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Whether you want to discover the archaeological wonders of ancient Greece, marvel at UNESCO-listed, historic landmarks, or admire the ocean views along the coast, there are plenty of prime day trip destinations from Athens. Here are our top picks.

Delphi — 115 miles (185 km) northwest of Athens
Journey back to ancient Greece in Delphi, an important site in Greek mythology and home to some remarkably preserved ruins. Opt for a private, small-group, or self-guided tour to see highlights such as the Temple of Apollo, then learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Most tours last about 8 to 10 hours, with some combining a visit with stops at nearby sights such as Arachova, Levadia, or the Hosios Loukas Monastery.

Meteora — 224 miles (360 km) northwest of Athens
With its six monasteries spectacularly perched atop a series of sandstone peaks, Meteora is both a natural wonder and a historic marvel. It's possible to visit the UNESCO-listed landmark on a day tour from Athens, but with a five-hour train journey each way, prepare for a long day (tours typically last 14 hours). Or, opt for a two-day tour with an overnight stay in Kalambaka at the foot of the mountains.

Corinth — 52 miles (83 km) west of Athens
Corinth is both an important place of pilgrimage and a significant site in Greek mythology, and its ancient ruins and 19th-century canal make it a fascinating day trip destination. Choose a private or group, half- or full-day tour of Corinth from Athens, and see highlights such as the Temple of Apollo, the Roman baths, and the step from which St. Paul preached to the Corinthians.

Mycenae — 75 miles (120 km) southwest of Athens 
Discover another one of Greece's archaeological marvels with a visit to the ancient Greek capital of Mycenae, where highlights include the Palace, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Lion's Gate. Day tours are often combined with nearby attractions such as the ancient cities of Corinth and Epidaurus, the Corinth Canal, or the seaport of Nauplia.

Cape Sounion — 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Athens
Take a scenic drive along the Attica Riviera to Cape Sounion and enjoy the views from the dramatically situated Temple of Poseidon, which sits high on the coastal cliffs. A variety of options are available—save time on a half-day tour, enjoy a personalized experience with a private or small-group tour, or combine your visit with a picnic lunch or romantic dinner in Vouliagmeni Bay.
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Delphi English Day Trip from Athens

Delphi English 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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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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Travel by train through the beautiful countryside on a full-day tour from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. Your driver meets your train in the town of Kalambaka and take you to the medieval monastery complex, which sits perched high atop sandstone cliffs and is honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s a wonderful way to experience one of Greece’s most breathtaking and off-the-beaten-path cultural treasures.
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  • 14 hours
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All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included

All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included

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Escape the urban energy of Athens for the day and set sail for the Saronic Islands aboard a spacious Greek sailing ship. Find your favorite spot on deck to soak up the Mediterranean sun while island-hopping to Agistri, Moni, and Aegina. From ancient temples and wild peacocks to pristine beaches, there’s something for everyone at each stop. Swim and snorkel right off the boat, and indulge in a delicious Greek lunch onboard during this luxury island adventure.
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  • 10 hours
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Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

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Discover three beautiful Greek islands on this full-day cruise from Athens. Sail to Poros, Hydra, and Egina in the Saronic Gulf and enjoy free time at each island to stroll, sightsee, and shop as you wish. A delicious lunch and Greek folklore show aboard your ship are included, and a guided excursion to Egina's ancient Temple of Aphaia is also available at your own expense. Upgrade to the VIP experience for access to an exclusive lounge with a welcome drink, as well as transfer from your hotel to port and private check-in.
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  • 11 hours
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Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish

Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish

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Feast your eyes on the rock-built monasteries of Meteora on this full-day rail trip from Athens. Ride a train through inland Greece to Kalambaka, and on arrival, enjoy a panoramic drive to see all six UNESCO-listed retreats. Uncover their history, stop for photos, and choose to visit one or two of the monasteries atop their rock pinnacles. Includes rail fares, deluxe air-conditioned minivan transport around the sites, plus an upgrade option to first-class train travel.
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  • 14 hours
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

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Visit one of Greece’s most picturesque coastal viewpoints on a half-day small-group tour from Athens to Cape Sounion. Travel by minivan along south Attica’s scenic shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built atop a towering sea cliff with fantastic views of the Aegean. Explore the ruins of this temple dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and opt for an afternoon tour to catch a famously beautiful sunset.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Athens: 1-Day Cruise to Greek Islands: Poros - Hydra - Aegina with audio guide

Athens: 1-Day Cruise to Greek Islands: Poros - Hydra - Aegina with audio guide

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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
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Delphi One Day Trip from Athens

Delphi One Day Trip from Athens

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient heroes and legends with a full-day tour from Athens to Delphi, a UNESCO-recognized archeological site that’s among Greece’s most iconic places. Travel past the plain of Boeotia and the birthplace of King Oedipus, then explore a historic monument and treasury, the scenic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, and the spectacular friezes in the Delphi museum. After an optional lunch at a local restaurant, visit a picturesque mountain village to browse woven handicrafts and carpets before returning to Athens.
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  • 10 hours
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Athens Day Cruise - 3 Islands - Saronic Gulf - With Lunch

