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“Nice bike tour in calm streets”
Review of Athens by Bike

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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.
Malmö, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Nice bike tour in calm streets”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was a bit skeptical to go by bike in Athens since I heard it is very busy traffic and lots of cars. However we were given a very soft and personal bike tour with mr Manos around Akropolis, old town, the hills etc. The best thing was the free feeling of gliding through the streets of Athens and easily getting up and down the hills without much effort. The guiding was nice and good even though not so extensive on the historical knowledge. A good thing with this tour was the sense of where you are in the city and the reference points etc to navigate around the coming days. Therefore I recommend to do this tour the first thing you do. The bikes were ok even though they do not seem to be in mint condition. We got one flat tire but fortunately it was at the end of the tour.
Highly recommended tour to do.

Visited May 2014
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Drogheda, Ireland
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“Always friendly”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having just a short stay in Athens and as my knees were acting up we called around to Manos at Athens by Bike shop to see if we could get a couple of bikes for a few hours, Manos remembered us immediately from our previous visits there and welcomed us as old friends. He provided us with 2 bikes immediatly and we had a lovely afternoon cycling around the Acropolis and Plaka. Manos joined us for a beer in a nearby cafe afterwards. We look forward to meeting him again when we return to Athens with a group of friends in August and to get bikes and bring our friends around Athens by the best and easiest method " On Bikes "

Visited May 2014
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly service, great price”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Athens by Bike saved our trip to Greece! My boyfriend and I were planning to rent a scooter or motorcycle to see the city on the two short days we were in town, but when we arrived, it was Sunday and all of the motorcycle/scooter rental places were closed. Athens by Bike is normally closed on Sunday as well, but when we walked by, Manos, the owner, was in the office, and he very generously gave us his time and let us rent the bikes, despite being late to one of his social appointments. I could tell that he did not just see us as tourists to make money off of; instead, his main focus was that we were fully equipped with all that we needed to be safe and enjoy our journey. He also showed us several places on the map that we could visit, and all of his recommendations were great. I highly recommend his bike rental--the prices are a great deal as well. I plan to rent from him again next time I'm in Athens.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent experience!!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Manos was awesome. Despite him feeling a little under the weather he still showed us an amazing time covering all around the acropolis and surrounding areas. Communication was as simple as emailing our route and private excursion preference and showing up ready to go. Would recommend this venue to anyone ready to have fun with some learning thrown in!

Visited June 2014
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Northern VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Fun Family-friendly Way to Get Around Athens”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Manos was very helpful and even adapted our bike trail to accommodate the younger ages in our group. Athens at night is not the most safe area, but he provided a very safe and fun experience for our group of 8. He took us to see a wonderful view of the Parthenon. He brought us up a hill to see the whole Athens skyline. Manos showed us through all of the big Athenian attractions. We got amazing pictures and our oldest AND youngest travelers said they had a great time.

Visited April 2014
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