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Top Day Trips from Athens

By Viator, August 2017

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

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Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
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Delphi Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Day Cruises
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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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Visit Delphi – one of the most important archeological sites in Greek history – on this full-day trip from Athens! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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

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See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours at a saving of 10%! Begin with a ...  Read more

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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Super Savers
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Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

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Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) ...  Read more

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

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Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip, Athens, Day Trips
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Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

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Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Super Savers
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Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

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Explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and visit the small village of Epidaurus famous ...  Read more

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Half Day Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Half Day Small-Group Tour to Cape Sounion from Athens

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Experience a half day small-group trip with minivan along the picturesque south Attica coastal road and visit to the 5th century BC temple of Poseidon. Cape ...  Read more

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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens, Athens, Half-day Tours
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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

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Explore one of ancient Greece’s most mesmerizing archaeological sites, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi, on this 10-hour guided day trip from Athens ...  Read more

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2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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2-Day Meteora Tour by Train from Athens

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Trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of travel in Greece. Join our two days rail tour to Meteora and discover the history of the Byzantine ...  Read more

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