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Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

1. Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

With a guide, experience the Athens Riviera and uncover the history behind each turn. Witness the sun melt over the Aegean Sea on Cape Sounion and see the Temple of Poseidon. Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerizing sunset. Learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide. Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. After, a short stop at the magical Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique natural treasure on the Athenian Riviera.

From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

2. From Athens: Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens for the evening on this bus tour to the marvel at the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon which is perched above the sea at at Cape Sounion. Pass by sights like the Hellinikon Olympic complex and Glyfada beach on the drive.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your centrally-located accommodation in Athens. Board a comfortable and airconditioned bus and relax on the scenic drive along the Athens Riviera. Take in splendid views of the Saronic Gulf along the way.  Head through some of the most salubrious neighborhoods of the city, and marvel at the Hellinikon Olympic complex, along with settlements such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Reach Cape Sounion and visit the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon. Gaze out over the Aegean Sea from this privileged position and, on a clear day you can see at least 7 Greek islands.  Learn about Cape Sounion's important role in Greek mythology and history. The first recorded mention of it occurs in the Odyssey, and it was the last landing port for ships returning from Poseidon. Hear about Greek God of the Sea at the Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion as the sun disappears beneath the horizon. Return to your accommodation in Athens at the end of your tour. 

Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

3. 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. Offering your first aperitif and a brief explanation of the Greece wine map. It features all of the major wine-producing areas and the wine varieties of each. 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.

Athens: Wine Tasting and Nightlife Guided Tour

4. Athens: Wine Tasting and Nightlife Guided Tour

Experience a wine tour around Greece within the city of Athens. Enjoy an evening stroll around the vibrant nightlife of the city and learn all about the fascinating drinking culture of Greece. Get to know Syntagma, the sleepless heart of the city. Walk down the buzzing streets of Athens, passing by stylish bars, each one with its own character. Discover the vibrant Monastiraki Square where different cultures coexist throughout the ages. Visit a cozy and intimate wine bar away from the crowds next to The Acropolis. Meet wine experts who will explain the tastings of four different local wines paired with delicious bites.

Athens: Ancient Agora Pre-Booked E-Ticket with Audio Tour

5. Athens: Ancient Agora Pre-Booked E-Ticket with Audio Tour

No trip to Athens could be complete without a visit to the Ancient Agora! Make the most of your visit with a fast-track e-ticket and waltz in this unique site with a fascinating audio tour on your phone. Download the tour on your smartphone and follow, at your own pace, the riveting journey of the evolution of Athenian democracy as you enjoy a visit to the most dynamic archaeological site of Athens. Your tour begins with a comprehensive introduction to the chain of events that made democracy possible in ancient Athens. At the foot of the hill where the temple of Hephaestus still stands radiant, you’ll learn about Solon, whose legal reforms paved the way for the formation of the earliest civil society in world history. Just uphill from the Tholos, take a glimpse of the ruined Bouleuterion, where 500 Athenians met daily to draw up laws and proposals presented to the city’s popular assembly. As you continue your walk, anecdotal stories from the lives of bright Athenian personalities, such as Aristides the Just and glorious Pericles, will come alive through the original and fun content of your expertly designed audio guide. The exhibits in the Museum of the Agora are bound to fascinate you, providing a rich pool of information on the ingenious, yet at times cruel, methods used by the Athenians to defend their democracy from any malign influence. Enjoy picture-postcard vistas to the Acropolis from the hill of Pnyx and the Rock of Ares, while later as you ascend on the hill of Philopappos, you’ll discover the prison of Socrates and gain some important insights into the life and death of the great Athenian philosopher. Your tour ends within easy reach of the Acropolis archaeological site, in front of the theatre of Dionysus, where you’ll marvel at the oldest theatre of the world and the actual place where the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were once staged.

Athens: Wine Tasting Experience with Guide

6. Athens: Wine Tasting Experience with Guide

Enjoy a tasting session that includes an introduction to Greek wines, the wine regions, descriptions of 5 basic Greek wines tasted with their particularities, tales about Dionysus the God of wine and fertility, and an introduction to the art of wine tasting evaluation.  For this social yet educated wine tasting, join a small group, usually with eight to ten wine-lovers adventurers on board. Taste outstanding wines and distinct flavours and learn all about wine, ancient Greek wine culture, and the unique varieties of the country.  In a wine activity right under Acropolis, you can join a virtual tour about the Attica vineyards, the grapes, and wine making process of ancient Greece. Meet your guide, a knowledgeable and friendly certified wine expert who will take you through a variety of themes to build up your wine knowledge.  Be taken through ancient times, the wine regions of Greece, and the style of wine they make. Learn about great Greek wines and Greek food. Receive generous servings of both wine and food and you will have the opportunity to taste the flavours of Greece.

