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    Top 5 day trips from Athens

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Top 5 day trips from Athens

Have you seen all the important sights that Athens has to offer, but still have a few more days left in Greece? Here are our top five suggestions for day trips that will give you glowing memories of your family vacation in Greece!

1. A cruise to the nearby island of Hydra will give you a real sense of adventure—without tiring out your kids. Hydra, close to the mainland, is an island found in the Argo-Saronic Sea, with lots of daily ships sailing there from Piraeus. On Hydra, you can enjoy a classic donkey ride in the paved streets; see how different life is with no cars! You can also take a tour around Hydra with a water taxi.

Hydra

For a family day trip to Hydra and other islands of the Argo-Saronic Sea :

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2. The archaeological site of Mycenae is only 140 kilometers away from Athens. In Mycenae, you can admire the remains of one of the most important civilizations of the ancient world. Just a quick drive away is the romantic town of Nafplio, where the train can take your family on a 25-minute ride through the historic parts of the old and the new town.

Flickr damian entwistle mycenae

Flickr damian entwistle

To visit Mycenae and Nafplio with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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3. The archaeological site of Delphi, the famous oracle of ancient Greece, includes the holy spring of Castallia, the temple of Apollo, the Stadium, as well as plenty of space to play around in the beautiful surroundings.
Tholos of Delphi

Flickr Debs Sounio

Flickr Debs

To visit the Archaeological site of Delphi with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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4. Sounio used to be a fort and a port in ancient Greece. Today, you can still admire Poseidon’s Temple as well as the breathtaking natural scenery.

Flickr Debs Sounio

Flickr Debs Sounio

To visit the Temple of Poseidon with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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5. Take the flying dolphin/ catamaran to Spetses, otherwise known as the island of artists, to take a dive in the cool water just off its beautiful beaches and experience its combination of cosmopolitan life and traditional village life.

Flickr Michali K Spetses

Flickr Michali K

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Anastasia Valti-Spanopoulou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After a year in Law School, she left Athens to pursue a degree in Comparative Literature and History of Art in Scotland. In 2014 she returned to Greece. As a student she did several different jobs including translation, teaching at a nursery school, screenwriting and, of course, waitressing! When she’s not busy reading ridiculously old books, she enjoys playing the piano, struggles to learn Russian and travels to places with excellent cuisine and plentiful galleries!