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Tower of the Winds

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Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

1. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Join this walking tour to explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens with skip-the-line entry tickets. Start early to avoid the crowds and see highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Plaka, Athens’ Old Town. Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Marvel at the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site.  Next, if you have selected the option with the walking tour to Plaka head downhill and admire views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka and discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour with Optional Acropolis Visit

2. Athens: Electric Bike Tour with Optional Acropolis Visit

Get ready to embark on a unique sightseeing experience of the historic center of Athens! Find us at a short distance from the Acropolis metro station and meet your tour leader for a safety briefing and a short introduction of the tour. After being equipped with your top quality e-bike and helmet, you are all set to begin your adventurous, fun and comfortable tour of Athens! Be ready to admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens with unique views of the city, perfect for all photography lovers. Next, glide towards the traditional neighborhood of Thission, check out the ancient cemetary of Kerameikos and cycle next to the remains of the Ancient Greek Agora and the Roman Agora. After exploring and cycling by many of the city's highlights and hidden gems, it's time for a short break by the shade of the Athens City Cathedral. Grab a refreshment or marvel at the beauty of the church before continuing your journey through Athens. Explore the hip neighborhood of Plaka with an abundance of cute little souvenir shops and catch unique views of the Acropolis. Follow the path towards the Presidential Mansion and check out the ceremonial change of the guards, which will surely be unforgettable to you. Pass by the architectural marvel of the Zappeion Hall and get a glimpse of the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the Panathenaic stadium. Complete your tour in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and take memorable photos in front of Handrian's arch. *For the option with an additional Acropolis visit, after the bike tour, you will have the chance to follow your licensed tour guide and walk up to the Acropolis hill to begin your historical tour of the Acropolis and its monuments! Learn about the history and importance of globally famous landmarks like the Theatre of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Erechtheion and of course the Parthenon. Finish this educational and fun tour on the top of the Acropolis hill and marvel at the breathtaking view of the city under your feet.

Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

3. 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: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

4. Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

Experience Athens after dark on an e-bike ride through the city center. Listen to street musicians and enjoy the cooler air of the evening as you admire the historic monuments illuminated for the night. Climb the Hill of Nymphs for views of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. Stop at Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Greek Parliament building to admire the traditional tunics of the Evzones guards. Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium. Cycle the picturesque streets of Plaka, lined with cafés and restaurants, and see the Ancient Agora, Temple of Hephaestus and porticoes of the Stoa of Attalos.

Athens: Sightseeing Small Group Bike Tour

5. Athens: Sightseeing Small Group Bike Tour

You will find our meeting point very close to the Acropolis metro station, where your tour leader will be there to welcome you. After getting equipped with a bike and a helmet you will receive a safety briefing before heading on an exciting adventure! Reach the National Observatory first, where you will get the chance to take amazing photos from a hidden spot with breathtaking views. Follow the path to Thission area, a lovely pedestrian place with beautiful coffee shops and great views of the Acropolis and cycle by the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. Cycle next to the Greek and Roman Agoras on your way to Plaka neighborhood, the picturesque area with the aligned souvenir markets at the foot of the Acropolis. After exploring hidden paths and marveling at Athens' most and lesser famous spots, it's time for a short break at the Athens' Orthodox Cathedral to enjoy a refreshing coffee or beverage. When our short break comes to an end, it's time to continue the tour towards the other side of the Acropolis and make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where you will have the chance to take a glimpse of the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Ride through the wide pedestrian area of the magnificent Neoclassical building of the Zappeion hall before making a brief stop outside the Presidential Mansion to enjoy the unique event of the change of the guards. Finish off your tour in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and take memorable photos with Hadrian's Arch and the Acropolis above as your picturesque background.

