On two wheels through Athens - city tour to the highlights of the metropolis

The city tour in Athens takes you to the famous sights, while a certified guide tells you more about the historical buildings, the history and the way of life of the Athenians. Finally, you will visit a location popular with locals, where typical local finger food and Greek wine is served (for an extra charge).

  • Tour / activity duration: half day
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Sightseeing in a different way - with a bike through the streets of Athens

In the midst of it all - let the Athens city tour show you the most beautiful corners of the Greek metropolis - an authentic tour with a guide who knows the city like the back of his hand.

Price overview

  • City tour in Athens by bike - per person (from 13 years)74.-€
Sightseeing tour by bike with guide

Booking option: Bicycle city tour through Athens

The comfortable city tour through Athens takes place in small groups and with trekking bikes. An experienced and local guide who knows all about the city and its history will take you to the city's hotspots. Of course you can see the Acropolis, the Stadium, the Zappeion and much more. At the end you can optionally enjoy finger food and wine in a tradional locality (for an extra charge).

Overview

  • Duration: ~ 4 hours
  • Time: usually the tour starts in the morning
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Athens
  • Difficulty: easy

Included

  • Professional guide, introduction
  • Trekking bike with accessories, bottle of water, energy bar
Important information
  • Small groups with a maximum of 7 participants
  • The bike tour takes place in English, other languages on request.

Preconditions

  • Minimum age 13 years

Please bring along:

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

If you choose finger food and wine at the end of the tour, the duration will be extended accordingly.

Detailed description

Cycle through Athens' historic streets on a guided city tour and go on a sightseeing tour

Take a leisurely bike tour through Athens. The city tour shows you the most beautiful places in Greece's capital. A certified guide accompanies the 4-hour tour and knows a lot about the city, its history and the Athenians. Once you arrive at the meeting point, you will receive a short safety briefing and off you go. As you drive through the colourful and lively streets of Athens and let the Greek flair take hold of you, you will pass places steeped in history. You will stop over and over again to look around and capture the sights with your camera. You ride your trekking bikes through the centre and reach the famous Constitutional Square, also known as Syntagma Square, where the imposing Parliament building is located. In former times it was the king's palace, today the Greek parliament resides here. There a tomb of an unknown soldier was erected, which is guarded around the clock by the Greek guard. The changing of the guard is a popular tourist attraction. The historic Hotel Grande Bretagne is also located on Constitutional Square. The luxury hostel opened its doors in 1874.

During the city tour through Athens, you cycle comfortably on to the nearby Royal Garden, which has been called the National Garden since the end of the monarchy. The wonderfully landscaped park is popular with locals and tourists alike and forms a green oasis in the heart of the metropolis. You continue to Zappeion and the stadium. The multifunctional building Zappeion, inaugurated in 1888, is located on the edge of the city centre and serves as a venue for events. The classicist building has a spectacular courtyard. Politicians also used the building for important conferences and congresses. Greece's accession to the European Community was signed here in 1979.  The impressive Panathinaiko Stadium, whose grandstands can seat more than 50,000 people, was the venue of the first Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896.

If you go on a sightseeing tour in Athens, there is of course one thing not to be missed: the upper city of Athens, called the "Acropolis", which sits enthroned on the "Holy Hill". There is the Acropolis Museum and the Parthenon, among others. The fascinating complex on the castle hill is the highlight of every city tour in Athens and from here you have a breathtaking view over the capital. With the bike you continue through the two worth seeing districts of Monastiraki and Plaka, through whose charming streets you will cycle. In the end, the guide of the city tour in Athens will take you optionally to a typical locality popular with the locals and you can taste traditional dishes in the form of finger food and Greek wine (not included in the price). Experience a relaxed city tour in Athens, which shows you the city by bike and from the perspective of a local, and as a crowning conclusion, immerse yourself in the culinary world of the Athenians.

Conditions

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 Sightseeing in a different way - with a bike through the streets of Athens

Swantje, Mühlenrade wrote on Oct 1, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Discover the Greek metropolis on pedals ...

I had the idea last year. At that time, however, I booked an e-bike tour. Unfortunately, the batteries were empty after just under an hour. The tour had to be canceled prematurely. This time everything went well - batteries couldn't fail because there weren't any! The tour is recommended in my opinion.

Per Pedale die griechische Metropole entdecken…

Die Idee hatte ich schon im vergangenen Jahr. Damals buchte ich allerdings eine E-Bike-Tour. Leider waren die Akkus damals nach knapp einer Stunde leer. Die Tour musste vorzeitig abgebrochen werden. Diesmal ging alles gut – Akkus konnten nicht ausfallen, weil es keine gab! Die Tour ist m.E.n. empfehlenswert.
Luna & Fritz wrote on Sep 16, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

Sometimes it was a little too fast for us

We largely enjoyed the Athens bike tour. But sometimes we would have liked to stay a little longer in one place. But then we went on ...

Uns ging es manchmal etwas zu schnell

Wir haben die Fahrradtour durch Athen im Großen und Ganzen genossen. Doch manchmal hätten wir gerne etwas länger an einer Stelle verweilt. Doch dann gings schon weiter…
Rita, Groß Gaglow wrote on Sep 4, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Ingenious idea: city tour on a bike

In fact, the description didn't promise too much. The bikes were in good shape and the weather was ideal - so the small group (there were only a few) went on a sightseeing tour through the ancient city. I liked it very much, it would have been even better if the tour guide had spoken a little German.

Geniale Idee: Stadführung auf dem Drahtesel

Tatsächlich hat die Beschreibung nicht zu viel versprochen. Die Räder waren gut in Schuss und das Wetter war ideal – so machte sich die kleine Truppe (waren nur ein paar) auf die Besichtigungstour durch die Stadt der Antike. Mir hat es sehr gefallen, noch besser wäre es gewesen, wenn der Fremdenführer ein wenig Deutsch gesprochen hätte.
Karl-Heinz, Monheim wrote on Sep 5, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Significantly better than 25 years ago

Many years ago as a student I cycled through Athens. It wasn't a pleasure back then. The motorists ruthlessly out there. How has the city changed since then! Cycling is now much more fun (not in all places yet, but in many).

Deutlich besser als vor 25 Jahren

Vor vielen Jahren als Student bin ich schon einmal durch Athen geradelt. Es war kein Vergnügen damals. Die Autofahrer rücksichtslos bis dort hinaus. Wie hat sich die Stadt seither gewandelt! Radfahren macht jetzt (zwar noch nicht an allen Stellen, doch an vielen) viel mehr Spaß.

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