Tour code: 5776ATHENSBIKE
Pedal past Athens’ top attractions on this 3-hour bike tour. Led by a local guide, see Panathinaikos Stadium, cruise around the foothills of the Acropolis of Athens and savor Greek sweets inside a century-old pastry shop in Plaka (Old Town). Learn the history behind this ancient city from your guide as you explore out in the fresh air. Numbers are limited to six on this small-group tour to keep the experience as intimate as possible. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour Athens bike tour with an expert local guide
  • Cycle around the foothills of the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Pose for photos at the Rock of Ares and visit Keramikos Cemetery, one of Athens’ hidden gems
  • Stop in the neighborhood of Plaka and sit down for a typical Greek snack inside an authentic pastry shop
  • Ride through Syntagma Square and see the Presidential Guards in the National Gardens of Athens
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Athens Bike Tour: City Highlights

Ride around the slopes of the Acropolis on your Athens bike tour!

Begin your tour at the foot of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, where you’ll meet your guide and listen to a brief safety overview. Then snap on your helmet and take off into the streets, exploring the lower slopes of the Acropolis as you go. 

Soak up panoramic views at the Rock of Ares, once a court in classical times. Cycle past the ancient Keramikos Cemetery, strewn with elaborate statues and monuments. Afterward, continue to the neighborhood of Plaka, characterized by its Byzantine churches, Neoclassical architecture and local shops buzzing with activity.

After winding through the area, arrive at Plaka’s food market and hop off your bike, following your guide inside a pastry shop. Savor a spread of traditional desserts made with fruit, honey and nuts within the century-old establishment.

With your sweet tooth sated, travel toward downtown Athens, past Syntagma Square. Check out the presidential guards in the National Gardens as they keep watch over the palace.

Next, see the where the first modern Olympics games were held at Panathinaikos Stadium before returning back toward the Acropolis. Make a brief stop in front of Hadrian's Arch, the famous monument designed by Emperor Hadrian to separate the old and new sections of the city.

After three hours of sightseeing and fresh air, your bike tour will conclude back at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Kyle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour of the city and biking was a fun way. Very easy biking, very minimal biking on streets, felt safe and comfortable the whole time not a frequent biker. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and offered great insights into the city. The mix of historical sites and local neighborhoods was perfect and our guide directed us to a great area for lunch that we would have never found on our own. Strongly recommend to others.

Jia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My guide was very wonderful and very friendly! I had a great time and learned a lot about Greek history, food and mythology. The cycling was not very difficult, and the scenery was great. I would highly recommend this tour!

Margaret Chin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

FANTASTIC!!!! This was so much fun! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is comfortable riding a bike!

Katherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic way to see the sights! Vivian was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable- she made the experience enjoyable and fun.

alan.gower

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This bike tour was excellent. Vivian is extremely knowledgable and takes you to see all of the highlights. Good to do this on your first day before sightseeing on foot as it helps you get your bearings of where everything is.

Matthew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour. We only had one day in Athens so this worked out perfectly. We were able to see 20x more of this great city than if we walked. Best bang for your buck.

Dana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour guide was so knowledgeable and nice!! i would recommend this tour to everyone!

Julie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was awesome. I was the only guest on the tour, but Vivien took the time to show me everything, even the little things like the oldest bakery or delicious desserts I would have never known about, if she wouldn't have shown me. Worth the money!

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is one of the best tours we have ever taken. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable, and charming. We highly recommend this tour!

Christine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Bike tours are my personal favourite way to see a new place and this one didn't disappoint. Our guide Vivienne showed us the city highlights on a easy 3hour tour, packed with interesting information that makes the whole experience real, time for refreshments too.

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