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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Ride through Athens on a 3-hour bike tour and see both modern and ancient sights while following an expert local guide around town! After leaving the lower slopes of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, stop for photos at the Rock of Ares and then ride to Plaka (Athens’ Old Town) to enjoy a selection of typical Greek pastries inside a century-old pastry shop. Visit off-the-beaten-path sites like Keramikos Cemetery as well as top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, Panathinaikos Stadium and more!

Numbers are limited to six on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of Athens with personalized attention from your guide.

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!

Meet your guide at the foot of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis in central Athens and after listening to a safety briefing, put on your helmet, hop on your bike and set off on your way. Following your guide, leave the busy city center streets behind, riding along the streets around the Acropolis, seeing many of the city’s historical monuments.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had an amazing time and highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Kostas was TOPS!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This is a fun and educational tour. As good as the similar bike tours in Paris/Versailles and Barcelona for all the same reasons: you aren't cooped up in a bus, but you get to cover much more of the city than you would cover on foot, and the guide is very interactive and knowledgeable.

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