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Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling 2-hour Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 2-hour Segway tour of Athens
  • Pass popular attractions like the Acropolis, the Temple of Hephaestous and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Tour Athens’ neighborhoods like Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio
  • Stop to admire the city skyline from the top of Mars Hill
  • Full instruction included: suitable for complete beginners
  • Perfect introduction to Athens for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience

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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

Tarbougi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brilliant tour! Very friendly and knowledgeable team. Would highly recommend it.

Daniel N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I have done Segway tours in many cities and countries, and this is one of the best. Great way to see the sights without the burden of the walk, and in Athens, that is a burden. Great tour highly recommend. The Segways are easy to master.

Mrs Jacqueline T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very Patient, friendly instructors with a superb knowledge of Athens
We all loved it! Fun and educational - a wonderful part of our trip to to this beautiful City

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour of the Acropolis area was absolutely the best way to see a lot of Athens in a short amount of time. It was also much easier in the heat on the segways. Our tour guide was knowledgable and very helpful and friendly.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Geoffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic but give yourself time to find them.

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a most incredible experience!!!!! Mom had a hard time finding balance on segway, Demi took extra time to get me comfortable and by the end, I didn't want to give it back! She was soooo knowledgeable about each historic site, and stopped to explain such that we had a very thorough tour of the sites of Athens! We will definitely recommend this tour!!! A

Carolyn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Segway tour was great fun! You don't walk up to Acropolis, but that was way too crowded. But, the street was hard to find, cab drivers can't find it, so be sure to print location map of Segway store.

Gregory r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had beautiful weather and a fantastic tour guide Demi! She had a great sense of humor, a strong historical background and understanding of the area, and was very patient as we asked a lot of questions! A fantastic experience, if you can you should definitely do this excursion instead of walking the 15 km!

Barbara P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

So fun!!! I had never been on a Segway before and the training before the tour was perfect. Demi was so good to stop and make sure we were all doing OK while on the tour and the information she gave us about the different monuments was great. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Athens!

Harlan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My son and I had an awesome time on this Segway Tour. Our guide was very careful in preparing us to drive the Segways and very helpful in telling us about the sites we were going to see. He was easy to understand, fun to converse with, and great as a guide. We had a blast driving the Segways and we had a gereat time discovering some sites that I had not even seen on the walking tour!!!

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