Athens
Athens Coastal Bike tour

Athens City and Sea Electric bike tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing half-day bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great perspective of landmarks like the Parthenon, before heading to the beautiful coastline known as the Athens Riviera. Soak up fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf while riding along the water, and see coastal highlights that most visitors miss like the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local tour leader's insider expertise.
  • Escape the bustle of the city center for the fresh breezes of the waterfront
  • Explore a side of the city that most visitors never see
  • Enjoy leisure time to explore the Flisvos Marina
  • Cover much more distance than walking while pedaling along flat, bike-friendly paths

What's Included

  • Top quality Electric Bike + Helmet
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Traditional pastry tasting
  • VAT & all taxes
  • Athens' Suggestion List
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food & drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Athens by bike | Bike Tours & E-Bikes
    Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece

    Athens by bike shop: The meeting point is 60m away from the metro station "Acropolis", at Athanasiou Diakou 16 str & Syggrou ave,11742 Athens.Please add the postal code 11742 if you use google maps.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your coastal bike adventure near the Acropolis metro station in the morning, where you meet your guide and pick up your bike and helmet.

First, cycle around the base of the Acropolis and enjoy unique views of the Parthenon. Then, pass through the Thission neighborhood.

Continue along a flat, bike-friendly route through the city’s quieter neighborhoods on route to the coast.

Feel the fresh Aegean breeze and absorb the relaxed atmosphere as you take in great views of the Saronic Gulf. Discover waterside highlights like the visitor’s center for Athens’s new opera house and national library, the tae kwon do complex from the 2004 Olympic Games, the Faliro Marina, and the Averof Ship Museum.

Next, head to the Flisvos Marina to explore as you like. Maybe stay on your bike for further exploration or kick back with refreshment or meal (own expense).

Visit the ancient Keramikos cemetery, which dates back to 3000 BC, as you cycle toward the city. At your original departure point in the early afternoon, your tour concludes.

Choragic Monument of Lysicrates (Pass By)

Plaka (Pass By)

Roman Agora

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Tower of the Winds

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Fethiye Mosque

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ancient Agora of Athens

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Church of the Holy Apostles

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Hephaestus

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Hephaestus

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Open Air Cinema THISION

1 minuteAdmission Ticket Not Included

Stoa of Attalos

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Keramikos Archaeological Site

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Alimos

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Library of Greece

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Thissio

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Acropolis

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Flisvos Marina (Pass By)

