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Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

1. Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

Discover the Saronic Sea on a wooden sailing boat with this tour from Pireas. Sip on welcome drinks and snack on pastries on the way to the islands of Agistri and Aegina. Go for a refreshing dip in Moni or Metopi. Savor an authentic Greek lunch paired with traditional wine and beers.   Begin the excursion at Marina Zeas. The first stop of the cruise is the island of Agistri, surrounded by vibrant blue waters and clothed in pine trees. Here you can connect with the lush nature and feel the presence of ancients Greeks and deities while swimming and relaxing on the hot fine sand of the long flax-golden beach between Megalochori and Skala. Adventure lovers can join the optional bike tour between Melalochori and Chalikiada Beach. From there, move onto the island of Moni or Nisis Metopi (depending on the weather). While here, you will be served a delicious traditional Greek lunch, accompanied by traditional wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee.  Once you've finished your feast, have the chance to jump off the boat, snorkel, swim around the boat, or swim to the island. This gorgeous and unique island has no inhabitants but is populated with law-protected deer, wild goats, rabbits and peacocks. Make a final journey towards ards the beautiful island of Aegina. Aegina is famous for its white stone houses, flowery backyards, pistachios, the red volcanic landscape, sensational food, the temple of Apollo, and the temple of Aphaia. Here, enjoy the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches of the island, while exploring the breath-taking waterfront and traditional Greek cuisine. Sail back to the port of Marina Zeas while enjoying the ambiance of select and chill music, delicious Mediterranean fruits, coffee, and drinks. 

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

2. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Begins with a pickup at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along coastal roads in an air-conditioned minivan. Take in views of idyllic beaches and small villages along the way. At the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea, the guide will tell you about its history. Enjoy some time here to relax and take in the views over the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounio is best known for its spectacular sunsets and blue flag beaches. During a stop here, enjoy the opportunity to swim nearby. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Athens.

Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

3. Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along 3 different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens Route Stops: Stop 1 - Syntagma Square Stop 2 - A Melina Merkouri / Plaka Stop 3 - A Acropolis Museum Stop 4 - A The Acropolis & Parthenon (Interchange: Piraeus route) Stop 5 - A Temple of Zeus Stop 6 - A Parliament / National Gardens Stop 7 - The Four Museums Stop 8 - The National Gallery Stop 9 - A Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 9 - B Parliament / National Gardens Stop 10 - National Library Stop 11 - National Archaeological Museum Stop 12 - Omonoia Square Stop 13 - Karaiskaki Square Stop 14 - Monastiraki Square Stop 15 -Kotzia Square Piraeus Route Stops: Stop 1 - Pantion University Stop 2 - Niarchos Foundation Stop 3 - Municipal Theatre Stop 4 - Cruise Terminals A & B Stop 5 - Lions Gate Stop 6 - Cruise Terminals A & B Stop 7 - Archaeological Museum of Piraeus Stop 8 - Votsalakia Beach Stop 9 - Mikrolimano Harbour Stop 10 - Planetarium Stop 11 - Athens Ledra & Intercontinental Beach & Riviera Route Stops: Melina Merkouri/Plaka Pantion University Niarchos Foundation Falire/Flisvas Edem Ag.Kesmas Beach Bomo Palace Asteria Beach Divani Apollon Oceanis Beach/ Atrir Palace Vouliagemi Lake Pigadakia Blazer Suites Glyfada town Golf Ag.Kosmas Kalamki Poseidon Hotel Marriot/Planetarium Grand Hyatt/ Intercontinental Temple of Zeus

Nea Makri: Marathon Cape & Bay of Schinias Snorkeling Trip

4. 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.

From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Ferry Boat

5. From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Ferry Boat

After a short cruise along the Aegean Sea, Mykonos welcomes you to explore its beauty and charm during your stay on the island. Staying on the island for 7 hours is more than enough to get to know the most popular spots in Mykonos. A mini cruise with the local sea bus takes you from the main port of Mykonos to the heart of Mykonos, the Chora village, as it’s known. Next, explore the famous alleys of Matogiannia. A 60-minute walking tour with a tour leader will give you the opportunity to explore and learn about the history, the myths and the architectural design of the island. An optional bus tour is available to visit the most famous beach of Mykonos, Super Paradise, where you can enjoy your cocktail, sunbathe and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. Walk along the whitewashed labyrinthic streets of Mykonos where you might meet the celebrity of the island, Peter the Pelican. The trip ends at the port of Mykonos where a ferry will take you back to Rafina port. When you get on board, do not miss the chance to get some panoramic photos of Mykonos city against the sunset.

2-day Independent Tour to Santorini from Athens

6. 2-day Independent Tour to Santorini from Athens

During this independent 2-day trip you will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of Santorini, a Greek island in the South Aegean. Famous for its giant lagoon, breathtaking sunsets and contrasts of colors, this is truly the dream Greek holiday. Day 1 We pick you up from your hotel in Athens and take you directly to the port where you will board a comfortable boat. During the cruise, you will see some beautiful islands, many of them uninhabited. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will check-in to your hotel and then have the afternoon free to explore the island. Take a swim, enjoy the hospitality or indulge in the Greek specialties on offer. Santorini was created due to a volcanic explosion 3,600 years ago. The explosion created sheer cliff tops and a lagoon that is 400 metres deep. On the other side of the cliffs, the land slopes down to create fascinating beaches with colorful sands due to the volcanic content. You will have the chance to explore the Red Beach, the Black Beach and enjoy the gorgeous sunset over the Aegean Sea. In the evening, take advantage of the great views at one of the excellent restaurants on the island, and enjoy the great nightlife on offer. Day 2 Take advantage of the free morning to explore the main town of Fira with narrow winding streets. With plenty of shops and local products on offer you will have no trouble finding the perfect gift for loved ones or more delightful food to savor. In the afternoon we will sail back to Athens where our trip concludes.

