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Athens By Bike

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Address: Tziraion 16 | Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
Phone Number: +30 21 0675 2886
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Description: The fastest easiest and safest way to navigate many places in Athens that...
The fastest easiest and safest way to navigate many places in Athens that you can't in any other way. You can either choose one of our escorted rides or just rent a bicycle and explore our amazing city on your own.Athens is transforming into a bike friendly city. In the center of the city around the Akropolis a huge archaeological park has been built with many paths and pedestrian streets. With a bike, you can relax, enjoy and explore the backstreets of Athens. Using a bike you'll able to reach locations that you can't in other ways and time consuming if you do it on foot. Many more interesting sights can be visited, giving you more time to admire and take pictures of important ancient monuments that are found around Akropolis.
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Very Recommended Tour

I booked the tour via email prior to my flight knowing that I wont have long enough time in the city to tour each and every site. As in previous reviews, the tour covers main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I booked the tour via email prior to my flight knowing that I wont have long enough time in the city to tour each and every site. As in previous reviews, the tour covers main sites in Athens along with the Guide (Christianna in my case), giving a historical overview. I really enjoyed the tour and I recommend it specifically... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I did this fantastic tour with my 14 year old son. Christianna welcomed us with perfectly timed stories and facts about Athens and Greece. She really brought ancient Athens to life with inspiring, colourful and entertaining facts and stories. Apart from a few minutes on a busy street, the bike tour was on quiet back-streets so it was a very... More 

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Vasilis K, Guest Relations Manager at Athens By Bike, responded to this review

Hi Bernard. Thanks a lot for your review. I've also enjoyed our bike ride. Hope to see you again! Christianna More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We booked the tour by email the night before and really enjoyed our time on the tour. My friend and I wanted to get a feel for the city and weren't really interested in joining the hoards of tourists on the acropolis. The tour covers the ancient city and our guide was great, really interesting to talk to and obviously... More 

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Vasilis K, Guest Relations Manager at Athens By Bike, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour. You are right, it was a busy day since it was Easter holidays. Hope to see you again in a quieter season! More 

Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were on a cruise and booked this tour instead of doing the usual cruise ship tour. So glad we made this decision. The website gave perfect directions and it was an interesting and easy challenge taking 2 metros during peak hour. We met Manos at his shop and were shortly on our way. An excellent guide, he took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Three of us booked to have a bike tour on our first day in Athens. This was a brilliant intro to the city and Christiana our tour leader had excellent knowledge and took us on a fun tour with magical stories of Greek mythology. She also adapted the tour to our needs, and it was great to get recommendations of... More 

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Vasilis K, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Athens By Bike, responded to this review

Hi Georgia!!!!!! Thanks a lot for your review. This tour is actually designed, runned and redesigned year after year based on your needs and desires. That's why we always ask for your comments and reviews. Georgia tell the girls to keep smiling, like you all did during our tour :) More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

UPFRONT: We Beers can handle a bicycle and are sensible/confident riders who can look out for ourselves... So you do need to have basic bike skills but you don't need to be race-fit. Athens-by-bike is GENIUS! Christiana was warm, friendly, intelligent, easy-going, kept the pace just right for our family, brought Greek mythology to life for the kids and generally... More 

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Vasilis K, Tour Guide at Athens By Bike, responded to this review

You the Beers are a great family, polite, easy going and with great sense of humour! I've also enjoyed the time we spent together and I'm glad you enjoyed our tour. Thanks a lot for your review ...hope we meet again in the future. Christiana More 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We started our tour on a beautiful Saturday morning (there were seven of us, old friends), and we loved the experience right form the beginning!! Both Natali and Christina (our guides) led us along pedestrian streets safely, while giving us interesting explanations about the sites we rode by. They enhanced the guided tour with entertaining stories about Greek mythology, which... More 

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Vasilis K, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Athens By Bike, responded to this review

We would also like to thank you for joining our tour. It was a great pleasure being your hosts in our beloved Athens. Hope to see you soon....with more stories from Greek mythology! Best regards More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On the bike-tour guided by "Athens by bike" I have discovered a lot of new places and I have learned much about the history of the city, although I have been in Athens before. Our guide was really nice and her explanations were very good. The bike-tour through Athens is fantastic and even suitable for someone who doesn't ride a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My cousin and I decided the only way to see Athens was via bike. And we was not disappointed. Kostas (hope I spelt it right) was a total gem. Not only was his knowledge spot on, but he catered the tour to our needs. I would advise everyone who wants to know Athens to do this tour. Our trip was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were a group of 12 friends in Athens and had a tour organized by Costas - amazing. Even though it was bitter cold since we came in February I think all of us loved it. Costas knows his stuff the tour gets you to very nice sites and he explains everything. There is a coffee/hot chocolate stop in the... More 

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Vasilis K, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Athens By Bike, responded to this review

Hi guys!! Thank you very much for your review! I also had a nice time and despite the cold i think that we all enjoyed the ride! Hope to see you again! best regards! More 

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Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.