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Athens City and Sea bike tour
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing half-day bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great perspective of landmarks like the Parthenon, before heading to the beautiful coastline known as the Athens Riviera. Soak up fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf while riding along the water, and see coastal highlights that most visitors miss like the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local guide’s insider expertise.
  • Morning bike tour of the 'Athens Riviera'
  • Escape the bustle of the city center for the fresh breezes of the waterfront
  • Explore a side of the city that most visitors never see
  • See remnants of the 2004 Olympic Games
  • Enjoy leisure time to explore and dine at the Flisvos Marina
  • Cover much more distance than walking while pedaling along flat, bike-friendly paths
  • Bike and helmet rental included
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Top quality conventional trekking 28' bicycle
English speaking tour leader
Helmet
Athens city suggestions' list
VAT & all taxes
Snacks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food & drinks
Athanasiou Diakou 16 , Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece

Athens by bike Shop: We are located 60m away from the metro station "Acropolis". Use the “Athanasiou Diakou str.” exit and continue ahead on Athanasiou Diakou street for 60m. You will find our shop on your right hand. Please note that you need to add the postal code 11742 if you use google maps.

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Begin your coastal bike adventure near the Acropolis metro station in the morning, where you meet your guide and pick up your bike and helmet.

First, cycle around the base of the Acropolis and enjoy unique views of the Parthenon. Then, pass through the Thission neighborhood.

Continue along a flat, bike-friendly route through the city’s quieter neighborhoods on route to the coast.

Feel the fresh Aegean breeze and absorb the relaxed atmosphere as you take in great views of the Saronic Gulf. Discover waterside highlights like the visitor’s center for Athens’s new opera house and national library, the tae kwon do complex from the 2004 Olympic Games, the Faliro Marina, and the Averof Ship Museum.

Next, head to the Flisvos Marina to explore as you like. Maybe stay on your bike for further exploration or kick back with refreshment or meal (own expense).

Visit the ancient Keramikos cemetery, which dates back to 3000 BC, as you cycle toward the city. At your original departure point in the early afternoon, your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
As we are starting our ride, just before entering in the picturesque area of Plaka, we see the beautiful and impressive Choragic Monument of Lysicrates.
Pass By:  
Plaka
Cycling through the most picturesque neighborhood of Athens Plaka, is a great way to start the tour to the coast.
Stop At:  
Roman Agora
We make our first small stop at a beautiful location overlooking to the ruins of the Roman Agora of Athens, seeing monuments like the Tower of the Winds which is considered as the world's first meteorological station, the Gate of Athena Archegetis and the Fetiye Mosque.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Tower of the Winds
Admire the Tower of the Winds, this spectacular octagonal building that was a meteorological station in the roman times.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Fethiye Mosque
While you are admiring the buildings of the Roman Agora you will also notice the impressive Fethiye Mosque surviving from the Ottoman times.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ancient Agora of Athens
We continue our ride through the ancient path that crosses the Ancient Agora of Athens, the administration and commercial center and the heart of the ancient city of Athens. There you can see among others the Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles, the Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of the Holy Apostles
As we are riding on an ancient path we see this splendid little Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles from the Byzantine times.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Hephaestus
We also see the very well preserved ancient Temple of Hephaestus.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Stoa of Attalos
Check out the Stoa of Attalos in the Ancient Agora that houses the Museum of the Agora.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Open Air Cinema THISION
As soon as you cycle outside the path of the Ancient Agora you have in front of you one of the nicest open air cinemas of Athens, that has been around since 1935, Cine Thision.
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Keramikos Archaeological Site
We cross the limits of the ancient city, passing the Keramikos Archaeological Site that includes ruins of the potter's quarter of ancient Athens, the ancient Keramikos Cemetery and the ancient walls of the city.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
After cycling through neighborhoods of Athens on a great bike lane, we reach the spectacular building of Stavros Niarhos Cultural Center designed by the world famous Architect Renzo Piano.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Library of Greece
We get to see the New Library of Athens with its green rooftop, part of the SNFCC.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof
Admire the impressive Battleship Averof that was used in historical wars like the Balkan Wars, WW1 and even WW2, as well as Olympias a reconstruction of an ancient trireme.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alimos
Enjoy the Athenian beach life in Kalamaki beach! You will have free time to explore, have a refreshing drink or even have a swim!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alimos
We will stop at a nice beach and if weather permits you can enjoy swimming for a while.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thissio
While cycling back we pass through the beautiful neighborhood of Thissio. We are riding on a beautiful cobbled street and we are getting a taste of the Athenian outdoor lifestyle.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Acropolis
We make our last stop in front of the west entrance of the Acropolis and we see this breathtaking monument from one more viewpoint.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Flisvos Marina
Cycle through the beautiful Flisvos Marina where the luxurious speed boats and yachts are docked.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour leaders are not licensed tour guides explaining the meaning, destination and history of ancient and modern Greece.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note, participants riding electric bikes may join your tour group.
  • Post Covid 19 policy on our tours: 1. We keep a record for every tour with the participants per group (names + emails + phone numbers) to inform them about Covid-19 incident at their group. 2. We have reduced the number of participants that can participate on our tour from 12 to 10. 3. We have a maximum of 6 persons that can be at the same time at our shop during check in. 4. We clean our bikes with soap ( saddle, grips, wheel) after every use. 5. We clean our helmets with  sanitizer after every use. 6. We provide hand sanitiser during the check in procedure and ask customers to use it 
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens by bike
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens City and Sea bike tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Athens City and Sea bike tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Athens City and Sea bike tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Athens City and Sea bike tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens City and Sea bike tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Athens City and Sea bike tour.

