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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover the Acropolis of Athens by Segway on this 2.5-hour tour, led by a local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, glide through the neighborhoods that line the slopes of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, such as Plaka (Athens’ Old Town) and Thiseio. Explore the Ancient Agora of Athens and stop at monuments like the Temple of Hephaestous, all while hearing tales about Classical Greece from your guide.

This small-group Segway tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring you’ll receive special attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Segway tour of Athens’ Acropolis with an expert local guide
  • Explore the neighborhoods on the Acropolis' slopes including Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio
  • See highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed citadel like the Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Pass the New Acropolis Museum and admire views over the city from Mars Hill
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Acropolis of Athens

Meet your local guide at your chosen time – 10am, 12pm or 4pm – and start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled, electric, self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable, you’ll glide along tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens – the ancient citadel and archeological site that dominates the city.

On the northeastern slopes of the Acropolis is the neighborhood of Plaka -- the city’s Old Town -- home to a cluster of trendy bars and cafés that you'll see as you pass through. Head into bustling Monastiraki, the quarter that’s famous for its colorful flea market and glide past the ruins of Hadrian’s Library – a Corinthian structure built by the Roman emperor in 132 AD.

Just to the east of Monastiraki is the district of Thiseio, home to the Ancient Agora of Athens; once the heart of the ancient city, it's now an intriguing courtyard ruin complete with Doric columns typical of the Classical era. After stopping to take photos and listen to tales about the agora from your guide, glide around, soaking up its highlights like the beautifully preserved Temple of Hephaestous.

Head outside the agora to see Athens’ New Acropolis Museum where hundreds of artifacts from the Acropolis’ Archaic period are now housed. As you weave back down the slopes of the Acropolis, pass Mars Hill where you can see the incredible Rock of Ares (Aereopagus) and marvel at the panoramic views over the city.

After exploring the highlights of the ancient site with your guide, glide back to a location near the start point where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Unfortunately we did not check our phone before arriving at the location alerting us that they could not accommodate our 10 AM reservation. Regardless, the staff expressed their apologies profusely but arranged a tour 2 hours later. This gave us time to hike to the top of the acropolis which was not Included in the tour. After a short meal at a local restaurant, we received a quick lesson on the Segway and we were off. The six of us were quite surprised with the ease of use of the Segway. Our guide, Chryss (sp?) was absolutely marvelous. We covered so much ground getting wonderful views of all the major attractions. You get very little opportunity to walk around any of the sites but that was ok with us. We were completely satisfied with this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The Segway is the best way to see a city, especially on your first day of vacation since you cover many kilometers in a few hours instead of walking for days. In Athens, the folks at the tour company are extremely professional, have an excellent staff and assure you will see sights of the city, learn the history, and have a wonderful experience. We were greeted with smiles when we checked in and had professional instructions in how to ride the Segway. It is easier than you think since riding a Segway is easier than riding a bike, and after some professional instructions from our instructor, our group was cruising around with no issue! Gabriella was our guide on the Acropolis Tour and stopped many times to explain the history of what we were seeing, ask if we were doing okay, and also took pictures of us at any time we wanted. She was excellent!! Athens Segway is the best way to see Athens!

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