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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

From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Ferry Boat

4. 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.

Nea Makri: Marathon Cape & Bay of Schinias Snorkeling Trip

5. 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.

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.

From Athens: Sea Kayak Adventure to Cape Sounion

10. From Athens: Sea Kayak Adventure to Cape Sounion

A unique and dynamic activity, that brings people closer to their natural environment by giving them the chance to explore it, using their body’s strength and senses. Admire stunning views from the seaside along the Athenian Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio and to the famous Temple of Poseidon!. En route you will have the chance of having a  light snack on one of the islets. Upon arrival to Cape Sounio, you will visit the famous temple and end the day with a marvelous meal, enjoying unique views and the sunset of the Saronic Gulf. After collection at the hotel, it's time to get ready for some adventure. You'll try on your equipment and after the guide's briefing on paddling and safety, the journey is ready to begin. You will take a stop at the island of Archi, or on one of the beaches of Legrena for a swim and refreshing snack. Having refueled you will continue to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. The tour includes the entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon and you'll end your day at a Greek tavern for a delicious Greek meal.

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based on 389 reviews

Dimitrius was a great guide! Everything was very easy and he was very accommodating. We were the only three on the trip so he let us take our time and explore at our own pace. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone and I'd take it again myself too.

The entire experience was fantastic. The crew, guides, and food was perfect. I definitely recommend this activity if you are in Athens!

Perfect! The boat was nice, the crew was really good, the took care of everything on the boat. The food was also tasty!

The driver was very experienced. He also gave us information about the landmarks in Athens that we passed.

Wonderful day! Staff was great, food amazing!! We loved the swimming spot..would recommend!