Central Athens Highlights Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Omonia & Exarhia

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Tour description provided by Viator

See the top sights of central Athens on a revolutionary TRIKKE® (electric tricycle) on this leisurely 2-hour small group tour. Glide around the center on your easy-to-ride, three-wheeled electric Trikke, and look out for top city attractions such as the Acropolis of Athens and tree-lined Syntagma Square. View the Greek Parliament, Presidential Palace and Panathenaic Stadium, and cruise through the colorful neighborhood of Plaka. Add personalized commentary from a local guide, and it’s an insightful way to explore the city.
Meet your guide in central Athens at your chosen start time. Then, enjoy a safety briefing and training on your Trikke. Put on your helmet and practice on your three-wheeled, electric vehicle; it’s fun and easy to ride! Once you feel comfortable, follow your guide around the city center, and enjoy several stops for photos as you learn about the sights. Feel free to ask as many questions as you wish!On your tour, pass Panathenaic Stadium — site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 — as well as the University of Athens, National Library and the neoclassical Academy of Athens. Glide through leafy Syntagma Square, and admire the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament and the Presidential Palace, guarded by the red-bereted soldiers of the Presidential Guard. Ride the streets near the UNESCO-listed acropolis — the ancient citadel that Athens is famed for. Soak up the views over the archaeological showstopper and see the Lysicrates monument and octagonal Tower of Winds, an early Roman weather vane and water clock that stands within the ruins of the colonnaded Roman Agora. You’ll also delve into the Old Town neighborhood of Plaka to see its bustling cafes, bars and markets, and gain an insight into the lives of modern-day Athenians. If you fancy time out on your tour, just ask your guide to take an optional stop for a snack or drinks (own expense) — your itinerary allows for a short break. After seeing the sights, ride back to the finish point in central Athens, where your tour ends.

What’s included

  • Bottle of water
  • Use of Trikke and helmet
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service