From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

7. From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

Discover Mykonos, the island of the winds, and Santorini's picturesque sunsets on a 5-day private tour. Visit cosmopolitan shops, sandy beaches, and places where celebrities from all over the world come on their vacation. Day 1Travel from Athens to Mykonos in the morning. Get picked you up from your hotel, arrive at Piraeus Port, and take the ferry to reach Mykonos Island. Your driver will then transfer you to your hotel. Also known as the island of the winds, Mykonos is the most famous island in the world for its beaches, exciting nightlife, picturesque Cycladic houses, and luxury hotels. Stroll through the narrow streets of Matogiania, where you can shop for clothes and other local items. Come evening, set out to enjoy some of Mykonos' memorable nightlife of Mykonos. Spend the rest of your night at your hotel. Day 2Spend one more day exploring the best of Mykonos. Choose how you spend your time, whether you'd like to hit the beach or get some more shopping in. Spend another night in your Mykonos hotel. Day 3Head from Mykonos to Santorini. Your driver will pick you up and take you to Mykonos Port so you hop on a boat to Santorini Island. The first thing you'll have to see is the unforgettable sunset from Oia, the most famous sunset in the world. Crowds of people gather there in order to witness this awe-inspiring moment. Afterward, choose to enjoy a drink or dinner in the picturesque town of Fira. Walk among the characteristic streets where you can buy many souvenirs. Spend the rest of your night at a hotel in Santorini. Day 4Spend your fourth day getting to know the must-see sights and local spots of Santorini. Explore the streets, greet locals and other travelers, and soak in the sun at one of the unique beaches. Day 5Get picked up by your driver, then head back to Athens from Mykonos via Santorini Port. Arrive at Piraeus Port, then finish off your trip with a transfer back to your hotel or accommodation in Athens.

From Athens: Seaside Tour with Electric Bike

8. 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.

From Athens: Fast Transfer to Cape Sounion

9. From Athens: Fast Transfer to Cape Sounion

While in Athens you must visit the ancient temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. If you want to do it on your own and without time limitations, then getting a safe transfer there is recommended. Booking this transfer service, you will enjoy a hassle-free 1-way or 2-way transfer from central meeting points in Athens. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the Athens city center at the designated time, and will drive you to Cape Sounion using the fastest route, depending on the traffic. After 40-60 minutes, you will arrive at Cape Sounion. Once there, you may spend your time however you like, with the option to explore the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon, or walk down to the closest beautiful beach to take a refreshing swim. If you book the 1-way option, be sure to arrange for the return trip on your own. Alternatively, you can book the 2-way option which grants you 90 minutes of free time on the site before the driver takes you back to the city center.

Athens: 5-Hour Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners

10. Athens: 5-Hour Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners

While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. The Athens coastline is ideal for beginners to dive with its warm water, great visibility and a stone's throw from Athens center. Don't miss this opportunity. Enjoy your complimentary pick-up service from your Athens hotel with an air-conditioned minivan - a 30 minute drive to the dive sites. As soon as you reach the dive site, your experienced instructor will make a short briefing on what to expect and the few simple skills you'll need to know to dive safely, such as mask clearing, how to equalize your ears to the water pressure, regulator usage, proper fin kicking and basic hand signals. Your instructor will also provide all the basic scuba gear you’ll use, which is well maintained every year. This will include a mask, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, wet suit, dive gauges and a tank. After the briefing, it will be time for the thrill. In no more than 30 feet (10 meters) deep in crystal clear warm waters, you will discover what it is like to breathe underwater for the first time. The marine life you will admire will consist of eels, octopuses, sea basses, breams and schools of a wide variety of Mediterranean fishes and lots of macro creatures. All beginners will scuba dive in small groups of no more than six divers at a time, per Instructor, so that personalized attention will be given to each one of you. Also, all divers will be DAN insured. Last but not least, your crew will also hold an underwater camera and, if you wish, will make sure that all your memories will be recorded and given to you at the end of the dive - free of charge.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 389 reviews

This was an amazing tour! Our guide Theodore 'Teddy' was amazing. He got the group interacting, he was fun cheeky - in a good way, and just made this the absolute best experience we had in Greece. Teddy's knowledge of Greek history was incredible, he knew so much and made it really fun to learn. EVERYTHING...COMES...FROM...GREECE!!! I would highly recommend the tour, the ruin was fantastic at sunset, and the sunset itself was breathtaking. If you are lucky enough to get Teddy as your guide then the whole experience will be 100% better. Also, a shout out to Alex the driver who was also really lovely and professional. His driving was very good and very safe, in a city where driving terrifies me!!!

Lovely day trip from Athens. We had the hotel pick up and drop off which was useful (arranged last minute as well, so appreciated the help!) The boat is beautiful, enough room to move around and also sunbathe on deck. Crew were more than helpful, including getting us drinks where possible (though it is self serve) and keeping an eye on us at the swim stop. Both islands were beautiful, the bike tour on Agistri was well worth it. On Aegina we got some ice cream and then walked to a quieter (and better) beach behind the temple. Overall wonderful tour and would recommend if you only have a few days in Athens and want to get some sun and sea!

It was not easy to get there from Athens but worths it. The view was wonderful. The water was such clean and transparent to see the depth of sea. The guide was kind and professional guy who helped us a lot. Food in restaurant was delicious.

The boat cruise was fun. There was drinks and we got a delicious buffet meal. We spent a little time on the islands. The staff was kid and accommodating. I would highly recommend if you are looking for something to do in Athens.

Timely arrivals, and good pre recorded guide. I learned a lot from the guide.