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Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

1. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the very 1st Olympic Games. Then, cycle back through the narrow streets of Plaka to discover a picturesque neighborhood just steps from the Acropolis. Stop to look at the Tower of Winds and discover the Roman and ancient markets, before heading back.

Athens: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

2. Athens: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

Your culinary journey of Athens will take you to carefully selected specialty food shops, where you’ll taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese, and honey available in the city, as well as local delicacies such as pastourma cured meat. On this 3.5-hour guided food tour you’ll stroll through traditional Athens neighborhoods and visit some wonderful pastry shops that serve tempting Greek sweets. You’ll be immersed in the fragrances and colors of local spices, the secret behind renowned Greek dishes, and aromas of Greek coffee as well. The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead you into one of the oldest traditional bakeries in Athens. Continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat, and vegetable market. Last but not least, you’ll stop for a taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!

Athens: Acropolis and Old Town Small Group Walking Tour

3. Athens: Acropolis and Old Town Small Group Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Acropolis Metro Station, then set out on your sightseeing adventure. The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting, and these unique masterpieces of architecture allow you to travel back in time to Ancient Greece. As you wander around the many buildings that make up the Acropolis, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the famous mythological legends of Ancient Greece as well as the era's most significant religious beliefs, cults, and how the some of the city’s modern day events are still connected to this sacred precinct. After your tour of the Acropolis, walk downhill towards the traditional village of Anafiotika. Mimicking Cycladic architecture, with its stark white cubic houses, flat roofs and colorful shutters and doors, Anafiotika is a true hidden gem within the Greek metropolis. Learn about the fascinating history of this unique neighborhood, which was constructed in the 19th century when King Otto, sovereign of the newly established Greek monarchy, decided to revamp the capital. The village provides the opportunity to escape the crows of Athens whilst soaking up views of the city jungle below. Spend some time wandering through the picturesque streets, admiring the many bougainvillea-covered walls, and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.

Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

4. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

Athens: Acropolis, Hidden Gems and Plaka Guided Tour

5. Athens: Acropolis, Hidden Gems and Plaka Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, who is also an archaeologist, then start your combination tour of Athens. Enter from the south slope of the Acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares insight into the citadel’s ruins and excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Continue with a leisurely paced stroll through the streets of Plaka, the old town of Athens. In this sprawling, historical neighborhood, you’ll follow along a maze of cobbled streets lined with examples of Neoclassical architecture, Byzantine churches, and busy shops. On the northernmost streets of Plaka is the area known as Anafiotika, an idyllic cluster of whitewashed houses that are reminiscent of buildings in the Greek islands. In the 19th century, homesick workers from the Cyclades built the houses and painted them bright white to remind themselves of Anafi. While listening to some stories about the area and its history from your guide, you’ll walk to the Rock of Ares, which is just a bit farther up the slopes of the Acropolis on Mars Hill. The colossal rock marks the site of the supreme court of ancient Athens. Kings from centuries ago are buried in tombs surrounding it. Continue to Philopappou Hill, passing the prison where the Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death on controversial charges. You’ll also stop at the top of Philopappou Hill to enjoy breathtaking views over Athens. Sit down with a glass of white wine and enjoy a picnic of various Greek delicacies.

Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

6. Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Athens at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like ancient Agora, Hadrian Library, and Areopagus (Mars Hill) and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Athens: Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

7. Athens: Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Meet your guide in the afternoon/evening at Syntagma Square to experience the ancient part of Athens with a 4 to 5-hour small-group walking tour. You'll start by watching the famous “change of guards”, which takes place every hour in front of the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. From there, pass by small cafes, pubs, and restaurants which are full of life and energy and will elate you with their unique colors and traditional architecture. You can also admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and the Acropolis, as you hear the sound of the Laterna, a traditional railing music box, being played by local musicians. Continue into the picturesque narrow alleys of the oldest neighborhood of Athens, the famous Anafiotika, which brings a Cycladic Islands’ essence to the heart of the city. While strolling around, you will see the Ancient Greek and Roman Forum, as well as the famous and well-preserved Stoa of Attalos. Your tour host will give you all the details about ancient and modern history, before your final stop to a traditional Greek taverna for dinner and a tasting of some delicious local cuisine.

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What people are saying about Anafiotika

Highly recommend this tour. Sterois was our guide. It was just me and my husband which was perfect to take in the city with just us. Great way to see the highlights and orient yourself in the city. Incredible views of the city. Recommend for early in your trip, especially because it allows you to revisit the spots throughout in more depth.

Very nice round in Athens, where we got many highlights. The guide was very nice and funny. Can definitely be recommended!

Great way to see Athens by bicycle. Very knowledgeable guides. Would do it again.

Lovely, “Joy” was excellent. We met such nice people. Thank you

Very nice and practical when you have a little timing in Athens