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 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.
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.