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“Unreliable”
Review of Athens by Bike

Athens by Bike
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$36.43*
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unreliable”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I booked out tour one month in advance. We were to tour at 9:30 due to problems getting from port arrived at 10:15. None the less the tour was a full day. Apparently we no longer had a day. In fact we were out of luck. We are on a once in a life time trip and this was our most looked forward to booking. We were told sorry I have made plans for packing for upcoming vacation

Visited August 2013
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Manos K, Owner at Athens by Bike, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
First of all we don't run full day tours, only 2 or 3 hours (it's very easy for someone to check our website). We would just recommend some places that you could visit after the ride.
Second, you came more than an hour late and the person who would escort your tour left 30 minutes after your arranged appointment, since you didn't show up on time without updating for your delay (nowadays there are plenty of ways you could do that). If you would do that he would wait for you...
Third, I had another appointment and couldn't escort your tour personally.
It's totally unfair to blame others for your own faults...
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“Best way to get to know Athens”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We did this bike tour our first day in Athens and it was the perfect activity to get to know the city. Our tour guide Chris was very knowledgable about the sites and gave us great recommendations for the rest of our stay. Location was very easy to find near the Acropolis and the town of Plaka. Chris accommodated the tour to our preferences of riding fast and getting great exercise along the way but would do the same for less advanced riders. I would recommend this tour to anyone and it is great to do at the beginning of your trip.

Visited August 2013
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Manos K, Owner at Athens by Bike, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your nice and informative review. As you said, a bike is the best way to explore a city and especially this bike ride, since it helps a lot to orientate your self.
Best wishes from Chris!
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“Love love love this tour”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We did a bike ride with Chris and it was so much fun. He goes along at the right pace and has good knowledge of the history of Athens. It is such a good way to see Athens and see the sights. We covered a lot of ground over a few hours, we always felt comfortable and safe during the ride. So glad we chose this tour and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Athens.

Visited June 2013
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Manos K, Owner at Athens by Bike, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear friend,
Chris thanks you very much for your wonderful comments, he enjoyed your ride very much.
It's really good to inform people about different, safe ways, of exploring a city.
Thank you very much for writting such a nice review for Athensbybike.com.
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Northern California, USA
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“The best city tour we've ever been on!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wow! What a fun, informative, and beautiful way to tour the city. Athens by Bike is an experience the three of us - my wife, teen age son, and myself - will never forget! Its amazing how much of the city was easily traversed, and super guide Chris made sure we saw and learned about so many terrific aspects! From Monastiraki, to Socrates' jail cell, to the Acropolis, to the birthplace of democracy, Parliament, the National Garden, and so many others - we gathered memories that will no doubt last beyond a lifetime! A personal favorite was the Panathinaiko Stadium, home to the first modern Olympic games in 1896. The tour definitely oriented us to the city, and the very friendly nature of its inhabitants - an incredible tour! Thank you Chris!

Visited June 2013
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Manos K, Owner at Athens by Bike, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear visitor,
Chris (who is really very informative) had a great time with you too and said you were very easy going family.
Thank you very much for your terrific commments!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Great bike tour..Manos is the best!!!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Hello,
We arrived in Athens after an overnight trip from Maryland. We arrived,checked into our hotel and headed to our late afternoon bike tour. There were four in our party,and we were not an easy four!! It was myself,my sister(who had stitches in her leg from a dog bite,but she was still determined to ride),my 20 year old son who loves history,and my 18 year old daughter who could have cared less about the tour!! Manos our guide did the impossible and pleased an almost impossible group to please!! He gave my son enough history to please him,took it easy on my wounded sister and had fun teasing/playing with my daughter-she got such a kick out of him...he was determined for her not to be bored!!
The sites are beautiful and Manos is very knowledgeable,kind and funny!This is a tour not to be missed while in Athens!! Thanks Manos!

Visited July 2013
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Manos K, Owner at Athens by Bike, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi there,
Well, everything is true... :) :) :) , how could I forget your team...? You had so different needs that was a real challenge for me (especially your sister who was wounded) to please everyone.
I'm really happy we all had a nice time... :) !
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