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Athens: Guided Tour of Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera

1. Athens: Guided Tour of Cape Sounion and Athens Riviera

Head to Cape Sounion and ride along the Athens coastal road with stunning views of the Saronic Gulf. Arrive at the Temple of Poseidon and hear mythical tales before watching the panoramic view over the Aegean Sea. Meet with your tour guide and depart immediately for Cape Sounion with your air-conditioned coach. Drive along Attica’s scenic coastal road and pass through some of the most beautiful suburbs of Athens, such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza. Discover Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon built in the late 5th century BC. Find yourself immersed by the mythical tales of Theseus, Ariadne, and Minotaur and explore the temple dedicated to the God of the Sea. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Aegean Sea before heading back to Athens.

From Athens: Hiking Trip in Parnitha National Park & Lunch

2. From Athens: Hiking Trip in Parnitha National Park & Lunch

Spend a day in the countryside exploring the National Park of Mount Parnitha. After pick-up from your hotel, head out to the National Park to start this 6km hiking trip with a total elevation of 100m. It is an easy route, making it ideal for families. The hike begins from Bafi Refuge and most of it, is in the dense fir forest and will take around three hours total. You will pass by the springs of Koromilia and Mesiano Nero until you reach the plateau of Mola. There you have the chance to rest for a bit and maybe encounter some red deer passing by. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a Mediteranean meal in the forest. Then your guide will take you back to Bafi Refuge, through the same path but with a different view point. Mount Parnitha is the closest mountain to Athens, and the only National Park in Europe so close to a capital (40km). Explore the National Park and enjoy time out surrounded by the beauty of nature.  

From Athens: All-day Meteora Photo Tour

3. From Athens: All-day Meteora Photo Tour

Discover the photographic highlights of Meteora rocks with a professional photographer on this all-day photo tour from Athens. Take the train from Athens at 7.20 AM, arriving at Kalampaka at 11.30 AM. A professional photographer will be at the train station waiting for you. He will pick you up in a new air-conditioned car and you will start exploring and photographing the Meteora area.  You will visit one monastery and photograph all six monasteries from outside. Stop at the best spots and your guide will show you the best angles to photograph. The tour can accommodate up to 4 people, which means that there's no rush and you can take your time at every location. The photographer is able to spend time explaining things to you about photography and help you with your camera or your phone. At the same time, you will learn about the history of the area and monastic life. The tour lasts for about 4 hours and you will be dropped off at the train station before you head back to Athens where you will arrive at about 9:30 PM.

From Athens: Biking Day Trip of Mt. Parnitha with Lunch

4. From Athens: Biking Day Trip of Mt. Parnitha with Lunch

Explore the mountains of Athens on a guided bike trip around Mt. Parnitha. Spot local animals, birds, and plants, bike by Mola and St. Paul's Church, and learn about this area's fascinating ecosystem. Finish your tour with a tasty Greek lunch at the Bafi Mountain Hut. Begin your full-day tour with a comfortable, 1-hour ride from your hotel in Athens to Mt. Parnitha National Park. After arriving at Bafi Mountain Hut, your guide will give you a safety briefing and perform an equipment check. Once you're ready, hop on your bike and set off for the mountain trails. Follow your guide along a beautiful 10-mile route, stopping to enjoy views of Attica's Basin and the Euboean Bay. As you rest, enjoy the serenity of nature and learn about the ecosystem of Parnitha from your guide. Bike past Mola, a magnificent alpine plateau, and the beautiful Byzantine church dedicated to St Paul. As you pass by the sights of Mt. Parnitha, learn about its history from your experienced guide. Finish your biking journey back at the Bafi Mountain Hut. There, enjoy a delicious homemade Greek lunch and admire the spectacular view. After lunch, return to Athens in the comfort of an air-conditioned van.

Athens: Parnitha Mountain Land-Rover Safari with Lunch

5. Athens: Parnitha Mountain Land-Rover Safari with Lunch

Visit Parnitha national park, full of pine and fir forests, a true oasis for many species of wildlife, such as red deer, foxes and many kinds of birds, as well as the main getaway for the hot summer days and a vast snow-covered playground during the winter. Begin, after pick you up from your hotel. Follow the national road, which leads to Mount Parnitha, taking less than an hour. Stop at an altitude of 600m, at Lake Beletsi, an artificial lake that seems to belong in a fairytale. Continue your route to Mount Parnitha, following a unique off-road route through the forest full of pine trees, goats, chapels, monasteries and natural springs, approaching Avlonas Village. Cross the village and head onwards, the mountain adventure starts again through an off-road route to Voutima wildlife refuge. The uniqueness of the terrain, the dense vegetation, rare species of endemic plants, the different kinds of mammals and species of birds are spread in smaller or larger areas of the mountain. Reach the west slope of Mount Parnitha, for a panoramic, breathtaking view of the Saronic gulf, with the islands of Salamina and Aigina appearing before your eyes. Arrive at Hasia village and visit a traditional Greek tavern, where you will be welcomed by the owner. Be introduced to the Greek Mediterranean cuisine and heartfelt Hellenic hospitality with plenty of local food and wine. Follow the road back to Athens through picturesque villages, before reaching the city of Athens. The escort drivers of the premium off road vehicles will create a memorable day out with the best panoramic views of Parnitha mountain and amazing photo opportunities to capture each and every moment.

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What people are saying about Attica

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Sounio tour. Small Group of only 10 people which constantly we become friends with the tour guide Miss Marina and our fantastic driver. Beautiful scenery and it was a nice evening to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban Athens. Thank you for the great memories

The ride to Cape Sounion was really fun as we drove through some really great places along the coastline. The Temple of Poseidon is the perfect photo spot. It was so beautiful to see all these colors in the sky. Having a licensed tour guide with you

Small group (6 people). Really enjoyed the tour. The Van was comfortable and tour driver Kennedy was very careful. Our tour guide Marina was very knowledgeable!

Cape Sounion was perfect! The Temple of Poseidon was remarkable and the view at sundown was very unique. Highly recommend it!

Interesting route on well maintained kit with friendly staff.