Best Places to Visit in Athens

The Original Athens Food Tour

Fun tour of the best food and restaurants in central Athens. Also, a stop at the Central Market – a highlight of modern Athens. Get a good overview of the city’s culture (and a bit of history) while eating some great food with a friendly guide.

Athens, Acropolis, & Acropolis Museum Tour

Guided tour of Historical Athens including the Acropolis, Parthenon, Erection, Propylaia, Nike Temple, Dionysus Sanctuary, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Ancient Agora. If you only have time for one Athens tour make it this one. There is also an excellent private tourof the same spots if you like a private tour guide (and customized however you like).

Acropolis Skip-The-Line Walking Tour

Short guided tour of just the Acropolis. I think most people will appreciate the longer tour (above) but if you’re interested in only the Parthenon and the Acropolis then this one is for you. There is also a good private tour of the Acropolis (2 hours) which goes into a little more detail.

Athens Street Art Tour

Awesome tour of the graffiti and street art of central Athens. Many tours describe themselves as “off the beaten path” that only visit the expected top sights. This one really does explore a side of Athens tourists rarely explore or think about. Very cool and great for families with teens.

Traditional Greek Cooking Lesson & Dinner

Great introduction to Greek food and how to make it. Cook 7 or 8 dishes (depending on the menu), eat what you make, and go home with a recipe book. Very family-friendly.

Bike Tour of Historic Athens and Plaka

Fun and easy-going tour of the highlights of central Athens. The 9 KM route takes in most of the top historic sights and tours the Plaka and National Gardens. Tour starts at 10am in an easy-to-find spot in the Plaka.

Delphi Day Trip from Athens (10 hours)

Hotel pickup (in Athens) and transportation to one of the top historical sites in Greece. Tour guide and lunch included. There’s also a private tour if that’s what you prefer.

Meteora Monasteries

The Meteora is my favorite destination in mainland Greece. It’s spectacular. Delphi is great, but you do need to have a keen interest in Greek history to make it worth the trip. The Meteora, on the other hand, will appeal to anyone with a pulse. The dramatic and awesome setting is stunning. It’s very hard to visit the Meteora in one day unless you do a private tour (like this one). You’ll get picked up from your hotel (in Athens) and make the 3-hour drive to the Meteora. A stop for lunch and a few other historical sights are built into the itinerary but most of the focus is on seeing the monasteries of the Meteora. There is also a cheaper tour that involves taking the train; an overnight tour that allows for a complete tour of all 6 monasteries (worth it if you have the time); and a combination tour that visits both Delphi and the Meteora.

Day Trip to the Saronic Islands: Aegina, Poros, & Hydra

Great tour of 3 wonderful islands a short boat ride from Athens. Hotel pickup included. Highly recommended!

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