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

    1. 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.

    This tour was so much fun! We loved seeing Athens at night. Scooting around the city on ebikes was exhilarating. Very safe but definitely on the more adventurous side. Our guide, Youssef, was fantastic. He provided us with plenty of facts about the city and the sights while also keeping it light and fun. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    2. Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Enjoy pickup from your hotel or meet your driver at a centrally located meeting point. Hop inside your charming electric tuk-tuk, which is the perfect size to navigate the city’s narrow roads, then set out on an evening of exploration. Start with a tour of the Athens’ most emblematic buildings and monuments including the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. Continue the tour onto Mount Lycabettus and admire unforgettable views across the city and the Acropolis. Drive through the neighborhood of Kolonaki next, then pass by the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. The tuk-tuk then winds its way through the narrow streets of the Plaka neighborhood, before heading to the Romain Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Pass by Thiseio to marvel at sprawling views of the Parthenon, then visit the are...

    Carlos was ontime & very personable. He wanted to know my interest and customized the tour around that. This tour is one of Athens best kept secrets. Excellent tour.

  • Athens: 1-Hour Mount Lycabettus Tuk-Tuk Ride

    3. Athens: 1-Hour Mount Lycabettus Tuk-Tuk Ride

    Climb Mount Lycabettus on an open-air, three-wheeled tuk-tuk for optimal viewing as your cruise through the bustling streets of Athens. Meet your host in the city center at Syntagma Square, hop on your tuk-tuk and head towards the mountain. Take a brief drive through the presidential residence to see the traditional guards then go straight to Mount Lycabettus. Spend some time on the mountain, taking the stairs up to shoot some panoramic photos of Athens. At the top of Mount Lycabettus there is a church and telescopes available for use. Afterward, visit Monastiraki Square after passing through narrow crowded roads and return to Syntagma Square.

    Five stars! Highly recommended! The tour could not take place as described, due to closures and blocked roads that were not the fault of the driver. However, he went above and beyond and this was a great travel excursion. We saw central Athens and many interesting neighborhoods. Very much a wonderful experience. I recommend the driver Giorgis.

  • Athens: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

    4. Athens: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

    The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Athens. Meet your friendly, English-speaking driver and discuss how you would like to customize the tour to suit your interests and preferences, or follow the local partner’s suggested itinerary. Sit back and relax as you explore the city and visit some of Athens’ most iconic sights and landmarks. Highlights of the tour include the iconic Acropolis Hill, where you can admire the Temple of Parthenon, as well as the Hellenic Parliament. You can also stop at the impressive Lycabettus Hill, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, and more. Make sure to visit Plaka, a charming neighborhood developed around the ancient Agora. Explore this historical village, mingle with the locals, and grab a bite to eat at one of the traditional tavernas. Before the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious olive oil tasting session at a popular Greek gastronomy ce...

  • Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

    5. Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

    Following pickup from your hotel, the airport, or the port by private vehicle, travel to the famous heart of Athens, the Acropolis. While there, observe the city’s rich history documented in every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaea. From the rocky heights, view the new Acropolis Museum, an architectural jewel that hosts a rich variety of treasures. From there, head toward the city center to Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament, and the impressive Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the heart of the modern Greek Republic. Following that, enter the most cosmopolitan quarter with its elegant shops and countless dining options. You'll then take the road to the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games on their revival in 1896. Nearby, enjoy the cool shade of the National Gardens and view Zappeion Megaro Hall, one of the city's most importan...

    I had the honor to spend the day with George! He picked me up from my hotel on time and since I was traveling alone, I told him that since it was extremely hot (over 100f) that I just wanted to see the must sees and eat good food. George took me everywhere and gave me the option to get out and walk around, he had good knowledge of the city. I spent a big chunk of our time at Acropolis. George came prepared with plenty of water bottles for me and was very reliable on where to find him when I was done with my own walking tour of the sights. He took me to this flea market area to eat and I found an amazing gyro place, with tons of other Americans. As a solo traveler, I loved this. I didn't feel so alone! I was only in Athens for 24 hours and was exhausted and felt that our time was well spent and I couldn't be happier.

  • Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    6. Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Lib...

    Our excursion to Corinth and Athens was fantastic. Our driver Odysseus was exceptional. The knowledge of Athens and Corinth was phenomenal. We learned so much from him while driving to our tour sights!!!! Odysseus even stopped and let me go into a Starbucks in Athens (which was not apart of the tour. But he did so because we told him Starbucks was my favorite). All in all, Odysseus went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable and memorable! This Tour and our tour guide was AMAZING!!!!!

  • Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

    7. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

    Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio an...

    Carlos was a fantastic guide, friendly and very knowledgeable, can’t recommend highly enough, if you do one thing while in Athens this is the activity to book!!!!!

  • Athens from Piraeus: Private E-Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

    8. Athens from Piraeus: Private E-Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

    Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% Electric Tuk Tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 4-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. You'll also get to stop at Mount Lycabettus for 45-minutes. Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, 300-meters (908 feet) above sea level. The view from Lycabettus is a must, for only here is it possible to observe the huge extension of Athens City. Pass by the neighborhood of Kollonaki, a hub for upscale shopping where international labels and Greek designer boutiques share space with sleek concept stores and galleries. Enjoy a short stop at The Panathenaic...

  • Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

    9. Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

    Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.  Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821. After ...

    A recommended tour and worth the spend. Suitable even for first timers in Athens who want to see it all

  • Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    10. Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    Your 4-hour private night tour begins when you meet your Athenian nightlife expert at the Syntagma Metro station. Admire the illuminated Hellenic Parliament with its Presidential Guard, the Evzones (an elite unit of the Greek army that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) and the Presidential Mansion. After a few minutes’ walk, you’ll visit your first bar of the night, located in Kolonaki, one of the wealthiest and most upmarket districts of the capital. Situated on the southern slopes of Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki is the top shopping area in Athens and is home to the city's greatest concentration of trendy fashion boutiques and many upscale cafés, bars and restaurants. Enjoy your first drink of the night before continuing your walk, passing by some of the most beautiful buildings in Athens: the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University and the Academy of A...

    Nice guide, you have to walk a lot in a sometimes niet inspiring environment. Nice bars and local places, far from the tourists.....:-) Tip for GYG: the meetingpoint location in de App is not correct.

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What people are saying about Mount Lycabettus

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 147 reviews

This tour was so much fun! We loved seeing Athens at night. Scooting around the city on ebikes was exhilarating. Very safe but definitely on the more adventurous side. Our guide, Youssef, was fantastic. He provided us with plenty of facts about the city and the sights while also keeping it light and fun. I highly recommend this tour.

Another way to discover a city is to take a bike tour. The fact that it is at sunset offers beautiful lights and further sublimates the monuments of Athens. I recommend the activity, the electric bikes are great!

We had the best guide ever!!! Yusuf was amazing! Knowledgeable, nice, accommodating! Go on this trip!! Athens is gorgeous at night!! You must see it!

Natalie did an excellent job of navigating the city and explaining the sites! Thank you!

Great fun Guide very knowledgable and amusing. Well worth doing