Athens - that is the pulse of history. A city like a museum, splendidly historic and charmingly lively. Excursions and tours in Athens are always an encounter with myths and legends, with the present and antiquity. In addition, a Mediterranean lifestyle swings through the streets of the Greek capital and the abundance of a metropolis between land and sea. You can plan your excursions in Athens well in advance and book them online with sunbonoo, so that you can plunge directly into your holiday adventure during your stay. Your ticket is safe. Especially on popular excursions like an Acropolis Tour you will miss such long queues at the cash desk.
A visit to Athens without the Acropolis is unthinkable. The world-famous fortress hill is Athens' landmark and the origin of democracy. On a guided Acropolis Tour you can learn more about the history of the impressive palaces and immerse yourself in the mythology of Athens. In the city of history and culture, there is much to discover, without neglecting rest and relaxation. If you dream of Athens and a beach holiday, you will also find suitable tours and excursions. Just a short trip by bus or rental car and you will find yourself on the south coast of Attica in front of beautiful bays and family-friendly sandy beaches.
The Athens Riviera is located on the Saronic Gulf, benefits from more than 300 days of sunshine a year and offers lively promenades, tranquil bays, small peninsulas and even refreshment under temple columns on around 70 kilometres of coastline. Among the most famous beaches near Athens are those of Vouliagmeni and Glyfada, about half an hour from the centre, or Porto Rafti. Sightseeing in Athens and beach holidays can be wonderfully combined in this way.
And where there is water, there is also the possibility for water sports. Sailing, snorkeling, diving or boat trips are easily possible from Athens. By speedboat, ferry, historic sailboat or modern catamaran you can reach the small charming islands near Athens from the port of Piraeus or from one of the well-kept marinas and find yourself surrounded by pine forests or pistachio trees, in picturesque fishing villages, bizarre volcanic landscapes or on one of the quiet beaches. The best places for snorkelling and diving make the Riviera in Athens also an attractive destination close to the city.
Of course, where the Olympic Games premiered, you can also combine sport and sightseeing and work on your fitness on historic trails. An active holiday in Athens is easy thanks to challenging tours and leisure activities. A variant where you are on the move and get many sights in front of the camera are guided bike tours through Athens. You will conquer the known and less known corners of the city and get insider tips for Athens. The capital is also starting point for tours into the wonderful surroundings and even for island trips with boat and bicycle.
If you want to explore the many sights in Athens in peace and quiet, you can also walk through the city with a private guide or combine a city tour of Athens with a visit to the port of Piraeus and the Athens Riviera by double-decker bus. Many Athens highlights are located in the centre and often so close together that you can see a lot in no time at all.
What you should definitely have seen in Athens is the oldest district Plaka, directly below the Acropolis. A party for all those who like to stroll through winding alleys without a goal or time pressure. If you are looking for experiences in Athens, you can't avoid the food and the small, sometimes hidden taverns or guided tours through Athens' markets. There you can feel the southern mentality and hospitality and there is always a nice portion of Greece on top.