See the sights of Athens in this fun and easy 9km journey by bike. This 3.5 hour tour cycles at a nice, relaxed pace on quiet streets and narrow paths, stopping at many of the must-see sights of ancient Athens including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum and the National Gardens. The lively Plaka area also offers a taste of the city’s modern culture and an opportunity for a refreshing break (traditional Greek ice cream+ cookies+ water) at a local café as well as stops for photos. Bike and helmet rental is included. Gain local insight to the city and enjoy a modern view of Athens without missing the amazing ancient part.
Meet your guide at a central point in Athens at 10am, and prepare to explore Athens by bike! The 9km tour is suitable for cyclists of all abilities, and follows bike-safe routes along pedestrian and low-traffic streets.
The tour starts with a short briefing from the tour leader. The first stop is in front of the new Acropolis Museum, where we will give you some useful tips about visiting the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon.Then, through nice and quiet pedestrian areas we will pass by the main highlights of the historic center. Take in stunning views of the Acropolis before cycling to the Ancient Agora, the hub of political and public life in Athens. Continuing to the Roman Forum and the Tower of the Winds, you will experience the sights of the city's Roman period. The Keramikos Ancient cemetery, the Athens Orthodox Cathedral and some nice hidden spots of the city that you might have missed conclude our first part.
Our 20-25minute coffee break follows. You will have the chance to taste the popular Greek style coffee and relax for a while. Then, we start cycling again inside the traditional Plaka neighborhood before exploring the more “modern” part of the city.We will have a closer look at the Panathenaic Stadium, the venue where the first modern Olympic Games took place. We will also cycle through the maze of the National gardens, the best place to enjoy nice shady trails and to cool down a little. We will admire the Presidential guards in front of the Presidential mansion and check in at Zappeion indoor hall, Temple of Zeus & Hadrian’s Arch.