Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Athens at Night via Segway

The four of us on our Segways. It's easy!
The four of us on our Segways. It's easy!
Segway for Seniors. :-) We did a tour of Athens on Segways after dark. It was GREAT!! None of us had ever ridden a Segway before, so we were a little nervous. But Vera, our tour guide/instructor, had us riding, turning, stopping, and even backing up in literally five minutes. It was incredibly easy.

After an hour, we were navigating through throngs of tourists, avoiding the occasional car or motorcycle, and riding along bumpy, winding, even pitch-dark streets like pros.

I don't know how many miles we did, but the tour went for three hours. We Segwayed up to the Acropolis, then all around the city. Vendors, musicians, food and drink, and tourists everywhere -- Bourbon Street on steroids, and then some. Thousands of people. And we got to see it all, along with some historical sites, from the backs of Segways.

This was an extremely cool adventure, and riding the Segway is far easier than you might imagine. If you are heading to Athens, book this tour. You will not be disappointed.


View of the Acropolis at night
View of the Acropolis at night


Looking out over Athens from the Acropolis
Looking out over Athens from the Acropolis



Ruins of the Keramikos area of Athens
Ruins of the ancient Keramikos area of Athens


The nightlife in the city squares is hopping - this was a Wednesday night!
The nightlife in the city squares is hopping - this was a Wednesday night!


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