Athens: 2-Day Trip to Meteora by Train with Overnight Stay

7. Athens: 2-Day Trip to Meteora by Train with Overnight Stay

On day one, redeem your train e-ticket for the 7:57 AM departure from Athens railway station to Kalambaka. Embark on a scenic train ride through the Greek countryside, without a guide, and admire the beautiful landscapes. At 12:03 PM arrive at Kalambaka train station, where your guide will be waiting for you, holding a signboard with your name and will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for the Meteora tour, which will provide you with an absolutely amazing experience. Then you will have free time to explore the area. The next morning at 9:00 AM you will be picked up from your hotel to go on your selected 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 guides knows. At 6:00 PM the minibus will transfer you back to Kalambaka train station for your trip back to Athens. The train departs at 6:22 PM and arrives in Athens at 10:26 PM. Your train e-tickets will be sent to your email shortly after your booking.

Athens: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner on a Rooftop

8. Athens: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner on a Rooftop

Learn how to make an authentic Greek Moussaka dish and Spanakopita pie during this cooking class in Athens with a local chef. Get an authentic look at Greek cuisine, then enjoy a rooftop dinner and the views while enjoying your handmade meal. Head to a kitchen just a few steps from Monastiraki Square in the funky neighborhood of Psirri. Meet your chef for the day on a rooftop terrace featuring unbeatable views of some of the best sights of Athens. First, make two classic traditional pies: spinach and milk pie. Greek island-inspired salad with cherry tomatoes aromatized with aged local vinegar and Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce will also be on the menu. Then, roll up your sleeves and start with your cooking preparations while chatting with the chef about Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. After getting introduced to the day's ingredients, the cooking class officially begins. When the class is finished, take a seat and savor your food with views of the Acropolis monuments and Parthenon temple lit at night. Finish off your evening taking in the vivid center of Athens overlooking the dome of Aghios Dimitrios Church.

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

9. 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 2 of the 6 remaining Byzantine monasteries, built back in the 14th and 16th centuries. Take photos and videos of the marvelous 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 can 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.

From Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stops

10. From Rhodes: All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stops

Hop on board Aphrodite, a 36-foot catamaran, for a sun and sea cruise designed for holiday-makers looking for a chill cruise and a true taste of Greek hospitality. Enjoy 3 swimming stops and unlimited drinks and snacks on board.   Make your first swimming stop at Antony Quinn Bay. Take 40 minutes to luxuriate in the most photogenic bay of Rhodes, enjoying drinks and snacks, and the opportunity to swim or snorkel. Then, head off to the next two swimming stops. Spend 30 minutes each at Afantou Bay and Ladiko Bay for some more relaxation and swimming. Have fun with the facilities on board the vessel. Have peace of mind knowing that although Aphrodite is licensed for 45 passengers, the limit will be 28 passengers to maintain maximum comfort. Choose a super comfy sofa, relax, and enjoy the open bar with your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks, water, or the cocktail of the day, made on the spot from fresh fruit. Take advantage of the local snacks as well, including melekouni (Rhodian traditional honey and sesame bars), a fruit platter, and a choice of local produce.

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What people are saying about Athens

The location was exceptional… such great views. The restaurant ambience was very good … the waiters were skilled…. Even the water was served with professionalism. The sommelier was affable and knowledgeable and served a good range of Greek wines focussing on local varietals. Good explanation of each wines characteristics. I thought the event was good value .. as to taste the numbers of wines would have otherwise been an expensive venture!

We had an excellent time at this place. Our guide ‘rula’ was really nice and informative. The whole journey was relaxing and if you are visiting during this time and specially at the end of october month… I will suggest you to wear a good jacket as it was super windy and chilly during the sunset time. Overall it was a beautiful and a relaxing trip. Worth seeing the place !

Amazing experience. Very intimate setting with the private tour and an amazing family + the dog. 10/10 must do in Athens

Great temple/sunset experience. Can be a long wait if you arrive too early for sunset.

The guide is so kind and leave us enough time to see the sunset!