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

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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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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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  • 10 hours
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Day Cruises

Unique sailing experience from Athens to Agistri, Moni and Aegina

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 and an optional bike ride, 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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  • 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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

Make the most of your time in Greece with 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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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Day Trips

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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

Travel by train through the beautiful Peloponnesian countryside on a full-day tour from Athens to the Meteora monasteries. Your driver will meet 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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  • 14 hours

Day Trips

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

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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  • 10 hours
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Full-day Tours

Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Athens led by an expert guide. Visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital; capture photographs of the colossal Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue of the first ever Olympic games; admire the ancient grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus; and browse informative exhibits inside the Acropolis Museum. Gain fascinating insight into the rich legends and myths of ancient Greece during this comprehensive tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Cruises

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

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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Cultural Tours

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

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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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private Day Trips

Peloponnese Highlights Full-Day Private Tour: Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus

Dig deep into the archaeological heritage of ancient Greece with a private, full-day tour to four of the country’s most important historic sites. Departing from Athens, travel in a private vehicle through the scenic Peloponnesian countryside, stopping to visit Corinth and its strategically important canal, the ancient city of Mycinae, coastal Nafplio 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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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Day Trips

Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

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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  • 10 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Corinth, Cave of Lakes, and Odontotos Railway Private Tour

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 either Ancient Corinth 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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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours

Super Savers

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

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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  • 1 day
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Half-day Tours

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Sunset at the Cape Sounion Half Day Tour

Watch one of the most majestic sunsets in Greece with a half-day twilight tour to Cape Sounion. Travel along the Saronic Gulf and Athens Riviera to the cape, which sits atop a sheer sea cliff and was a sacred site in the ancient world. Tour the Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the mythological god of the sea, and sip a glass of sparkling Greek wine as the sun dips below the horizon and several islands in the distance.
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  • 4 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Delphi Highlights: Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

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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  • 9 hours
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Rail Tours

Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

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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Day Trips

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

Marvel over one of Greece’s most photographed monuments on this half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon from Athens. Wind your way along the coastal cliffs and beaches on the scenic drive to Cape Sounion, then grab your camera as you spot the magnificent remains of the Temple of Poseidon, perched high on the sea cliffs. You’ll have chance to get up close to the ancient monument, explore ruins dating back to 44 B.C and soak up the impressive coastal views.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Super Savers

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

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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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio full day private tour from Athens

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 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Cruises

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Guided Aegean Island Tour to Aegina & Agkistri from Athens (fixed price/person)

The price is valid even with one person.Experience the Argosaronic islands and discover their magic! We discover the two wonderful Greek islands of the Argosaronic: Aegina and Agkistri in a full day trip. Delve into the island lifestyle accompanied always by a local. Collect all the experiences of the local beauties, colors, tastes and sounds. Admire the deep blue of the Aegean and grab the chance to step on virgin beaches that many Greeks haven’t been there yet!Heal your body and your soul, relax like a local and join us to show you around! Take a swimsuit and your good mood. Don’t miss it!
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  • 11 hours
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Day Trips

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Athens Meteora Monasteries Day Trip by Rail

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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  • 14 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio full day private tour from Athens

Explore the archaeology and mythology of ancient Greece on this private full-day tour from Athens. Following pickup at your hotel, visit the archaeological sites of Epidaurus, Mycenae, and Nafplio with ease in a day. Along the way, discover 4th-century amphitheaters, spectacular countryside scenery, and ancient ruins, and listen as your guide sheds light on mythical rulers such as King Agamemnon.
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  • 8 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Piraeus, witness Athens’ classical highlights on a 4-hour guided shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Syntagma Metro Station to see its fascinating archaeological museum, and walk up the pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou past sites including the Herodian Theatre and Mars Hill. At the Acropolis, inspect the Parthenon, the temple that epitomized Athenian power in the 5th century BC, as your guide details its design. Behold the stellar city views from here and enjoy free time to explore Athens independently before your return to Piraeus.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Private Cape Sounio and Temple of Poseidon tour from Athens

The lacy coastal road that begins in the Athenian suburb of Glyfada and winds its way through Vouliagmeni and Lagonisi to reach Cape Sounio is one of Attica’s most sublime routes. Small beaches with their sandy shores or rocky stretches, crystal-clear sparkling water and a perfectly blue sky accompany you along the way and delight the senses, mind and soul of anyone taking this gorgeous route to get to one of Greece’s most idyllic spots, Cape Sounio.From a distance, your gaze is captivated by the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, commanding, stunning, a characteristic example of classical architecture of the 5th century BC. This is the spot that the ancient Athenians chose to honor their god Poseidon, within a fortress constructed to protect their coastline.Millions of visitors from around the globe also come here to gaze upon the sun setting into the arms of the Saronic Gulf. A memory that stays with them for a lifetime...
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  • 4 hours
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