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  • Athens: Morning Bike Tour

    1. Athens: Morning 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, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at 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.  ...

    Julio was amazing. He had a great energy, answered everyone’s questions and gave insights on where to go and what to see in Athens.

  • Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

    2. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

    Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Templ...

    Super engaging and interesting…..if it’s the only thing you have time for in Athens I recommend, the guide’s knowledge and story telling of the ancient Greeks and their myths is just top tier. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

    3. 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.

    Julio was an excellent , friendly and knowledgeable guide . The bicycle tour was a great way of getting an overview of Athens . We are so grateful to him for making it so enjoyable. Thanks

  • Athens Classic Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    4. Athens Classic Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    Let’s Roll into the Old Town Meet at the shop and your friendly guide will help you get familiar with the equipment and the use of e-bikes. All guides are locals and committed to helping you discover the magic of Athens city. End the anticipation as you start cycling towards the unique place of Acropolis. This area hosts World Heritage sights. The Ancient Markets Once again, cycle among very old areas and admire the remains of a great civilization. The Roman Forum and the Ancient Agora dominate this part of the trip. Keramikos An area full of antiquities and part of the old city's western limits. It is an entrance point to some popular neighborhoods of Athens and also leads the way from the center to Piraeus. Monastiraki Arrive at the most popular location for all Athens visitors. From here, discover the city and the entrance to the oldest part of Athens. Plaka The heart and the most...

    Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.

  • Athens Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

    5. 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...

    I had a wonderful experience on this tour. My tour guide, Pascal, not only showed us the beautiful spots around Athens but explained the history behind it. It gave my pictures more meaning and helped me take better photos. I was surprised by how much ground we covered, it helped later when I wanted to go back and take in the scenery a bit longer.

  • Athens: Electric Bike Tour

    6. Athens: Electric Bike Tour

    This morning electric bike tour lasts about 3.5 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 Presi...

    Instructor was really good, however due to legal restrictions the guide was unable to share any historic facts with us. This was really disappointing in one of the most ancient cities in the World!

  • Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology Exploration Game

    7. Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology Exploration Game

    Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Athens. Travel back in time and relive Athens' ancient history by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Athens for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and ...

  • Ancient Athens and Acropolis 3–Hour Segway Tour

    8. Ancient Athens and Acropolis 3–Hour Segway Tour

    If your time is limited and you are wondering whether to visit the hill of Acropolis or see the rest of the city, why not do both? Visit the hill of Acropolis and admire from up close the most important temple and one of the seven wonders of antiquity, the Parthenon.  Travel up and down the most beautiful of Athens seven famous hills, covering must–see sights such as the Mars hill, Acropolis hill and ancient Agora. Start by visiting Keramikos, the ancient cemetery and one of the entrances to Athens. Follow the path of the ancient Greeks to visit the Ancient Agora, the heart of ancient Athens and the roman agora. Drive over to your next stop, Mars hill and the entrance to the Acropolis. Take in this majestic world icon from your unique viewpoint on a Segway. This is a perfect photo opportunity! Ride up the Pnyka Hill and discover its off-the-beaten track terraced area, where democracy w...

  • Acropolis, Plaka & Ancient Agora Guided Tour without Tickets

    9. Acropolis, Plaka & Ancient Agora Guided Tour without Tickets

    Discover the Acropolis - the landmark of Greece! You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater, built in the 5th century BC. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars Hill, and Pnyx Hill. Afterwards enjoy free time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis after your tour. For the guided tour of the Agora you will meet your tour guide at about 1:45 pm in front of the Acropolis canteen, which is located exactly opposite the main exit. You will al...

  • In the Steps of Athenian Democracy Private Guided Tour

    10. In the Steps of Athenian Democracy Private Guided Tour

    This tour is the perfect choice for avid history buffs. This half-day guided walking tour of Athens will get you acquainted with the ancient heart of the city and the history of ancient Greek democracy. In the company of your state-licensed guide, retrace historical footsteps and lose yourself in the richness of the age-old Greek civilization. Your day will be dedicated to the exploration of Athens’s most impressive sites, such as the Acropolis and the ancient Agora. Your insight into the ancient democratic values will be enriched with a visit to the Pnyx Hill, the meeting place of the Ecclesia tou Dimou, the famous Athenian assembly of citizens, where important decisions were made regarding the city.

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What people are saying about Pnyx

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 687 reviews

My partner and I loved the tour. 4h is a perfect time to fully understand all the history and the excitement around these places. Amarylis is a great guide. I highly recommend it because you might miss out on a lot.

A great way to get to know Athens on the first day. Dimos was an excellent, super friendly, and knowledgable tour guide. I strongly recommend taking this tour for your first activity in Athens.

Kimon was an amazing guide - the tour was immersive, educational, and unforgettable. Easily one of the highlights of all that we did in Greece.

Julio was amazing. He had a great energy, answered everyone’s questions and gave insights on where to go and what to see in Athens.

Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.