Athenian Wanderings

Athens beyond the tourists

Themes

Historical theme
Foodie theme
Nightlife theme
Beach theme

A series of unique experiences designed to explore in depth the city of Athens and its surrounding Attica area, for both foreign and local travellers.

Highlights

Underneath the iconic Acropolis, Athens is full of archaeological marvels.

Discover street art murals, counter culture hotspots, and colourful flea markets.

A city full of traditional tavernas, laid back cafes, and vibrant nightlife.

Difficulty

Difficulty level 1

Ideal Season

Spring season
Discover Athens beyond the Acropolis

There are millions things to do and see in the city of Athens. Far beyond the tourist sites and the ancient monuments, the city beckons you to discover its hidden charms and colourful delights. From counter-culture neighbourhoods to crystal blue beaches, and from cosy traditional tavernas to green rolling hills, Athens and its surrounding Attica area is waiting for you to explore!

  • Self guided mode includes a pdf file with detailed information about the route and a map file with all the points of interest, so you can explore and discover on your own. It also features further food for thought, plus  additional suggestions for cultural, foodie, wellness, and fun local experiences.
  • Assisted mode includes the help of an experienced local travel coach, who will accompany you along the route, offering personal assistance, enriching your journey, highlighting important points, sharing interesting tales and providing insightful food for thought.
  • Storytelling mode takes the walk into an entire different level, by using interactive gamification and theatrical elements. Explore the city while focusing on unique intriguing scenarios, that may require your input to proceed.
  • Virtual mode includes a wealth of engaging audiovisual material, such as photos, videos, and podcasts, that will bring the route to life from the comfort and safety of your own home.
  • Food and drinks options are also available upon request. Relax with a cup of coffee at a cosy café, taste amazing local cuisine and street food, or enjoy a craft beer at a modern stylish bar!

These itineraries are not meant to be mass tourism products, but fully immersive coaching experiences. Their intention is to enrich the traveller’s journey, increase awareness of unique aspects, and show things through a different perspective. Should travellers require any additional tourist services or professional tour guides, they may do so through our partner travel agencies

Around Athens in 7 Days

Athens is a welcoming vibrant city, with many things to see and experiences to enjoy, for both short-term travellers and long-term expats. The duration of your stay depends on your personal interests and travel goals, but also on which other areas of Greece you are planning to visit. As a local Athenian, I recommend spending at least 3 full days in the city, although you can easily stay 7 full days (or even a month!) without getting bored. The following is our suggested flexible itinerary for 3/5/7 days, and you can always contact us to design your own unique tailored programme.

Highlights

  • Flexible itinerary with mix & match activities, tailored to your personal travel goals
  • Focus on the vibrant modern daily life as well as the ancient monuments of the city
  • A balanced combination mix of city and sea, history and nature, culture and gastronomy
  • Experience Athens as a local and discover unique off-the-beaten-path experiences
  • Make your trip a transformative journey, by adding insightful food for thought

Arrival Tips

  • Regarding airport transfer (taxi 38€ / metro 10€), the taxi fare from the airport to downtown is fixed and regulated. Use metro as a reliable cheaper alternative. Both means of transport take approximately 45’ (to Syntagma square).
  • If you plan to rent a car and explore the Greek countryside, avoid doing so from the airport, as a car is a useless burden in the city. Wait til you finish with Athens, and rent the car from a downtown location.
  • Choose a downtown hotel, at a nice location, which will enable you to explore downtown Athens on foot. Avoid noisy or shady parts of the city, and mind that Athens is not very pedestrian friendly.
  • Dedicate your arrival day to resting, orienteering, and planning your schedule for the next days. On your first evening in the city, arrange for a meet & greet session with your travel coach to discuss your ideas, over rooftop cocktails and Acropolis views.

Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens

Dedicate your first day to the ancient monuments of the city, and finish with a perfect tasting of Greek wines, with Acropolis and sunset views. If you have time, you may also practice your debate skills at Pnyka Hill, the cradle of Democracy.

  • Morning: Acropolis & archaeological sites
  • Afternoon: Rhetor for a Day (debate role play game)
  • Evening: Picnic with a View (sunset wine tasting with Acropolis views)

Downtown Athens

Downtown Athens

This day is dedicated to the downtown areas, for travellers to get a comprehensive idea of 19th century and contemporary Athens. It features all the classic must-see neighbourhoods, plus flea markets, street art, and panoramic views of the city from Lycabettus hill.

  • Morning: Essential Route (Plaka walk)
  • Afternoon: Artistic Route (Monastiraki & Psyrri walk)
  • Evening: Panorama Route (sunset from Lycabettus hill)

Seaside Athens

Seaside Athens

This day is dedicated to the Athenian Riviera, the seaside part of the city. Start at the modern landmarks of Faliron waterfront promenade, relax at a local beach bar, go on a sunset sailing trip across the Saronic Gulf, and enjoy a Greek gastronomy discovery journey at a traditional taverna.

  • Morning: Seaside Route (Faliron walk)
  • Afternoon: swimming at beach bar OR sunset sailing boat tour

Alternative Athens

Alternative Athens

This day is dedicated to the alternative side of the city, including the counter-culture Exarcheia anarchist hub, the immigrant areas, and Greek street food tasting around the spice market. The vintage experience can be supplemented with learning to play backgammon at a traditional kafeneio.

  • Morning: Alternative Route (Exarcheia & Omonoia walk)
  • Afternoon: Vintage Route (Central Market walk)
  • Evening: Backgammon tournament (learn to play backgammon)

Modern Athens

Modern Athens

On this day travellers may visit additional museums in the city centre, explore middle-class urban areas, Olympic Games sites, or elegant suburbs. These can be combined with a luxury shopping experience and contemporary fine dining, or a taste of the legendary nightlife of the city.

  • Morning: Urban Route (Pagrati walk) OR Museum Crawling
  • Afternoon: Elegant Route (OAKA & Kifissia walk) OR Luxury Experience (shopping walk)
  • Evening: Call of the Night Owl (sophisticated bar hopping) OR fine dining

Outdoor Athens

Outdoor Athens

If travellers prefer mountains to the sea, they may go hiking to one of the surrounding mountains of Attica, exploring Ymittos medieval monasteries, Penteli marble quarries, or Parnitha forest trails. After a long tiring day, for the evening we suggest a unique Greek wellness experience

  • Morning/Afternoon: Ymittos OR Penteli OR Parnitha hiking
  • Evening: Wellness Experience

Attica Day Trip

Attica Day Trip

On this day you can visit one of the many corners of Attica, enjoying historical monuments, countryside nature, swimming at the beach, and dinner at local traditional tavernas. The most classic day trip is to the Poseidon Temple in Sounion, with wonderful views of the Athenian Riviera.

