Then, with your free city map, hop off at the stops of interest to visit attractions such as the Minoan relics at Knossos and the harborside Venetian Castle. Otherwise, stay aboard and absorb the panoramic views of the sights as you learn about Heraklion’s past from the onboard audio commentary.
What to Expect
Crete’s buzzing capital of Heraklion blends ancient history, intriguing museums and colorful shops, and crowns them with the ruins of the ancient Palace of Knossos, situated just outside the city. With all this begging to be explored, a hop-on hop-off bus tour has to be one of the most convenient ways to see the sights.

Simply book your 1-day ticket and, when you’re in the city, hop aboard the open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus, receive a free city map, and set off to discover Heraklion’s highlights.

Sit back, relax and absorb the 360-degree views on the entire 1-hour loop as you learn the stories behind the sights from the informative onboard audio commentary. Pass historical sites such as the city's original Venetian walls and when you’re ready, hop off at any of the 11 stops, to sightsee by foot as you wish.

Be sure not to miss the famous Palace of Knossos archaeological site. Leave the bus here to explore its treasures: the semi-ruined and partially restored palaces and courtyards of what was Crete’s Minoan capital between 3400 and 2100 BC. Stroll around the relics and rooms of King Minos, and learn the story of the mythical Minotaur, the strange beast that was reputedly kept in the palace’s mysterious underground labyrinth.

Having explored here, hop back on the bus and travel back into Heraklion to discover other must-sees. Maybe hop off the bus to visit the beautiful Venetian Castle at the harbor, or disembark at the Archaeological Museum to see its vast collections of classical statues, frescoes and other items excavated from around the island.

Your ticket is valid for one day of unlimited travel on the bus, from the time of first use. Buses depart from each stop roughly every 45 minutes.

See the Itinerary for a full list of hop-on hop-off bus stops.
Reviews (95)
1 - 5 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do not book this trip

I am writing this review as a result of the appalling experience my family and I endured with this service on Tuesday 9th October 2018. We booked onto this service as we thought it would be a great and quick way to see a city...More

1  Thank Annabel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Careful Hoping Off

We enjoyed the sights while on the bus. Would not have seen the city/sights if not for the bus. Host was fine and we learned about the sights along the way. We did not hop off because the first or second stop opportunity was full...More

1  Thank wayne n
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Don't Bother

What a waste of money! The commentary through the headphones was mostly music and when there was talking it kept changing to other languages on its own! There really wasn't much to see either.More

2  Thank Ruth T
Δημήτριος Ψ, Διευθυντής at Heraklion Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. You help us to become better. Regarding the hedphones and the commentary we are very sorry that you had to face that problem. Our buses almost everyday have been checked in order to everything is perfect for our...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Don't waste your time and money.

My husband and I have just returned from this trip feeling well and truly robbed of 30 euros. We decided to do the red route as this was the longest , but most of the stops happened within the first 10-15 minutes and you could...More

6  Thank prowlingpuss
Δημήτριος Ψ, Διευθυντής at Heraklion Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. You help us to become better. Our company offers a ticket of 15euro that lasts for 2 days, for 2 lines (the blue and the red line) and for 30 stops. We are very sorry that you couldn't...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Love it!

Done it again, this is the best city tour on a bus! You get a chance to visit the best sights of the city, just in a few hours!

Thank Manolis V
Δημήτριος Ψ, Διευθυντής at Heraklion Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you very much!!!!!

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1 June 2018|
Response from Lofty_76 | Reviewed this property |
There is a stop at the entrance to the port
1 June 2018|
Response from DonCapeMayBeach | Reviewed this property |
About 200-300 meters