Top Day Trips from Athens
Sail to a nearby island
A cruise to the islands near Athens will give your family a real sense of adventure without tiring your kids out. You can go to car-free Hydra in the Saronic Sea near Athens. Think of horse riding through the romantic cobble-stone street or long walks in nature. To go around Hydra and to visit its beaches, you will need to use a water taxi.
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Poros is located next to Hydra in the Saronic Sea. It is greener than Hydra and quieter. Romantic pine tree covered bays and a picturesque old town make Poros a great place for families. You can also opt for cosmopolitan Spetses, also known as the ‘island of artists’. From Athens, take the ferry boat to Spetses and dive in the cool water just at its beautiful beaches and experience its jet set vibe.
Have you heard from Aegina? That’s the third important island in the Saronic Sea and the closest to Athens. By ferry boat from Athens, you need an hour to get there. Aegina is famous for its picturesque port with impressive church, its pistachio nuts and the famous ancient temple of Aphaia. If you don’t want to miss out on any of the highlights in Aegina, you can take a guided Family day trip to Aegina island from Athens.
If you have more time and you want to visit all these beautiful island is the Saronic Sea with your family, we recommend our Family Sailing Adventure from Athens, Saronic islands. Not only will you travel by comfortable sailing boat, you will also have a chance to personalize your itinerary. Spetses, Aegina, Poros and Hydra; they are all part of this family sailing adventure!
A Family Tour to Mycenae and Nafplio
The archaeological site of Mycenae is one of the most important ancient cities in the world and only 140 kilometres away from Athens. In Mycenae, your family can admire the remains of the important Mycenaean civilization and kids can learn more of the ancient world. Close to Mycenae is the romantic town of Nafplio, the first capital of Greece. Nafplio is a great city for families. It has an impressive castle and city fortification, as well as pretty Mediterranean buildings and squares. There are several kid friendly museums in Nafplio and a street train can take your family around the historic parts of the old and the new town.
If you want to make the most of your day trip to Mycenae and Nafplio, we recommend you to join our Mycenae – Nafplion Family Guided Tour. During this tour you will admire the impressive architecture of the Mycenaeans. Your kids will love it because this tour is specially designed for youngsters, and entertaining for everyone. After the archaeological site, you head to a ceramics workshop. Here, your personal guide takes over once more to show your children the world of pottery in a fun and informative way. The tour closes with a stroll through the old alleyways of Nafplio, exploring every hidden corner of this romantic town.
A Visit to Delphi
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. Delphi is a must-visit in Greece. No other ancient site in Greece fascinates more than the mysterious Oracle of Delphi. Did you know that Delphi was called the centre of the world?!
If your kids love the Percy Jackson books and Greek Mythology, we recommend you to look at our Day trip to Delphi from Athens. During this specially designed tour, kids and parents will learn more about Greek Mythology, ancient Greece and where the inspiration for Percy Jackson came from. All this while you explore Delphi, one of the most remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece!
The Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio
Cape Sounio is the name of the Southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, about an hour away from the centre Athens. At Sounio used to be a fort and a port in ancient Greece. Today, you can still admire the ancient Poseidon’s Temple here, ruins of old fortifications and dwellings and the breathtaking natural scenery. You can reach Cape Sounio by car following the long costal road from Athens.
If you want to make the most out of your day trip to Sounio and travel comfortably to this end of Attica, we recommend one of our guided tours such as the Percy Jackson Cape Sounion Temple of Poseidon tour.
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