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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 choose one of our escorted rides and explore our amazing city .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.
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A great “thank you” to Kostas

My son and I joined Athens by bike a warm April’s morning. My son (14) was a little bit skeptic about it...thinking it would be boring. Thanks to Kostas, our guide, any previous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My son and I joined Athens by bike a warm April’s morning. My son (14) was a little bit skeptic about it...thinking it would be boring. Thanks to Kostas, our guide, any previous seconds thoughts were gone in less than 10’. He made the tour enjoyable, giving just enough history facts and information. He catered the tour to my son’s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome bike tour! We only had 36 hours in Athens, so this was a perfect way to see the city. Kostos is a great guide. He shares lots of Greek history on the tour plus is very organized with reservations/confirmations ahead of time. It's about 2.5hrs, obvious meeting spot, small group, easy pace, fun coffee break - best way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great time on our ride with Natalie! First of all it started right behind our hotel, Athens Gate Hotel, at a little bike shop. We met Kostas and our guide Natalie and our tour began. Most of the bike ride was on pedestrian-only roads and it was completely safe. They have both men's and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked this tour a month before visiting Athens. We love cycling so a bike tour is what we wanted. Yet, our guide, Kostas, offered us so much more than that. He’s an excellent guide, with a diverse knowledge from ancient history to modern life in Athens. His suggestions on what to do after the tour were... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on the Bike tour with Kostas. The bikes were good quality and the information was presented in an interesting, engaging manner. Kostas was an excellent guide and very personable; we chatted about triathlon training and fitness as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Safe, Safe, Safe, riding around Athens on pedestrian and cycle only roads, good quality bikes in great condition, my guide Kostas, what a legend, he has a comprehensive knowledge of the History of Athens and Greece and Roman History, University Educated in History. Combining the fun of riding a Mountain Bike and the sights was the best of my 3... More 

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Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you’ve been to Athens before, if you’ve had the major sightseeing tours do not hesitate to take this one. There’s so much more out of the usual, so many stories that one wouldn’t be able to know unless he’s a history expert. Stathis was the perfect guide for us. There was not even one question we had that he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour of Athens. Our guide, Christiana, led us on a leisurely excursion through a number of historic sites. We made frequent stops so that Christiana could tell us about the historic or cultural signficance of a site and give us time to take photos. She is extremely well-informed about Greek history and patiently answered our... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I recommend doing a bike tour at the beginning of your trip, because it will definitely give you an idea of places to visit. Our guide Christiana was very knowledgeable about the area and we used some of her recommendations to plan the rest of our stay in Athens. She also told us interesting stories and gave us background on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I loved my morning ride and introduction to the city! As others have said, Christina is a delightful and informative tour guide. We had a problem with one of the bikes, which was handled well and actually added to our adventure, as we got to meet a friendly helpful bus driver who had needed tools. Our ride was extended to... 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.