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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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$107.10
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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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Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World 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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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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Athens Meteora Monasteries Day Trip by Rail

Athens Meteora Monasteries Day Trip by Rail

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.19
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Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included

Corinth, Cave of Lakes, Odontotos Railway Private Tour with Great Lunch Included

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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 Ancient Corinth, a Nemea winery, 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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$385.84
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.72
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Full-Day Meteora Tour from Athens by Train

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.19
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Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio full day private tour from Athens

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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.31
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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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$234.90
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Delphi Private Full Day Tour from Athens

Delphi Private Full Day Tour from Athens

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Get the most out of your time in Greece by traveling from Athens to Delphi. You’ll save time organizing transport by having a private vehicle to take you between dispersed attractions around Delphi. Highlights include Levadia, The Oracle of Delphi, the Museum of Delphi, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronea.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.81
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Unique Sailing Experience from Athens to Agistri, Moni, and Aegina

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Unique Sailing Experience from Athens to Agistri, Moni, and Aegina

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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.28
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Delphi full day private tour from Athens

Delphi full day private tour from Athens

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Delphi, home of the 4th-century-BC Temple of Apollo on this private, full day excursion from Athens. Travel in private, air-conditioned vehicles and get around all the sites your group is interested in visiting within the extensive mountainside archaeological complex before returning comfortably to Athens.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.31
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Meteora All Day Tour From Athens

Meteora All Day Tour From Athens

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If you’re planning a day trip to Meteora from Athens, your time in Meteora will be limited. Other than fastidiously researching each monastery in advance, having a guide on hand is the most realistic way to guarantee you’ll actually get to see three of the famous monasteries during your half-day in the area. With this full-day excursion from Athens, rest assured that you’ll actually get to share in the wonder of Meteora - instead of risking whittling away all your time as you try to overcome poor planning and logistics.
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  • 12 hours
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$247.72
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Private Biblical Tour of Ancient Corinth & Isthmus Canal from Athens & Corinth

Private Biblical Tour of Ancient Corinth & Isthmus Canal from Athens & Corinth

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Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, who spent time living in Corinth and wrote two letters to the Corinthians, on this private tour of biblical Corinth and the Corinth Canal, with pickup and drop-off from Athens or Corinth. See the marketplace where St. Paul addressed the Corinthians from the podium, visit a church with a mosaic depicting his conversion, and stop at Kechries where Paul had his hair shorn.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.94
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Meteora Full Day Private Trip from Athens

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Meteora Full Day Private Trip from Athens

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Enjoy a private trip by luxury car or minivan to Meteora, the UNESCO world heritage listed monasteries. Meteora means "middle of the sky", and with their exalted heights and almost mystical inaccessibility, the Metéora monasteries seem to soar towards heaven and reflect the human striving for holiness. After the fascinating tour of the 3 most accessible monasteries, you can enjoy a delightful lunch with Greek traditional dishes and “Mezedes” in the picturesque Kastraki village. On your way back to Athens, stop at Thermopylae, where one of most epic battles of all times took place. 300 Spartans faced the Persian army and stopped them for 2 days. See the battlefield and the statue of King Leonidas. See all 6 Unesco world heritage listed monasteries Climb the extraordinary rock formations Visit up to 3 monasteries to get a glimpse of Hermits’ life Have a traditional Greek lunch in a picturesque village Marvel the battlefield of the legendary Thermopylae and King Leonidas statue.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.96
$331.55
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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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$124.87
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From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova (fixed price per person)

From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova (fixed price per person)

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Go beyond the mythology of Attica and discover the meeting place of the great Greek civilizations on this full-day tour of Delphi, departing from Athens. Travel to the ‘center of the world’ as imagined in classical times at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of the extensive archaeological site puts you in good stead for a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, where you’ll enrich your knowledge of Delphi’s unique function in the ancient world.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.50
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Full day Delphi private tour

Full day Delphi private tour

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Discover a different side of ancient and modern Greece on a private 8-hour tour to Delphi. Relax as air-conditioned transportation whisks you away from your hotel and takes you to what was once thought to be the center of the world. After a visit to the UNESCO listed archaeological site, enjoy free time to explore the mountain town of Arachova. The adventure concludes with a visit to the Byzantine era monastery of Hosios Loukas.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.74
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Athens Greece Full Day private tour

Athens Greece Full Day private tour

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This is a great choice for history fans wanting to see Athens’ best historical sights in a day. Enjoy a stress-free adventure of Greece’s capital with a full itinerary planned out, and round-trip transport included. Visit the Parthenon, the New Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus, Lycabettus Hill, Plaka, Athens Riviera, and much more. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary can be altered based on personal preferences.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$432.07
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