Athens Old and New by Bike
Informative and Easy Ride
November 01, 2023
The guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great E-bikes. The tour is mostly side streets and pedestrian paths with only a couple of busy street crossings. The guide provides listening devices so you can hear everything as you’re biking along. Great Greek lunch afterwards.
Reviewer: Barry Williscroft
Lots of fun, Stelios was a great guide
October 17, 2023
We had never ridden ebikes before, but we had a great time seeing the sights of Athens on this tour. Stelios was a great tour guide, very careful to not leave anyone behind. We even got souvlakis afterwards, and Stelios recommended a nice local pub to grab a beer before getting taxis back to the ship. Altogether an enjoyable day! I'd highly recommend this tour, and an ebike is simple to catch on to even if you've never been on one.
Reviewer: Karen and Dace Finley
Very nice Tour
September 04, 2023
Everything went as planned. They picked us up, brought us to their shop, we went on an awesome Bike tour around Athens and gave us a ride back to our ship. They even gave us extra time to walk around and grab a beer before we departed. Our guide was awesome, knowledgeable and everyone at the shop was kind. Definitely recommend this tour.
A fantastic way to see Athens!
June 18, 2023
What a great excursion this was! We were able to see so much more in a short amount of time than had we done a walking tour. You do need to know how to ride a bike through small crowds though! Our Guide Stelios was very knowledgable and kept our group of 10 together. He gave us time to stop, take pictures and explore. The meal of souvlaki was very good!
Reviewer: Christina Hill
Great ride, great guide!
June 12, 2023
This was an excellent way to see the sites in Athens with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Danae took us to some interesting sites at a leisurely pace and told us about them at each stop. Afterwards, we enjoyed a gyro together and a little time for shopping before being placed in a cab for a ride back to the port. I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Tina Coppock
See Athens the most unique way!
May 16, 2023
Exceeded our expectations from start to finish! We were met at the pier promptly by driver and took to the office located a block away from the Acropolis Museum. The bikes were well maintained and worked perfectly. We were new to E-bikes, and they took their time acquainting us with the technology. Our guide, Constantine was fantastic! He took us to the main sites, as well as some parts of the city that are not always seen from a tourist, which made this tour so special. He was also very knowledgeable about the history and made Athens come alive through his explanations. We were fed an authentic snack (Sesame pretzel) and a great Gyro afterwards. We were returned to the ship(included in the price). Can't say enough about the great time we had, and the fantastic value for the money, HIGHLY RECOMMEND Solebike!! Would be a great way to start your stay if you are staying multiple days, or a quick overview if you're short on time.
Reviewer: Phill Adamescu
Veyry nice tour
November 07, 2019
The tour was very nice start to finish. The bikes were in very good shape, and it turns out were e-bikes. We had never tried e-bikes but enjoyed the varying levels of assist offered. The tour leader was experienced, friendly and adaptive to the needs of the group we were in. For the few intersections with roadway traffic to be crossed, the leader kept things safe. The tour included lunch and another stop for Greek donuts. It was a good value for the cost. The couple who owned the tour business were equally nice. They explained in depth all questions about how the e-bikes worked and price ranges. Our group size was 4 riders and the leader.
Reviewer: Bill McEachen
August 04, 2019
I’ve been on many tours and this is by far the best one. Tour guide Alex was absolutely incredible as she was informative, fun and patient. The owner was also amazing. Great service overall. We got to see all the important monuments and stopped to have a quick lunch and doughnuts that were included. Very impressed!! Thanks guys for the great time! Love, Megan
Reviewer: Megan Koolmeyer
We saw everything!!!
August 02, 2019
We loved the bike tour! We were given a head set so that we could hear our tour guide. We rode around town and got to see everything. We were fed traditional Greek foods included in the cost of the tour. They arranged transportation for us to get back to port safely! If you take this tour and you are female wear capris or long shorts It will me more comfortable. Also be prepared to cross the busy streets of Athens, this tour could be nerve racking with children under 15. I would take a tour with them again though!!! Wonderful group of people!
Wonderful experience - so much fun!
April 12, 2019
We were met at the port by chauffeur and were taken to the tour office, where we were carefully fitted with gear, water, and electric bikes. Our tour guide took us through the streets of old Athens, we stood on Mars Hill and saw so many ancient ruins. Commentary on the points of interest was via radio/earbuds. It felt like a hop on-hop off tour, but by bike. Ended with a lunch at a local gyros restaurant, then some free time and a taxi ride back to the ship.
Reviewer: Lucia Wojtyniak
A great way to see Athens
November 10, 2018
We were met at the port by a taxi driver to take us into Athens to our destination. He was on time and very pleasant. The staff at Sol Bike were very friendly. We saw so many different things in Athens! The ebikes make it very easy to ride. The places we stopped for our snack and lunch were great. We had a fantastic guide.
Reviewer: Cathy Galasso
Excellent bike tour of Athens
November 04, 2018
We used electric assist bicycles and there were just the two of us (lucky probably) plus the guide on our trip. We saw all the main sites of Athens, with plenty of time to stop and take pictures if we wanted to. It was really nice to have the electric assist and very easy to use. We could peddle as hard or as little as we wanted to. The staff was very attentive and recommended an excellent restaurant for dinner when we were done and arranged a taxi pick up for the trip back to the cruise ship.
October 21, 2018
This is definitely the way to see the best of Athens on a short time schedule. The e-bikes were fantastic. Our guide, Andrias was excellent and the earphones were so helpful in navigating the traffic and hearing about all of the sites as we toured. There were lots of stops along the way and some great local delicacies were provided. Even the taxi drivers who picked us up and returned us to the dock were informative and entertaining. This is a 10 out of 10!!!!
Reviewer: Denise Burnham