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star-5
Seeing the real Athens
Christina_N
, Sep 2021
Spectacular experience, one of the best things I did in Athens. You get to see a totally different side of the city from the normal tourist area and the beach was beautiful. Don’t be frightened by the distance, it is not a challenging ride. Kostas was an amazing guide and cyclist. Would definitely do it again and recommend to anyone who wants to get out and see more of the city.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Christina, you are right to claim this is a spectacular experience! Cycling along the coast is a must do activity! Thanks for the great review!
star-5
Great tour of different neighborhoods in Athens.
Lucy_L
, Aug 2021
This is the second tour we have taken with Athens by bike. It was a fabulous tour. Andreas was a charming guide, his English was excellent & he was very knowledgeable about the area. It was fun to cycle through different neighborhoods & end up at the beach. It was an easy bicycle ride & so much fun. We enjoyed stopping at the bakery for snacks on the way back. Thank you, Andreas & Athens by bike for such an enjoyable morning. It was a great way to start our vacation.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We would like to thank you guys for coming back to us for the second time! It is great to know that the coastal bike tour was a cool way to discover neighborhoods beyond the city center and enjoy the sea and the traditional Greek pies! Enjoy Greece!
star-4
Not bad
Karen M
, Sep 2019
Tour guide was very nice. Would have been nice to stop more often and hear more about the areas etc. Snack break was amazing. Be warned - it’s 30+ km on a hot day...one lady struggled towards the end.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Karen thanks a lot for taking some time to write a review about your experience! I really appreciate all the feedback and we hope to see you again!
star-5
Amazing City, Amazing Company
Jubril_A
, Sep 2019
This bike tour was amazing. My guide "D" is very knowledgeable and friendly and had a few surprises for us along the way
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your bike tour! We wish you all the best.
star-5
Great tour with Kostas
Freedom04024089191
, Apr 2019
Had a really enjoyable ride to the coast in March with Kostas. He's easy going, super-knowledgeable about Athens (and Sparta) and can give you lots of great tips for your visit. If possible, try and make this one of your first tours!
star-4
Demitrious and Sofor were excellent...
JOHN G
, Oct 2017
Demitrious and Sofor were excellent tour guides who gave us a lot of information at our varied stops during the ride. Athens' bike lanes are not well separated and makes for an interesting trip. I am a 66 year old novice bike rider and, while I made it through, I think one should have a modicum of experience before taking on a trip of this length.
star-5
This was an amazing tour and...
Chelsea M
, Aug 2017
This was an amazing tour and probably my favorite experience in Athens. It's great to be out, seeing the sights, and breathing that fresh sea air! Easy enough for all fitness levels flat surface.
star-5
Great way to see Athens! More than...
Darmoyer
, Jun 2017
Great way to see Athens! More than 95 of the tour was on bike paths. We felt very safe. We enjoyed seeing the city from a different perspective. Our tour guide, Kostas, was fantastic. He was friendly, very professional, yet laid back and even treated us to a traditional Greek dessert on our way back to the city. Highly recommend.
star-5
Many thanks to Kostas for a...
Alison J
, Oct 2016
Many thanks to Kostas for a wonderful tour. We were in Athens for over a week and not going on to the coast anywhere else and it was just great to get out of the city centre and down to the coast - and to see other bits of Athens. Kostas is doing a PhD in History and know his stuff! My husband didn't bike as a child and is thus nervous on roads. But this tour was fine as it really was on cycle paths most of the way.
star-3
This tour is a great way to learn...
Tina G
, Sep 2016
This tour is a great way to learn about the bike path to the coast. It's also a nice way to relax and spend the day. I would only recommend this trip if you are on an extended stay in Athens and are looking for something different to do it's about 4 hours of time, that depending on your itinerary, you might want to spend at other major sites. Bikes were very comfortable and biking company was really professional. You also stop for a coffee at a really nice seaside taverna that has an excellent view.

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