Athens Bike Tour: City to Coast

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Athens Bike Tour: City to Coast information and booking

from
$51
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Central Athens, near the Acropolis Museum
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2pm
Time of departure
10am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Cycle from city to coast on this 4-hour Athens bike tour! Led by an expert local guide, your leisurely paced tour takes in all the sights of Athens on your way to the Aegean Sea. Ride through the vibrant neighborhoods of Thission and Petralona; head inside the Averof Ship Museum to learn about the country’s naval heritage; and then stop for drinks at chic Faliro Marina, where all the well-heeled Athenians hang out. Relax in a beach-side taverna in Palaio Faliro and then bask on the beach – just remember to bring your bathing suit!

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group bike tour, ensuing you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Meet your guide in central Athens and after listening to a comprehensive 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 near Athens' Acropolis and then into the city’s more peaceful neighborhoods. See the Temple of Thission (Temple of Hephaestus) and pedal through Petralona, admiring its village-like charm with bustling tavernas and street stalls.

Enjoy plenty of stops throughout your ride to soak up the sights and relax. As you enter Palaio Faliro, hop off your bike and head inside Averof Ship Museum to see an exhibition about Greece’s naval heritage (entry at your own expense). After a brief look around inside with your guide, follow the stunning coastal roads over to Faliro Marina where you’ll stop for a drink (own expense).

Continue your tour through Flisvos Park and then leave your bike to enjoy a snack in a beach-side taverna (own expense), overlooking the glistening waters of the Aegean Sea. After eating, you’ll have roughly an hour to spend at leisure here, soaking up the sun on the sandy beach and swimming in the sea. Your guide will then meet you for the ride back to central Athens.

What's included

  • Bike rental with safety helmet
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Entrance fee: averof ship museum
  • Entrance to ship (approximately 2 euros)
  • Entrance to the beach (3 to 5 euros)