  • Morning/Afternoon/Evening: Sounion OR Marathon day trip

Saronic Gulf islands

Saronic Gulf islands

On this day travellers can explore some of the many islands of the Saronic Gulf, and maybe swim at the crystal blue waters. There are many options, such as organised day cruises, catamaran sailings, or public ferry hopping, on which they can visit Aegina, Agistri, Poros, and even Hydra.

  • Morning/Afternoon: Aegina sailing OR Hydra ferry hopping
  • Evening: Wellness experience

Greece Day Trip

Greece Day Trip

For travellers that will only stay in Athens, it is strongly suggested to venture out of the city, and explore some of the many fabled Greek wonders, such as Epidaurus Theatre, ancient Mycenae, or the Oracle of Delphi, combined with picturesque towns and traditional hospitality.

  • Morning/Afternoon/Evening: Peloponnese OR Central Greece day trip

Neighbourhood walks

Explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of downtown Athens through our signature thematic itineraries. Discover secret local spots, listen to authentic city tales, and immerse into the Athenian way of life. The shorter Focus Route highlights a smaller, specific area, while the Grand Route is a longer combo of two or more parts. A complimentary coffee/snack break after the walk can be arranged upon request.

Duration

3hr / 3km (focus route)
5hr / 6km (grand route)

Indicative Cost

40€ pp (focus route)
60€ pp (grand route)

Party Size

2-8 people

Availability

daily, upon request

Athens, Anafiotika
Picturesque Anafiotika neighbourhood

Discover charming Plaka and the heart of the city

Explore downtown Athens… with a twist! Embark on a 2500 year old journey underneath the shadow of the Acropolis. Discover the hidden gems of the most tourist parts of the city.
Starting/end point: Acropolis metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Plaka, Thisseio/Acropolis promenade
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Plaka OR Thisseio) / Grand route: 5.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Discover medieval Athens and touch a 2300 year old Capuchin belfry
  • Walk the charming streets of Plaka and literally witness the “depths of history
  • Enter the labyrinthine alleys of the white-washed Anafiotika neighbourhood
  • See remnants of the Ottoman era and the oldest house in Athens
  • Relax at one of the many vibrant cafes of Plaka stairs
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Ancient Agora and the Tower of the Winds
  • Listen to stories from the excavations, and imagine what treasures still lay beneath
  • Wander Thisseio neighbourhood, full of handicraft stalls and eclectic architecture
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Acropolis and the city from Areopagus Hill
  • Walk along the most beautiful promenade of Athens underneath the Acropolis

Storytelling twist

Caliph instead of the Caliph!

In 18th century Athens, poor scheming Abdul has a very big dream in mind: to become the next Pasha of the city! But to achieve this grandiose goal, he needs to undermine the current Pasha’s authority, bribe the right people, avoid the wrong ones, marry his daughter well, and wreck some havoc along the way. Join him in his hilarious adventures, and help him to fulfil his plan!

Athens, Propylaia
The grandiose architecture of the Athenian Trilogy.

Discover the modern city centre and grandiose architecture

Explore the bustling commercial heart of the city, with its evening vibrant nightlife. Visit the central market, taste a variety of local street food, and stroll along iconic grandiose buildings.
Starting/end point: Syntagma metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Ermou, Aiolou, Panepistimiou
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Ermou OR Panepistimiou) / Grand route: 5.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Walk along Ermou street, the main commercial venue of central Athens
  • Discover the vibrant downtown nightlife with cool designer bars and restaurants
  • Taste modern Greek innovative street food and discover the world cuisine district
  • See 10th century medieval churches and 19th century cathedrals
  • Wander through the old souks of the city and see the “first AirBnB” of Athens
  • Visit the iconic Athenian Trilogy and imagine the colours of the Parthenon
  • Marvel at magnificent neoclassical architecture from the 19th century
  • Visit the Central Market of Athens, and discuss the Greeks’ eating habits
  • Explore the spice market of the city, and taste specialty meats from Asia Minor
  • Walk along the marble-laid Aiolou street, with constant view of the Acropolis

Storytelling twist

Memories of a Recipe

A welcoming vibrant city beckons you to explore it
A welcoming vibrant city beckons you to explore it

Discover the hills of ancient Athens and the best Acropolis views

Embark on a time journey around Philopappou Hill, from modern hipster areas to ancient neighbourhoods, and discover the secret spots of the hills of Athens.
Starting/end point: Syggrou-Fix metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Koukaki, Philopappou Hill, Petralona
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Koukaki OR Petralona) / Grand route: 6.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Explore the busy streets of hipster Koukaki, beloved by foreign visitors
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Acropolis and the city from Philopappou hill
  • Discover the “prison of Socrates”, rock cut tombs, and a strange medieval church
  • Pay home to the Nymphs, at one of the few remaining shrines to the ancient gods
  • Visit Pnyx, the Cradle of Democracy and place of gathering of ancient Athens
  • Wander through an ancient Athenian neighbourhood
  • Discover a quaint neighbourhood of stone houses, home to Asia Minor refugees
  • Explore the sleepy streets of Petralona, full of cosy traditional tavernas
  • See elegant neoclassical houses underneath the shadow of the hill
  • Contemplate on the pros and cons of tourism for the locals

Storytelling twist

The missing cog of Archidemos

Athens, Exarcheia
The counter-culture neighbourhood of Exarcheia

Discover counter-culture Exarcheia and Athens’ “Little Asia”

