From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
- Optional audio guide
Visit a prominent Greek winery and learn about its story, starting in Northern Greece, at the viticultural area of Drama, followed by a second winery near Athens, cultivated in 2000, and build in 2003. Being a leader in the wine industry, they produce excellent and multi-awarded labels, in both wineries. Upon arrival at the winery, you will be introduced to the history of the family, and their milestones throughout their years of operation. Then, visit the modern wine museum and cellar, renovated in 2011, probably the most comprehensive attempt in the country to reflect the course of vine and wine through time and space. After your tour, begin the tasting of their wines, vinegar, and distilled products while pairing them with local delicacies. Then, you can opt for an extra premium tasting and/or be transferred back to Athens.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await
Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred h...
Great tour and tour guide!! She brought illustrations of historical stages which help me understand what the structures looked like as a point of reference. She was very passionate and informative. Best tour have done so far in Greece.
The Acropolis Museum was initially conceived in 1976 as a response to the need for the conservation of invaluable Greek artifacts, including sculptures from the Parthenon. Completed in 2007, the New Acropolis Museum offers visitors an outstanding opportunity to view archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site. An ancient Athenian neighborhood is incorporated below the museum, showcasing life and human activities from the 4th millennium B.C. until the 12th century A.D. The permanent exhibition comprises 4 galleries, which you will be able to explore with your admission ticket: • In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis you’ll see findings from the sanctuaries there, as well as objects of everyday life from all historic periods. Transparent sections of the floor provide views of the archaeological excavation. • The Archaic Gallery houses exhibits from the 7th century ...
The Acropolis Museum is a gem. I especially liked the excavation under the museum. Actually the entire museum is a must see
Climb aboard the new "Cosmos" cruise vessel and admire the 21st-century fittings of a 70-meter by 10-meter boat with a capacity for up to 600 passengers. Explore its 5 spacious lounges, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems and 5 bars. A modern kitchen equipped with all the latest equipment, a specially-designed VIP area for 120 people and a VIP cabin add to the sense of luxury. Set sail for to Hydra and discover an island untouched by time. Explore its cobblestone alleys and unique architecture, and see the donkeys that still provide public transportation. Take an optional walking tour of the town to see historic landmarks and traditional houses. Next, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, full of green pine forests and scented lemon groves. Experience the romance and calm of the island at tranquil beaches. Then, go to Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take a...
This was an absolute must . Idyllic islands , friendly stafff and a beautiful cruise . Dolphins followed us home which was a huge treat
This 5-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along coastal roads in an air-conditioned minivan. Take in views of idyllic beaches and small villages along the way. At the ancient Greek temple to Poseidon, the god of the sea, the guide will tell you about its history. Enjoy some time here to relax and take in the views over the Aegean Sea. Cape Sounio is best known for its spectacular sunsets and blue flag beaches. During a stop here, enjoy the opportunity to swim nearby. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in Athens.
I was looking for an afternoon sunset tour to Cepe Sunion that would combine seeing some of the Athens Riviera and some swimming. This one fit the bill. On top of everything we had a wonderful guide, Sotiris, a comfortable Mercedes van, and there were only 5 of us - allowing for safe travel and social distancing. The program was well-chosen, the swimming spot was perfect, so was the timing - we made it to the temple of Zeus in time to see it and then watch the sunset. Everyone was very pleased and said it was the highlight of their experience. Sotiris was a wonderful guide and driver - polite, friendly and attentive. Communication with the host was great - he told me where to be for pickup and explained how to get there. I recommend the tour. Take it, you'll enjoy it.
Depart Athens and drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the town of Thebes, world-renowned for its tragic story of King Oedipus. Continue through the picturesque towns of Livadeia and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival at Delphi, explore the "Omphalos" ("Navel of the Earth") and marvel at the ruins of an ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of the oracle. Learn how its influence extended beyond the confines of the Hellenic world, and take in the views of a landscape of unparalleled beauty. See the remains of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, and visit the Treasury of the Athenians. Look at the remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo, and go to the Delphi Archaeological Museum where masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture can be found. Look at the legendary Charioteer of Delphi, regarded as one of the finest bronze sculptures of the ...
Great transportation and punctuality, the tour guide was brilliant, there was enough time to explore the ruins properly and to explore the museum, the restaurant we went to was very nice too.
Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along 3 different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens Route Stops: Stop 1 - Syntagma Square Stop 2 - The Four Museums Stop 3 - The National Gallery Stop 4 - Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 5 - Melina Merkouri Stop 6 - Acropolis Museum Stop 7 - The Acropolis & Parthe...
Nice way to get an overview of the area and sites to visit during our stay. We planned to pick up the bus along the route after having taken a cab to a specific site. It was difficult to locate exactly where the pick-up point was; the map provided does not give enough detail to find the stop. We finally did find it after wandering around a bit. The bus arrived about 10 minutes later than the schedule indicated.
Meet your private guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments.
Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts.
Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.
Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that ...
Our tour & guide were great!! We learned so much abo9ut the Acropolis & Athen's history that we wouldn't have known without this tour. Would highly recommend!!!
Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short stop). Drive to Mycenae, the Homeric city of Atreides, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean walls, the royal tombs and so forth. Depart for Nafplio through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (short photo stop). All over Argolis, you will find numerous interesting spots of attractions, which are scattered around, adorning the promising landscape. Leave for Epidauros, to visit the theatre (4th-century BC) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens by the National Road connecting Epidauros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycenae. Clients staying along the coast will depart for their hotels from the local tour op...
the tour guide was good but it was both English and French which they didn't let us know beforehand. it was a good day out aside from the lunch which was appalling. cold lamb, cold moussaka stale fries, and some grapes for dessert. don't waste your money with the lunch option - order off the a la carte menu instead. note that there isn't a lot of time at each site which I was happy with but others may want more time.
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 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 to stop and visit spectacular sites. In Athens, a city filled with historical and cultural monuments, you can hop off to explore the Acropolis and Parthenon archaeological site. Take in the new Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Explore picturesque Plaka and M...
It was a bit unclear at first what the meeting points were. But overall I really enjoyed it since the bus stopped at all the tourist attractions.
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It was such a pleasure to cycle through the city with Kostas. Kostas was one of the best and kindest tour guides I’ve had so far in my life. I highly recommend this tour for your first day in Athens, especially when you only have 1-3 days. We saw a lot of the beautiful and vibrant city. Thank you to Kostas! Mees and I loved the tour and all the spots you showed us!
Bikes were awesome, guide was great- was flexible in anything we wanted to do or places to stop. I HIGHLY recommend!
Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.
Very professional welcome, breifing, tour and equipment. George was a great guide!
Marina is always ok for the extra mile, she loves Athens and you can feel it.