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Athens: Meteora Independent Train Trip and Monastery Tour

1. Athens: Meteora Independent Train Trip and Monastery Tour

Discover the beauty and history of Meteora on a day trip from Athens. Take in stunning views of the Greek countryside on the comfortable train ride to the town of Kalambaka. Travel with a guide on a van or bus and stop to capture pictures at six historic monasteries. Begin from Stathmos Larissis, the fabulous central railway station of Athens where you will depart to Kalambaka. Throughout your train journey, indulge in the unique scenic routes that the Greek countryside provides. Upon arrival, meet your guide who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Walk with your guide to the Meteora Monasteries where you can admire the amazing Christian architecture. Discover the over 700 years of history and influence of the monasteries. Next, drive back to Kalabaka where you will have free time to spend under the shadow of giant rocks and where you can contemplate a full day of experiences and exploration.

Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

2. Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

Board your private boat in Shinias Bay and embark on a 20-minute journey to Cape Marathon. This place famous for its cliffs (which range from easy to challenging). Arrive at one of the many hidden bays of Cape Marathon, where you will have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters and climb up the famous cliffs. Take the opportunity to view the seabed as you snorkel through the coves. 

Athens: Private Tour to Corinth, Cave of Lakes & Cog Railway

3. Athens: Private Tour to Corinth, Cave of Lakes & Cog Railway

Spend a full day on this private tour exploring the natural and man-made wonders surrounding the city of Athens. After pickup from your accommodations in Athens, drive along the mainland cost to Peloponnese, where you’ll have your first short stop at the Corinth Canal, which connects the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Your second visit will be to the Ancient Market and the Statue of Apostle Paul, walking along the same paths the Apostle walked and preached hundreds of years earlier. Then, visit the commercial town of Corinth and the Apostle Paul Metropolitan Church, founded by the Apostle himself around 51-52 AD.   Afterwards, you’ll reach Diakofto to take the Cog Railway that goes through Vouraikos Canyon, one of the most beautiful natural sights and most spectacular railway rides in Greece. Your train ride ends in the town of Kalavryta, where your driver will meet you to take you to the mysterious and magnificent “Cave of Lakes”, a rare creation of nature. Small and large lakes, 13 in total, each a different colors, formed inside a cave that you can now explore. See the “hanging bridge” the “waterfalls”, and unique stalactite formations as you get the feeling of being in a floating corridor. Head through an artificial tunnel that leads you directly to the second floor for some awe-inspiring sights.   Finally, stop for a meal in the picturesque village of Kalavrita before heading back to Athens.

Athens: Adventure Dives in Nea Makri for Certified Divers

4. Athens: Adventure Dives in Nea Makri for Certified Divers

Only 45 minutes from the center of Athens in the southern Evoikos Gulf there are a variety of dive sites for you to explore - from the most relaxing to the most challenging ones. Choose between diving from the shore or taking a boat trip out into open waters. The meeting point is at the dive center and after preparing the equipment you will head for Schinias bay where the private inflatable boat is located. From there and within 6 miles (25 minutes) distance you will explore some of the most interesting dive places in the Mediterranean Sea: Platourada island, Dipsa island and Marathon cape. An experienced scuba instructor will help you with all the necessary preparations and guide you through the dive, so the only thing you have to do is to relax and enjoy the dive. There is an hour and a half surface interval between the dives with refreshments and snacks. All dive equipment, water, snacks and refreshments are included.

Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

5. Athens: Private Cape Sounio and Vouliagmeni Lake Sunset Tour

Following collection from your Athens accommodation, pass through some of the city's most scenic suburbs whilst following a coastal road. Your first stop is to Lake Vouliagmeni, a hidden treasure of the Athenian Riviera. Lake Vouliagmeni has a steady temperature all year round, ranging between 18-24 degrees Celsius. Its water is brackish, containing underground sea water mixed with the water of a spring. This makes it an ideal location for swimmers who visit the lake to profit from its mineral-rich water. Following the lake, continue along the coastal road whilst admiring the green and rocky coastline of Attica on your way to Cape Sounion. As you approach the promontory, the columns of the Temple of Poseidon are visible from the road, standing proudly on top of a hill and dominating the surroundings. The temple was erected to honor the ancient Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. On a lower hill, opposite Cape Sounion, you can discover the ruins of a second ancient temple that was built to honor Goddess Athena. Take your time in admiring the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea, as no land catches your eye except for scattered islands in the open sea. Admire the beautiful sunset colors in the sky from the highest point of the hill, following which you return to Athens following the same route.

From Athens: Delphi Private Hiking Experience

6. From Athens: Delphi Private Hiking Experience

After being picked up from your hotel in Athens, transfer to the Delphi region with a local driver. With your experienced mountain guide, hike down the ancient trail connecting the cave to Delphi admiring the imposing landscapes of Parnassus. Stop at the summer camp settlement of ‘Kroki’ to quench your thirst at the traditional drinking-water fountain. Then continue on to hike down the cobbled trail ‘Skala’, which winds around the town of Delphi. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the archeological site at Delphi, the Olive grove of Amfissa, and the sea. In the afternoon, visit the Archeological site and museum of Delphi, to enjoy a private guided tour with a state-licensed guide

Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium and Plaka Private Group Tour

7. Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium and Plaka Private Group Tour

Journey back in time and see the ancient monuments of Athens on a private group tour with an English-speaking guide. Marvel at the landmarks of Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament, and watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony. See the traditional uniform of the elite Evzone guards in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Next, get some shade as you walk through the National Garden and see the neoclassical facade of Zappeion Hall. Learn about the home of the first modern Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium, and then continue along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to enter the historic Plaka district. Make your way to the south slope of the Acropolis and get a perfect view of the remains of the Theatre of Dionysus. Discover the ancient mausoleum on Philopappos Hill as you continue towards the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea and Erechtheion. Be amazed by the ruins of the Parthenon and enjoy stunning views over the rooftops of Athens.

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Trip

8. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Private Trip

Cape Sounion is one of the most popular destinations in Athens, but it's not easy to visit due to its distance from main roads. This makes it a perfect destination for private tours, especially if you've got some time to spare. With this private excursion, you'll be able to explore Athens without getting lost or waiting at long lines. Your Personal Guide and Driver will take care of all your requests while they deliver you to the top of the mountain as well as the next stop on your itinerary. The temple of Poseidon is a magnificent sight to see. It was built around the 6th century BC, and it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple has been used as a church since 1884, but it still contains some original structural pieces from the temple’s construction. You will walk to the top of Cape Sounion and then to Poseidon’s Temple. Take a stroll up the mountain until you reach the ruins of Poseidon’s Temple. The temple is a beautiful structure with white marble columns and arches, which make it look like an ancient Greek ruin. Once you get up close, you can see the beautiful carvings that were made on the walls. Poseidon’s Temple is one of the most popular tourist places in all of Greece, so it’s always full of people and families. If you want to get a good view into the temple, you can climb up one of its many pillars or ascend by way of an imposing stairway in the back. The Temple of Poseidon was first built in the 6th century BC and was renovated in the 5th century AD, so you can see a mix of Greek, Roman and Byzantine architecture. The temple sits on a rock formation that is approximately 80 meters high and faces westwards towards Cape Sunion. The temple measures about 60 meters by 36 meters and is built from roughly cut limestone blocks. The temple was never actually completed and is rather small compared to other Greek temples. It has a peristyle, colonnade and sanctuary that makes it seem like a more Roman style temple. The columns within the sanctuary are Doric style and made from the local limestone of the island (called "jelab"). The end of your journey, the view of the Aegean Sea and an eternal present awaits you at this majestic place. The wealth of history will make you leave with a deeper understanding of ancient Greece and its religion, philosophy and mythology. Once the tour is over, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Athens.