Explore the underground areas of the city, including the anarchist hub of Exarcheia, and the immigrant hub around Omonoia, the rarely visited “Little Asia” of Athens.
Starting/end point: Omonoia metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Exarcheia, Omonoia, Metaxourgeio
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Exarcheia OR Omonoia) / Grand route: 5.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Wander the streets of Exarcheia and discuss the pros and cons of anarchism
  • Listen to stories of the struggle against the ‘70s military junta
  • See a self-governing reclaimed park and squats turned into cultural hubs
  • See the tragic monument to a murdered teenager and a transsexual anti-hero
  • Explore cosy alternative restaurants and defiant anarchist cafes
  • See iconic 19th century landmark hotels and the neoclassical National Theatre
  • Wander the Omonoia area, the closest to a “Little Asia” in Athens
  • Discuss the difficulties of immigrant life in the city
  • Explore the spice market of Athens, Anatolian deli shops, and old traditional tavernas
  • Explore the alternative grassroots neighbourhood of Metaxourgeio

Storytelling twist

Breaking Better

Athens, Psirri
Stunning street art and vibrant nightlife

Discover stunning street art and the vibrant nightlife of the city

Explore the vibrant nightlife hub of Psyrri, also famous for its amazing street art, visit the bustling flea markets of Monastiraki, and the alternative grassroots area of Kerameikos.
Starting/end point: Monastiraki metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Monastiraki/Psyrri, Kerameikos/Gazi
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Psyrri OR Kerameikos) / Grand route: 5.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Start at the photogenic Monastiraki square, underneath the shadow of the Acropolis
  • Explore the vibrant nightlife of the alternative Psyrri neighbourhood
  • Enjoy the extravagant decoration of the most fairy-tale cafe in the city
  • See amazing street art and murals, by renowned local artists
  • See remnants of old Athenian houses and early 20th century eclectic architecture
  • Visit the Jewish Holocaust memorial of Athens
  • Get panoramic views of the majestic Kerameikos ancient cemetery
  • Wander through the flea markets of Monastiraki and visit a bouzouki store
  • See one of the most traditional “kafeneio” of Athens, and the first stock exchange
  • Settle for a coffee or cocktail at one of the rooftops overlooking the Acropolis

Storytelling twist

Athens Horror Tales

Athens, Victoria
Elegant houses of past decades

Discover the multifaceted layers of middle-class Athens

Explore middle class areas with a vibrant multicultural character, and discover stories of past and modern heroes trying to create their own path in a new land.
Starting/end point: Victoria metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Victoria/Pedion Areos, Kypseli
Focus tour: 3.5km / 3hr (Victoria OR Kypseli) / Grand tour: 5.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Find traces of the illegal immigrant trail on Victoria square
  • See immigrant small shops and restaurants, creating a new life in a foreign land
  • Stroll the greenery of Pedion Areos, one of the largest parks of Athens
  • Discover sculptures and monuments to Heroes of Greek War of Independence
  • Pass by the central courthouse of Athens, the former military school
  • Discuss issues of Greek university life, in front of the University of Economics
  • Explore Patission street, traditional business and commercial part of the city
  • Explore the laid back multicultural middle class neighbourhood of Kypseli
  • Discover the local architectural history, from neoclassical mansions to apartment flats
  • Enjoy the relaxing coffee culture of the pedestrian Fokionos Negri street

Storytelling twist

A dog’s day out

Athens, Lycabettus
Amazing panoramic views of the whole city

Discover affluent Kolonaki and see Athens from above

Enjoy the best panoramic views of Athens from Lycabettus hill, explore affluent Kolonaki neighbourhood, and stroll through the National Garden, the green heart of the city.
Starting/end point: Syntagma metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Kolonaki, Lycabettus Hill, National Garden
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Zappeio OR Lycabettus) / Grand route: 6km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Discover the buildings and monuments around Syntagma square
  • Explore upmarket shopping streets and arcades of Athens
  • Wander the streets of affluent Kolonaki neighbourhood
  • Discover an ancient aqueduct that still provided water until the 20th century
  • Climb through the pine forest to the top of Lycabettus hill (or use the funicular!)
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the whole city of Athens
  • Discover a hidden picturesque church built into a cave
  • See gorgeous early 19th century mansions housing museums and embassies
  • Discover the ruins of Lyceum, the philosophical school of Aristotle
  • Stroll through the shady green oasis of the National Garden

Storytelling twist

The Emperor’s Clothes

Athens, Pagrati
Discover the urban history of the city.

Discover modern urban stories and the residential parts of the city


Starting/end point: Evangelismos metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Pagrati, Kaisariani, Mets
Focus route: 4km / 3hr (Pagrati OR Mets) / Grand route: 6.5km / 5hr

Highlights

Storytelling twist

A Tale of Two Suburbs

Athens, Faliron
Modern landmarks and relaxing waterfront promenades.

Discover the seaside promenades of the Athenian Riviera

Take a walk along the Athenian Riviera, enjoy views of the Saronic Gulf islands, feel the gentle sea breeze, and discover the modern landmarks of the city.
Starting/end point: SNFCC Visitor Centre / Edem
Neighbourhoods visited: SNFCC, Flisvos Marina, Faliron waterfront
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (SNFCC OR Faliron) / Grand route: 5.5km / 5hr

Highlights

  • Visit Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre, a recently added landmark of the city
  • Walk along the iconic canal, or stroll through the Mediterranean gardens
  • See former stadiums of the 2004 Olympic Games, and discuss their legacy
  • Learn the history of Faliro Bay and the rivers of Athens
  • See the mighty Averof battleship and a reconstructed ancient Greek trireme
  • Wander around the beloved promenade of Flisvos Marina, with many seaside cafes
  • Walk underneath the palm trees of the Faliron seaside promenade
  • Enjoy the sparkling blue waters and distance views of the Saronic Gulf islands
  • Visit the Phaleron War Cemetery, with Commonwealth casualties of the 2nd World War
  • Take the tram and enjoy a scenic ride along Athens’ south suburbs

Storytelling twist

Athens, Pyrgos Vasilissis
At the elegant northern suburbs of the city

Discover the elegant northern suburbs of the city


Starting/end point: Kifissia / Eirini metro station
Neighbourhoods visited: Kifissia, OAKA centre, Pyrgos Vasilissis
Focus route: 3km / 3hr (Kifissia OR OAKA OR Pyrgos Vasilissis)

Highlights

Storytelling twist

Dr. Mavros Murder Mystery

Unique experiences

Unique experiences which highlight the special character of Athens and its residents, and allow you to get in touch with the very essence of Greek culture. Special selected activities by third parties for you to enjoy, in the city or beyond, adding greatly to your overall Athenian experience.

