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How to Tackle Athens as a First Timer

How to Tackle Athens as a First Timer

From the glories of the Acropolis to the joys of Greek cooking, Aegean cruises, and sunset views from Cape Sounion, Athens has lots to offer the first-time visitor. Here’s how to pack all the best bits into one fantastic adventure.

Tour the Acropolis

A trip to Athens without scaling the Acropolis is like a trip to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Immerse yourself in the majesty of this ancient hilltop citadel on a walking tour with a guide who knows their gods.

Cruise the Aegean

In the spring, summer, or fall, you can soak up the rays as you cruise the sparkling Aegean Sea. The golden sands of the Athenian Riviera and the rugged Saronic Islands—like Hydra, Poros, or Aegina—both make great day trips. Santorini requires at least a night’s stay to do it justice.

Feast on Greek Food

Whether you’re a meze addict and souvlaki hound or new to Greek cuisine, you should make the most of the nation’s fabulous fare. Take a cooking class, join a food tour, and savor a seafood feast in a classic taverna.

Watch the Sunset From Cape Sounion

Take a trip to the rugged cliffs of Cape Sounion, where the nearly 2,500-year-old Temple of Poseidon still stands above the sea. The majestic sunset will stay with you for a lifetime.

Take a Day Trip into the Mountains

If time permits, head north into the mountains. Choose between Delphi, a beautifully preserved temple complex that once housed a female prophet, and Meteora, which has ancient monasteries built on towering rock pillars. Better yet, take two days and see them both.

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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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$126.58
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$126.58
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.10
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$107.10
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2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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Get an up-close look at Ancient Greece on this 2-day tour of Delphi and Meteora. Departing from Athens, follow a knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO-listed site at Delphi, discovering the Sanctuary of Apollo and the rest of the area's rich history. Then pass through the scenic towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before relaxing in 3- or 4-star accommodations in Kalambaka for the night. Top off your trip on Day Two with a visit to the famous monasteries of Meteora, once a safe haven for monks fleeing the fall of the Roman Empire.
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  • 2 days
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$227.60
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Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.19
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Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

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Indulge your inner foodie on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour and sample the edible delights of Athens. Take to the streets for a walking tour of Athens’ cafés, markets, delicatessens and street food haunts. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private food-expert guide as you uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about the city’s culinary heritage. Stop along the way to sample local treats like sweet donuts, Greek bread and regional cheeses, washed down with Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee.
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  • 4 hours
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$73.03
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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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$65.72
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Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

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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$486.84
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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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$68.16
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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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$98.59
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Greek Small-Group Athens Cooking Class & Dinner

Greek Small-Group Athens Cooking Class & Dinner

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Learn the secrets behind your favorite Greek dishes during this hands-on cooking class in Athens. Led by an expert instructor, step inside a traditional tavern, sip on a glass of raki and try your hand at four starters and one main course, using fresh, local ingredients. Then sit down to savor the fruits of your labor with your fellow chefs. Numbers are limited to 16 to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 3 hours
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$113.19
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Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.32
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.45
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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

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Experience the full magic of Athens by night with this 3.5-hour panoramic evening tour, with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$82.76
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2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens

2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens

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Discover the epic cliffs, whitewashed towns and beaches of Santorini on this 2-day independent trip from Athens. Ride a ferry across the Aegean Sea to this volcanic gem, and enjoy ample free time to enjoy the island as you wish, with no included excursions or activities. Explore sugar-cube villages, relax on the beach, catch a Santorini sunset—it’s your choice. Overnight 2-star superior, 3-star, or 4-star accommodation, round-trip central Athens’ hotel transfers, and return ferry crossings are included. Upgrade to enjoy a half-day speedboat crossing for more time on Santorini.
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  • 2 days
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$387.04
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$387.04
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