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Athens Attractions: Top 15 Sites to See & Things to Do

There is more to Athens attractions, than its ancient landmarks. Once the heart of Ancient civilization and a powerful empire;Now it is modern day sprawling city, with more places to go and things to do than ever before.

Here you will find an eclectic selection of tours and activities, for the traveler that wants an out of the box take on this historic city.

A Treasure Hunt….

A Treasure Hunt…. In the historic streets of Athens, play a game that will take you through history.

Filled with clues and myster,  this three hour adventure will take you step by step by the historic Athens attractions, in a quest to discover this ancient city.

A knowledge game filled with symbolism and hints that will show you in the most interesting way this extraordinary city

 

Wine tasting

Greek wines are among the best in the world with Greece being among the oldest wine producing regions in the world.

The tour will kick off from central Athens where you will have the chance to see the main city landmarks.

The next stop will be the former Queen’s Tower estate.

There you will have a guided tour of the surrounding grounds, vineyards and olive groves.

The tour will wrap up in the old stables, where you will sample organic wines while tasting a selection of assorted home-made pies and Greek cheeses.

 

Walk through Athens attractions

A guided tour of central Athens that includes visits to iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis, the ancient Agora as well as the impressive new Acropolis Museum.

Walk through the city and immerse into the history of a city that exists for more than 3000 years.  An experience you must add to your bucket list

 

Athens Sea Kayaking

The ideal activity to explore alternative Athens attractions,  away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Start off from the city center and with a minivan we will head south of the city, to the coastal area of Anavyssos.

An instructor will give you a brief intro into the basics of kayaking and then you are off to  Arsida.

Arsida, a small island off the Attica coastline is home to some great deserted beaches as well as a stunning sea cavern, well-hidden on the southern side of the island.

There, we will spend the day discovering the Arsida cave and swim in the cavern’s deep  blue waters.

For those of you with a competitive side, we offer the chance to test your skills in a 300m sea kayaking race!

 

Sanctuary of Delphi, the ‘Center of the Earth

Visit Delphi – one of the most important archaeological sites in Greek history – on this full-day trip from Athens!

Travel with us to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, home to the Temple of Apollo, and stroll around Delphi archaeological Museum.

Learn all about Greek mythology and history while seeing fascinating monuments, and visit the pretty village of Arachova on the journey back to Athens.

Shipwreck and Cave Day Diving

Athens attractions are not only meant to be found on land! They are abundant in the surrounding blue waters of the Saronikos Bay.

This unique cave day diving experience, round about Athens,  is ideal to discover the impressive underwater landscapes, including an old shipwreck.

 

Hiking Tour – Asclepieion of Epidaurus and Nafplion city

This hiking tour starts from Epidaurus, the birthplace of Asclepius, the god of healing.

The tour starts with a short stroll on an ancient trail: the same ancient route that patients used to reach the Epidaurus sanctuary.

Next stop is the Asclepieion, the most celebrated healing center of the classical world.

The Theatre of Epidaurus is another site that is part of this tour, where theatrical performances were part of the healing process.

Before we head back to Athens we make a brief stop in Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece and one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Peloponnese.

After a short stroll in the picturesque alleys surrounded by neoclassical mansions and Venetian balconies, we can enjoy a delicious Greek lunch and head back to Athens.

4×4 Self Drive Tour

Just a short drive from Athens you will come across the bridge of Chalkida, where your journey to discover the island of Evia will begin.

One of the greenest islands in the Mediterranean it is second in size after Crete.

The first stop is Chiliadou beach, a wonderful pebble beach with turquoise, crystal clear waters, looking out to the Aegean Archipelago.

Here there will be plenty of time to swim and relax under the sun before continuing your drive towards the center of island. There, its mountainous terrain is intertwined with rivers, streams and forests.

When we reach Mount Dirfi,  we will stop for a picnic lunch and then head off on cross country trails to reach the heart of northern Evia.

A true, natural paradise of oak tree forests situated on the banks of river Kireas, this unique landscape here is ideal for 4×4 driving and hiking across the dense forest.

 

Private Evritania Multi Activity Adventure

A less known Athens attractions,  is a true hidden gem in the Central Greek Highlands, the mountainous region of Evrytania.

Often referred to as “The Greek Alpes”, it offers an endless choice of outdoor activities. The unique alpine landscapes, the great rivers of the West and the impressive flora and fauna are not to be missed by any adventurer roaming the Greek mainland.

Throughout this tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy the rich culture, delicious.

Most of all, enjoy a camping expedition in the picturesque valley of “Panta Vrechi” and swim under the natural waterfalls.

For bike lovers you can enjoy rides through the dense forest and for those that want an adrenaline boost go canyoning in the Vothonas canyon

Mountain Biking on Mount Mainalon

The slopes of Mount Mainalon offer numerous mountain trails, for a mountain bike adventure.

Just a 2 hour drive from Athens, Mount Mainalo is  home to some of the most historical villages in Southern Greece, and known to be the ultimate destination for mount cyclists.

Discover Greece through the eyes of Gustave Flaubert

Influential French novelist, Gustave Flaubert is known as the leading advocate of literary. Known among other things, for his love to travel, he visited Greece back  in the 1850’s, during a period where he was fascinated by the Orient.

During this tour, you will have the chance to follow in his footsteps, and see Athens attractions, amongst others, the photographic writings of this great novelist.

Nemea Wine Valley

Athens attractions are not restricted only to monuments and museums. Heading south, the heart of Greece’s wine region Nemea  is located.

Also known in classical antiquity as ‘the Land of Phliasia”, its wine was popular to an ‘international’ audience who flocked there during the ancient Nemean Games, not only for the games but also for the wine!

Over the years, Phliasion wine became known as Agiorgitiko, “dark, strong, the best wine in Moria” as found in many foreign travelers’ journals of the 18th and 19th century.

 

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