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3 Days in Athens: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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Athens - cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is not the first thing you meet. That Athens is rife with history is an adjunct, a secondary to the plain fact that Greece is one of the most visually stunning countries to ever nestle against the pellucid blue of the Mediterranean.

Day 1: The Acropolis and Orientation

As busy as you're likely to have been packing, planning your trip, checking luggage and that lot, why not ease into your vacation with a laid-back morning tour of Athens, which highlights modern marvels with the wonders of the ancients. From there, on to Athens' crown jewel, the towering Acropolis. Alternatively, walking and/or biking are great ways to see the city, and a private walking tour with the option to be a bit more photographic is always a nice introduction to the city.

Day 2: Delphi

Cradled by Mount Parnassus, the modern, buslting town of Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and original resting place of the Delphic oracle - the most important oracle in ancient Greece and a major site for the worship of Apollo. Explore the Temple of Apollo and other famous sites on a day trip from Athens, or venture further on a multi-day Delphi tour. Complement your experience of classical Greece with a half-day visit to Cape Sounion, where the picture-perfect Temple of Poseidon frames the beautiful Mediterranean sea.

Day 3: The Islands and Beyond

Athens' proximity to the port of Piraeus makes it the perfect base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Aegean, and, honestly, who could resist them? For classic and popular Greek islands, sail no further than Santorini and Mykonos, but if time is tight, consider a day cruise to the lovely islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina for a day of sailing, shopping, swimming and other leisurely pursuits. Multi-day tours can take you further afield to magical islands like Rhodes, inland on a wine-tasting tour to ancient Corinth or a 4-Day tour of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.

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Acropolis Walking Tour Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Centre, Athens, null
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Acropolis Walking Tour Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Centre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 191 Reviews

One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with an expert local guide! Venture inside the ancient ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.12
Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern, Athens, Walking Tours
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Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 Reviews

Taste the local flavors of Greece during this 3-hour small-group cooking class in Athens! Taking place at an enchanting city taverna, your cooking class is run ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.92
Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens, Athens, Cooking Classes
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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 109 Reviews

Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to its peaceful hills for a 3.5-hour leisurely paced walking tour, finishing with a Greek picnic and glass of white ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Athens City Highlights Segway Tour, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens City Highlights Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

See the sights of modern and ancient Athens on a 2-hour Segway tour, led by a local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, glide through the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.72
Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens, Athens, Segway Tours
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Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

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Step off the beaten track and awaken your senses on a 4-hour gourmet food walking tour in Athens, taken at a time that suits your schedule. Follow a private ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.80
Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner, Athens, Private ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

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Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced archaeologist on a 4-hour walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Unparalleled ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.61
Athens Electric Bike Tour, Athens, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Tick off Athens’ most famous sights on this 3-hour electric bike tour. With an expert guide leading the way and your electric motor doing the hard work for ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.12
Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour, Athens, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

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Discover the Acropolis of Athens by Segway on this 2-hour tour, led by a local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, glide through the neighborhoods ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.72
Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Segway Tours
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Explore Athens with a private guide on a 4-hour tour, and discover the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Zeus, Panathenian Stadium and more! After ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.56
Athens Night Segway Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

See the highlights of Athens by night on this evening Segway tour, led by an expert local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, explore buzzing ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.80

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