Alimos

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour is suitable for all fitness levels, as long as you are an able cyclist
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We will not enter any archaeological sites on this tour
  • This tour focuses on helping visitors get a sense of the city's layout, capturing memorable photos and allowing an enjoyable experience and does not focus on explaining the history of the city.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Terrific guide terrific tour
priscilla_T, Nov 2023
K was a careful and pleasant guide with great knowledge of the city of Athens and speaks English very well. The route to the sea includes many interesting elements. On the way back we enjoyed some delicious pieces of pie for free. All travelers that like biking should do this tour
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Priscilla, thank you for your great feedback and kind words! I am really happy to know you enjoyed exploring Athens and the seaside with me and wish you all the best for the rest of your holiday! - K
No crowds, shaded lovely seaside ride
Ali_S, Oct 2023
Excellent bike tour from Athens to the seaside. Bike path is mostly flat 20miles round trip with lots of stops. Good working bikes with gears. Only one hill at end near acropolis. Kostas was our guide and he was wonderful with Maria the second guide. Funny, full of energy and enthusiasm. Made the day lovely telling us stories of life in Greece and taking us to a local bakery for treats. Probably my favorite thing in Athens. Nice to avoid the city ride. No crowds, shade and beautiful beach.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Ali, thank you for this wonderful feedback and kind words! I am really happy to hear you enjoyed exploring Athens and beyond with me and Maria and I am sure that now you have the most complete overview of this beautiful city and its surroundings and next time you come you will be able to wander around like a true local. Wish you all the best for the rest of your holiday - Kostas + Maria
A bike through Athens with Dimitris!
Ashley_C, Oct 2023
I had the best time touring Athens with Dimitris! Ended up being the only one on the tour- but I could tell how passionate he felt about teaching people about his city! I saw so much more than I would have seen if I had attempted to walk around on my own! The company sent out a list of recommendations that I ended up checking out! The staff were so helpful- DO THIS TOUR!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Ashley, thank you for this lovely feedback and kind words! I am really happy to hear you enjoyed the tour as much as I did and that you got to see areas and places that you wouldn't normally see in others tours. Thank you for your kind words and wish you all the best for the rest of your holiday.- Dimitris
Family Bike Tour
david_t, Sep 2022
We stopped at the Opera House and our tour guide stopped us to wait for the water fountain to begin to move to the music. It was beautiful.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for your kind feedback David!
Wonderful tour with the...
cheli_l, Mar 2022
Wonderful tour with the amazing Dimitrios, 27 km of pleasure, explaination and tips about Athens. The rout was nice and easy, we highly reccomnend
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Cheli, thank you for your kind feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour! Dimitris sends his greetings too!
Seeing the real Athens
Christina_N, Sep 2021
Spectacular experience, one of the best things I did in Athens. You get to see a totally different side of the city from the normal tourist area and the beach was beautiful. Don’t be frightened by the distance, it is not a challenging ride. Kostas was an amazing guide and cyclist. Would definitely do it again and recommend to anyone who wants to get out and see more of the city.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hello Christina, you are right to claim this is a spectacular experience! Cycling along the coast is a must do activity! Thanks for the great review!
Great tour of different neighborhoods in Athens.
Lucy_L, Aug 2021
This is the second tour we have taken with Athens by bike. It was a fabulous tour. Andreas was a charming guide, his English was excellent & he was very knowledgeable about the area. It was fun to cycle through different neighborhoods & end up at the beach. It was an easy bicycle ride & so much fun. We enjoyed stopping at the bakery for snacks on the way back. Thank you, Andreas & Athens by bike for such an enjoyable morning. It was a great way to start our vacation.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
We would like to thank you guys for coming back to us for the second time! It is great to know that the coastal bike tour was a cool way to discover neighborhoods beyond the city center and enjoy the sea and the traditional Greek pies! Enjoy Greece!
Not bad
Karen M, Sep 2019
Tour guide was very nice. Would have been nice to stop more often and hear more about the areas etc. Snack break was amazing. Be warned - it’s 30+ km on a hot day...one lady struggled towards the end.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Dear Karen thanks a lot for taking some time to write a review about your experience! I really appreciate all the feedback and we hope to see you again!
Amazing City, Amazing Company
Jubril_A, Sep 2019
This bike tour was amazing. My guide "D" is very knowledgeable and friendly and had a few surprises for us along the way
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your bike tour! We wish you all the best.
Great tour with Kostas
Freedom04024089191, Apr 2019
Had a really enjoyable ride to the coast in March with Kostas. He's easy going, super-knowledgeable about Athens (and Sparta) and can give you lots of great tips for your visit. If possible, try and make this one of your first tours!
Demitrious and Sofor were excellent...
JOHN G, Oct 2017
Demitrious and Sofor were excellent tour guides who gave us a lot of information at our varied stops during the ride. Athens' bike lanes are not well separated and makes for an interesting trip. I am a 66 year old novice bike rider and, while I made it through, I think one should have a modicum of experience before taking on a trip of this length.
This was an amazing tour and...
Chelsea M, Aug 2017
This was an amazing tour and probably my favorite experience in Athens. It's great to be out, seeing the sights, and breathing that fresh sea air! Easy enough for all fitness levels flat surface.
Great way to see Athens! More than...
Darmoyer, Jun 2017
Great way to see Athens! More than 95 of the tour was on bike paths. We felt very safe. We enjoyed seeing the city from a different perspective. Our tour guide, Kostas, was fantastic. He was friendly, very professional, yet laid back and even treated us to a traditional Greek dessert on our way back to the city. Highly recommend.
Many thanks to Kostas for a...
Alison J, Oct 2016
Many thanks to Kostas for a wonderful tour. We were in Athens for over a week and not going on to the coast anywhere else and it was just great to get out of the city centre and down to the coast - and to see other bits of Athens. Kostas is doing a PhD in History and know his stuff! My husband didn't bike as a child and is thus nervous on roads. But this tour was fine as it really was on cycle paths most of the way.
This tour is a great way to learn...
Tina G, Sep 2016
This tour is a great way to learn about the bike path to the coast. It's also a nice way to relax and spend the day. I would only recommend this trip if you are on an extended stay in Athens and are looking for something different to do it's about 4 hours of time, that depending on your itinerary, you might want to spend at other major sites. Bikes were very comfortable and biking company was really professional. You also stop for a coffee at a really nice seaside taverna that has an excellent view.
The coastal bike tour was great...
Wendy_G, Sep 2016
The coastal bike tour was great , not least because Kostas was such a friendly, positive and easy-going person. He kept me informed of what the ride was going to be like ahead, what we'd be experiencing, what the path/road/terrain was like. I always felt safe, well-informed and very welcome. I'd recommend this trip to anyone who wants to get away from the city for half a day and smell the fresh salt air.
Splendida esperienza
Silvia_B, Aug 2022
È stata un'esperienza molto superiore alle aspettative! Lo staff gentile e accogliente, la guida era simpatica e il percorso ci ha permesso di vedere luoghi che altrimenti non avremmo mai visitato.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Silvia, thank you for this great feedback! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and had a fun experience exploring Athens on a bike! Best wishes - Danae

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