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Athens - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

If you’re heading off to Greece, one of the top things to do is to visit Athens. This ancient city seamlessly merges the past and the present, so one minute you might be exploring historic ruins and the next you’ll find yourself in the middle of stylish shops and modern restaurants. Athens offers a lot in terms of sightseeing tours and activities, but make sure to visit the top attractions like the Parthenon, the rest of the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon, and the Theater of Dionysos. If you need help with planning your trip, simply get in touch with La Vacanza Travel and book one of our Athens holidays.

 

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or aft...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3629

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5166

Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

With this Athens Super Saver, combine two best-selling tours for a two-day immersion in Athens and D...

Location: Athens

Starting from 8611

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Private tour combining Athens City highlights walk before a coastal road trip to the spectacular Sou...

Location: Athens

Starting from 6410

Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

Step off the beaten track and awaken your senses on a 4-hour gourmet food walking tour in Athens, ta...

Location: Athens

Starting from 4242

Athens Private Full-Day Tour

This 8-hour tour covers all the must-see attractions when in Athens. It includes the Acropolis, the ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 33934

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Visit Delphi – one of the most important archeological sites in Greek history – on this ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5740

Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

Explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5740

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5166

Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Travel from Athens International Airport to your Athens city or coastal Hotel or Piraeus Port with a...

Location: Athens

Starting from 1148

Athens Airport Private Departure Transfer

Travel from your Athens city or coastal Hotel or Piraeus Port to Athens International Airport. Trans...

Location: Athens

Starting from 1148

Private Arrival Transfer: Piraeus Cruise Port to Central Athens

For a hassle-free cruise transfer, arrange a private driver from Piraeus Port to central Athens. Tra...

Location: Athens

Starting from 1508

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

Step back in time on this 4-day Classical Greece tour from Athens, seeing all the top attractions th...

Location: Athens

Starting from 34508

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Visit Delphi – one of the most important archeological sites in Greek history – on this ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5740

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day t...

Location: Athens

Starting from 22830

Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Walk along the historic streets of Athens while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This tour al...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3464

Acropolis Walking Tour Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Centre

One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tou...

Location: Athens

Starting from 2757

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3888

Athens City Pass including Acropolis and hop-on-hop-off bus

Enjoy free and preferred admission to Athens` major sights with the Athens City Pass, available as M...

Location: Athens

Starting from 2544

Attica Zoological Park with Optional Shopping Experience and Private Transport from Athens

Go wild at Attica Zoological Park during this 4-hour experience from Athens, with private transport ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3544

Outdoor Activities See All

Ancient Athens Running Tour 10k

For the “Ancient Athens Run” we jog around the Acropolis and other historical ancient Gr...

Location: Athens

Starting from 2828

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 7192

4 Nights in the Greek Islands from Athens: Santorini, Mykonos and Syros

Go island hopping in Greece on an unforgettable 5-day independent tour from Athens, taking in the is...

Location: Athens

Starting from 48016

Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

Experience a magnificent cruise across the shimmering waters of the Athens Riviera with your loved o...

Location: Athens

Starting from 11311

Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

Get a taste of real Greek cuisine during this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5656

Small-Group Cultural Nemea Day Trip including Lunch and Wine Tasting

On this 9-hour day trip, be amazed by the breathtaking Corinth Canal, explore the archaeological sit...

Location: Athens

Starting from 14610

8-Night Athens, Crete, Knossos, Arolithos, Dia Island and Spinalonga Private Tour

It does not matter if you are an adult, a teenager or a child. With so much beauty to behold you wou...

Location: Athens

Starting from 476015

Scuba Diving in Athens

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city: try a dive from the shore at the Athenian c...

Location: Athens

Starting from 9427

Kiteboarding Lessons in Athens

Live your best kite sessions with locals in the city where democracy was born: Athens

Location: Athens

Starting from 8483

SUP rentals in Athens

Rent a SUP in Greece. The most popular and fast growing water sport on the most beautiful waters of ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3299

Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Walk along the historic streets of Athens while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This tour al...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3464

Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

Step off the beaten track and awaken your senses on a 4-hour gourmet food walking tour in Athens, ta...

Location: Athens

Starting from 4242

Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

Fuel your appetite with a night-time tour of Athens, before relaxing with a Greek dinner show. Takin...

Location: Athens

Starting from 4157

Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

Experience a magnificent cruise across the shimmering waters of the Athens Riviera with your loved o...

Location: Athens

Starting from 11311

Dinner in the Sky Athens

A restaurant in the sky? Yes, it can be! An extraordinary culinary proposal - in the center of Athen...

Location: Athens

Starting from 9049

Viator Exclusive: Private Tour from Athens to Cape Sounion with Meal at Vouliagmeni

Combine a visit to spectacular Cape Sounion with a top restaurant meal on this 6-hour private tour f...

Location: Athens

Starting from 11311

Viator VIP & Exclusive Tours See All

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced archaeologist on a 4-hour walking ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 12019

Viator Exclusive: Medieval Athens Walking Tour with Late Lunch and Wine

Travel back in time to Medieval Athens on this 4-hour walking tour. With an expert guide at your sid...

Location: Athens

Starting from 11311

Viator Exclusive: Private Tour from Athens to Cape Sounion with Meal at Vouliagmeni

Combine a visit to spectacular Cape Sounion with a top restaurant meal on this 6-hour private tour f...

