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Things to Do in Athens This Spring

Things to Do in Athens This Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Athens—and all of Greece. Flowers and herbs bloom in the hills and on the islands, cooler weather makes getting active a joy, and the high season crowds are nowhere to be seen. Here are a few ways to experience the Greek capital this spring.

  • Take a walking tour of the Acropolis and essential ancient ruins.
  • Beat the crowds to Santorini for a night or two.
  • Soak up the sun on a Greek islands day cruise.
  • Explore the city or the coast on a bicycle tour.
  • Learn how the first Olympians exercised with an ancient Greek workout at the Panathenaic Stadium.
  • Take an overnight adventure to see spring flowers bloom at the ancient temple of Delphi and among the sky-high monasteries of Meteora.
  • Hike Mount Lycabettus for sunset city views.
  • Learn about Greek plants and flowers on a National Gardens tour.
  • Perfect your photography with a private guided tour of iconic sights and no big groups to ruin the shot.
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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi from Athens. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (optional upgrade or at own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.
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  • 10 hours
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$104.28
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Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina

Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina

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Experience Greek island life without a hotel reservation on a day cruise from Athens. Leave the bustle of the city behind as you sail into the Saronic Gulf, stopping at three of the most picturesque islands within easy reach of the capital. Stroll under the red-tiles roofs of Hydra, do some shopping in Poros, and visit the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina. With free time to explore each island and a barbecue lunch on board, it's a stress-free way to see more of Greece, even with just a day to spare.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.13
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2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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Get an up-close look at Ancient Greece on this 2-day tour of Delphi and Meteora. Departing from Athens, follow a knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO-listed site at Delphi, discovering the Sanctuary of Apollo and the rest of the area's rich history. Then pass through the scenic towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before relaxing in 3- or 4-star accommodations in Kalambaka for the night. Top off your trip on Day Two with a visit to the famous monasteries of Meteora, once a safe haven for monks fleeing the fall of the Roman Empire.
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  • 2 days
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$214.48
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$214.48
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Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

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Drink in the beautiful sights and seas of the Athens Riviera from a catamaran on this half-day, small-group cruise. While an experienced skipper and crew do the work, relax and revel in the sunshine and scenery. Step aboard your luxurious craft, sip a welcome drink, and enjoy the warm breezes as you sail along the picturesque coastline. Enjoy stops to swim or snorkel, stay refreshed with unlimited complimentary drinks, and savor a delicious Greek meal, including barbecue dishes, served by the crew. Choose a morning or sunset cruise when you book.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.60
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$189.60

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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Athens Coastal Bike Tour
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Athens Coastal Bike Tour

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See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing half-day bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great perspective of landmarks like the Parthenon, before heading to the beautiful coastline known as the Athens Riviera. Soak up fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf while riding along the water, and see coastal highlights that most visitors miss like the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local guide’s insider expertise.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Lycabettus Walking Tour in Athens

Mount Lycabettus Walking Tour in Athens

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Hike up Mount Lycabettus on this Athens tour that gives you the chance to admire panoramic views of the city. With a guide, you'll climb to the summit while learning about the mountain's mythology, and then enjoy the chance to explore some of Athens' traditional neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.47
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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

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Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver—a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
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  • 9 hours
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$95.98
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2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens

2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens

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Discover the epic cliffs, whitewashed towns and beaches of Santorini on this 2-day independent trip from Athens. Ride a ferry across the Aegean Sea to this volcanic gem, and enjoy ample free time to enjoy the island as you wish, with no included excursions or activities. Explore sugar-cube villages, relax on the beach, catch a Santorini sunset—it’s your choice. Overnight 2-star superior, 3-star, or 4-star accommodation, round-trip central Athens’ hotel transfers, and return ferry crossings are included. Upgrade to enjoy a half-day speedboat crossing for more time on Santorini.
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  • 2 days
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$379.19
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$379.19
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Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens
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Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens

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Claim your own moment of Olympic glory during this 2-hour workout session and competition held inside the Panathenaic Stadium. Learn details about how athletes of the past trained, and revisit the events that led to the first ‘modern’ Olympics in 1896. Cap off the trip with a training session in a historic gym and a race held on the main stadium’s hallowed track.
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  • 2 hours
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$66.36
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Athens Photography Tour
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Athens Photography Tour

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Discover the hidden treasures of Ancient Greece and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, 2-hour, small-group photo tour. Choose from a morning, afternoon, or evening departure time. Then walk the city streets and learn practical tips from a professional photographer guide, capturing the details that many amateurs miss. See the city from an entirely new perspective and get creative pictures to make memories that last a lifetime.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.03
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$127.03