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Athens Scenic Bike Tour provided by Athens by Bike

Athens Scenic Bike Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
See the best of Athens with a guide, who takes care of navigation and logistics, on this guided tour. Go past city highlights such as the Keramikos Cemetery, Roman Forum, and Ancient Agora, among other ancient monuments. Pedal along bike-friendly paths and streets and cover more ground than if walking, learning the city's rich history as you go.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Expert guidance means safety and comfort, even for beginner riders
Travel Athens on a bicycle, with all gear provided
Cover a lot of ground and attractions in this guided tour of the city
Learn about Athens, ancient and modern, from your knowledgeable guide
What to expect
Make your way to a central Athens point to meet your guide and group. After a safety briefing, receive a bike and helmet, which allows you to travel like a local. This leisurely tour is suitable for riders of all abilities. Pedal off for a tour of Athens' highlights. The route passes the Acropolis Museum, Acropolis Hill, and the Parthenon, before winding through quiet neighborhoods and car-free areas on the way to the Ancient Agora. Learn city history while exploring the Roman Forum and Tower of the Winds. Next see Athens Orthodox Cathedral and Keramikos cemetery. End where you began, and with an understanding of ancient and modern Greek life.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13988P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Top quality conventional trekking 28' bicycle • English speaking tour leader • Helmet • Athens city suggestions' list • VAT & all taxes
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum • Entry/Admission - Kerameikos Cemetery • Entry/Admission - Roman Agora • Entry/Admission - Acropolis • Entry/Admission - Parthenon • Entry/Admission - Presidential Mansion • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium • Entry/Admission - Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
Duration
3h
Departure details
Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece Athens by bike Shop: We are located 60m away from the metro station "Acropolis". Use the “Athanasiou Diakou str.” exit and continue ahead on Athanasiou Diakou street for 60m. You will find our shop on your right hand. Please note that you need to add the postal code 11742 if you use google maps.
Inclusions
Top quality conventional trekking 28' bicycle • English speaking tour leader • Helmet • Athens city suggestions' list • VAT & all taxes
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum • Entry/Admission - Kerameikos Cemetery • Entry/Admission - Roman Agora • Entry/Admission - Acropolis • Entry/Admission - Parthenon • Entry/Admission - Presidential Mansion • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium • Entry/Admission - Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
Departure details
Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece Athens by bike Shop: We are located 60m away from the metro station "Acropolis". Use the “Athanasiou Diakou str.” exit and continue ahead on Athanasiou Diakou street for 60m. You will find our shop on your right hand. Please note that you need to add the postal code 11742 if you use google maps.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Instant confirmation
Minimum age: 12 years old
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
The tour leaders are not licensed tour guides explaining the meaning, destination and history of ancient and modern Greece.
Please note, participants riding electric bikes may join your tour group.
Post Covid 19 policy on our tours: - We keep a record for every tour with the participants per group (names + emails) to inform them about a Covid-19 incident at their group. -We clean our bikes with soap ( saddle, grips, wheel) after every use. - We clean the helmets with  sanitizer after every use. -We provide hand sanitizer during the check in procedure and ask customers to use it
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
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    Athanasiou Diakou 16
    Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece
    Athens by bike Shop: We are located 60m away from the metro station "Acropolis". Use the “Athanasiou Diakou str.” exit and continue ahead on Athanasiou Diakou street for 60m. You will find our shop on your right hand. Please note that you need to add the postal code 11742 if you use google maps.
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  • 1
    Athens by bike tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Acropolis Museum
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Pnyx
  • 3
    National Observatory of Athens
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Thiseio
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Kerameikos Cemetery
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Ancient Agora of Athens
  • 6
    Roman Agora
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Tower of the Winds
  • 7
    Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Adrianou Street
  • 8
    Plaka
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Hadrian's Library
    Philopappou
    Fethiye Mosque
  • 9
    Acropolis
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 10
    Parthenon
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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notsmeeagain
tunbridge wells1 contribution
Scenic rather than historical overview
Aug 2021
Kostas was warm and friendly and gave general information about Athens. I anticipated a more informed historical overview, especially as he was a history graduate, but the follow up email definitely mentioned 'without sharing information about history,' so maybe that was my mistake.
Stopping at places of interest for a discussion is good as you can learn the best ways/times to revisit and we have like having a bike tour as an overview of a new city.
Written 17 September 2021
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Natalia
1 contribution
A great way NOT to walk thought a hot city, but to ride with wind in your hair!
Sep 2021
I loved this trip. Our Guide- Andreas- already started with a positive atmosphere and jokes but most of all the safety. In this ridiculously hard-to-drive city, I felt safe wherever he led me. The stories he told were personal, funny, interesting. We were driving around the small crowded roads so it was perfect for asking him questions and we always got an answer! He showed us all the "cherry on the tops" from Athens and in a very compact way told all important facts about places.

