Imagine a city with 3000 years old astonishing civilisation, presented today by several world heritage antiquities, spread like white pieces of marble thrown on the ground. In the middle of them, stands taller the supreme Acropolis, like Athens’ sparkling crown.
One by one, the Herodion Odeon, Ancient Agora, Acropolis, Kerameikos, Roman Forum and Tower of the Winds, Hadrian’s Gate and Lysicrates monument along with more fascinating sights, will reveal the many faces of one of the greatest cities in human history.
You will ride through exciting trails to get closer and take pictures of Athens’ antiquities. You will enjoy listening to colourful anecdotes about Athens and legendary Athenians, on your comfort eBike seat and the care of our leader.Description
You gear up and begin the tour by cycling besides the Acropolis Museum. You follow the promenade to go up to Pnyx hill and the National Observatory where the astronomer Metron made his observations in ancient times. You have the opportunity to visit the plateau where the Athenians gathered for issues concerning the city’s governing.
You reach a small bridge up front is the archaeological site of Keramikos and to the east you are able to see Lycabettus hill, the tallest 300 meter hill of Athens. Continue the ride on Ermou street which is over the flow of Heridanos river, a small river which used to flow in ancient times. Enter the legendary area of Psirri.
Exiting Psirri you will face the famous Monastiraki square. From there you cycle next to the Tzistirakis mosque, the ruins of Hadrian’s library, to reach the Roman Forum. On the eastern side of the Forum the masterful monument Tower of the Winds dominates the area, which in ancient times was used as an annual hydraulic hourglass and a weathervane.
Through old alleys of Plaka, neoclassical houses and yards with odors of jasmine and hydrangeas you have a break to enjoy a coffee in the allure of a traditional Greek cafe under the shade provided by tree branches. Following the paved road you find the main entrance of Acropolis hill and you stop to visit Areios Pagos.
Last part is cycling through Thission to the Ancient Agora with the imposing buildings of the temple dedicated to Hephaestus and Athena Argani as well as the magnificent Stoa of Attalos building. After following an old dirt road you reach the way to the magnificent ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus which is the last stop of this amazing tour.Highlights
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
- Get inside tips from a local
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
: Athens, GreeceDuration
: 3 hours 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.