Acropolis tour by bike is the perfect activity and one of the best things to do in Athens for those who wish to explore the city’s main highlights and learn about its rich history.
In this unique bike tour of Athens, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient and modern city in the most fun and exciting way. Discover Athens’ main attractions as well as some hidden gems and get ready for an exciting visit to one of the most important monuments in the world, the Acropolis of Athens!
This is the only tour in Athens that combines cycling with a visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon with a tour guide.
By the end of this fun and educational Athens bike tour, you will not only have a complete overview of the city from a local’s perspective, but you will also have expanded your knowledge around the rich history of the monumental Acropolis.
Located only a breath away from the Acropolis museum, Athens by Bike is where you will meet your licensed tour guide. Then, you will receive a short introduction of the tour, and you will get a state-of-art city bike and a helmet before starting our exciting Acropolis tour by bike around all the main landmarks of Athens!
During the first part of the tour, you will ride through the National Gardens, a green oasis in the heart of Athens with spectacular views and scenic trails. You will get a glimpse of the Panathenaic Stadium, the symbol of modern Olympic Games, as well as Zappeion Hall, a magnificent architectural neoclassical structure and one of the most significant landmarks of the city of Athens.
Towards the end of the 1st part of the Acropolis tour by bike you will be able to take the most memorable photos in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Handrian’s Arch before heading to the Acropolis.
Upon completing the historic part of your Acropolis Tour and coming down from the hill, it’s time for the next exciting part of your adventure as the Athens bike tour continues!
With the view of the Acropolis from above, you will ride down the wide pedestrian path and reach Thission, one of the buzziest and most interesting neighbourhoods of Athens. Our bike tour in Athens will take you by the Ancient Greek and Roman Agora in order to reach the Athens City Cathedral where you will have the chance to visit the biggest Orthodox church in Athens.
The last part of the tour includes cycling through the charming Plaka Neighborhood where the central local market for souvenirs and small gifts is found.
The second part of the tour will focus solely on the Acropolis and Parthenon. After locking the bikes away safely, we begin our historic tour of the Acropolis sacred rock and its significant monuments.
During this tour you will learn about the history and importance of the monuments that are essential to Greek History, such as the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Asclepius and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
You will enjoy the magnitude of the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylea and the Erechtheion before reaching the top of the hill where the Parthenon resides. You will stand in awe in front of the glorious monument and enjoy a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the city of Athens.
By the end of the Acropolis Tour of Athens, you will have the best understanding of ancient Greek history and its importance and connection to modern day Athens.
Our Acropolis tour by bike is one of the best tours in Athens and combines the thrill of cycling with a detailed sightseeing experience. As this is the only tour in Athens offering both a bike tour of Athens and an Acropolis tour, it covers pretty much everything you expect to see and encounter in Athens. Designed for the average cyclist, the tour is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. As we avoid busy streets and the route is mostly flat with no hills during cycling, our tour is also the safest way to experience the essence of the city.
After the end of our tour, your tour guide will also give you lots of suggestions and tips for the rest of your vacation and make your stay the most unforgettable one!
Zappeion Exhibition Hall
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Theatre of Dionysus
Temple of Asclepius
Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
Temple of Athena Nike
Ancient Greek Agora, Roman Agora
Athens City Cathedral, Plaka Neigborhood
Depending on specific local conditions, reasonable changes in the itinerary of the Acropolis tour by bike tour may be made, where deemed necessary, only by “Athens by bike”
Simply amazing. If you have a few hours to spare, definitely go for it. It was a very fun tour around this beautiful city. I felt safe on the bike all the time, something I couldn’t even imagine was possible in the busy Athens. The route was mostly flat and undemanding, which gave me a chance to relax and enjoy the sights around. And the tour leader knew all the best spots for taking great pictures!
I was concerned before the trip about cycling in Athenian traffic, being a nervous cyclist but I needn’t have worried. The tour was exclusively on bike paths and through parks etc and was completely safe. Our tour leader, Kostas, made the trip interesting and fun . Didn’t feel too hot despite it being 33 degrees. We stopped for some delicious ice cream half way round. Lots of good recommendations for other things to do / lunch etc. Highly recommended. Thanks Athens by bike!
It was my second time to do this bike tour in Athens and I can say it didn’t feel like a repetition since each tour leader seems to have his own style and focus. Dimitris is a very good humoured, easy going, entertaining and relaxed guy, full of energy, love for his city and all kinds of suggestions on whatever you want to do in Athens. He made us laugh a lot and we had a great time together, getting to know the city from a different perspective.
I consider the company “Athens by bike”, their tour leaders and the activities they offer as highly recommendable for anyone who likes to move and have some fun while exploring Athens.
Kostas and the staff at Athens By Bike were nothing but professionals, and it was obvious that they loved their city and their jobs! Dimos welcomed us in the morning with outstanding service, and Kostas topped it off with a fun and entertaining tour. I would highly recommend this company and when I am back in Athens I will be sure to come to them again. Thank you guys!