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Beyond Athens

Unique sights, ancient ruins, and beautiful landscapes are waiting to be explored just a few hours away from Athens. From the sandy beaches of Aegina island to the stunning beauty of the Meteora monasteries, you will discover that trips from Athens can reveal an exciting world of astonishing natural beauty.

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Beyond Athens

Wonders of Mainland Greece self drive trip

An awe-inspiring journey to Delphi & Meteora, in a quest for the inexplicable

price
€239 per person
duration
3 days
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Beyond Athens

The Ultimate Delphi Day Trip

Ancient glory, natural beauty, mountain living and local surprises

duration
full day (12 hours)
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Beyond Athens

The Grand self-drive tour of Classical Greece

A journey of discovery to Greece's most significant historical sites: Olympia, Nafplio, Mycenae, Delphi & Meteora

price
€400 per person
duration
5 days
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Beyond Athens

Highlights of the Peloponnese self drive trip

Mycenae, Nafplio, Arcadia & Olympia: In search of heroic principles that shaped our world.

price
€246 per person
duration
3 days
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Beyond Athens

Extraordinary Mycenae & Nafplio day trip

This corner of Greece is alive with myths, traditional crafts and history!

duration
full day (11 hours)
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Beyond Athens

cape sounion & the athens riviera sunset tour

A gorgeous shore and a stunning Greek temple!

duration
5 hours
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Beyond Athens

Wonders of Mainland Greece: Delphi & Meteora Tour

Stunning landmark sites of Greece and local life in the villages & Meteora monasteries

duration
3 days
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Beyond Athens

Classical Greece Grand Tour: Delphi, Nafplio & Ancient Olympia

A grand journey to the greatest sites of ancient Greece in search of history, culture and the roots of Western civilisation

duration
3 days
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Beyond Athens

Highlights of the Peloponnese: Mycenae, Nafplio & Olympia Tour

The unmissable sights of Peloponnese and a genuine experience of local Peloponnesian life

duration
2 days
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Beyond Athens

The Millenia Tour: Olympia, Nafplio, Mycenae, Delphi & Meteora

A journey of discovery to Greece's most magnificent historical sites and a stunning natural treasure

duration
5 days
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Beyond Athens

A Dazzling Day Trip to Hydra

A great cosmopolitan island escape, with pristine beaches, stunning architecture and international cultural allure

duration
Full Day (11 hours)
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Beyond Athens

Enchanting Aegina Island

A surprisingly unspoilt island escape!

duration
Full Day (11 hours)
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day trips from athens

day trips from athens

From the sites of Delphi and Mycenae, to charming Nafplio and the wonderful islands of Hydra and Aegina, some of Greece's most beatiful gems are waiting to be explored just a few hours away from Athens!

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self-drive tours

self-drive tours

A wonderful way to explore at your own pace, featuring our top-rated app, tips for the best restaurants, activities and places to visit and live support from our team of expert travel designers!

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multi-day excursions

multi-day excursions

Explore the highlights of Greece with our private 2-, 3-, and 5-day itineraries from Athens. Beyond marvelling at world-renowned sights such as Delphi, ancient Olympia, or Meteora, you will live a travel experience like no other, uncovering real Greece, its culture and its inhabitants in an unforgettable journey.

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Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"Fantastic Night! We told our guide what kind of drinks we liked and the type of atmosphere that makes us the most comfortable and she did amazing job finding bars to fit us best. If we ever make it back to Greece, I would definitely do this tour again!"

laineyjanexo

"Amazing Tour! It exceeded my expectations. Our guide Demetra was wonderful and had an amazing knowledge of history, archaeology and culture; she did a great job highlighting things of importance and interest, while not bogging us down with too much detail. Our tour included a number of cultural stops (wine tasting, icon painting, Greek lesson, tanner and bellmaker visits, stops for local sweets and food, etc.) and every stop added to the richness of our trip. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Alternative Athens and Demetra!!"

Elizabeth B, TripAdvisor

"It’s not only ancient sites that are interesting to see in Athens! Our terrific and fun guide took us through the neighborhoods that are the social and political heart of contemporary Athens. Well worth it and highly recommended!"

John M