Design a unique private experience
Design a unique private experience

Design your own private experience in Athens and beyond

Explore the city of Athens, hike the mountains of Attica, swim the waters of the Saronic Gulf, visit modern landmarks, enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, relax at a spa, or go on a day trip. Whatever you may wish, a travel coach can help you along as assistant, to enrich your journey, immerse you into local culture, and heighten your awareness of different perspectives.
Indicative cost: 40€/hour +VAT +expenses
Party size: 1-4 persons / Duration: varies (4hr minimum)

Highlights

  • Tailored experience to your own personal preferences
  • Mix and match between different types of experience
  • Immersive coaching experience to enrich your journey
  • Experience the local side of the city beyond the tourists
  • Discuss contemporary issues and discover different perspectives
  • Enhance your personal growth and awareness through travelling
Taste unique Greek wines
Taste unique Greek wines

Taste unique Greek wines at the hill of the Nymphs

Relax on a perfect secret spot at the hill of the Nymphs, inside an ancient Athenian home. Taste different Greek wines and cheeses, within view of the Acropolis, right before enjoying sunset.
Starting/end point: Acropolis metro station / Total walking distance: 2.5km (return)
Starting time: variable (about 2hr before sunset) / Duration: 3hr
Indicative cost: 40€ / Ideal party size: 4-12 persons

Highlights

  • Taste unique red and white Greek wines, paired with traditional local cheeses
  • Relax at a perfect spot inside an ancient Athenian home, away from the noise of the city
  • Enjoy magnificent sunset views, the stunning Acropolis lights, city and sea panorama

Description

Relax on a perfect secret spot, in the midst of Philopappou Hill, where nymphs used to play, inside an ancient Athenian home. Surrounded by pine trees and the distant mountains, with direct view of the Acropolis, away from the noise of the city, and not a single modern building in sight. Spend your afternoon enjoying a selection from the best produce that the Greek countryside has to offer. The tasting will be timed so you can admire the sunset right afterwards, and watch the city and Acropolis lights as the night unfolds.

Even though European classics like syrah, merlot, and sauvignon blanc are commonly used around the Greek countryside, we will focus on the unique local grape varieties. We will taste four different red and white wines, accompanied with mouth-watering traditional yellow and white cheeses (fruits can be substituted for cheese, upon request, as vegan option). Alternatively, we can taste 4 different Greek craft beers, accompanied by traditional cured meats, or the Greek classic spirits, ouzo and tsipouro, accompanied by seafood and meze.

During the tasting, we can discuss the history of wine in Greece, the different Greek grape varieties, and the drinking habits of the Greek people.

Options

  • Wine tasting paired with local cheese
  • Craft beer tasting paired with cured meats
  • Traditional spirits tasting paired with seafood meze

Included

  • 4* different Greek wines (half glass 75ml each), 4* different local types of cheese**
  • 4* different Greek craft beer (half bottle each), 4* different cured meats**
  • 2* different Greek spirits (ouzo, tsipouro), 4* different seafood** & meze
  • picnic accessories (basket, blanket, disposable cups/plates)

*depending on number of persons
**seasonal fruits can be used as vegan option (contact us in advance)

Enjoy an epicurean gastronomic discovery journey
Enjoy an epicurean gastronomic discovery journey

Enjoy an epicurean evening discovering Greek gastronomy

Enjoy traditional hospitality and a delicious home-cooked dinner made by the loving hands of a proud Greek Mama or at a cosy local taverna. An epicurean discovery evening of Greek gastronomy, accompanied by lively Greek music, guaranteed to fill your belly as well as warm your heart!
Indicative cost (6-course dinner incl. drinks): 40€ (taverna) / 60€ (private)
Indicative cost (9-course dinner incl. drinks): 60€ (taverna) / 90€ (private)
Ideal party size: 4-12 persons / Duration: 3hr
*a menu choice will be offered one week before the dinner, must be the same for all guests

Highlights

  • Taste a wide range of traditional Greek dishes in small plates style
  • Learn stories about the Greek eating habits, local produce, and regional variants
  • Enjoy traditional Greek hospitality at a cosy Greek home

Description

Experience the fabled Greek hospitality at a cosy Greek home or local taverna! Your host will guide you along a gastronomic discovery journey, on which you will enjoy a wide range of traditional Greek dishes, in small plates style, for all guests to share, paired with a tasting of local wines and spirits. Over the course of dinner, we will discuss Greek food culture, the eating habits of the people, the feasts and the festivals, the local produce and regional dishes. At the end of the dinner, you will get a small booklet with recipes, plus a surprise house gift!

Included

  • Meet & greet at nearest metro station (taverna only) (pickup from accommodation can be arranged at additional cost)
  • A very warm hospitable atmosphere, with complimentary bear hug and kiss on both cheeks!
  • Complimentary mastic liqueur shot as welcome drink (private only)
  • Complimentary freshly baked bread with local olives and olive oil
  • A 6 or 9 course set menu dinner with traditional Greek dishes
  • Half a bottle of Greek wine or two craft beers or two glasses of Greek spirits
  • A digital booklet with modern recipes of traditional Greek dishes
  • House gift surprise! (private only)

Not included

  • gratuities (optional)
Discover the modern nightlife of the city.
Discover the modern nightlife of the city.

Heed the call of the night owl, discover modern Athenian nightlife

The night owl is hooting, and we heed her call. Explore Athenian neighbourhoods by night, selecting some of the best venues to get a taste of the modern nightlife of the city.
Starting/end point: nearest metro station / Duration: 3-4hr
Indicative cost: 40€ (not including drinks) / Ideal party size: 2-8 persons

Highlights

  • Taste local craft beer, unique signature cocktails, and amazing energy vibes!
  • Explore different Athenian neighbourhoods and discover the best bar areas!
  • Learn about the fabled Greek nightlife culture and its modern ingredients!

Options

  • Downtown route (starting point: Syntagma square)
    Craft beers on tap, modern sophisticated cocktails, and hidden underground bars!
  • Funky route (starting point: Monastiraki metro station)
    Rooftops with Acropolis views, youthful street bars, and fun cocktails places!
  • Alternative route (starting point: Kerameikos metro station)
    Alternative & LGBT bars, neoclassical buildings courtyards, and live jazz venues!