Most recommended for anyone who is for the first time in Athens for a fun and memorable way to begin exploring the city!
Written 16 September 2021
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John N
To start a tour with a positive atmosphere and at the same time to be joined from an amazing group , makes the experience even better. Now you 'know' all the cherry on the tops' of Athens and it seems you have enjoyed the overall bike experience! Wish you all the best!
Written 17 September 2021
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Jennifer F
2 contributions
New perspective on this ancient city
Andreas was a fantastic host for the many layered city of Athens on the bike tour! We learned new perspectives about an ancient location. Also, we felt safe exploring this bustling metropolis due to the skill of our guide. Thank you for an unforgettable experience Andreas!
Written 15 September 2021
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John N
Hey Jennifer, reviews like yours are really always welcomed!!!:) It is always our aim to keep you safe and having fun at the same time. Safe travels!
Written 17 September 2021
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Lisa F
1 contribution
Great intro to the city
Lost as was a great guide. It was a great intro to the city to get oriented as well as meet new friendly faces. The bikes were in excellent condition, check-in was easy, and the route was scenic and fun.
Written 10 September 2021
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John N
Hi Lisa, we love seeing reviews like yours and we love it because we met your high standards. Thanks once again!
Written 13 September 2021
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Dean S
1 contribution
You can do it - You will be glad you did
Sep 2021 • Couples
I have not road a bike for probably thirty years. I would not say I am a huge adventurer, so I was a little reserved about taking this trip, especially after seeing how intense traffic in Athens can be, but we only had one day to explore the city and I knew it was something my husband wanted to do so we signed up online the night before. We had taken the monastery tour the day before so we were delighted to receive a ten percent off ticket on our second excursion from viator.
As soon as we arrived at the bike shop my worries began to subside. It is a busy shop with tours starting regularly but Julio, our guide, immediately helped us feel welcome. He is kind, attentive and very informative.
The tour started with a slight incline and I wondered if I would make it (9k sounds intimidating) but there are regular stops perfectly spaced so I never felt it was too much time in between stops.
This trip covers a lot of area and helps you decide where you would like to go back to. My husband and I decided to go up to the Acropolis later that afternoon and it was impressive to see from the top of it how much area the trip covers. After the tour were also able to see the Acropolis museum, Agora - the old city which has a church that is a thousand years old and we had plenty of time to buy souvenirs that night (the city does not seem to sleep, don't let the grafitti everywhere scare you it is fine, and we found a wonderful souvenir Julio showed us -thank you).
Back to details of the tour - as mentioned we went down all side roads for the most part and walked out bikes crossing main roads so it felt very safe. Along the way, Julio entertained us with fun facts. We had an amazing group from the Netherlands, Columbia, and England and everyone was so generous and thoughtful we would have loved to have done more traveling with them.
It really was a very rewarding trip. About half way through the trip we rode by the old city Agora and a fence on the right that turned out to be where Paul gave his Areopagas sermon (Mars hill - Areopas hill - Acts 17) we were able to go there after the trip and after the Acropolis, as it is at the base of the Acropolis. It has a sign there that has one paragraph about Paul's sermon. It was a beautiful view of the city and the sites behind it. The rocks and vegetation have an Israel touch to it so we stayed there to read Acts 17 and think of Paul's mission from Israel.
We saw many other enjoyable sights and learned many helpful inside tips from Julio. I can't over emphasis how wonderful he is. I am so grateful I decided to take the trip as it really was relaxing and beautiful.
This tour helped us plan out the rest of our day and made us feel like it was so much longer than just one day there.
I have only one regret that I am trying to come to terms with. We had been advised to take only a credit card and limited cash. After a few technology and transportation issues our cash was gone and we had no means to get more. Most places do take a credit card but we had only 1.70 Euro cash left when we took the tour and were unable to get more so we did not tip Julio. I'm so sorry. We would have happily given our last ten Euro to him as he is worth every bit but were embarrassed to explain our tourist mistake. He still gracious and sincerely thanked us for coming. Thank you again Julio you are a gem.
Written 9 September 2021
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John N
This is one of the most in depth reviews we have received and we are extremely happy because this is a detailed analysis of your bike experience. You describe the bike tour in an amazing way and I couldn't agree more that while you climb to Acropolis Hill, you realize how much area have you covered by bike tour. It is in the essence of the tour to pass by all the magnificent monuments of Athens in a short period of time and then, like you did, to have enough time on your own to discover them at your own pace. Even more, it is great to share a nice and fun experience with other people and we are always happy to know you share this opinion with us. I am sure that Julio did an fantastic job and shared his passion for Athens with you! I think your comment about him, it is more valuable than any tip given by your side! Safe travels and thank you again for your time to share with all of us your bike experience!
Written 10 September 2021
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GianS
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1 contribution
Athens secrets ;)
Julio was a great tour guide. It’s a great start of a stay in Athens, because he also gives great advice for restaurants and other places to visit. Also give his visitors time to take pictures and look around. Thx Julio!
