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Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

1. Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

Discover the Saronic Sea on a wooden sailing boat with this tour from Pireas. Sip on welcome drinks and snack on pastries on the way to the islands of Agistri and Aegina. Go for a refreshing dip in Moni or Metopi. Savor an authentic Greek lunch paired with traditional wine and beers.   Begin the excursion at Marina Zeas. The first stop of the cruise is the island of Agistri, surrounded by vibrant blue waters and clothed in pine trees. Here you can connect with the lush nature and feel the presence of ancients Greeks and deities while swimming and relaxing on the hot fine sand of the long flax-golden beach between Megalochori and Skala. Adventure lovers can join the optional bike tour between Melalochori and Chalikiada Beach. From there, move onto the island of Moni or Nisis Metopi (depending on the weather). While here, you will be served a delicious traditional Greek lunch, accompanied by traditional wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee.  Once you've finished your feast, have the chance to jump off the boat, snorkel, swim around the boat, or swim to the island. This gorgeous and unique island has no inhabitants but is populated with law-protected deer, wild goats, rabbits and peacocks. Make a final journey towards ards the beautiful island of Aegina. Aegina is famous for its white stone houses, flowery backyards, pistachios, the red volcanic landscape, sensational food, the temple of Apollo, and the temple of Aphaia. Here, enjoy the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches of the island, while exploring the breath-taking waterfront and traditional Greek cuisine. Sail back to the port of Marina Zeas while enjoying the ambiance of select and chill music, delicious Mediterranean fruits, coffee, and drinks. 

Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

2. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

3. Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

Combine a Hop On Hop Off bus ticket that gets you to the city center of Athens, Piraeus, and the beaches with skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis. Enjoy easy access to some of the most popular attractions in the city. Visit the Acropolis that towers over the Greek capital and walk around its ancient grounds. Feel connected to the past as you stroll through this place of great importance to the ancient Greeks. Admire the temples, the Parthenon and the other important monuments dotted around the site. See the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Porch of Maidens at the Erechtheion. Travel around Athens with your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket. Get off any time to check out interesting attractions and get back on to continue your journey. Listen to audio commentary available in 14 different languages.

Athens: City and Seaside Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

4. Athens: City and Seaside Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the sights of Athens, Piraeus and Riviera from the top deck of a double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Admire the architecture of the cities and learn about their history from the on-board commentary that’s available in 12 languages. Choose either the 90-minute Athens route that begins at Syntagma Square, the 60-minute Piraeus route that starts out at the cruise terminal or the 120-minute Riviera and beaches route with a starting point at the Acropolis. There is an interchange bus stop at the Acropolis that connects all of the lines. These tourist-friendly city tours offer the opportunity to admire and stop and visit spectacular sites. From May to October, enjoy complimentary audio-guided walking tours of the surrounding areas of the Acropolis, Plaka, and the National Gardens. In Athens, a city filled with historical and cultural monuments, you can hop off to explore the Acropolis and Parthenon archaeological sites. Take in the new Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Explore picturesque Plaka and Monastiraki, where you’ll discover neoclassical buildings, archaeological findings, and souvenir shops. Historic Piraeus port is one of the most important commercial seaports in the Mediterranean. Nearby, you’ll find a number of private harbors, such as the Mikrolimano and the Zea Marina (Pasalimani). Admire the architectural beauty of the Municipal Theater and visit the Planetarium, one of the best equipped in the world.

Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

5. Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

After traveling for a few kilometers through the South Coast and the Athenian Riviera, you will be bedazzled by the famous landscapes which surround Sounion. Sounion (or Sunium) was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Spectacularly located on a promontory in southern Attica, the site is dominated by the temple of Poseidon perched 70 meters above the sea on the cliff edge. Sounion is the setting for several episodes in Greek mythology, and is specifically mentioned as a place of religious significance in Homer’s Odyssey. In some myths, this is also the spot where the Athenian king Aegeus threw himself into the sea in despair upon having sighted the black sail of his son Theseus’ ship returning from Crete after his battle with the Minotaur. If you are keen on visiting the outskirts of Athens, such as Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, you will be able to do so with a private tour. In a luxury limousine van with a private driver, you will be driven along to the Athens Riviera down to the famous Cape Sounion and back to Athens or Piraeus.

Athens Private Acropolis and Other Ancient Sites Tour

6. Athens Private Acropolis and Other Ancient Sites Tour

Take a 6 hour tour of all the must-see sights of Athens. If you are visiting Athens for the first time or just want to know, this tour provides an excellent introduction to one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. Your first stop is the Acropolis, for a visit to the symbol of the glory of ancient Greece. Climb the smooth marble steps on the Sacred Way, as visitors have for centuries. At any time, you can stop the car in order to take pictures, have a drink, extend your visit time to a site, shop, or anything else that you need. All tours are private, so you can change the schedule as you like. Along the way you will see many fascinating, ancient monuments that have amazed all who visit. You will visit the Parthenon, the largest building on the Acropolis and one of the world's most awe-inspiring man-made sites. Built by Pericles to honor the virgin goddess Athena, the Parthenon has been the model for thousands of buildings throughout the world. You will see the Theater of Dionysus, the oldest Greek theater built in the 5th Century, and then on to Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, once one of the largest temples in ancient Greece, that took almost 7 centuries to complete. Then take the chance to visit the new Acropolis Museum: Opened in 2009 after 30 years of planning, you will view all exhibits in natural light from a glass gallery. You will visit all this and much, much more as you explore no less than 9 fascinating sites on this 6-hour tour.