Included

  • Meet & greet at nearest metro station
  • Experienced friendly local travel assistant
  • Visit three different bar venues, depending on area

Not Included

  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Athens, Monastiraki
Unique items and innovative designs.

Modernity, luxury, opulence and folly

Athens is home to many artists and designers, tapping on ancient traditions and modern trends to create unique items and innovative designs. You may find haute couture in Kolonaki, alternative artists in Metaxourgeio, and beautiful handicrafts in Monastiraki. Meanwhile, modern Greek gastronomy is elevating Mediterranean cuisine to new levels, adapting traditional dishes to the contemporary era.
Starting/end point: Syntagma metro station / Total walking distance: 2.5km (return)
Indicative cost: 40€ / Duration: 3hr / Ideal party size: 2-8 persons

Highlights

  • Stroll along Adrianou street and Monastiraki, discovering contemporary Greek design
  • Explore Kolonaki, the most luxurious and extravagant neighbourhood of Athens
  • Visit a series of locations, highlighting the modern trends in food, clothing, and cosmetics
  • Taste premium meat souvlaki, gluten free vegan pastries, and detox organic smoothies
  • Supplement your experience with a natural spa treatment, olive oil or wine tasting
  • Optionally enjoy a tasting menu of modern Greek gastronomy at an eclectic restaurant
  • Contemplate the impact of consumerist lifestyle, environmental and social sustainability
Learn to play the most popular of Greek games.
Learn to play the most popular of Greek games.

Learn to play backgammon at a traditional kafeneio

Relax at a traditional kafeneio, discuss the local coffee culture, learn how to play backgammon, most popular of Greek games, and compete with your fellow travellers!
Starting/end point: Monastiraki metro station / Duration: 3hr
Indicative cost: 40€ / Ideal party size: 8-16 persons

Highlights

  • Enjoy a cup of Greek coffee at a traditional kafeneio with unique atmosphere
  • Learn how to play backgammon, the most popular of Greek games
  • Compete with fellow travellers to win a beautiful Moroccan style backgammon set

Description

Spend an afternoon learning and playing backgammon, the most popular of Greek games, beloved by old people and students alike! Relax at a traditional kafeneio, with unique atmosphere full of old times charm, and taste classic Greek coffee or herbal infusion. Learn about the different games you can play with a backgammon set. Then compete with your fellow travellers, using your new knowledge, with the help of your experienced local guide. The winner will bring home a beautiful Moroccan style backgammon set!

Included

  • Cup of Greek coffee or herbal infusion (“mountain tea”)
  • beautiful backgammon set, that the winner takes home
Argue with your friends on ancient debates
Argue with your friends on ancient debates

Practice your debate skills arguing ancient trials

Set at the actual cradle of Democracy, take the role of one of the great personages of ancient Athens, and argue in favour or against some of the most famous and important decisions of the ancient world. Are you ready to practice your debate skills and save the day?
Starting/end point: Acropolis metro station / Total walking distance: 2.5km (return)
Indicative cost: 40€ / Duration: 3hr / Ideal party size: 6+ persons

Highlights

  • Take the role of a prominent Greek orator or statesman
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Acropolis on the cradle of democracy
  • Learn, participate, and even change the course of history

Sample Scenarios

Note: The scenarios are not build for maximum historical accuracy, but for maximum fun.

  • The building of the Athenian fleet

Would you distribute the newfound wealth to the citizens, or invest into a large naval fleet?

  • The trial of Socrates

Can you save the great philosopher from charges of corrupting the local youth?

  • The beauty of Phryne

The most famous courtesan of the ancient world stands accused of impiety.

  • Barbarians from the North

Are the Macedonians looking to unite or to enslave the proud ancient city-states?

Description

Are you ready to play? In this activity you will take the role of one of the great personages of ancient Athens, and argue in favour or against some of the most famous and important decisions of the ancient world. A rhetor (orator) was a gifted public speaker of ancient Greece, that used to argue in courts and discuss philosophical ideas. On Nymphs’ Hill, Pnyx was the actual cradle of democracy, the place where the citizens’ assembly (“Ecclesia of Demos”) used to gather, and vote on anything, from day-to-day management of the city to significant decisions for its very future. On the opposite Areopagus (“Mars Hill”), where the god Aries himself has also been tried, the criminal court and other important trials were taking place. The stage will be set on either of the two hills, depending on the case argued. After deciding the scenario, and going through the major details, two people from the group will volunteer to argue for and against the case, opposing one another, and the rest of the travellers will act as the citizens’ assembly or the judges, and decide the outcome of the case according to the skills of the two speakers.

Traveller Wellness
Relax your body and mind with ancient treatments.

Get holistic bath treatments inspired by ancient traditions

Athens has many hammam or Turkish bath facilities, offering wellness treatments inspired by oriental or ancient Greek traditions, providing detoxication, relaxation, and beauty. Although there are many treatments and places to choose from, we mainly recommend those at Psyrri area.
Indicative cost: from 30€ / Duration: from 1hr

Highlights

  • Relax with a hammam steam bath experience, and scrub with special glove
  • Combine with an invigorating deep tissue massage to release stress and anxiety
  • Add an exfoliating facial treatment mask to remove skin toxins and promote longevity
Explore the hidden treasures of the Saronic Gulf islands.
Explore the hidden treasures of the Saronic Gulf islands.

Explore the hidden treasures of the Saronic Gulf islands

Saronic Gulf combines amazing archaeological sites with beautiful turquoise waters. Explore a different island every day, and enjoy a tailored semi-private boat adventure.
Starting/end point: Athens Riviera marina (depending on boat)

Highlights

  • Sail across the Athenian Riviera, admiring panoramic city views from the sea
  • Enjoy the sunset at sea while drinking a refreshing aperitivo Greek wine
  • Swim at secret coves with turquoise waters, only accessible by boat
  • Visit a different island every day, exploring charming picturesque harbours
  • Sail the south shores of Salamina, where the famous ancient naval battle took place
  • Visit the impressive Aphaia Temple in Aegina island, with many neoclassical houses
  • Visit the small Agistri island, with many secluded and nudist beaches
  • Go snorkelling on top of an ancient sunken city and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Hike to the top of an active volcano in Methana and rugged Mount Eros peak of Hydra
  • Explore the tiny island of Poros, with blue and white Cycladic feel
  • Explore the stone mansions and labyrinthine alleys of the artistic Hydra town
  • Visit the island of Spetses, famous for its role during the Greek War of Independence

Description

The calm Saronic Gulf is full of small idyllic islands, each with its own special character and charm. The best way to explore them is by boat, enjoying the sun and sea, swimming at secluded secret coves with turquoise waters known only to the local skippers.