Location: Athens

Starting from 11311

4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora

Step back in time on this 4-day Classical Greece tour from Athens, seeing all the top attractions th...

Location: Athens

Starting from 34508

3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi

Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day t...

Location: Athens

Starting from 22830

Peloponnese Highlights Full-Day Private Tour: Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Epidaurus

On this private tour from Athens, Experience many of the most significant and unique sites in Greece...

Location: Athens

Starting from 6598

Shopping & Fashion See All

Attica Zoological Park with Optional Shopping Experience and Private Transport from Athens

Go wild at Attica Zoological Park during this 4-hour experience from Athens, with private transport ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3544

Private Tour: Athens Shopping Tour

Shop like a local on this private, 3.5-hour shopping tour in Athens. Escape the main tourist crowds ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 3111

Private Shopping Tour in Athens

Your own team of shopping experts is on hand for this luxury 4-hour private tour of Athens' best sto...

Location: Athens

Starting from 2828

Spa Tours See All

90 Minute Aromatherapy - Anti-stress Massage Treatment in Athens

Let a team of experience professionals, who strive to offer state of the art Therapeutic Massage Ser...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5279

Athens Couples Escape Spa Treatment with Fish Pedicure

Leave your worries behind as you embark on a shared pampering experience with your loved one. Indulg...

Location: Athens

Starting from 15082

1-Hour Aroma Oil Massage plus 20-Minute Free Fish Pedi

Relax with a 60' mins Aroma Oil Massage and get also 20' free fish pedi

Location: Athens

Starting from 5656

Holiday & Seasonal Tours See All

Christmas Food Tour in Athens

Meet Athens at its most magical time with an appetite-triggering food tour under the cheerful Christ...

Location: Athens

Starting from 5302

Shore Excursions See All

Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Athe...

Location: Athens

Starting from 1650

Athens Shore Excursion: Segway Tour

Leave Piraeus Port when your cruise ship docks, and head to Athens for a 2-hour Segway tour! On a se...

Location: Athens

Starting from 6999

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

The moment your cruise ship arrives in port in Athens (Piraeus), your shore excursion to the Acropol...

Location: Athens

Starting from 4878

Classes & Workshops See All

Learn Painting and Drawing in Patmos

Channel your artistic creativity and master key skills in a spectacular setting on this 6-hour paint...

Location: Athens

Starting from 7447

Athens - Sightseeing Tours and Activities


When people think about taking a vacation to Greece, the first things that pop in their minds are popular destinations like Santorini, Corfu, and Mykonos. There's definitely nothing wrong with heading off to these popular islands but, if you're planning to travel to Greece, make it a point to spend a few days in Athens. Aside from being the capital and the largest city in the country, Athens has many wonderful things to offer to visitors and can help you gain a deeper understanding of Greece's rich history and culture.

 

Places to visit in Athens

Athens has a wide range of attractions for you to choose from, so browse around to find those that match your interests. If you're a big fan of performance arts, for instance, you'll want to visit some of the 148 theatrical stages in the city and perhaps even watch a play in one of them. If you love sports, check out the city's sports venues, like the Olympic Indoor Hall (where the 2007 Euroleague finals were held) and the Athens Olympic Stadium (where the 2004 Summer Olympic Games were held).

During your vacation in Athens, make sure to explore its numerous museums, such as the Benaki Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Museum of Cycladic Art. Of course, don't forget to drop by the alfresco restaurants and inviting cafes within the city and delight your taste buds with delicious food and drinks.

 

Things to do in Athens

With the numerous activities available in Athens, you only have to choose those that suit your taste and travel plans and will help you have fun. Here are some of the things to do in Greece's capital: 

  • Explore the “historic triangle” and walk through the ancient neighborhoods of Plaka, Anafiotika, and Ancient Agora to get a glimpse into Athens's past.
  • Embark on a food trip and taste every delicious morsel that Athens has to offer. Check out the city's numerous cafes (where you can enjoy delicious coffee while people-watching), eat dinner at a rooftop restaurant, and stroll through open-air markets that sell a wide range of produce.
  • Go shopping in the city's many markets and arcades. The Monastiraki Flea Market, for instance, is a great place to find antiques, jewelry, and other items while enjoying a bright and festive atmosphere.

 

Top attractions in Athens

  • Acropolis - Your vacation in Athens won't be complete without taking a tour around Acropolis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you'll find the Parthenon (which has become synonymous with Athens and even Greece itself) as well as numerous temples and shrines. You'll also get to visit the Acropolis Museum, which contains thousands of priceless artifacts that were obtained from the Acropolis monuments.
  • Syntagma Square - Located in front of the Hellenic Parliament, this is considered to be Athens's main square and the hub of the historic triangle. Here, you can wait for and observe the changing of the guards of the Parliament while feeding pigeons and watching other people. 
  • Byzantine and Christian Museum - This is considered to be one of the most important Byzantine Art museums and contains rare fabrics, pictures, pottery, and other artifacts from the 3rd century AD to the 15th century. There are over 25,000 exhibits, so set aside enough time to browse through them.

 

Athens sightseeing tours and activities

Athens is a great place to spend your vacation, so book your Athens Sightseeing Tours and Activities now and start planning your trip!

 

 

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