• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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 new opera house, the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local guide’s insider expertise.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour 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

What You Can Expect

Athens Coastal Bike Tour

The new National Opera House

Many visitors to Athens never experienced the city’s striking waterfront. To begin your coastal bike adventure, meet your guide and pick up a high-quality bike and helmet near the Acropolis metro station in the morning. Start by peddling around the base of the Acropolis for unique views of the Parthenon, and pass through the Thission neighborhood.

Continue along a flat, bike-friendly route through the city’s quieter neighborhoods for about 5 miles (8 km) to reach the coast. Enjoy the fresh Aegean breeze and relaxed atmosphere away from the bustle of the city center, and take in great views of the Saronic Gulf. See waterside highlights like the visitor’s center for Athens’s new opera house and national library, the tae kwon do complex from the 2005 Olympic Games, the Faliro Marina and the Averof Ship Museum.

Continue on to the Flisvos Marina for an hour of leisure time to explore on or off your bike and grab a refreshment or a bite to eat if you like (own expense). On the ride back to the city center, stop at the ancient Kerameikos cemetery, which dates back to 3000 BC. By the time you return to the original departure point in the early afternoon, expect to complete around 15 miles (25 km) during the relaxed ride.

Customer Reviews

Darmoyer United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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.

Georgia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing and our tour guide Sapfo was the BEST! Her humour and personality was the best and from the moment we walked into the bike shop she treated us like family. The other staff were pretty great too. Sapfo gave us the best crash course in Athens and Greek culture, showed us parts of the City that I'm absolutely sure we wouldn't have found ourselves, like the new Cultural Center that houses a modern-designed library and a roof top with great views of the city. We also went to the marina, the observatory and some of the more touristy areas like Monstaki ? Square. We lucked out and ended up with a personal tour because we were the only ones booked during that time. We had a short 2 days! in Athens and taking the bike tour was really the best decision because we were able to cover a lot of the city that we otherwise would not have. Sapfo also stopped by a nice café and introduced us to some Greek treats that were delicious. After the tour, Athens By Bike also followed up with recommendations of things we would like. Very nice and I highly recommend this.

Matthew R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was my second time with Athens By Bike. I ended up getting a private tour with Dimitri. Awesome bike ride, really nice scenery, and knowledgeable guide. The first time I was in Athens I spent all my time learning about ancient Athens, this was a really good way to experience modern Athens.

Chelsea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Sean O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Such an enjoyable day with Dimitris. Would recommend this to anyone no matter what age you are or how fit you are

Alison J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Wendy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The coastal bike tour was great , not least because Kostas was such a friendly, positive and easy-going person. He kept me informed of what the ride was going to be like ahead, what we'd be experiencing, what the path/road/terrain was like. I always felt safe, well-informed and very welcome. I'd recommend this trip to anyone who wants to get away from the city for half a day and smell the fresh salt air.

Greg O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a great time!

Leanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an absolute highlight of our visit to Athens. Athens by Bike are an extremely professional outfit, their staff and quality of their bikes are outstanding. Our guide Alex ensured our cycling experience through Athens was a memorable occasion and also provided us with recommendations on local bars and restaurants to vist (even guiding us to a wonderful restaurant at the conclusion of our tour). Alex is extremely knowledgable on the history of Greece and provided us with a fabulous insight into the Greek way of life as we cycled through the suburbs on our way to the Coast. Our cycling trip was around 25kms with the stretch along the coastline providing us with a very different perspective of Athens. We enjoyed an iced coffee at a beautiful beachside cafe and enjoyed watcing the locals relaxing at the beach.
If you have the time...this is a and #34;must do and #34; whilst in Athens
Thanks for an amazing experience Alex!!

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JOHN G

4 star rating: Recommended October 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.

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