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Best of Athens Small-Group Segway Tour

1. Best of Athens Small-Group Segway Tour

Your tour leader will start with a 30-minute training session to help you get comfortable on your Segway. Within minutes you’ll realize just how easy and intuitive it is! The tour will start by visiting the area where, in antiquity, everything ended! Keramikos area was the ancient cemetery but also one of the entrances to Athens. Then follow almost the same path as the ancient Greeks to visit the Ancient Agora, the heart of ancient Athens and the Roman agora. Without breaking a sweat, drive over to the next stop, the most important one, Mars hill and the entrance to the Acropolis. Take in the sight of this majestic world icon from your unique viewpoint on a Segway as you visit from the outside. This is a perfect photo opportunity! But wait… there is more! From here, easily ride up the Pnyka Hill — no tired feet! — and discover its off-the-beaten track terraced area where democracy was born and follow the path that  leads on to Athens’(Acropolis) best panoramic view. Roll through the pedestrian street around the hill of Acropolis so as to meet the “Roman” part of the city, where the temple of Zeus and the gate of Andrian stands. Then visit the first modern Olympic “village”, the Zappion mansion and the Panathinaikon Stadium, to discover where the first modern Olympic Games took place andl glide on to the national gardens, to ease your mind like kings and queens used to do! A sure highlight of the day is the presidential guards, with their unique and meaningful uniform. Right before heading back, you will have the change to get a picture next to the guards, a must-do here in Athens! If you are looking for a fun, eco-friendly way to discover the best that Modern Athens has to offer in just a few hours – you’ll love this Modern Athens Segway Tour! You’ll cover more ground and see more without the effort it would take the cover the same route on foot.

From Athens: Meteora 2-Day Trip by Train with a Local Guide

2. From Athens: Meteora 2-Day Trip by Train with a Local Guide

You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:57 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 12:05 PM, be picked up from the train station and transferred to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch, prepare yourself for the Meteora majestic sunset tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and after the tour be brought back to your hotel or to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning at 09:00 AM, be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, you have the chance to experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Athens. Your train will depart at 6:22 PM and you will reach Athens at approximately 10:30 PM.

Nea Makri: Marathon Cape & Bay of Schinias Snorkeling Trip

3. Nea Makri: Marathon Cape & Bay of Schinias Snorkeling Trip

Come on board a snorkeling trip to enjoy the warm and clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Delight in a 4.5-hour excursion of snorkeling and swimming on this excursion to Marathon Cape and Bay of Schinias. After a 20-minute speedboat ride from Marathon beach, you'll be exploring the beautiful, hidden bays of Marathon Cape. Let your guide show you how to use the snorkeling equipment, and then plunge into the gorgeous waters to see all the vibrant marine life of the region! Enjoy snacks and refreshments on board throughout the day.  Later, relax on the sandy beach or swim in the crystal clear waters of Schinias Bay.

Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

4. Rhodes: Pirates' Route Sea Kayaking Tour

Take half a day to explore the East Coast of Rhodes from the water, with a sea kayaking tour. Paddle along the coastline and discover 3 beaches up close. Take in the stunning colors of the Mediterranean sea and admire the interesting rock formations. Begin the Pirates' Route sea kayaking tour at Kathara Beach in Faliraki. Meet your guide and learn all you need to know about safety before climbing into your very own double kayak. As you glide over the Mediterranean waters, take opportunities to dive into the colorful sea directly from the kayak. Discover sea caves and local beaches, before enjoying a picnic lunch at a favorite local beach. Try out snorkeling and discover life below the water's surface. If you're feeling adventurous, get your adrenaline pumping by cliff-jumping off the surrounding rocks. Full of experience and a traditional Greek picnic, head back to Faliraki. As you go, listen to entertaining local myths, and facts about the geography, and enjoy some time to spot some wildlife in their natural habitat.

Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

5. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio and Monastiraki’s flea market.

Athens East Coast: Discover Scuba Diving in Nea Makri

6. Athens East Coast: Discover Scuba Diving in Nea Makri

With this course you will learn the basics of scuba diving: the theory of scuba diving, the signs you need to use underwater and you will get familiar with the scuba gear. In the beginning you will use the equipment in shallow waters and then off you go a bit deeper to explore the seabed. The maximum depth to reach is 6-10m. Once you complete your Discover Scuba Diving course, you will get your completion certificate that you can use if you wish to follow up with your education in scuba diving.  You will meet with your instructor at the scuba diving center where you will have the theory lesson, a briefing on safety measures, and you will try the equipment Once you finish with the theory, you will have a 5-10 minute trial dive in shallow waters to learn how to use the scuba gear and how to breathe underwater. When you feel comfortable with the equipment you will then have a dive for 30-40 minutes down to 6-10 meters in order to explore the seabed. The duration of the activity is 3 to 4 hours and it is also available for kids from the age of 8.

Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

7. Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

Day 1 Catch the train to Kalambaka from Athens Railway Station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, the English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station, holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora, and discover all the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 Next morning, you will have the opportunity to choose the activity you prefer, the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Half-day Morning Tour. The guide will meet you in the lobby to explore together Meteora, and discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this area. Enjoy a journey back in time, and learn the stories of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of the monastic community of Meteora. At around 5 PM, the driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 5:22 PM the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back to Athens at around 9:30 PM.