Written 8 September 2021
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John N
Thank you for the great review and your title! He hope that discovering the secrets of Athens was a pleasant moment of the bike tour. Best wishes!
Written 9 September 2021
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Tyler K
1 contribution
Great bike tour with Dinos
Sep 2021 • Couples
Such an amazing bike trip. Saw so many great things real quickly and had lots of secret views of the city! Dinos was awesome
Written 6 September 2021
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John N
Hi Tyler, covering the best part of the city while you are cycling it is surely our goal! Even better, you experience the best stories coming from our bike guides! Best wishes!
Written 7 September 2021
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Alex J
1 contribution
Great overview of the city
Sep 2021
This was a great way to see the city! Dimos was an excellent guide and very friendly and helpful. We saw all kinds of cool parts of the city we never would have visited on our own and got a nice little workout in the process.
Written 6 September 2021
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John N
Hey Alex, thanks so much for the great review and the rating. I am sure you discover some great parts of Athens alongside with Demos! Safe journeys!
Written 7 September 2021
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Rreda
Geneva, Switzerland30 contributions
Fun with scenic historical views
Aug 2021
Fun and easy ride around the main highlights of Athens. Kostas guided us through the streets of the city and provided us with insights of Athens on top of giving us some precious tips! would definitly recommend to anyone stopping by Athens and want to do something a bit different
Written 4 September 2021
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John N
Hello, thank you for recommending the bike tour and for all the kind words for our guide, Kostas. Enjoy your stay in Athens!
Written 5 September 2021
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Kristel
3 contributions
Enjoyable refreshing biking time while exploring Athens
Aug 2021
It is a highly recommended trip which will makes you feel so satisfied and give you so much energy and enthusiasm to explore Athens.
It is not tiring at all and includes enough stops to refresh and enjoy sightseeing. Through the trip you will receive great tips about food, restaurants, locations, activities...etc.
Kostas even made this trip better with his sense of humor and great tips and stories.
My Recommendation: if you are booking Athens Scenic Bike Tour try to book it in the beginning of your stay in Athens to get the most benefit of the tips and city orientation which will make it easer to explore and choose your upcoming activates.
Written 4 September 2021
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John N
We appreciate your well structured review, and it is our aim not to tire you at all and make the bike experience in Athens fun. Giving our bikers great tips make the experience of staying in Athens even more better! Thanks again for the rating!
Written 5 September 2021
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San2carrillo
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Surprise private tour with Julio
The tour was everything I could have hoped for and more. Great company, great weather and an easy ride. It was so g
joycewD9599LE
joycewD9599LE
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Highly recommend
This was a fabulous way to see Athens. The guide was patient & helpful as it had been a while since I rode a bike.
SuzRams
SuzRams
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A great way to see the city
An excellent tour. The ebikes are fun and easy to ride. Kostas was an superb, knowledgeable and funny guide. Highly
funworktraveler
funworktraveler
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We love Andreas!!
You could upgrade to an e-bike on the day of, and I would recommend it. It was an amazing ride with alot of informa
mike-brody
mike-brody
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Enjoyable and entertaining!
Enjoyable afternoon/evening. Our guide (Julio) was both entertaining and informative, and we had a great time. High
829lynny
829lynny
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Best way to explore the city!
I always find biking a great way to explore a city. Our guide Dimos is a native of Athens, he is friendly, funny an
ibrahimmuasher
ibrahimmuasher
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Amazing Bike Ride
An awesome way to see Athens. Very Scenic route made even better by our guide's (Dimitri's) commentary along the wa
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V4481WPmichelleh
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Athens By Bike…one of the best ways to see the city
What an amazing time we had on this tour! We made friends with all of the other people on the tour. Demos, our tour
Coconutlane
Coconutlane
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Julio
Julio was outstanding! The tour was a great way to see Athens, and get to know the neighborhoods. Julio made sure e
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davegR1295JJ
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Great way to see Athens in 1/2 a day!
Our tour guide Andreas was amazing! He had such great energy, a passion for the city where he grew up, and a ton o
Brandon C
Brandon C
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Electric Bike Tour
Kostas was our guide and put on a great tour. Not only did we see the main highlights of Athens, but he also shared
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rachelkR3495HO
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Beautiful, fun, and informative!
Incredible tour! Dimitris did a great job providing funny, insightful, and interesting information about the city a
thomasaO3463TC
thomasaO3463TC
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Awesome Experience..!
I’d highly recommend this tour. It’s the perfect amount of time to see Athens most notable sites and some hidden tr
EdithB708
EdithB708
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We had a great time!
We had a great time! The tour guide, Julio, was informative and entertaining. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery of a
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Travel_Review123ooig
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Best way to see Athens!
Best way to see the beautiful city of Athens. i was 30 mins late on the trip but they were so helpful. Manos assis
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