Explore ancient temples in Aegina island, snorkel on top of sunken cities, hike volcanic craters in Methana, discover the picturesque harbour of Poros, explore the stone mansions of Hydra, and enter the homes of heroes of the Greek War of Independence in Spetses.

For a shorter experience, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon sailing along the Athens Riviera. Combine a swim stop on a deserted island with a refreshing aperitivo Greek wine at sunset time, for a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Options

Sunset sailing 4hr
Indicative cost: 95€* / places visited: Fleves island

Full day sailing 9hr
Indicative cost: 120€* / places visited: Aegina island

7D/6N sailing trip
Indicative cost: 700€* (boat +skipper) / 1590€ (full serviced trip)
Places visited: Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Epidaurus, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Spetses

*based on 6-8 persons, price depends on boat type

Attica & Beyond Day Trips

Discover some amazing favourite parts of our beloved country, on a cool escape from the city, exploring the beautiful Greek countryside. Combine culture with nature, visit historical monuments, enjoy leisure activities, explore picturesque villages, and taste local delicacies.

Not Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food & drinks
  • Transport to the destination
    (complimentary carpool transfer by private vehicle can be arranged, up to 4 people)
Discover forgotten military bunkers, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters.
Discover forgotten military bunkers, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters.

Forgotten bunkers, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters

Discover the hidden secrets of the south suburbs of Voula, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, including forgotten military bunkers, ancient sanctuaries, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 60km/1.5hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Explore the hills above Voula, including old bunkers and ancient sanctuary caves (2hr)
  • Explore Laimos peninsula, with abandoned buildings and handmade chapels (2hr)
  • Explore Vouliagmeni lake and Faskomilia hill, with wondrous panoramic sea views (2hr)
  • Explore the fjord-like rocky Limanakia coves and Varkiza seaside promenade (2hr)
  • Option to swim at Vouliagmeni lake (15€), Limanakia cove, or free Varkiza beach (2hr)
  • Enjoy dinner by the sea at Varkiza or Vouliagmeni, or at traditional Vlachika tavernas (2hr)
The fabled Temple of Poseidon in Sounion.
The fabled Temple of Poseidon in Sounion.

At the fabled Temple of Poseidon and the silver mines of Lavrion

A full day trip along the length of the Athenian Riviera, visiting the fabled Temple of Poseidon of Sounion, the ancient silver mines of Lavrion, and swimming at picturesque hidden coves.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 110km/2.5hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Visit the iconic Temple of Poseidon of Sounion, coffee break at Lavrion harbour (3hr, 8€)
  • Explore the traces of modern and ancient silver mines around Lavrion hills (3hr)
  • Swim break at picturesque hidden coves of south Attica (3hr)
  • Enjoy dinner with seafood or meat specialties at traditional taverna (2hr)
The fabled Temple of Artemis in Vravrona.
The fabled Temple of Artemis in Vravrona.

Explore deep caves, taste local wine, visit ancient temples

Discover Greek art at Vorres Museum, explore the stalactites of Koutouki Cave, taste local Savatiano wine, visit the fabled Temple of Artemis, and swim at relaxing beaches in Porto Rafti.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 100km/2.5hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Enjoy Greek art at Vorres Museum and explore the stalactites of Koutouki Cave (3hr, 7€)
  • Visit dozens of animal species at Attica Zoological Park, the largest in Greece (3hr, 18€)
  • Enjoy shopping at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet at discounted prices (3hr)
  • Taste local Savatiano wine, visit the fabled Artemis Temple and Erasinos estuary (3hr, 6€)
  • Swim break at a relaxing local beach near Porto Rafti (3hr)
  • Dinner with authentic Greek specialties at Porto Rafti (2hr)
Combine unique nature, beach and archaeology around Marathon.
Combine unique nature, beach and archaeology around Marathon.

Combine unique nature, beach, and archaeology

Explore the northeast countryside of Attica, including the marble dam of Marathon lake, the gorgeous Schinias seaside pine forest, and the Tomb of the battle of Marathon.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 140km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Stop at the marble dam of Marathon Lake, providing water to the city until 1959 (1hr)
  • Hike through Oinoi gorge, discovering medieval towers and ancient Apollo temples (2hr)
  • Discover the history of the Marathon Race at the Marathon Run Museum (1hr)
  • Visit the ancient Athenian Ramnous fort, guarding the northern border of the city (1hr, 4€)
  • Relax, hike, swim, or enjoy horse riding by the pine forest of Schinias beach (2hr, 75€)
  • Visit the Marathon Tomb, archaeological museum, and Egyptian Gods sanctuary (2hr, 6€)
  • Dinner at local taverna with authentic Greek cuisine in Nea Makri seaside promenade (2hr)
Discover netherworld sanctuaries, picturesque villages, and remote beaches.
Discover netherworld sanctuaries, picturesque villages, and remote beaches.

Netherworld sanctuaries, picturesque villages, and remote beaches

Explore the far north of Attica, at the gulf shores opposite to Evia island. Visit ancient netherworld sanctuaries, discover picturesque villages, and swim at remote beaches.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 160km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Visit the ancient sanctuary of Amfiareio, dedicated to gods of the netherworld (1hr, 3€)
  • Enjoy zip lining, bungee tramboline and more at Malakasa Adventure Park (3hr, 27.50€)
  • Discover small picturesque villages, at the mountains or by the seaside (1hr)
  • Swim and relax at the beach bars of Oropos or the secluded Varnavas beach (3hr)
  • Enjoy seafood dinner at local tavernas under tamarisk trees at Dilesi or Varnavas (2hr)
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.

Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf

Combine green and blue by travelling to the edge of the Corinthian Gulf, discovering picturesque harbours, relaxing beaches, ancient forts, seaside villages, and forested mountains.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 210km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Discover the picturesque Alepochori harbour and the vibrant 2km long Psatha beach (3hr)
  • Visit the ancient fortress of Aigosthena and the seaside Porto Germeno village (3hr)
  • Drive to the peak of Mount Kitheronas and enjoy amazing panoramic views (1hr)
  • Explore the traditional Vilia village and have dinner with authentic Greek cuisine (2hr)
Visit the forgotten Heraion ruins and the resort town of Loutraki.
Visit the forgotten Heraion ruins and the resort town of Loutraki.

