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Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour with Optional Acropolis Tour

2. Athens: Electric Bike Tour with Optional Acropolis Tour

Embark on a sightseeing experience of the historic center of Athens effortlessly on a comfortable e-bike. Discover the traditional neighborhood of Thission and the trendy area of Plaka, with an option to add a guided tour of the Acropolis. Meet your guide near the Acropolis metro station. After a quick safety briefing, get set up on your e-bike to begin your tour of the heart of Athens. Cycle effortlessly through the streets as you learn about the sights and neighborhoods with your guide. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens with unique views of the city, perfect for all photography lovers. Head to the traditional neighborhood of Thission, check out the ancient cemetery 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. Explore the trendy neighborhood of Plaka with an abundance of cute little souvenir shops and catch unique views of the Acropolis. Ride towards the Presidential Mansion and check out the ceremonial change of the guards. Pass by the architectural marvel of the Zappeion Hall and get a glimpse of the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the Panathenaic stadium. Finish your tour in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and take memorable photos in front of Handrian's arch. Choose the Acropolis option to join your guide for a guided visit to Acropolis Hill and its numerous landmarks. Learn about the history and importance of globally famous landmarks like the Theatre of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon.

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 Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

5. Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour with private driver, giving you time to see more sites, enjoy some retail therapy and lunch in a local taverna. As you travel through history, your driver will take you to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 to great acclaim. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Stroll through the old city district of Plaka, and pause for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill, and discover beautiful neo-classical buildings in the Monastiraki district, home to a vibrant flea market. Watch the changing of the presidential Evzone guards outside the Parliament building. The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, with stops to capture souvenir snapshots, or enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee at leisure. Enjoy some retail therapy of big name brands at duty free prices, or visit one of the city’s many museums, all according to your wishes.

Athens: Acropolis Visit and City Night Tour

6. Athens: Acropolis Visit and City Night Tour

In the first part we will visit the Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena, patron saint of the city. This activity is the essence and wonder of the monuments of Classical Greece. Our Athens: Guided Walking Tour of the Acropolis will start from the south-east side, avoiding the main entrance which is always more crowded. Our official tour guide will explain to us the most interesting legends of the archaeological site as we visit all the temples and monuments of the site. See the temple of the Parthenon and the Propylaea, a monumental gateway to the Acropolis. Learn about the long history of the capital of modern Greece. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, which seats 17,000 spectators and was used to host festivals in honour of the birth of the Greek god. Be impressed by the Erechtheion, named after the demigod Erechtheus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Enjoy your guide's commentary on the ancient Greek myths behind the ruins. Take a look at the stone carvings of the Caryatids and the Temple of Athena Nike, the smallest temple. After your tour, have free time to stay longer and explore the exceptional site at your own pace. The second part will be our night city tour of Athens will start at the National Library of Greece, one of the three elements that make up the majestic trilogy of neoclassical buildings, then we will visit the University and the Academy of Athens. Our next stop will be Syntagma Square, where we will stop at the Greek Parliament to see the so known presidential guard. Continuing our tour, we will see a hidden gem among the National Gardens, the ancient Olympic Village of Zappeion, we will see the first Olympic stadium in modern history, the Panathinaiko Stadium. After visiting the stadium, we will take a trip back in time, as our next stop will be Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Zeus. We will then head to the great Metropolitan Cathedral and the Little Mitropolis. Immediately after, we will arrive at the vibrant Monastiraki Square to end in the Greek Agora with impressive views of the Acropolis.

