Escape the Bustling City: Athens' Best Day Trips to Relax and Recharge

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Dave

Dave is a full-time travel writer who lives in Athens, Greece. Four million visitors a year rely on his blog for local tips, tricks, and insights for exploring the Greek capital and hopping around the country’s most picturesque islands.

Why Athens?

I love Athens for its captivating history, lively atmosphere, and easy access to the surrounding mainland. You can visit dozens of places on day trips from Athens, too, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to quaint port towns. My two favorites are Delphi and Meteora, both stunning in very different ways. Like your vacations laid back? Take a day trip from Athens to the coastal city of Nafplion and soak up the atmosphere and views in one of the prettiest places in Greece.

Dave's top picks

  1. From Athens: Delphi Archaeological Site Full-Day Guided Trip

    4.8(888)
    From $86.07 per person

    Discover the wonders of Delphi on this guided tour from Athens. Hear local myths, marvel at the city’s majestic monuments, explore local villages, and visit the Delphi Archeological Site.

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  2. From Athens: Meteora Caves & Monasteries Day Trip by Train

    4.8(330)
    From $114.40 per person

    Discover the monasteries and caves of Meteora on a full-day tour from Athens. Travel by train through the countryside to experience the biodiversity and the ecological value of Greece.

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  3. From Athens: Bus Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio

    4.8(1,628)
    From $65.37 per personFrom $54.91 per person

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Mycenae. Admire the most famous ancient theater of Epidaurus and add a modern element to your day with a short stop to the coastal city of Nafplio.

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  4. Nafplio full day tour

    5.0(3)
    From $566.53 per person

    Enjoy the picturesque alleys of Nafplio,on a private trip from Athens with hotel transfers.Explore the Fortresses of Palamidi and Akronauplía,Corinth Canal and the Archaeological Museum.

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  5. Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island with Swimming

    4.7(150)
    From $130.74 per personFrom $107.21 per person

    Discover the wonderful Greek island of Aegina on a full-day trip from Athens accompanied by a guide. Immerse yourself in the deep blue of the Aegean and delve into the island lifestyle.

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  6. From Athens: Cape Sounion Guided Kayaking Tour with Lunch

    4.9(39)
    From $98.05 per person

    Embark on a sea kayaking experience in Athens. Paddle along the Athenian Riviera to Cape Sounion and explore the Temple of Poseidon, followed by lunch at a seaside restaurant.

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  7. Athens: Riviera Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

    4.9(278)
    From $185.21 per person

    Experience a luxurious, all-inclusive catamaran cruise in the company of a small group. Take this special opportunity to discover the enchanting Athens Riviera.

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