A trip to the edge of Attica, beneath Geraneia mountains

Discover the eastern side of Corinth Canal, the once famous resort town of Loutraki, the forgotten but beautiful Heraion ruins, and the peacefulness of Vouliagmeni lake.
Indicative cost: 90€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 250km/4hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Cross the Corinth Canal footbridge to discover WWII German machine guns (1hr)
  • Visit the forgotten Heraion ruins and relax at the shores of Vouliagmeni lake (2hr)
  • Enjoy amazing sea views hiking across Geraneia mountains to Pisia village (3hr/6km)
  • Stroll along the seaside promenade of Loutraki or enjoy a wellness treatment (2hr, 15€)
  • Enjoy seafood dinner at Pachi village, or meat specialties at Pisia mountain village (2hr)
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.

Ancient Sacred Road and modern industrial heritage

Follow the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Sacred Road to Eleusis, visit UNESCO listed medieval churches, and discover the modern industrial heritage of the western suburbs.
Indicative cost: 70€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 80km/2hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Marvel at the wondrous frescoes of the 11th century UNESCO listed Dafni monastery (1hr)
  • Take a stroll around the greenery of the peaceful Diomedes Botanical Garden (2hr)
  • Explore Eleusis sanctuary, most important worship centre of ancient Greece (1.5hr, 6€)
  • Walk to the Elefsina seaside, and discover the modern industrial heritage (1.5hr)
  • Explore Keratsini harbour and the reclaimed Drapetsona Lipasmata park (3hr)
  • Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at the fabled tavernas of the Peiraiki rocks (2hr)
Salamis island is mostly famous for its ancient naval battle.
Salamis island is mostly famous for its ancient naval battle.

A peaceful island full of echoes of its famous naval battle

Salamis island is mostly famous for its ancient naval battle between the Athenians and the Persians, but also has forested hills, hidden coves, peaceful ambience, and excellent seafood.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 110km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Pass through Perama area, with strong maritime tradition, underneath Xerxes’ Throne (15’)
  • Explore ancient Salamina and the memorial monument of the famous naval battle (1.5hr)
  • Relax at the forest-surrounded Kanakia beach, or hike to the Mycenaean Acropolis (1hr)
  • Hike to the windmills above Salamina town, or visit the Archaeological Museum (1hr, 3€)
  • Stop at the lyric poet Sikelianos house and feel the inspiring lure of the blue sea (1hr)
  • Enjoy a tasty seafood dinner at a traditional taverna at Salamina town or Perama (2hr)
Visit the Temple of Aphaia, one of the most important sanctuaries of Attica.
Visit the Temple of Aphaia, one of the most important sanctuaries of Attica.

A beautiful laid back island, just a short ferry ride away

Just a short ferry ride away, Aegina was the first capital of modern Greece, with fresh island feel, important ancient temples, abandoned medieval castles, and of course tasty fystiki!
Indicative cost: 90€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 90km/2hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Explore the abandoned medieval Paleachora and the ancient Temple of Aphaia (3hr, 6€)
  • Hop in a Flying Dolphin ferry and explore the next door forested Agistri island (3hr, 12€)
  • Hike through the ancient olive grove of Elaionas and visit laid back Perdika village (3hr)
  • Take the boat taxi and swim at the secluded beach bar bay of Moni Island (3hr, 5€)
  • Explore Aegina town, visit the Temple of Apollo, taste local fystiki products (2hr, 4€)
  • Dinner with meze & tsipouro at the seafood tavernas near Aegina town fish market (2hr)
Discover forgotten military bunkers, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters.
Discover forgotten military bunkers, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters.

Forgotten bunkers, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters

Discover the hidden secrets of the south suburbs of Voula, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza, including forgotten military bunkers, ancient sanctuaries, peculiar churches, and crystal blue waters.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 60km/1.5hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Explore the hills above Voula, including old bunkers and ancient sanctuary caves (2hr)
  • Explore Laimos peninsula, with abandoned buildings and handmade chapels (2hr)
  • Explore Vouliagmeni lake and Faskomilia hill, with wondrous panoramic sea views (2hr)
  • Explore the fjord-like rocky Limanakia coves and Varkiza seaside promenade (2hr)
  • Option to swim at Vouliagmeni lake (15€), Limanakia cove, or free Varkiza beach (2hr)
  • Enjoy dinner by the sea at Varkiza or Vouliagmeni, or at traditional Vlachika tavernas (2hr)
The fabled Temple of Poseidon in Sounion.
The fabled Temple of Poseidon in Sounion.

At the fabled Temple of Poseidon and the silver mines of Lavrion

A full day trip along the length of the Athenian Riviera, visiting the fabled Temple of Poseidon of Sounion, the ancient silver mines of Lavrion, and swimming at picturesque hidden coves.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 110km/2.5hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Visit the iconic Temple of Poseidon of Sounion, coffee break at Lavrion harbour (3hr, 8€)
  • Explore the traces of modern and ancient silver mines around Lavrion hills (3hr)
  • Swim break at picturesque hidden coves of south Attica (3hr)
  • Enjoy dinner with seafood or meat specialties at traditional taverna (2hr)
The fabled Temple of Artemis in Vravrona.
The fabled Temple of Artemis in Vravrona.

Explore deep caves, taste local wine, visit ancient temples

Discover Greek art at Vorres Museum, explore the stalactites of Koutouki Cave, taste local Savatiano wine, visit the fabled Temple of Artemis, and swim at relaxing beaches in Porto Rafti.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 100km/2.5hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Enjoy Greek art at Vorres Museum and explore the stalactites of Koutouki Cave (3hr, 7€)
  • Visit dozens of animal species at Attica Zoological Park, the largest in Greece (3hr, 18€)
  • Enjoy shopping at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet at discounted prices (3hr)
  • Taste local Savatiano wine, visit the fabled Artemis Temple and Erasinos estuary (3hr, 6€)
  • Swim break at a relaxing local beach near Porto Rafti (3hr)
  • Dinner with authentic Greek specialties at Porto Rafti (2hr)
Combine unique nature, beach and archaeology around Marathon.
Combine unique nature, beach and archaeology around Marathon.

