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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 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

"A great way to get under the skin of the city! Loved our street tour with Nikos -he's passionate and knowledgeable about the art but is also full of insight into Athens and her culture. Can't think of many tours that would engage our teenagers for three hours. Would definitely do another Alternative Athens tour with or without the family."

johnnybrighton2015

"Our guide was Nikos, and he made this our favorite part of visiting Athens! We talked and laughed and had a great time! We met so many amazing local people in Greece, and fell in love with it because of the people that live there! Nikos was by far our #1 favorite local! He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Thank you, Nikos!"

Mylissa R

"My three kids, ages 8, 6, and 4, had a fantastic time during their "Playing Goddess Athena" activity. The activities were both engaging and educational. My kids loved it and name it as one of the highlights of our 2+ weeks in Greece. I brought a book and my husband went off to see more historical sites that wouldn't interest the children. Highly recommend."

Kristine H