Athenian Mountains. Explore Athens and its great history by taking part in our guided motorcycle tours. Rent your desired BMW motorcycle and be mesmerized by our Motorcycle Tour of the Athenian Mountains. We will meet and greet you in our head offices where you will get acquainted with your BMW rental motorbike. We will do a short briefing on the tour, the itinerary and then you will begin your Mountainous Tour.
Our motorcycle tour will initially take you to Parnitha Mountain. An exceptional route is full of twisty roads and a captivating view of the Athenian Capital.
You will see the Bafi refuge camp in an altitude in excess of 1000 meters with the most stunning Athenian views. You will taste great delicacies and relax in the forest making the hassling city a memory of the past! Also see “The Park of the Souls”, a remarkable open space exhibition of wooden sculptures created from burned logs that will instantly captivate you.
The deserted sanatorium makes an excellent visit for the aspired photographer and if you are lucky you will observe the deer community that inhabits the mountain!
After that you will get on the motorcycle and begin descenting towards Tatoi Estate, the summer retreat of the Greek Royal family. The flora and the fauna of the Estate is spectacular and the vast size of the estate within the city limits make it impressive, to say the least. A visit to the summer Royal Palace as well as the Royal tombs will make you feel a part of the Greek Royal history.
Time for a short break and a light brunch before visiting a small yet beautiful lake at the hills of the mountain, the picturesque Beletsi Lake. A place where a lot of Athenians take short hikes to escape city life!
The motorcycle tour continues via Mount Pentelicus. The mountain known for its world-class marbles. Athenian Mountains. The world-famous Acropolis was made by the nearby marble quarry and still stands impressively overlooking the Athenian capital. Finally, you will visit the aesthetic park of Mount Hymettus with the spectacular views of the whole of Athens where the ancient Monastery of Kesariani stands.
- Google maps route and POI
- Use of motorcycle
- Use of helmet
- All Fees and Taxes
- Single room accommodations
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
National Observatory of Athens
National Observatory of Athens – Penteli, Nea Penteli, Attica
Mount Pentelicus with the spectacular observatory will be one of our stops for the day. Marble from Mount Pentelicus is of exceptionally high quality and was used to construct much of the Athenian Acropolis. Later Pentelic marble exported to Rome where it was used in construction and sculpture
Duration: 1 hour
Hymettus, Athens, Attica
Hymettus is a mountain range in the Athens area of Attica, East Central Greece. It is also colloquially known as Trellós (crazy) or Trellóvouno (crazy mountain); the latter originates from the French ”très long” (very long) in awe of its winding length of 16km, as used by French travelers during the occupation of Greece by the Ottomans. In antiquity there was a sanctuary to Zeus Ombrios (Zeus the Rain God) on the summit with numerous offerings dating especially to the 8th-7th centuries BC; they are on the site of a military base and not currently accessible. There is also an ancient quarryman’s hut on the western slopes of the mountain, one of two buildings in ancient Attica which preserves its roof.
Duration: 2 hours