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Athens: Meteora Small-Group Day Trip & Visit to Thermopylae

1. Athens: Meteora Small-Group Day Trip & Visit to Thermopylae

Admire the authentic mainland of Greece, first visiting the historic Thermopylae, the original location of the famous battle between ancient Greeks and Persians in 480 B.C. See the battlefield, the statue of King Leonidas and visit the museum. The journey continues with beautiful views of the mountains and fields until you reach Meteora.  Visit two of the six remaining Byzantine monasteries, built back in the 14th and 16th centuries. Take photos and videos of the marvellous landscape while your guide shares the local history. Afterward, your driver will take you to Kalambaka, a scenic town below the rocks with many options for a delicious traditional Greek lunch.  Visit the oldest church in the area, where you see a Greek inscription on the wall which testifies to the existence of an ancient Greek temple at the same location. During your free time in Kalambaka you may also visit the Natural History Museum.

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Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

2. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathinaic Stadium, site of the very 1st Olympic Games. Then, cycle back through the narrow streets of Plaka to discover a picturesque neighborhood just steps from the Acropolis. Stop to look at the Tower of Winds and discover the Roman and ancient markets, before heading back.

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From Athens: Day Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio

3. From Athens: Day Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio

Start with pickup from your hotel, the airport, or the port in Athens and travel out of the city across the Corinth Canal. First, stop at the archaeological site of Mycenae, and discover one of the major centers of Ancient Greek culture. Home to the mythical King Agamemnon, discover its most notable features including the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean Walls that once protected the city.  Next, travel to the site of Epidaurus. Discover its well-preserved amphitheater with perfect acoustics and the healing center. See these ancient structures which are considered milestones in the evolution of western civilization.  Finally, travel to the picturesque harbor village of Nafplio. Stroll through its charming narrow streets and admire the elegant houses and quaint cafes. Enjoy some time for shopping, lunch, or relaxing in the village. Then, be returned to Athens.

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Athens: Morning Bike Tour

4. Athens: Morning Bike Tour

Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  Designed for the average cyclist, the route avoids the busy city traffic by following mostly flat paths and bike trails. Enjoy a more intimate experience in groups of no more than 12 people.

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Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

5. Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

Experience the romance of Athens after dark on a food and wine tasting tour of traditional neighborhoods such as Plaka, Psyrri, and lively Monastiraki. Join a food expert to discover the hidden gems of the local cuisine and learn the history behind some of the most beloved dishes of Greece. Pop into quirky delis and family taverns to try dishes and delicacies loved by the locals and not so known internationally. Sample authentic mezedes (small plates) as you take in the atmosphere and meet the vendors who delight visitors and locals alike with their artisanal skills. End your evening at an excellent wine bar and take an aromatic journey through the wine culture of Greece. Taste the wines, served with charcuterie and cheeses from across the country.

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Athens: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings With Locals

6. Athens: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings With Locals

Eat your way through Athens' culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Kefalotyri and Feta cheese Souvlaki and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit Kotzia Square and Athens City Hall Sofokleous Str - Financial District Spice Market, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

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Athens: The History of Greek Mythology Private Tour

7. Athens: The History of Greek Mythology Private Tour

Dive deep into Greek mythology and embark on a journey of stories with your local guide. See a mix of highlights and sights such as the University and Academy of Athens, the central city market Varvakios and the flea market Monastiraki.  Relive one of the most important historical events in Athens and the impact from then to now. Your guide, an expert on the subject, will keep you entertained while you gain insights you won't find in any history book. Your local guide will make you feel like you are taking a trip into the past that has shaped the city we see today.

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Athens: The Classic Food Tasting Tour

8. Athens: The Classic Food Tasting Tour

Fulfill your food-tasting desires on this food tour in Athens, specifically designed to offer you an unforgettable experience of some of the most original or traditional greek culinary treasures you will ever taste. Discover iconic greek delicacies in a food tour in the picturesque old districts of Athens. Start in Omonia by tasting refreshing Greek yoghurt and traditional pies and pastries. Take the opportunity to taste a fine Greek coffee from a local favorite, that manages to blend the old style with new fusion.   Next, stroll the famous ''Varvakios'' food market, a vivid commercial point where you can buy a wide range of traditional mediterranean fresh goods such as meat, fish and all kinds of vegetables and fruit. From there, experience a colorful pallet of boutique products, like the world renowned cretan cheese, meat delicatessens. Taste olive oil and olives, traditional greek rusks and greek wine in a series of quaint and historic greek delis. Try the well-known ''koulouri'' sesame pastry and end your food tour in a fitting Greek way by getting to know perhaps the ''most Greek'' habit, the beloved mezze with tsipouro.. Take the tour that was designed for anyone who simply loves food.

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From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

9. From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

Climb aboard the new "Cosmos" cruise vessel and admire the 21st-century fittings of a 70-meter by 10-meter boat with a capacity for up to 600 passengers. Explore its 5 spacious lounges, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems and 5 bars. A modern kitchen equipped with all the latest equipment, a specially-designed VIP area for 120 people and a VIP cabin add to the sense of luxury. Set sail for to Hydra and discover an island untouched by time. Explore its cobblestone alleys and unique architecture, and see the donkeys that still provide public transportation. Take an optional walking tour of the town to see historic landmarks and traditional houses. Next, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, full of green pine forests and scented lemon groves. Experience the romance and calm of the island at tranquil beaches. Then, go to Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus trip to the majestic Temple of Aphaea and the Byzantine monastery of Agios Nektarios. Experience Greek hospitality at its finest along the way, and enjoy live entertainment, dancing, delicious food and much more.

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Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

10. Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

Your experience will begin as one of Greece's sommeliers, Dimitris Spiropoulos, welcomes you to a beautiful restaurant under the Acropolis. He will offer you your first aperitif as well as a brief explanation of the wine map of Greece. The wine map features all of the major wine producing areas, as well as the wine varieties of each one. Following a small talk, your wine-tasting experience begins with Dimitris introducing special Greek wines from handpicked local wineries. Depending on the wine varieties, special dishes, also from selected Greek producers, will help the you receive the full wine experience. Throughout your tour you'll have the chance to taste rare wine varieties such as Roditis, Limnio, Kidonitsa, Muscat, Augoustiatis, and Mandilaras. You'll also sample many more carefully selected varieties, hand-picked by your sommelier.

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What people are saying about Athens

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based on 1,071 reviews

Highly recommend this wonderful tour with Pascal our guide! We wouldn't have found all the different art pieces by ourselves and it was very interesting to hear all about the different artists and stories behind them!

Pascal took us to secret corners in Athens and showed us various works of art. We had an interesting and inspiring tour. Highly and warmly recommended. Edna, Dalia and Mira (Israel)

Very knowledgeable and brilliant mind. Costas knew just how to present history in a way that was interesting and applicable to the area. highly recommend!!

We had a great experience going to Meteora. The drive was long, but the experience of visiting the monasteries was worth it. Our driver was very helpful.

Excellent food tour. Dorela was a great guide, funny and very detailed. I fully recommend this tour.