This four-hour ride with our Hybrid Electric Bikes intends at discovering the hidden beauties of Athens which, in a peculiar and unique way, express both the ancient and the modern history of the city, as well as the diversity of the Athenian social and economic everyday life. We will cycle not only through the most state of the art ancient historical and archaeological sites and monuments of Athens but also through the picturesque, traditional and crowded neighborhoods of the historical center. In parallel, during our ride, we will discover the pulse of the modern city, lying down from the busy shopping streets, the designer shop windows and the small shops with second-hand goods to the contemporary catering shops and the decadent cafés. A must-have experience full of images, emotions, music, and smells. A multi-sensory ride, indeed.
Discover with Vangelis and his team the hidden corners, both of the modern and ancient City of Athens, by cycling in the most state of the art places of the Greek civilization for almost four (4) hours. Meet the Hill of Philopappos, the old Observatory, the Roman Agora, the ancient municipality of Koile and Hadrian’s Library; admire the incomparable view of the Panathenaic Stadium, the temple of the Acropolis and the Parthenon and enjoy the view of the Piraeus port from the Philopappos Hill and enjoy not only the area of the Ancient Agora but also the whole of Athens from a high grounded and picturesque area.
Altogether we will start our ride crossing the oasis of the National Garden Park and the Zappeion Megaron, as well as the neighborhood of Plaka and the traditional district of Anafiotika. In parallel, we will have the chance to observe the designers’ storefronts, bye second-hand goods from the traditional shops and relax at one of the so many trendy restaurants, and quaint cafés.
Furthermore, we will explore the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka, which is hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis, has a village feel, with narrow cobblestone streets, lined with tiny shops, sidewalk cafes ad family-run taverns. Hadrian's library will be the next spot, with the typical Roman forum architectural style and a high surrounded wall hosted the papyrus "books" of the ancient Greek philosophers and poets.
Afterwards, we will meet the Roman Agora, which is located to the north of Acropolis and the Greek Agora, which was the central public space, and the center of the political debates of the ancient city. Then, we will visit the museum inside the Stoa of Attalus, admiring the archeological objects of the ancient city.
Temple of Hephaestus, the saw called Theseion, is waiting for as with its Doric peripteral temple to admire and have pictures. During our ride, we can also enjoy Athens' sky from the National Observatory of Athens, which acts n our days as a research institute. Continually, Philopappos Hill and Monument, as well as the ancient suburb of Koile will reward us with their beauty and the scenic view of Athens.
Moreover, we will cross the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Zappeion Hall, the Panathenaic Stadium (Non-Touristy view), the Herodes Atticus Tomb, the Athens National Gardens and Roman Baths, as well as Lysicrate's monument. The Tower of the Winds, the so-called horologion or "time-place" will mark the end of our ride
We will promise you, that at the end of our excursion, completing our 4 hours’ tour and standing in the shadow of the Acropolis rock, you will feel ecstatic and grateful for sharing with friends, family, and lovers the Ancient Athens, one of the universe’s miracles, just riding our e-bikes.
See you soon :-)