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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 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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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

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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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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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
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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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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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  • 1 hour
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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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$63.19
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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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  • 1 day
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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$97.66
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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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$99.96
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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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 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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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

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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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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Athens Day Cruise to 3 Islands, All included

Athens Day Cruise to 3 Islands, All included

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The Saronic Gulf is ideal for island hopping, but getting around by ferry can be time-consuming. With this day cruise from Piraeus, you’ll have time to visit three islands in a single day. Dock on Agistri and Aegina to explore on land or take a dip in the crystalline waters just off the coast. Drop anchor near Moni and relax over a traditional Greek lunch on board, swim, and sunbathe.
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  • 10 hours
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

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The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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  • 1 to 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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Peloponnese Highlights: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus

Peloponnese Highlights: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus

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Dig deep into the archaeological heritage of ancient Greece on a private, full-day tour to the country’s most important historic sites. Travel in a private vehicle through the scenic Peloponnesian countryside, stopping to visit Corinth and its strategically important canal, the ancient city of Mycenae, coastal Nafplion, and the UNESCO-listed Theatre of Epidaurus and Sanctuary of Asklepios. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour and personalized attention from a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Delphi Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

Delphi Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

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Visit the home of the famous Oracle of Delphi on a full-day small group tour from Athens to one of the ancient world’s most important spiritual sites. Pass through the plain of Beotia and the legendary town of Thebes on the way up to Mt Parnassus, and explore highlights the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including the Polygonal Wall, Temple of Apollo ruins and Delphi museum with a guide (entry fee at your own cost.) Stop in the mountain towns of Delphi and Arachova for spectacular views.
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  • 9 hours
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$126.38
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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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$172.34
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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
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4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

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Delve into Greece’s rich history on this 4-day tour from Athens. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi; and pay a visit to Meteora to explore its spectacular rocktop monasteries. Take a guided walking tour at each site to learn about its past, and visit other top sights, such as the Corinth Canal. Overnight accommodation in 4-star hotels, breakfasts, dinners, and coach transport are included. Including a trip to medieval Meteora, this unique ancient Greece tour is great for all history buffs.
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  • 4 days
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$573.32
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