Athens: Roman Agora & Ancient Agora E-ticket & 2 Audio Tours

6. Athens: Roman Agora & Ancient Agora E-ticket & 2 Audio Tours

Experience the Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora at your own pace with this skip-the-line e-ticket and two captivating self-guided audio tours that can be downloaded to your smartphone device.  Receive your ticket by email and download the app and the audio tour onto your phone prior to your visit. Travel back in time to experience the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age and uncover the impact of the Roman conquerors on the city. Put on your headphones and explore the imposing Gate of Athena Archegetis, the famed Tower of the Winds, and the Mosque of the Conqueror. Stroll by the Monument of the Eponymous Heroes, the iconic Holy Apostles Church, and the renovated Stoa of Attalos. Learn historical information in an engaging way through the power of storytelling. Discover information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times. Immerse yourself in content that is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories. Play the audio tour repeatedly and at anytime, before or after your visit. Relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way. Take part in this unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy.

Athens Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

7. Athens Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

Athens is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of ancient and modern cultural monuments and neighborhoods that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to take photos of the most iconic and picturesque sites of one of the oldest cities in Europe. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you'll see where the locals spend their daily routine and hear interesting stories about the local culture. Your local escort will meet you at the Fountain of the Syntagma Square. Here you have a first view of the busy center of the capital of Greece. The first stop will be the Greek Parliament where you will be able to see and photograph the Godly giants in kilts up close. The famous evzones are one of Athens' most popular tourist attractions and an instagrammable spot you can't miss. Your escort is available to snap cool shots for you. You will then visit the National Garden, a green oasis right in the center of the city. Home of 7000 trees, lakes and, several animals, the "garden of Amalia" also hosts a botanical museum, a conservatory and, various ancient ruins. It is the ideal place and a perfect scenic spot to find the right photography inspiration. Your next stop will be the Kallimarmaro stadium where your local guide will help you make fresh pictures and look more creative by finding the right point of view. This is one of the most iconic landmarks of Athens with a rich history directly connected to the modern Olympic games. You'll then take a stroll to reach Plaka, the neighborhood of Gods and one of the most picturesque areas of Athens. Plaka is one the best places to capture the perfect photo; little colorful houses, small alleys, cute cafes and many spots with views to the city will make the perfect background you are looking for your photographs. The next spot is placed on a hill, where you will enjoy the most breathtaking views of Acropolis and the city itself, following in the footsteps of Ancient Greeks. This is definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Athens where you will take some of the most impressive photos. In addition to all the above places, you will have also the opportunity to explore more of the best spots in the city where you will exercise your artistic skills by taking spectacular photos and sharing them on Instagram. At the same time, you will learn about the history of the city and feel like an Athenian as you mingle with the locals. You'll have opportunities to take lots of pictures so don't forget your camera!

Athens: Guided Mythological Walking Tour & Creation Stories

8. Athens: Guided Mythological Walking Tour & Creation Stories

The ancient Hellenes believed in the 12 Olympian gods, who governed their world and governed the laws of nature. Adored and feared at the same time, from his throne on top of Mount Olympus, Zeus watched the humans who dedicated themselves to building temples in his name. On the other hand, his older brothers, Poseidon and Hades, supervised the sea and the underworld respectively. It would be unthinkable to try to understand life during Ancient Greece, its society or the development of its history, without first talking about mythology. Without going any further, the very name of "Athens" we owe to the goddess of wisdom, Athena. On our route, we will find endless spots and other elements closely related to Greek mythology. - The peculiar birth of Athena - The famous dispute between Athena and Poseidon - The origin of the universe - The war between gods and titans - The life after death We will also talk about the most interesting myths, legends and/or concepts of these ancient beliefs that shaped our present. In addition, we are at your entire disposal and we love to deal with all topics: So EACH and every one of your questions are more than welcome, we can talk and deepen about any topic that interests you especially. Will you join us on this mythological walk?

