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Presidential Palace, Athens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Athens: Old Town Highlights Electric Bike Tour

1. Athens: Old Town Highlights Electric Bike Tour

Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens. Explore historic neighborhoods, such as Plaka, in the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission.  Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  Designed for the average cyclist, the route avoids the busy city traffic by following mostly flat paths and bike trails. Enjoy a more intimate experience in groups of no more than 12 people.

Athens: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

2. Athens: City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

The bike tour lasts about 3 hours, and it is a nice way to get yourselves oriented in the city of Athens. The ride takes place in the amazing historic city center, on pedestrian areas, low traffic streets, and parks away from the traffic hustle. Your local tour leader will head the tour, riding with you very close to the main archaeological sites and guiding you through some hidden areas, while providing you with a stunning experience!  The group rides close to the new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos, through the neighborhood of Thission, while you enjoy a great view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Then, cycle through the Ancient Greek Agora and pass by the Roman Agora Continue cycling in the historic district of Plaka, and then move to the National Gardens, one of the best areas to ride in downtown Athens. Stop also in front of the Presidential Mansion to see the Presidential Guards, and pass by the Panathenaic Stadium and Zappeion Exhibition Hall.

Athens: Acropolis Tour by Bike

3. Athens: Acropolis Tour by Bike

Learn about the ancient and modern Athens in a fun and exciting way with this guided bike tour. Discover Athens’ main attractions as well as some secret spots and enjoy some of the most famous monuments in the world at the Acropolis of Athens. Ride through the National Gardens, a green oasis in the heart of Athens and get a glimpse of the Panathenaic Stadium, the symbol of modern Olympic Games, as well as Zappeion Hall, a magnificent architectural neoclassical structure. Take the most memorable photos in front of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Handrian’s Arch before heading to the Acropolis. Uncover the importance of monuments that are essential to Greek History, such as the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Asclepius and, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on foot. Enjoy the magnitude of the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylea, and the Erechtheion before reaching the top of the hill where the Parthenon resides to enjoy a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the city of Athens. After the Acropolis ride towards the vibrant Thission district. Catch a glimpse of the Ancient Greek and Roman Agora and marvel at the Athens City Cathedral.Cycle through the charming Plaka Neighborhood where the central local market for souvenirs and small gifts is found. Designed for the average cyclist, the tour is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Avoid busy streets and follow a route that is mostly flat with no hills. Experience the essence of the city in a safe way.

Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

4. Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the must-see sights of Athens at the best time of day on an afternoon bike tour of the historic monuments. Avail of the breathtaking views of the ancient city as you cycle to landmark monuments, starting at the National Gardens, followed by the Panathenaic Stadium and Presidential Mansion. Get off your bike to take short walks to different locations, and journey through the history of Ancient Greece at monuments such as the Roman Agora. Admire the columns of the Zappeion exhibition hall, and cycle through the charming Plaka district at dusk. Make your way to Kerameikos just north of the Acropolis and explore the hip district of Thisseio.

Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

5. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

6. 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

Athens: City Highlights Tour for First-Time Visitors

7. Athens: City Highlights Tour for First-Time Visitors

Embark on a sightseeing adventure through Athens on this action-packed three hour tour that has been designed for first-time visitors. Stroll around the Greek capital with a knowledgeable, local guide, and visit some of the city’s most important and iconic monuments. In addition to Athens’ landmarks, the tour takes you to off-the-beaten-path locations including picturesque courtyards and charming alleyways. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight into Athens’ history, traditions, and local culture. By the end of the tour, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and recommendations to enhance your vacation in this ancient wonderland. Highlights of the tour include the Hellenic Parliament, National Garden, Herodou Attikou Street, Presidential Mansion, Kallimarmaro Stadium, Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Center, Arch of Hadrian, Roman Agora, Pnyx, and more.

Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

8. Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

This Athens-by-night tour will show you most of the city’s sights in addition to helping you uncover Athenian secrets of nightlife, food hotspots, and local favorites. Get to know your guide and fellow riders, talk about the route, familiarize yourself with your e-bike, and get ready for an exciting night ride. Begin in the city center and head off towards Athens Trilogy, the old library, the old University, and the marvelous Academy of Athens. Then head towards Kolonaki, the upper part of the city and the new National Gallery glass building. Your next destination is the Presidential Palace and Syntagma square to watch the changing of the guards under the moonlight. Ride towards Zappeion Hall and the fascinating Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place. Then you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will ride around Acropolis to Areopagus Hill from where you can enjoy a 360-degree look at the city lights from above. Keep on riding around the Acropolis, towards Plaka, Anafiotika, and the famous alleys. Following, see the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and Psyrri. Ride around the alleys of these vibrant areas to discover their secrets, hidden bars, restaurants, and street-food corners that you would probably otherwise miss. The tour will end with a special treat in the local partner's office.

Athens 6-Hour Guided Tour with Transfers

9. Athens 6-Hour Guided Tour with Transfers

On this 6-hour Athens tour you’ll have time to experience Greek hospitality, marvel at the ancient monuments of the Acropolis, enjoy some traditional Greek food, and do some shopping. Visit the majestic Acropolis and its ancient monuments, including the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the reconstructed temple of Nike, and of course the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Goddess Athena. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which is said to be the world’s 5th-best museum. Stop to have a cup of coffee as you take in the Acropolis views. See the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which in ancient times was the largest temple in Greece. Visit the Panathenaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. Go on a bit of a run inside the stadium, following in the footsteps of marathon runners, and find the seat of Pierre de Coubertain, the father of the modern Olympic Games. Take in the views of Athens from Mount Lycabettus and watch the changing of the Royal Guards at the Parliament. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the prime minister’s house. Admire Neoclassic buildings such as Athens University, the Numismatic Museum, the National Library, the Cycladic Museum, and the Byzantine Museum. Visit the flea markets in Monastiraki. Explore Plaka's souvenir shops and choose a restaurant for lunch where you can enjoy traditional Greek food.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour of the Acropolis & Ancient Ruins

10. Athens: Electric Bike Tour of the Acropolis & Ancient Ruins

Your tour begins in the Acropolis area a few meters away from the Acropolis Museum where you meet your guide at the Scooterise office. After a brief orientation, hop on your e-bike and feel the breeze while you stroll next to the most prominent monuments in Athens. Marvel at the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch and continue to the vast open space at Zappeion Exhibition Hall to enjoy your e bike tour. Relish the beauty of the first modern Olympic Stadium “Kallimarmaro”which acts as the perfect location for a picture. From a special angle that your expert and local guide will show, you can admire the Parthenon which is an oasis for your eyes to see. Take a small break for a refreshment if needed and then continue your journey at the Presidential Palace where you can marvel at the ceremonial choreography and change of the presidential guards called “Evzones”. Adore the magnificent National Gardens as your e-bike assists you all the way for the most pleasurable and comfortable tour of your life. As you visit the Parliament you can view the Tomb of Unknown soldier where the “Evzones” are guarding. Enjoy the last part of your tour through Monastiraki which acts as the marketplace right from the ancient times called “Agora”. Before finishing your wonderful tour at Scooterise and while wandering in Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens, be sure to pick your favorite traditional Taverna to enjoy your lunch, dinner or an afternoon Greek coffee right after the completion of your tour.

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What people are saying about Presidential Palace, Athens

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The tour was great!!! Dimos, our tour guide, took us to see all the sites we hoped to see during our stay in Athens. As well, he took us to out of the way places to get special experiences that we would have missed had we not signed up for the bike tour!! With that experience early in our stay we knew where we wanted to go back to spend more time induring our stay. Thanks Dimos!!

Our guide, known as “K”, was great! Helped us get sized to our bikes and led us off on a great ride! The stops and stories were fun and we were able to take some good pictures. K also helped us get oriented to the area in case we wanted to come back for eating and shopping. So eager to answer our questions.

I was lucky to receive a private tour since no one else booked and I was upgraded to an electric bike with no extra cost. The guide Soto was so friendly and entertaining. I loved this tour.

Relaxed tour giving an interesting insight on the centre of Athens and beyond.

It was great!! So much fun!! I would do it again !! Trudy