Athens is colourful and lively and a good starting point for tours and excursions of all kinds. Culture and history have priority in the ancient city, and with them all the beauty that has been preserved. During sightseeing in Athens you can admire the historical sights, the monuments and museums, above all Acropolis, Parthenon, the Odeon of Herod Atticus or the city mountain Lykabettus. In Athens, culture lovers and connoisseurs as well as families with children or active holidaymakers will get their money's worth. And even those who have planned a relaxing beach holiday can combine this with a city trip to Athens and jump into the sea from there.
Thanks to the location not far from the coast, bathing holidays and boat trips in Athens are just as possible as adventure holidays and water sports. Tours and leisure activities on the water make a holiday in the Greek metropolis so attractive for globetrotters. All year round. Even in the low season, active holidaymakers can relax by surfing or snorkelling on the Athens Riviera, get to know the charming suburbs on a bike tour along Attica's south coast or explore the city centre on a Segway tour in Athens.
Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts can hike and climb the local mountains around Athens or explore the wild side of Athens on a jeep safari. Trekking in the Parnitha National Park. The mountains not far from Athens are also the setting for speleologists. Unforgettable impressions leave also with the Greece vacation tandem Paragliding near Athens or a Paratrike flight at the south coast of Attica. Book your Athens experience on sunbonoo and enjoy a holiday on land or sea according to your wishes. From the wealth of tours and activities in Athens, we have put together a recommendation for you:
Athens Excursions: Category Boat Trips
Less than half an hour from the centre of Athens, the Athens Riviera is a wonderful world at your feet. A bathing landscape of turquoise blue sea, white sandy beaches and many possibilities for boat trips. Private or in a group, with Greek wine or BBQ on board, at sunrise or as a bathing excursion, with catamaran or classic sailing boat.
The most popular Athens boat tours lead to the famous Greek islands off the coast: Hydra, Poros and Aegina, where you can expect almost untouched beaches, beautiful temples and new adventures. Discover the Athens Riviera on a half day cruise or full day sailing trip. Sail through the Saronic Gulf overlooking the Acropolis and relax in one of the enchanting bays while swimming and snorkelling.
If you prefer a little more privacy, book a day trip on a luxury skippered yacht and sail with friends from Athens along the beautiful coastline. For a special occasion, take a Sunset boat trip from Athens to the Cape of Sounion, where you'll learn more about Poseidon and the temple built for him, while watching one of the most spectacular sunsets against this fantastic backdrop. You can also rent a boat in Athens, explore the beautiful coastline on your own, with or without a driver's license. Whichever option you choose, water trips around Athens are a great addition to an eventful city holiday.
Athens Excursions: Category Sports and Active Holidays
If you would like to spend an active holiday in Athens, then get on your bike and get into adventure! Whether you are an ambitious biker or a sociable panoramic cyclist, Athens and the surrounding area can be explored wonderfully on various routes. For experienced mountain bikers we recommend a guided bike tour to Parnitha National Park, through a wild landscape up to the highest elevation in the surroundings of Athens. Correspondingly great is what you can see from above. If you combine sport and sightseeing, take a Sunset-E-Bike-Tour to the Athens coast and see the colours and panoramas.
And if you want to galantly avoid the hassle of long walks in Athens, change to a Segway for sightseeing at the Acropolis. Roll relaxed from one sight to the next, be guided through the streets by a tour guide, stop at the Temple of Zeus or the National Garden, cross Syntagma Square, climb Pnyx Hill with the Segway or marvel at impressive monuments in the heart of Athens. Segway tours are also possible directly from the port of Piraeus - ideal for cruise ship guests.
Water sports enthusiasts can also look forward to some activities in Athens.
Whether a canoe trip to the Greek islands or a stand up paddle course on the sea, learning to surf in front of the Athens Riviera or diving for beginners in Athens. And would you have thought that you could get to know one of the most beautiful rivers near Athens during a rafting tour or improve your fitness on Olympic soil during a running training or a guided hike in the Athens mountains?
Athens Excursions: Sightseeing and Culture Category
Sightseeing in Athens would actually be a chapter in its own right and you would actually need more than one holiday for all the sights of this epochal city. Luckily, guided Athens tours make it possible to get to know some of the highlights in a very short time and to dive into the legends and history(s) at a short distance. Be it a guided tour on the Acropolis in Athens, a photo safari with a guide or a day trip to the ruins of the ancient city of Delphi with its famous amphitheatre.
Of course, good food belongs to the Greek culture. And what better way to try all the delicacies of Greek cuisine than on a food tour in Athens with a stop at taverns, a market tour and a visit to the best street vendors of the city. If you want to stay flexible, take the red double-decker bus through the centre of Athens or the surrounding area. On 3 different routes you can really get around on a city sightseeing bus tour. And where you like it, just get off the bus.
Athens Excursions: Category Adventure Holidays
Athens is already a great adventure in itself and yet it is possible to stretch the arc even further with exciting activities. For example with an Athens Jeep Safari. An exciting off-road course begins 20 minutes from the centre in a small wilderness with rivers, forests and a lot of views.
Or trek in the Athens countryside and get to know the fabulous Delphi, once the centre of the world and a major site in ancient Greece. Hike along rivers high into the mountains and enjoy the adventure of nature.
Climbing enthusiasts, whether beginners or professionals, will also be drawn to the surrounding countryside of Athens. Canyoning and caving also take place in the gorges and caves not far from the capital. The Parnitha National Park, for example, is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Athens Excursions: with children
Athens with children - this is also possible and a great experience. If you are travelling with children in Athens, you can make your holidays varied. Be it a stroll through the city, an adventurous canoe trip along the Athens Riviera or an exciting Athens day trip on the traces of history. This is anything but boring. During a family tour through Athens, visit the most important historical sites and hear about exciting myths about the heroes of Greek history, who also inspire children.
The Attische Zoo is also a good choice for a half or full day excursion to Athens with children. Here the youngest can watch the feeding of the animals, watch dolphins or become a junior falconer. The National Museum and Acropolis Museum also offer creative activities for the whole family. And if you just want some action after a lot of culture, you can go climbing in the Adventure Park near Athens.