From Athens or Piraeus: Meteora Full-Day Private Trip

7. From Athens or Piraeus: Meteora Full-Day Private Trip

Set off on a full-day trip to the Meteora caves from Athens or Piraeus. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site and marvel at the monasteries built on the towering pillar-like rocks. After being picked up by your driver/ guide from Athens or Piraeus, sit back and relax as you drive through the Greek mainland. Take in the stunning countryside as you travel and snap some photos. Have the chance to enjoy lunch at a nearby village on the way.  Reach the Meteora caves, where an unforgettable experience awaits you. Comprising of sandstone and conglomerate, the caves at Meteora are thought to have been inhabited as early as 50,000 years ago. In the 9th century, monks began inhabiting them again and in the 14th century, the first monasteries were built. Nowadays, Meteora is home to one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. See all six of these monasteries built on large naturally-formed pillars as you explore. Close to the city of Kalambaka, Meteora is waiting to fascinate you with breathtaking views and unique natural beauty. After your day of exploration, relax once more as you're transferred back to Athens or Piraeus.    

From Athens: Ferry to Aegina & Temples Private Day Trip

8. From Athens: Ferry to Aegina & Temples Private Day Trip

-Early in the morning, we will catch the ferry in Piraeus port for Aegina island. After 1 hour we reached our destination. First stop will be the ancient settlement of Colones, where you will admire the Temple of Apollo and so many foundings inside the archaeological museum. After that next stop will the Temple of Afaea. The view is breathtaking since you can see the whole Athens and Attica mountains from up there. Only a few kilometeres away, you will visit the church of Saint Nektarios and the little house he used to live in, near the monastery. Its swimming time in Clima beach and enjoy the blue waters!! Afterwards you visit Aegina town,which is called the ''peanut island'' because of a particular kind of peanut produced only on this island and famous worldwide. You will have the chance to try for free and buy as much as you want. After lunch in the town of Aegina, you will have 30 minutes free time to explore the centre and do some shopping. Then, we will catch the Ferry back to Athens

From Athens: Seaside Tour with Electric Bike

9. From Athens: Seaside Tour with Electric Bike

A ride of approximately 3.5 hours that will take you along the coast line. After a short stop at Kerameikos, the tour continues by using the new cycle path in Athens to go all the way down to the coastline. It will take around 30 minutes to reach the coastline. Arriving at Trocadero you can see and almost touch  the impressive reconstruction of Olympia. An entry into the floating naval museum is a must and a welcome surprise where you can really see what life on board was all about. The impressive yachts in the Marinas for pictures and continue towards picturesque Mikrolimano in Piraeus, where a short rest while watching the view is planned. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit so you can take a dip.

Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups

10. Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups

Discover both ancient and modern Athens on this tour. First, you will head to the Acropolis, which - along with its Parthenon - is the most important ancient site in the Western world. You need around one hour to visit the Acropolis and Parthenon (in high season calculate an hour and a half). After this, you will take a panoramic tour around all of Athens' most important monuments. You will have the opportunity to visit, stop, and take pictures at: the Temple of Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, National Library, the Greek Parliament with the changing of the guards, and Ancient Agora/Roman Agora. You can also choose to stop for shopping, souvenirs, or a walk in famous areas like the Plaka old city area, the Monastiraki area, Ermou street shopping center, or Varvakeios central food market. Next, you will drive 10km south from the center of Athens to the port city of Piraeus. This is the biggest port in the Mediterranean, the hub of the Aegean ferry network, the centre of Greece’s maritime trade, and the base for its large merchant navy. Beyond its shipping offices, banks, and public buildings are a jumble of pedestrian precincts, shopping districts, and rather grungy areas. Discover the most attractive quarters of Piraeus city, like Mikrolimano little port, Marina Zeas/Pasalimani, the Peiraiki coastal area, and Kastella Hill.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

An AMAZING boat trip! Me and my friend (18&20) did this for a whole day and it was the highlight of our greece trip. We paid extra for the pick up and it was so worth it as they pick u up and drop off as well. All the staff at the boat is extremely helpful. Unlimited coffee, drinks & water ! Delicious bread for breakfast. There’s also free luggage storage & free wifi on the boat !! Anytime the staff saw me with two or even one drink ( I sat at the top) they would take it for me. A delicious lunch prepared by the chef ( greek food) everything was soooo good. Many activites at island stops. First one you could do a bike tour or swim. Second island there was so much more even to do! Sam is super helpful on giving recommendations! I really enjoyed this boat trip and would recommend to anyone in Athens who wants to do a day trip! Would do it again :) so worth the money

I wish I could give 10 stars. Nicholas is the guide and business owner. His van is pristine new and very comfortable. He has video screens and prepared videos for us about places we would visit in the van. He had water and drinks for all. He is really knowledgeable, friendly, and excellent English. He was happy to tailor the tour to our needs and followed up with texts to make sure we are having a good vacation and with tips for other places. Also super responsive when setting up the tour. A++++ Oh yeah and the sites were also fantastic

This was a great experience. The crew and the chef were lovely. The sail and the islands and beaches were beautiful. The only downside (nothing to do with the boat or crew) was the bus ride from Athens. The driver got lost going to the port. He stopped at least 5 times to ask directions and at one point did a very tricky 6 point u-turn on a steep hill in Piraeus. We had quite the crowd watching us!!! Although we arrived about an hour late, we still had the same amount of time for our cruise.

The bus arrived on time, we didn't wait long for it on each of stations and the view from the roof of the bus was more than satisfying. We had to ask for the headphones ourselves, the driver did not share when entering the bus. Overall it was very nice.

Amazing day, great service, great food!!! Sam and Hasan made our day. Captain and the chef were extremely nice too! Thank you we will be back