Day Trips from Athens Greece

Tours from Athens to Deplhi, Greek Islands, Beaches, Temple of Poseidon

Athens Greece

Exciting one day excurions and tours

Few countries are as filled with stunning sights as Greece, with all its ancient history, but for many people the country starts and ends with the beaches of its many islands.

A holiday in the Greek islands is certainly a wonderful experience, but if you're based around the capital Athens and want a change from the bustle of the city, then there are many destinations within easy reach that will make for enjoyable and fascinating day trips and guided tours whether it be visits to ancient ruins or one of the nearby Greek islands.

Athens may be packed with ancient sites from the Acropolis and the Parthenon to the Temples of Nike and Athena, but it'd be a pity to visit Greece and not see any more of this wondrous country, whether it's through excursions to Delphi or short tours of the nearby Greek Islands. The range of tours and day trips available from your hotel will provide plenty of choice.

Popular Tours and Trips out of Athens in Greece


Delphi was considered the centre of the earth and the universe in Ancient Greece, and its huge importance back then can be seen in the many impressive monuments and buildings that have survived since antiquity.

Delphi tours are among the most popular excursions from Athens and will let you enjoy the Temple of Apollo, the Castalia springs, Tholos, and the village of Delphi itself. Seeing the majestic remains set amid the beautiful countryside wilderness is an unforgettable experience that only day trips to Delphi can provide.

Mycenae Epidaurus

Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites on mainland Greece, and excursions along the coast from Athens are a great way to sample some of the wonder of Greece's long and venerable history.

Mycenae was described by Homer in the Iliad as being a city 'rich in gold', and many treasures have been unearthed in the centuries since. Most tours will include entrance to the tomb and Royal Palace of Agamemnon, and also a visit to the Epidaurus theatre which was a marvel of engineering in Ancient Greece, offering amazing acoustics for the plays and shows once held there.

Saronic Gulf Sailing

Boat tours always offer a welcome break from the heat of Athens in summer, and day trips spent sailing the Saronic Gulf combine this with an opportunity to see the Greek islands of Aegina, Poros and others.

All excursions will provide fully trained crew, and you can choose whether to spend the full day on the Aegean waves or stop off at one or more of the Greek islands to enjoy delicious local foods and drinks redolent of Greece.

Cape Sounion

Not only do excursions from Athens to Cape Sounion offer enchanting views over the Aegean, with Greek islands in the distance, but they offer the chance to see some of the most significant ruins in Greece, including the Temple of Poseidon.

Half-day tours of the area are possible, but for the full experience full day trips are recommended with a break for lunch and coffee amidst the ancient ruins.