Athens: History of Rebellion Walking Tour

7. Athens: History of Rebellion Walking Tour

Begin your tour in Monastiraki and transport yourself to an era when Athens was still under the grip of Ottoman rule. Discover the captivating stories of resistance that ignited the Greek Revolution just 200 years ago. As we stroll towards Syntagma, the very heartbeat of modern-day protests, get to know the heroic acts of individuals who became legends and the massive popular movements of Athenians hoping for freedom in the face of fascism, violence, and oppression. Next, explore the vibrant neighborhood of Exarchia, the current hotbed of resistance and activism that welcomes anarchists, refugees, the LGBT+ community, and artists. Immerse yourself in the community’s creative energy and learn about its important role in Athens’ battle for social justice. With each step, discover how Athens’ history of resistance has shaped the city we see today and continues to inspire its future.

Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

8. Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

Relish the beauty of Athens and all its ancient treasures. Enjoy riding your Trikke through Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens and pass through Anafiotika, a scenery stolen from the Greek islands, in the heart of Athens! Pass through ancient landscapes and monuments like the Kallimarmaro stadium which is the first modern Olympic stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Library. Experience the vivid and ceremonial change of the guards at the Greek Parliament. Cool off riding through the National Garden and be assured that your guide will capture your unique tour with many pictures and a video of the ride. Finish off by feeling the heartbeat of Athens passing through Monastiraki square, the flea market and Plaka which is the Old neighborhood of Athens. Some of the sights you’ll see include: • Temple of Olympian Zeus • Plaka • Roman Agora • Tower of Winds • Monastiraki Square • Zappeion Hall • National Gardens • Presidential Mansion • Kalimarmaro – Panathenaic Stadium • Parliament – Syntagma Square – Tomb of Unknown Soldier • Hadrian's Arch

The Best of Athens Tour: Top Sights and Attractions

9. The Best of Athens Tour: Top Sights and Attractions

Visit the best places in Athens, stroll around the most scenic areas and learn interesting facts for one of the most historical cities around the world. During this 3-hour walking tour, you will see the city’s most iconic landmarks, visit some of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods and discover the hidden gems of the city only locals know. Visit the Greek Parliament and the presidential guards, see a green oasis in the center of the city, the residence of the Greek Prime Minister and the Panathenaic stadium as you walk through one of the most high-end streets of Athens. Explore the place where the first Olympic village was set, admire its architecture and the beautiful frescos.  Stroll around Plaka’s small alleys, admire the vibrant colors of the houses, see locals playing the traditional bouzouki and enjoy some of the best views of Athens. End this beautiful walking experience at one of the most striking architectural and cultural buildings of Athens, the Acropolis museum.

Athens: City Highlights and Panoramic Private Tour

10. Athens: City Highlights and Panoramic Private Tour

This 4 hours tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Ancient Athens is one of Europe's oldest cities, one with a continuous history whose beginnings can be traced some 5.000 years ago. The Greek capital is known as the cradle of democracy. Exploring the imposing Rock of the Acropolis, the cradle of Western Civilization. Learn more about the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion , the Odeon of Herod Atticus, the ancient theatre of Dionysus, the first in human history. Discover some of the most important sightseeing places of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, the stadium that the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. We continue at the Syntagma Square, where the Greek Parliament is located, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier fronting it and we will watch the changing of the Guards, two Evzones - members of the presidential Guard (a select military corps) - stand on both sides of it, in traditional costume. Stroll to the National Garden, where Zappeion is located an emblematic 19th c. historic edifice, used today as a venue for official ceremonies and meetings, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Old Parliament building. Climb on Lycabettus Hill, a green location, on the top of which you will enjoy a lovely view of the entire city and drive along Vasilissis Sofia Avenue which is lined with neoclassical buildings, embassies and museums. Before heading back explore Plaka and Monastiraki, the city's oldest districts with numerous bars and tavernas. Sample the regions culinary splendors tasting souvlaki’’ the traditional Greek food. At the end of the day, your private transfer will escort you to the port or your hotel.

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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!

It was very fun, Maria was very sweet and knowledgeable. I had a bit of trouble at first as it's been a while since I've ridden a bike but she was patient and helped me when possible. It was a great tour, I'm just sad that it went by so quickly!

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

easy to get onto the bus. various location to visit