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Numbers are limited to six on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of Athens with personalized attention from your guide.
- 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
Stop to pose for pictures in front of the incredible Rock of Ares (Aereopagus) on Mars Hill and marvel at the city panoramas that lie before you. Work your way across to Keramikos Cemetery – an ancient site littered with hundreds of ornate statues and monuments – and continue to Plaka, the city’s Old Town. As you pedal along, admire the neighborhood’s Neoclassical architecture, Byzantine churches and bustling independent shops.
Take a break by Plaka’s food market, and head inside one of its century-old pastry shops to enjoy a selection of traditional Greek deserts and snacks – typically made with an abundance of honey, nuts and fruit.
Continue to Syntagma Square in the heart of downtown Athens, and then enter the National Gardens of Athens to see the Presidential Guards guarding the Presidential Palace in their distinctive red berets. Pass Panathinaikos Stadium – the site of the very first modern Olympic Games – and then ride back toward the Acropolis, stopping briefly at Hadrian’s Arch. Hear how the Emperor Hadrian designed the monumental gateway to separate the old and new parts of the city, and then ride back to the start point, where your tour ends.
It was a great ride and tour through the city of Athens. Our host was awesome. He took us to all of the key sites and gave us a great history lesson. He was very knowledgeable of the ancient history and other civilizations too. Note: It is wise to bring drinking water and a small back pack or pouch. The ride is a bit challenging if you are not a strong and confident rider, although I think he might alter the route depending on the riders in the group.
I thought that the "Athens Bike Tour" was a lot of fun and well organised. It was a great way to see the tourist attractions in Athens and I preferred it to walking because you could see a lot more things in the same time frame (as well as seeing things you wouldn't normally have seen as a tourist). It was also interesting to hear the Greek history and have the opportunity to talk with someone from Greece. The bike had gears and was in good condition. The ride could be modified to suit people of all fitness levels. There was also a break half way where you got to try Greek pastry - delicious! I would recommend the ride for couples and older families. There are short occasional periods where you ride on the road with the cars which I don't think would be appropriate for young children. All in all, it was a highlight of my trip to Athens.
On a side note, the same company also offers a bike tour to the beach near Athens. Apparently it's a really nice beach so if you had a few days in Athens and wanted to see all the tourist attractions by foot, then riding to the beach may be a nice alternative to see something different.