Athens E-Bike guided tour,22 must see locations. History&fun

9. Athens E-Bike guided tour,22 must see locations. History&fun

Welcome to Parthenon Wheelers website! We are a bicycle tour agency based in Athens, Greece, and we specialize in providing unforgettable tours around the city’s most popular historic places! Our team of expert guides is passionate about sharing their love and knowledge of Athens with visitors from all over the world. We believe that the best way to experience this magnificent city is on two wheels, and our tours are designed to take you on a journey through time, exploring the rich history and culture of Athens. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a first-time rider, our tours are suitable for all levels of experience. We provide comfortable and well-maintained bicycles and safety equipment to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Our tours are also conducted at a leisurely pace, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of Athens at your own pace. Our tours take you to some of the most iconic and historically significant places in Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, and the Panathenaic Stadium. Our expert guides will provide you with fascinating insights into the history, mythology, and culture of these incredible places. At our agency, we are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of customer service. Our website makes it easy to book a tour, and our team is always available to answer any questions you may have. We also offer private tours for those who prefer a more personalized experience. Thank you for considering us for your next adventure in Athens. We look forward to sharing the magic of this incredible city with you!

Discover the marvels of classical Athens on eBike

10. Discover the marvels of classical Athens on eBike

Embark on an unforgettable e-bike guided tour through the heart of Athens, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural wonders that define this ancient city. Your journey begins with a scenic ride along the Dionysiou Areopagitou promenade, offering breathtaking views of the Herodion Theatre and the majestic Areopagus, where the Acropolis unfolds in all its glory. As you glide through Thission, catch a glimpse of the ancient Agora, its historic ruins a testament to the city's past grandeur. Explore the charming district of Keramikos, a blend of ancient and contemporary Athens, and meander through the lively streets of Psiri. Here, take a delightful pause to taste the local bagel, savouring the flavours that characterise this vibrant neighbourhood. Venture into the historical district of Plaka, where every cobblestone seems to whisper tales of antiquity. Marvel at Hadrian's Library, a testament to the Roman Emperor's contribution to Athens' cultural heritage. From the Roman Forum, catch a panoramic view of the Tower of the Winds, an ancient timepiece that has stood the test of time. Continue your journey past an Ottoman Residence known as the Museum of the "Oldest house of Athens", the Turkish Bath, and the graceful Lysicrates Monument, each site unveiling a layer of Athens' diverse history. As we approach the former seen Ilissos west bank, passing under the shadow of Hadrian's Arch and standing in awe before the monumental Temple of Zeus. Pedal past the iconic Kallimarmaro Stadium, where the spirit of the first modern Olympic Games still lingers. Witness the ceremonial changing of the Presidential Guards before reaching the Zappeion and the ruins of the Roman Baths, a testament to the city's enduring legacy. Throughout your e-bike adventure, knowledgeable guides offering insights into the city's evolution from ancient times to the present. This meticulously curated tour promises not only an exploration of iconic landmarks but also an intimate connection with the soul of Athens, making your visit an immersive and unforgettable experience. Discover the beating heart of this ancient city on two wheels, where every pedal stroke unveils a new chapter in Athens' captivating story.

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This activity is highly recommended if you want to see the highlights of Athens. The tour guide was a perfect combination of fun stories and educational facts. The fat bikes were really cool and very practical since Athens has a lot of hills. You feel very free on these vehicles and euphoric as you speed through a beautiful city. In short, recommended for everyone!

Georgious was extremely professional and kind, he gave us very interesting historical insights on the monuments we were seeing. He took us to see the change of the guards in front of the Presidential Palace to avoid the crowds. Highly recommend this tour for an overview of Athens, I was with my 11 year old son, he had a great time! This experience was awesome!

Marios was great guide! He was entertaining and gave us info in a way that was interesting for any public! The E-bike were the best way to discover Athens in a different and were in a good condition! Marios, the tour guide, was attentive to our security. Great afternoon!

Marios is an amazing guide in our tour! If your a solo traveller like me, try this one its a great value of money.

Marius was very Kind and informative and it‘s very good to have a first impression of Athens.