“Athens Coastal bike tour”
Our ‘Athens Coastal bike tour’ is the perfect half-day activity in the Athens Riviera! The city has the privilege of being next to a unique seaside resort with crystal clear blue water beaches, luxurious marinas, yacht clubs and numerous Athens beach bars and clubs. Explore an unseen urban and local side of the city.
Get some exercise and enjoy the sun during this bike tour, while cycling through picturesque neighbourhoods on this beyond the city center of Athens outdoor activity. In the summertime and/or when weather permits, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit with you, as you can enjoy swimming in the sea at one of Athens’ nice beaches!
What to expect:
Our Athens Coastal bike tour starts from the biggest pedestrian street of Athens, located a stone’s throw away from Acropolis, where you will have a short introduction about the tour’s schedule.
Equipped with an excellent condition bike for a relaxed and enjoyable tour, we will start our cycling through the scenic neighborhood of Plaka. On your way to the Roman Agora, we will enjoy a marvelous view of the Acropolis. The lovely neighborhood of Thission and the Ancient Greek cemetery of Kerameikos will be the last landmarks of the historic center.
Then, we will get on a bike path that leads to the coastline through three urban, picturesque neighborhoods of Athens: Petralona, Kallithea and Moschato. After about 45 minutes cycling on a flat terrain, we will reach the southern suburbs. One of the highlights of this trip is the visit at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a masterpiece of modern architecture. The Foundation hosts the new National Library and the new National Opera House.
Our Athens Coastal bike tour will continue by crossing the Naval Museum & the Flisvos Marina, where the luxurious speed boats and yachts are docked. Enjoying the refreshing sea breeze of the Athenian Riviera, we finally arrive at Alimos Marina.
Half-way through the tour, we will stop for a well-earned 30-minute break at a nice sandy beach, where you can either enjoy swimming or have a drink/refreshment at a beach bar.
Αfter the refreshing break, we will start cycling back towards the city center. Before completing the tour, we will lead you to one of the best places in Athens to taste some delicious handmade local pastries. This tour will help you gain a great overall impression of the city and its suburbs.
- Acropolis Museum
- Acropolis hill
- Ancient Greek Cemetery (Kerameikos)
- Petralona neighborhood
- Kallithea neighborhood
- Moschato neighborhood
- Greek National Opera House
- New National Library
- SNF Cultural Center
- Taekwondo Olympic Stadium
- Naval Museum
- Roman Agora
- Ancient Greek Agora
- Flisvos Marina
- Alimos Marina
- Kalamaki Beach
Depending on specific local conditions, reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made, where deemed necessary, only by “Athens by bike”
Bikes and helmets|Local tour leader| Rain ponchos if needed | Athens ‘Things-to-do’ list | Local pastry tasting
Participants 12+ y/o: €45.00
Ε-bike surcharge: € 10.00
Tour frequency:: Monday to Sunday, all year round
Starting time: 9:30 am
Duration: about 4.5 hours
Distance: about 28 km
Team size per tour leader: 1 to 12 persons
Starting point/Ending point: 16, Athanasiou Diakou str., 11742 Athens, 60m from the metro station “Acropolis”
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– You should know how to ride a bike on a public street