Athens Day Cruise - 3 Islands - Saronic Gulf - With Lunch

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The Greek islands are made for hopping, but visiting multiple islands in one day by ferry can be stressful. With this boat tour, set off from Piraeus on board an elegant wooden boat to explore the coastlines of Aegina and Agistri in one day. Land on both islands for free time to sightsee, dive into the crystalline waters of Aponisos and other pristine beaches, and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch at sea.
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  • 10 hours
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$125.49
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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

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When visiting Athens, take a full-day detour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora. Ride a train through the Grecian countryside with included rail tickets and travel from the town of Kalambaka to the ancient clifftop monasteries in a luxury minibus with onboard Wi-Fi. View all six sky-high monastic retreats and visit three of them. You’ll discover hermit caves and enjoy lunch along the way.
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  • 14 hours
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Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

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Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks on a fascinating full-day trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus from Athens. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you'll drive along the beautiful Saronic Gulf and into the Peloponnese to the atmospheric hilltop ruins of Mycenae, a fortified city from the second millennium BC. See the famous Lion’s Gate, Tomb of Agamemnon and Palace, and after a stop in pretty Nauplia, continue to another archaeological treasure, Epidaurus. Pick your way around the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Askeplios and ogle the age-old theater, a wonder of ancient architecture.
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  • 10 hours
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Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included

Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included

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Discover the ancient legends and Mediterranean beauty of Corinth on a private, full-day tour from Athens or Nafplio. Cross the Corinth Canal to enter the Peloponnese, and drive through an area rich with vineyards and olive groves to reach the mythical underground Cave of Lakes. Ride the historic Odontotos Rack Railway, visit your choice of Ancient Corinth, a Nemea winery, or the Mega Spilaio Monastery, and enjoy a traditional Greek ‘meze’ lunch in a mountain village, all with the care of a dedicated guide and in the comfort of a private vehicle.
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  • 10 hours
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Enhance your experience of Athens on a mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
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Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio full day private tour from Athens
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Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio full day private tour from Athens

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Leave the 21st-century bustle of Athens behind for the day and discover the ancient world of Peloponnese on a private 8-hour tour. Combining both historical and natural attractions, the full-day excursion is perfect for history buffs and travelers who want to get off the beaten path in Greece. Discover the Isthmus of Corinth, test the acoustics in the 4th-century amphitheater in Epidaurus, poke around the quaint village of Nafplion, and more.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi and Arachova

From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi and Arachova

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Go beyond the mythology of Attica and discover the meeting place of the great Greek civilizations on this full-day tour of Delphi, departing from Athens. Travel to the ‘center of the world’ as imagined in classical times at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of the extensive archaeological site puts you in good stead for a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, where you’ll enrich your knowledge of Delphi’s unique function in the ancient world.
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  • 10 hours
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

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Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Athens led by an expert guide. In the morning, visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital including the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Then, after savoring a delicious lunch, head out to the Saronic Gulf to Cape Sounion where the great Temple of Poseidon is still standing.
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  • 10 hours
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
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Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

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Discover the highlights of Athens, along with the city’s best kept secrets, on a private 5-hour tour. The half-day adventure is perfect for travelers who like the flexibility to customize their sightseeing experience without worrying about the details. Visit the Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Acropolis, and much more in private transportation. Along the way, your guide provides immersive commentary and insider tips for the rest of your Athens vacation.
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  • 5 hours
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Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ
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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
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From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio

From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio

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Choosing a tour from Athens can be tough: avoid the cramped and stuff buses and set out on a small group tour of highlights. Visit incredible stops on a tour of historical highlights including a traditional lunch at the coastal city of Nafphlio. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mycenae, the remarkable ancient theatre of Epidaurus and the Kingdom of Agamemnon. Travel back in time and journey to tombs and palaces of ancient places. See the great Cyclopean Walls and the Gold Mask of Agamemnon, leader of the Trojan War.
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  • 10 hours
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Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens

Corinth Half-Day Trip from Athens

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Explore the ruins of ancient Corinth and see the Corinth Canal on this Athens half-day tour. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy a scenic drive from Athens to Corinth along the shores of the Saronic Gulf. Pass beautiful beaches and view the spectacularly narrow Corinth Canal built to link the Saronic and Corinth Gulfs during the 1890s. Stroll around the relics of Corinth, once an influential ancient Greek and Roman city, and then visit the seaside town of Kehreai before your return to Athens.
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  • 6 hours
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Delphi English guided tour with transportation

Delphi English guided tour with transportation

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This is a great way to get a comprehensive overview of Delphi's highlights. Save time booking taxis and enjoy a stress-free journey to Delphi in a deluxe motorcoach with onboard Wi-Fi. After purchasing your admission ticket (own expense), set off on a guided tour to the important landmarks of the world-renowned archaeological site of Delphi.
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  • 10 hours
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$60.13
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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