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From Athens: Meteora 2-Day Trip by Train with a Local Guide

1. From Athens: Meteora 2-Day Trip by Train with a Local Guide

You will independently take the train from Athens train station at 7:57 AM to Kalabaka and admire the beautiful Greek landscapes during your trip to Meteora. Arriving in Kalabaka at 12:05 PM, be picked up from the train station and transferred to check into your reserved hotel. After lunch, prepare yourself for the Meteora majestic sunset tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in the afternoon and after the tour be brought back to your hotel or to Kalabaka town for a short walk. The next morning at 09:00 AM, be picked up from your hotel and join a comprehensive Meteora morning tour or a Meteora hiking tour. For the next 4-hours, you have the chance to experience all the beauty of the unique phenomenon of Meteora and the holy monasteries on top of the rock giants. After the tour ends, transfer back to your hotel where you can get ready for your departure back to Athens. Your train will depart at 6:22 PM and you will reach Athens at approximately 10:30 PM.

Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

2. Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens

Day 1 Catch the train to Kalambaka from Athens Railway Station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka, the English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station, holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you will join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora, and discover all the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 Next morning, you will have the opportunity to choose the activity you prefer, the Meteora Hiking Tour or the Half-day Morning Tour. The guide will meet you in the lobby to explore together Meteora, and discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this area. Enjoy a journey back in time, and learn the stories of the first hermits and monks who laid the foundations of the monastic community of Meteora. At around 5 PM, the driver will pick you up to transfer you to the train station. At 5:22 PM the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives back to Athens at around 9:30 PM.

Best of Athens Small-Group Segway Tour

3. Best of Athens Small-Group Segway Tour

Your tour leader will start with a 30-minute training session to help you get comfortable on your Segway. Within minutes you’ll realize just how easy and intuitive it is! The tour will start by visiting the area where, in antiquity, everything ended! Keramikos area was the ancient cemetery but also one of the entrances to Athens. Then follow almost the same path as the ancient Greeks to visit the Ancient Agora, the heart of ancient Athens and the Roman agora. Without breaking a sweat, drive over to the next stop, the most important one, Mars hill and the entrance to the Acropolis. Take in the sight of this majestic world icon from your unique viewpoint on a Segway as you visit from the outside. This is a perfect photo opportunity! But wait… there is more! From here, easily ride up the Pnyka Hill — no tired feet! — and discover its off-the-beaten track terraced area where democracy was born and follow the path that  leads on to Athens’(Acropolis) best panoramic view. Roll through the pedestrian street around the hill of Acropolis so as to meet the “Roman” part of the city, where the temple of Zeus and the gate of Andrian stands. Then visit the first modern Olympic “village”, the Zappion mansion and the Panathinaikon Stadium, to discover where the first modern Olympic Games took place andl glide on to the national gardens, to ease your mind like kings and queens used to do! A sure highlight of the day is the presidential guards, with their unique and meaningful uniform. Right before heading back, you will have the change to get a picture next to the guards, a must-do here in Athens! If you are looking for a fun, eco-friendly way to discover the best that Modern Athens has to offer in just a few hours – you’ll love this Modern Athens Segway Tour! You’ll cover more ground and see more without the effort it would take the cover the same route on foot.

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.

Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

5. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio and Monastiraki’s flea market.

From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Plane and Ferry

6. From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Plane and Ferry

Enjoy a one-day tour of the most famous Greek island. Take a bus transfer to the Athens airport for a morning flight to Mykonos. Upon arrival, enjoy a bus transfer to the city center. Explore the city center before the late morning crowds arrive, including a 60-minute walking tour among the whitewashed houses with a guide. Wander the labyrinth of narrow lanes surrounded by traditional buildings with the island's unique architectural style, including local shops and galleries. Then it's time to visit the Little Venice of Mykonos where the famous pelican strolls. If you are lucky, you may see him opening his wings to impress all those who stop. Continue to the hill of windmills, one of the most popular sightseeing spots on the island, where you can feast your eyes on a panoramic view of the city and the Aegean Sea. Walk further to the Matoyiannia neighborhood for high-end shopping. Take a break to enjoy lunch or swim on the beach at the old city port. Meet you guide to take a ferry towards Mykonos, across the Aegean Sea. Enjoy a Greek summer salad before arriving at the Port of Rafina, where your driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Athens.

From Athens: Seaside Tour with Electric Bike

7. 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.

Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

8. Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Start the day from the central meeting point or with an optional hotel pickup and explore Athens on an eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk, perfect for navigating the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this sightseeing tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments in the center of the city. See the Hellenic Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow on to see the site of the ancient Olympic games, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Arch of Hadrian. The tour concludes in the Plaka neighbourhood in the shadow of the Acropolis and its ancient temple, from where you can get off or return to the starting point of your tour.

From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

9. From Athens: 3-Days Meteora Rail Tour

Day 1 Trains are the most spacious and comfortable way of travel in Greece. Catch the morning train to Kalambaka from Athens Larissa railway station, and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the Greek countryside. Upon your arrival in Kalambaka your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at the train station holding a signboard with your name on it to transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, a VIP minibus will pick you up from the hotel to join the Meteora Sunset Tour to admire breathtaking views of Meteora and to discover the hidden gems of this place. Day 2 For the next morning, have the chance to choose the activity you wish: the Half-Day Morning Tour of Meteora to see the main attractions, the monasteries of Meteora with a VIP minibus or the Hiking Tour of Meteora to walk among the rock giants. Visit 2 monasteries of Meteora, the secluded hermit caves of Badovas and enjoy the best panoramic viewpoints of the 6 monasteries. After this morning tour, the bus will drop you back to your hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the area on your own. Day 3 The morning is free. In the evening, a taxi transfer will be arranged for you from your hotel to the local train station at Kalambaka. At 5:15 PM, the train departs from Kalambaka and arrives at 9:25 PM to Athens.

Athens by Night Segway Tour

10. Athens by Night Segway Tour

Athens’s best illuminated monuments are scattered around the city, making this tour the ideal way to see it all by Segway without getting stuck on a crowded bus. You will be provided with reflective vests to ensure your safety on the roads after dark. You’ll then enjoy a 30-minute training session to help you get comfortable on your Segway. Within minutes, you’ll realize just how easy and intuitive it is.  Once you're feeling comfortable, your experienced guide will lead you through the area of Plaka, a famous area of Athens which bustles with activity and life both day and night. Cruise through the Zappion gardens and admire the Zappion mansion, the first Olympic village right before reaching the Panathinaikon stadium for a unique photo stop. If you are looking for a fun, eco-friendly way to discover the best that ancient Athens has to offer in just a few hours then this tour is perfect. You’ll cover more ground and see more without the effort it would take to cover the same route on foot. 

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Punctual start. No issue with directions to location. Quickly got us registered and took time to ensure could operate safely. Went at pace to suit group so nobody felt left out. Sterious knew his subject perfectly and communicated that well with just enough info to explain without boring....

We had the best time on our 2-day rail tour of Kalabaka and Meteora. Our guide was great, he is an expert photographer, and the drivers were awesome. They went above and beyond, highly recommend this tour! The accommodations were also very nice.

Nice and smooth transitions from transportation to going to places. Very attentive and always on time providers. They made sure all my needs were met at all times and went above and beyond. Christos & Eleni were amazing!! Highly recommended.

It was amazing. Our guide was so knowledgeable and really makes you feel comfortable and at ease. If you aren’t able to decide trust me just do it. It’s worth it. It’s a really fun and safe way to explore Athens.

Chris was a great guide, and the tuk tuk was extremely maneuverable around the city.