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Athens: Old Town Highlights Electric Bike Tour

1. Athens: Old Town Highlights Electric Bike Tour

Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens. Explore historic neighborhoods, such as Plaka, in the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission.  Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  Designed for the average cyclist, the route avoids the busy city traffic by following mostly flat paths and bike trails. Enjoy a more intimate experience in groups of no more than 12 people.

Athens: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

2. Athens: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

The bike tour lasts about 3 hours, and it is a nice way to get yourselves oriented in the city of Athens. The ride takes place in the amazing historic city center, on pedestrian areas, low traffic streets, and parks away from the traffic hustle. Your local tour leader will head the tour, riding with you very close to the main archaeological sites and guiding you through some hidden areas, while providing you with a stunning experience!  The group rides close to the new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos, through the neighborhood of Thission, while you enjoy a great view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Then, cycle through the Ancient Greek Agora and pass by the Roman Agora Continue cycling in the historic district of Plaka, and then move to the National Gardens, one of the best areas to ride in downtown Athens. Stop also in front of the Presidential Mansion to see the Presidential Guards, and pass by the Panathenaic Stadium and Zappeion Exhibition Hall.

Skip the line Acropolis & Athens Highlights Bike Tour

3. Skip the line Acropolis & Athens Highlights Bike Tour

Learn about the ancient and modern Athens in a fun and exciting way with this guided bike tour. Discover Athens’ main attractions as well as some secret spots and enjoy some of the most famous monuments in the world at the Acropolis of Athens. Ride through the National Gardens, a green oasis in the heart of Athens and get a glimpse of the Panathenaic Stadium, the symbol of modern Olympic Games, as well as Zappeion Hall, a magnificent architectural neoclassical structure. Take the most memorable photos in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Handrian’s Arch before heading to the Acropolis. Uncover the importance of monuments that are essential to Greek History, such as the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Asclepius and, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on foot. Enjoy the magnitude of the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylea, and the Erechtheion before reaching the top of the hill where the Parthenon resides to enjoy a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the city of Athens. After the Acropolis ride towards the vibrant Thission district. Catch a glimpse of the Ancient Greek and Roman Agora and marvel at the Athens City Cathedral.Cycle through the charming Plaka Neighborhood where the central local market for souvenirs and small gifts is found. Designed for the average cyclist, the tour is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Avoid busy streets and follow a route that is mostly flat with no hills. Experience the essence of the city in a safe way.

Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

4. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

5. Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the must-see sights of Athens at the best time of day on an afternoon bike tour of the historic monuments. Avail of the breathtaking views of the ancient city as you cycle to landmark monuments, starting at the National Gardens, followed by the Panathenaic Stadium and Presidential Mansion. Get off your bike to take short walks to different locations, and journey through the history of Ancient Greece at monuments such as the Roman Agora. Admire the columns of the Zappeion exhibition hall, and cycle through the charming Plaka district at dusk. Make your way to Kerameikos just north of the Acropolis and explore the hip district of Thisseio.

Athens Highlights Tour for First Time Visitors

6. Athens Highlights Tour for First Time Visitors

Embark on a sightseeing adventure through Athens on this action-packed three hour tour that has been designed for first-time visitors. Stroll around the Greek capital with a knowledgeable, local guide, and visit some of the city’s most important and iconic monuments. In addition to Athens’ landmarks, the tour takes you to off-the-beaten-path locations including picturesque courtyards and charming alleyways. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight into Athens’ history, traditions, and local culture. By the end of the tour, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and recommendations to enhance your vacation in this ancient wonderland. Highlights of the tour include the Hellenic Parliament, National Garden, Herodou Attikou Street, Presidential Mansion, Kallimarmaro Stadium, Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Center, Arch of Hadrian, Roman Agora, Pnyx, and more.

Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

7. Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

Relish the beauty of Athens and all its ancient treasures. Enjoy riding your Trikke through Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens and pass through Anafiotika, a scenery stolen from the Greek islands, in the heart of Athens! Pass through ancient landscapes and monuments like the Kallimarmaro stadium which is the first modern Olympic stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Library. Experience the vivid and ceremonial change of the guards at the Greek Parliament. Cool off riding through the National Garden and be assured that your guide will capture your unique tour with many pictures and a video of the ride. Finish off by feeling the heartbeat of Athens passing through Monastiraki square, the flea market and Plaka which is the Old neighborhood of Athens. Some of the sights you’ll see include: • Temple of Olympian Zeus • Plaka • Roman Agora • Tower of Winds • Monastiraki Square • Zappeion Hall • National Gardens • Presidential Mansion • Kalimarmaro – Panathenaic Stadium • Parliament – Syntagma Square – Tomb of Unknown Soldier • Hadrian's Arch

Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

8. Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

This Athens-by-night tour will show you most of the city’s sights in addition to helping you uncover Athenian secrets of nightlife, food hotspots, and local favorites. Get to know your guide and fellow riders, talk about the route, familiarize yourself with your e-bike, and get ready for an exciting night ride. Begin in the city center and head off towards Athens Trilogy, the old library, the old University, and the marvelous Academy of Athens. Then head towards Kolonaki, the upper part of the city and the new National Gallery glass building. Your next destination is the Presidential Palace and Syntagma square to watch the changing of the guards under the moonlight. Ride towards Zappeion Hall and the fascinating Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place. Then you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will ride around Acropolis to Areopagus Hill from where you can enjoy a 360-degree look at the city lights from above. Keep on riding around the Acropolis, towards Plaka, Anafiotika, and the famous alleys. Following, see the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and Psyrri. Ride around the alleys of these vibrant areas to discover their secrets, hidden bars, restaurants, and street-food corners that you would probably otherwise miss. The tour will end with a special treat in the local partner's office.

Athens 6-Hour Guided Tour with Transfers

9. Athens 6-Hour Guided Tour with Transfers

On this 6-hour Athens tour you’ll have time to experience Greek hospitality, marvel at the ancient monuments of the Acropolis, enjoy some traditional Greek food, and do some shopping. Visit the majestic Acropolis and its ancient monuments, including the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the reconstructed temple of Nike, and of course the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Goddess Athena. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which is said to be the world’s 5th-best museum. Stop to have a cup of coffee as you take in the Acropolis views. See the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which in ancient times was the largest temple in Greece. Visit the Panathenaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. Go on a bit of a run inside the stadium, following in the footsteps of marathon runners, and find the seat of Pierre de Coubertain, the father of the modern Olympic Games. Take in the views of Athens from Mount Lycabettus and watch the changing of the Royal Guards at the Parliament. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the prime minister’s house. Admire Neoclassic buildings such as Athens University, the Numismatic Museum, the National Library, the Cycladic Museum, and the Byzantine Museum. Visit the flea markets in Monastiraki. Explore Plaka's souvenir shops and choose a restaurant for lunch where you can enjoy traditional Greek food.

Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

10. Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

Your path will initially take you in front of the new Acropolis Museum and continue towards the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. Afterwards, enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world, with the entire city of Athens at your feet and the Temple of Athena above you. Continue your walk entering the most folkloristic neighborhood in Athens, the Anafiotika, which is situated just downhill from the Acropolis of Athens, a symbol of architectural perfection and knowledge throughout the last 25 centuries. The Ancient Roman Agora will be your next stop, allowing you to admire the Tower of Winds and continue heading towards the famous Monastiraki District with its flea market . A brief 30 minute break will follow, offering you the pleasure of tasting a traditional Greek coffee, some tea or another beverage of your liking and then admire the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city. Walking by the famous Ermou Street, the most important commercial road in Athens, which takes its name by the Greek God Hermes (in Greek Ermis), protector of commerce. Arrive at the central and most famous square of Athens, Syntagma Square, where, in front of the Hellenic Parliament, you will witness one of the oldest traditions in Greece, the Changing of the Presidential Guard. Passing through the underground archeological exhibition at the Syntagma metro station will take you to the National Garden, where you will be able to relax with your family and enjoy feeding the animals on display. After passing in front of the Presidential Palace, continue to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron), the biggest stadium in the world constructed exclusively by marble. Then visit the beautiful Zappeion Megaron and afterwards admire the biggest temple in ancient Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Finally, head towards the Acropolis metro station, where your tour will be concluded.

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What people are saying about Presidential Palace, Athens

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The bike tour was a great way to see Athens, we did this on the first day of our trip which gave us a good idea of the places we wanted to see more of. Our guide Konstantino was fantastic and had a wide range of facts about the city. Would highly recommend.

Amazing experience, thanks too yanis for his brilliant Athens tour . Wasn’t rushed and electric bikes where very easy . Got too see all the sites , highly recommend

bikes were excellent. the guide was better. very chill way to see the acropolis and surrounding areas. good bits of info given as well. highly recommend.

Relaxed tour giving an interesting insight on the centre of Athens and beyond.

It was great!! So much fun!! I would do it again !! Trudy