From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Plane and Ferry

8. From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Plane and Ferry

Enjoy a one-day tour of the most famous Greek island. Take a bus transfer to the Athens airport for a morning flight to Mykonos. Upon arrival, enjoy a bus transfer to the city center. Explore the city center before the late morning crowds arrive, including a 60-minute walking tour among the whitewashed houses with a guide. Wander the labyrinth of narrow lanes surrounded by traditional buildings with the island's unique architectural style, including local shops and galleries. Then it's time to visit the Little Venice of Mykonos where the famous pelican strolls. If you are lucky, you may see him opening his wings to impress all those who stop. Continue to the hill of windmills, one of the most popular sightseeing spots on the island, where you can feast your eyes on a panoramic view of the city and the Aegean Sea. Walk further to the Matoyiannia neighborhood for high-end shopping. Take a break to enjoy lunch or swim on the beach at the old city port. Meet you guide to take a ferry towards Mykonos, across the Aegean Sea. Enjoy a Greek summer salad before arriving at the Port of Rafina, where your driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Athens.

Athens: 3-Day Trip to Meteora by Train with Hotel & Museums

9. Athens: 3-Day Trip to Meteora by Train with Hotel & Museums

On day one of your tour redeem your e-ticket for the 07:57 departure from Athens railway station to Kalambaka. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside and admire the beautiful landscapes. Around 12:03 arrive at Kalambaka train station, where our guide will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name. You will get aboard our mini-bus and we will transfer you to your hotel for some relaxation before your afternoon tour. In the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel for a Meteora sunset tour. During this tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views, admire the remarkable architecture and natural beauty of this unique landscape and witness one of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see. Then you have free time to explore the city of Kalambaka. At 9:00 AM on the second day you will be picked up from your hotel and taken you on a morning Meteora sightseeing tour. During this tour, admire how simply the hermits settled in the caves of the rocks a thousand years earlier and learn about the history, the myths and the secrets of Meteora that only your local guide knows. Then around 1:00 PM the minibus will drop you back to your hotel. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore the area on your own. Make the last day count in Meteora and take a morning walk on your own to the nearby Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushrooms Museum. Explore a rich collection of birds and mammals as well as an integrated, one-of-a-kind, Mushroom collection. Afterward, head to the nearby Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture and enjoy a sensational 3D show-tour. Travel back millions of years and learn about the unique phenomenon of Meteora and wander through the monasteries and the surrounding area. Lastly, visit a local cafe or restaurant in Kalabaka before heading back to Athens with the 18:22 train departure.

From Athens: Seaside Tour with Electric Bike

10. From Athens: Seaside Tour with Electric Bike

A ride of approximately 3.5 hours that will take you along the coast line. After a short stop at Kerameikos, the tour continues by using the new cycle path in Athens to go all the way down to the coastline. It will take around 30 minutes to reach the coastline. Arriving at Trocadero you can see and almost touch  the impressive reconstruction of Olympia. An entry into the floating naval museum is a must and a welcome surprise where you can really see what life on board was all about. The impressive yachts in the Marinas for pictures and continue towards picturesque Mikrolimano in Piraeus, where a short rest while watching the view is planned. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit so you can take a dip.

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We booked a 3 hour Athens city tour and to our delight it was the best tour. Our driver Thanassis picked us up a few minutes early and as I was traveling with my mom who had mobility issues he helped her in and out of the car on our tour and when she was not up to walking to see a sight he took pictures for us with the historical land mark and while I walked around entertained my mom with stories of Athens, he could not have been nicer. He went above and beyond. He also provided suggestions of what to do in the city. Offered us water and gave us a Athens souvenir that I will cherish it was so thoughtful. He was so insightful and so entertaining I will recommend him to all my Friends and Family. He also told us about the TukTuk car and how it is fully electric and better for the environment. I wish more city's had this tour and more tours had a guide like Thanassis. If in Athens take this tour and ask for Thanassis.

Clear instructions and train tickets will be emailed to you before the trip. Meteora is a great sight and definitely worth going if you’re in Athens. Guides were knowledgeable and gave insights with great story telling. There isn’t much to do at the town itself as it is a small one, so focus of the trip is on the 2 tours provided. Afternoon of day 2 will be time by yourself to relax at the town perhaps at a cafe or restaurant for about 4 hours while waiting for train ride which is after 6pm.

My tour was wonderful! My driver and new friend, Thanasis (a.k.a. Mr. T), was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He took me to all of the historical sites near the city center and gave me the history of each. He allowed time to get out and take pictures. Since I was traveling solo, he took many pictures of me in front of the sites. This tour is well worth it.

This tour was incredible, you get to see and learn so much in just 3 hours. Our tour guide was the most knowledgeable and most friendly person we have met in Greece. I 1000% recommend this tour and will refer him to everyone I know.

It was a very lovely experience. We enjoyed the trip. Dimitri has a great knowledge about plants and animals in that area and he shows everything he finds to you!