Bicycle tour from Athens with wine tasting: past the Marathon Dam to Attikas east coast

The lovely bicycle tour from Athens leads you from the village of Stamata to the idyllically situated Marathon Lake, to the eponymous city and to the nearby east coast. Learn more about the dam, its history and the region before tasting local wines accompanied by local specialities at a winery.

  • Tour / activity duration: half day
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: meeting point or hotel pick up in Athens
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  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Near Athens by bike to Marathon lake and the east coast of Attica

There is a lot to discover on a bicycle tour near Athens: the marathon dam, historical places, Shinias beach, the coastal town Nea Makri, Greek wines and much more.

Price overview

  • Cycle tour from Athens - Marathon Dam + wine tasting - per person (from 13 yrs.)142.-€
Cycling and wine tasting

Booking option: Guided bicycle tour near Athens with wine tasting

Spend wonderful hours in the region of Attica near the Greek capital Athens on a bicycle tour with a guide leading you to the Marathon Lake and the east coast. Cycle over the dam, visit the historic town of Marathon, the beautiful beach of Shinias and the pretty coastal town of Nea Makri. Finally, you will be taken to a winery for a wine tasting with traditional finger food.


  • Duration: half-day
  • Time: usually the tour starts in the morning
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Athens
  • Starting points: Athens
  • Difficulty: moderate


  • Professional guide, introduction
  • Trekking bike with accessories, bottle of water, energy bar, wine tasting and finger food with local specialities, supporting vehicle
Important information
  • Small groups with a maximum of 7 participants
  • The bike tour takes place in English, other languages on request.


  • Minimum age 13 years

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, sports- / hiking shoes, suitable clothing, backpack, camera

Detailed description

Bicycle tour from Athens with wine tasting - from Stamata via Marathon Lake to Nea Makri on Attica's east coast

The half day excursion starts with the transfer to the village of Stamata, about 27 km north of Athens centre. The bicycle tour starts there. Together with your guide, who will give you a safety briefing before you start your journey, you cycle to the Marathon Lake, which was created by the construction of the impressive Marathon Dam. You cross it on the bike tour near Athens and can enjoy the wonderful view of the idyllic landscape from there. The water reservoir served as the main water supply for the capital of Greece from 1931 to 1959. It is the only dam in the world clad in marble. The two rivers Charadros and Varnavas are dammed up in the lake and it still supplies the metropolis with water today. The bicycle tour in Athens' suroundings then takes you to the village of the same name, Marathon, where the marathon battle between Persians and Athenians took place in 490 BC. Here the legend arose that after the battle a messenger ran to Athens 40 km away to bring the news of victory - the start of today's marathon. Even today there is the Athens Marathon, which takes place on this course and ends in the Olympic Stadium. Your local bike guide can tell you even more about the places you visit while cycling in Greece.

The region you cross on the bicycle tour from Greece's captial Athens is called Attica. You drive further and further towards the east coast and finally reach the long sandy beach of Shinias and see the Olympic rowing centre there. Now you cycle along the beautiful coast to Nea Makri, a coastal town opposite the island of Euboea. You have a coffee break by the sea (not included in the price) and can enjoy the great view of the Aegean Sea and the sound of the waves. Here Athens bikingg tour ends in the surrounding countryside of Athens and the support vehicle then takes you to a nearby winery where you can taste Greek wines and traditional finger-food dishes.

You may have wanted to rent a bike in Athens to explore the area, but on a bike tour you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who knows the region and provides you with insider tips. There is no better way to get to know your holiday destination!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Near Athens by bike to Marathon lake and the east coast of Attica

Benny, Saarbrücken wrote on Jan 3, 2020
Overall rating
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Good mixture

An interesting tour that sunbonoo has put together. The bikes are well maintained, the landscape is magnificent, the wine is delicious ...

Gute Mischung

Eine interessante Tour, die sunbonoo da zusammengestellt hat. Die Räder sehr gepflegt, die Landschaft grandios, der Wein lecker…

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