From Athens: Ancient Greece & Zakynthos Private 5-Day Trip

9. From Athens: Ancient Greece & Zakynthos Private 5-Day Trip

Explore some of classical Greece's most famous landmarks on a private 5-day tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Archaeological Site of Mycenae, Ancient Olympia, and the monasteries of Meteora. Discover Zakynthos Island and see its many caves on a day cruise. On Day 1, get picked up by your driver then drive along the Attica coastline toward the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, making a stop at the famous Canal of Corinth to admire the breathtaking views along the way. Later, stop at Nafplio and discover its iconic Venetian fortress of Palamidi, as well as the fortified islet of Bourtzi. Next, move on to the renowned ancient town of Mycenae to explore its archaeological site. Leave Mycenae after to arrive at Ancient Olympia for an overnight stay. On Day 2, your driver will pick you up again from your hotel and take you to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. After sightseeing in Olympia, head to Kyllini Port to take the ferry to Zakynthos. Check in at your hotel and then have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Zakynthos. On Day 3, get transferred to Zakynthos Marina by your driver before hopping aboard a local boat cruise to explore the island. Visit the Blue Caves and the shipwreck, and enjoy a photo stop at Porto Vromi where the boat pulls up next to the Agalas and Keri Caves. Have the chance to go swimming in the area of St. Nickolas, Vasilikos, where the boat anchors for about an hour. If you're lucky, you'll even spot sea turtles during the cruise. At the end of your boat tour, return to your hotel with your driver. After breakfast on Day 4, take the ferry from Zakynthos to Kyllini and continue the tour to Delphi. Cross over the amazing bridge of Rion – Antirion before reaching Delphi. There, visit the archeological site and, of course, the Museum of Delphi. Later, visit Arachova, a simultaneously traditional and modern small city, for coffee or lunch. Depart from Arachova and drive through central Greece to Kalambaka, a small traditional town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks of the great Meteora Monasteries. Overnight in Meteora. On Day 5, visit Meteora and marvel at the unique and impressive scenery of ageless monasteries standing atop huge rocks between the earth and sky. On the way back to Athens, pass by the small towns of Domokos, Kamena Vourla, and Thermopiles before arriving in Athens late in the afternoon.

Nea Makri: Open-Water Diving Advanced PADI Course

10. Nea Makri: Open-Water Diving Advanced PADI Course

You’ll plan your course with your instructor by choosing from a variety of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives; deep and underwater navigation – and you choose the other three (boat diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, wreck diving and many more ), for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you will learn how to plan dives to deal with the challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive is focused on your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The web-based system lets you study at your own pace with an easy to use, interactive program. You will also have access to an online version of the Advanced Open Water Diver manual. You can also choose to study from a book.

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This was a well organized, informative and enjoyable trip. The guide was witty and very knowledgeable, as only someone who grew up there could be. This format is better suited to independently minded travelers: think of it as a minibus transfer between monasteries with live commentary. So nobody will shepherd you into a restaurant or toilet. If you need either, it's up to you within the time window allowed at each stop. Only one monastery had a small kiosk selling light snacks, so bringing sustenance is essential. The guide mentioned that the tour normally starts with a quick lunch, but because the train was delayed the group decided to skip that in favor of a snack on the go.

This was a great experience. Our travel guide did a great job, he spoke English clearly and was very knowledgeable about the monasteries..It was pretty chilly and rainy this day and I asked if he knew of a place on the way that I could pick up a jacket. They stopped at a place and I ran in for 3 mins to get a jacket. Thanks so much, enjoyed the tour.

Great guide. I can only recommend the trip to Meteora to everyone. Great setting, great landscape. My wife and I loved it. The guide had a great deal of expertise about the landscape! Clear recommendation !!!!

Despite the 4 hour train journey, I was overwhelmed by the scenery. A must see. Our guide and driver were fantastic. The monasteries are magnificent. It was a beautiful day

Tour was great. Weather was not cooperative but we did our best, guide and driver were so accommodating