Combine unique nature, beach, and archaeology

Explore the northeast countryside of Attica, including the marble dam of Marathon lake, the gorgeous Schinias seaside pine forest, and the Tomb of the battle of Marathon.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 140km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Stop at the marble dam of Marathon Lake, providing water to the city until 1959 (1hr)
  • Hike through Oinoi gorge, discovering medieval towers and ancient Apollo temples (2hr)
  • Discover the history of the Marathon Race at the Marathon Run Museum (1hr)
  • Visit the ancient Athenian Ramnous fort, guarding the northern border of the city (1hr, 4€)
  • Relax, hike, swim, or enjoy horse riding by the pine forest of Schinias beach (2hr, 75€)
  • Visit the Marathon Tomb, archaeological museum, and Egyptian Gods sanctuary (2hr, 6€)
  • Dinner at local taverna with authentic Greek cuisine in Nea Makri seaside promenade (2hr)
Discover netherworld sanctuaries, picturesque villages, and remote beaches.
Discover netherworld sanctuaries, picturesque villages, and remote beaches.

Netherworld sanctuaries, picturesque villages, and remote beaches

Explore the far north of Attica, at the gulf shores opposite to Evia island. Visit ancient netherworld sanctuaries, discover picturesque villages, and swim at remote beaches.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 160km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Visit the ancient sanctuary of Amfiareio, dedicated to gods of the netherworld (1hr, 3€)
  • Enjoy zip lining, bungee tramboline and more at Malakasa Adventure Park (3hr, 27.50€)
  • Discover small picturesque villages, at the mountains or by the seaside (1hr)
  • Swim and relax at the beach bars of Oropos or the secluded Varnavas beach (3hr)
  • Enjoy seafood dinner at local tavernas under tamarisk trees at Dilesi or Varnavas (2hr)
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.

Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf

Combine green and blue by travelling to the edge of the Corinthian Gulf, discovering picturesque harbours, relaxing beaches, ancient forts, seaside villages, and forested mountains.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 210km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Discover the picturesque Alepochori harbour and the vibrant 2km long Psatha beach (3hr)
  • Visit the ancient fortress of Aigosthena and the seaside Porto Germeno village (3hr)
  • Drive to the peak of Mount Kitheronas and enjoy amazing panoramic views (1hr)
  • Explore the traditional Vilia village and have dinner with authentic Greek cuisine (2hr)
Visit the forgotten Heraion ruins and the resort town of Loutraki.
Visit the forgotten Heraion ruins and the resort town of Loutraki.

A trip to the edge of Attica, beneath Geraneia mountains

Discover the eastern side of Corinth Canal, the once famous resort town of Loutraki, the forgotten but beautiful Heraion ruins, and the peacefulness of Vouliagmeni lake.
Indicative cost: 90€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 250km/4hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Cross the Corinth Canal footbridge to discover WWII German machine guns (1hr)
  • Visit the forgotten Heraion ruins and relax at the shores of Vouliagmeni lake (2hr)
  • Enjoy amazing sea views hiking across Geraneia mountains to Pisia village (3hr/6km)
  • Stroll along the seaside promenade of Loutraki or enjoy a wellness treatment (2hr, 15€)
  • Enjoy seafood dinner at Pachi village, or meat specialties at Pisia mountain village (2hr)
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.
Combine green and blue at the far shores of the Corinthian Gulf.

Ancient Sacred Road and modern industrial heritage

Follow the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Sacred Road to Eleusis, visit UNESCO listed medieval churches, and discover the modern industrial heritage of the western suburbs.
Indicative cost: 70€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 80km/2hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Marvel at the wondrous frescoes of the 11th century UNESCO listed Dafni monastery (1hr)
  • Take a stroll around the greenery of the peaceful Diomedes Botanical Garden (2hr)
  • Explore Eleusis sanctuary, most important worship centre of ancient Greece (1.5hr, 6€)
  • Walk to the Elefsina seaside, and discover the modern industrial heritage (1.5hr)
  • Explore Keratsini harbour and the reclaimed Drapetsona Lipasmata park (3hr)
  • Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at the fabled tavernas of the Peiraiki rocks (2hr)
Salamis island is mostly famous for its ancient naval battle.
Salamis island is mostly famous for its ancient naval battle.

A peaceful island full of echoes of its famous naval battle

Salamis island is mostly famous for its ancient naval battle between the Athenians and the Persians, but also has forested hills, hidden coves, peaceful ambience, and excellent seafood.
Indicative cost: 80€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 110km/3hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Pass through Perama area, with strong maritime tradition, underneath Xerxes’ Throne (15’)
  • Explore ancient Salamina and the memorial monument of the famous naval battle (1.5hr)
  • Relax at the forest-surrounded Kanakia beach, or hike to the Mycenaean Acropolis (1hr)
  • Hike to the windmills above Salamina town, or visit the Archaeological Museum (1hr, 3€)
  • Stop at the lyric poet Sikelianos house and feel the inspiring lure of the blue sea (1hr)
  • Enjoy a tasty seafood dinner at a traditional taverna at Salamina town or Perama (2hr)
Visit the Temple of Aphaia, one of the most important sanctuaries of Attica.
Visit the Temple of Aphaia, one of the most important sanctuaries of Attica.

A beautiful laid back island, just a short ferry ride away

Just a short ferry ride away, Aegina was the first capital of modern Greece, with fresh island feel, important ancient temples, abandoned medieval castles, and of course tasty fystiki!
Indicative cost: 90€ / duration: 8-12hr / total driving distance: 90km/2hr

HIGHLIGHTS / OPTIONS

  • Explore the abandoned medieval Paleachora and the ancient Temple of Aphaia (3hr, 6€)
  • Hop in a Flying Dolphin ferry and explore the next door forested Agistri island (3hr, 12€)
  • Hike through the ancient olive grove of Elaionas and visit laid back Perdika village (3hr)
  • Take the boat taxi and swim at the secluded beach bar bay of Moni Island (3hr, 5€)
  • Explore Aegina town, visit the Temple of Apollo, taste local fystiki products (2hr, 4€)
  • Dinner with meze & tsipouro at the seafood tavernas near Aegina town fish market (2hr)

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