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Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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    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.
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    Important Information
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    Departure Time
    First departure of the day is at 9:15am.
    Last departure of the day is at 4:45pm.
    Frequency of service is every 45 minutes
    • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
    • Audio commentary
    • Heraklion city map
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I generally do this bus tour in most cities I have visited after researching the stops , times and conveniences it offers . Given that Heraklion is not a huge city , the tour and stops are limited . The convenience is that the ticket lasts 2 days and that the tour includes the
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    Response from Δημήτριος Ψ, Διευθυντής at Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you very much!!!
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    We were only in Heraklion for one day, and wanted to see as much as possible without spending to much money, we paid €15 per ticket, and that was for the red and blue line. We thought it was excellent value for money, the red line took us around the town, and the blue along the
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    Response from Δημήτριος Ψ, Διευθυντής at Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you very much!!!
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    If you want to travel the city listening to music with very little commentary of the sights and history of the city fine. Sitting in traffic with exhaust fumes being hit by trees as you pass them and having to wait for late running buses is no fun. Would not recommend although
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    None of the audio ports work. The lazy bus drivers are always late and rude. Uncaring. Typical tourist rubbish. They’ve got no interest in sharing their island with you. Just want your euros. Just avoid it and get the city bus. If it’s good enough for the locals it’s good
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    I did the whole 2 hour drive on this Sunday so the traffic was not bad. You get to see how Heraklionites live as it goes through suburbs to do drop offs and picks at museums, places of interest and hotel areas. There are some great views on the seafront section. There are
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    Response from Δημήτριος Ψ, Διευθυντής at Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you very much for your review. You help us to improve our services. Regarding the incident with the bus driver we are very sorry to hear that happened and we are definitely make a commendation. We hope to see you again and enjoy more our tour.
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    • Crete Heraklion and 1 more
    • Duration: 24h
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