Top Experiences in Athens

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
If you're heading to Athens, check out our carefully crafted list of fun activities to do during your visit. If you're interested in seeing the Acropolis, trying local foods, and learning about the mythology of ancient Greece, you might enjoy an experience like this private all-day guided walk. You'll likely prefer something similar to this half-day mythology-themed guided walk if you're primarily interested in mythology, as you'll get to visit landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Theater of Dionysus while listening to stories of gods and heroes. For a more laid-back option, consider a trip like this Saronic Islands Day Cruise, where you'll visit Hydra, Poros, and Aegina and enjoy the fresh sea air, relax on the comfortable ship, and participate in onboard optional activities.
The Parthenon
Acropolis & Flavors of Athens
5.0
(31)
5 hours
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Private
Explore Athens' 'must-see' attraction with a private all-day guided walking tour of the Acropolis, followed by a food walking tour through the city's neighborhoods. As the most iconic landmark in Athens, you'll discover the once-powerful Ancient Greek civilization that flourished here thousands...
Photo from Alternative Athens
Acropolis & Athens Mythology Tour
4.8
(21)
4 hours
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Small group
Today is your chance to discover more about the titanic history of Athens as you undertake a fascinating half-day mythology-themed walking tour through the heart of the city, visiting the Acropolis as well as many more iconic Athenian landmarks. As you go, your guide will share captivating...
Acropolis with Kids-Photo by MAMAKITA
Private Athens Mythology Family Tour
4.7
(6)
4 hours
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Private
Discover the highlights of Athens' titanic ancient history with this 4-hour private tour geared especially towards families. On this adventure, you will get to see the best of two of the city's finest sights, the famous hilltop Acropolis and the Ancient Agora, finding out all about fascinating...
Private Walk of Acropolis & Food Tour
5.0
(2)
6 hours
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Private
History, mythology, culture, and gastronomy come together in this six-hour, expertly guided tour of Athens' highlights to offer you an immersive and authentic experience. Visit iconic sites including the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, in between which you will sample Greek delicacies...
Saronic Islands Day Cruise
4.7
(3)
11 hours
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Group tour
Leave the bustle of Athens behind and discover the charm of the Saronic Islands with this all-day cruise. Visit three islands in an elegant style: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. A comfortable ship with three decks transports you through the Saronic Gulf as you sunbathe, relax with a drink, or take in...
Greek Loukoumades donuts
Gourmet Walk in Athens
5.0
(1)
4 hours
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Small group
Sample the edible delights of Athens during this four-hour gourmet tasting tour. Your guide — an expert on both Greek cuisine and the city's gastronomic history — will take you on a walking tour of Athens' cafés, markets, delicatessens, and street food haunts. Learn about the city's culinary...
The Panathenaic Stadium
Olympic Athlete for a Day
5.0
(1)
2 hours
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Small group
Enjoy a family-friendly 2-hour sports' activity and try your skills as an Olympic athlete at the very venue where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896.In this tour your trainer will initiate you to the concept of the Ancient Olympics and you will learn how it impacted society for over a...
Exarcheia
Discover the Street Art & Food of Athens
5.0
(1)
3 hours
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Small group
Experience a different side of Athens on this city walk, where you'll discover bold graffiti and tasty street food. Meet your local guide in Gazi, an industrial neighborhood with a thriving street art scene, and then head to Metaxourgeio, home to several prominent art galleries and murals. As you...
Athens wine tasting tour, credit: Athens Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting in the Heart of Athens
5.0
(1)
1.5 hours
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Small group
Dive into the world of Greek wine during a two-hour evening wine-tasting experience. Sample five varieties of Greek wine while you learn about the country's long history of wine-making. A certified expert will guide you through the science and culture of wine-making as you pair wines with...
Nafplio
Day Trip to Biblical Corinth and Nafplio
5.0
(1)
10 hours
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Private
Explore the beautiful architecture and grand castles of Nafplion on a day trip from Athens. Gaze out at the stunning coastline as you drive to the Corinth Canal. Your driver will guide you to the iconic landmarks of Nafplion, such as the Palamidi Fortress and the Bourtzi Fortress. Wander through...
Photo by Alternative Athens
Private Cape Sounio Sunset tour
4.2
(17)
5.5 hours
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Private
This afternoon private driving tour will take you along the beautiful shores of the Athenian Riviera, a stretch of coastline that runs all the way from Athens down to Cape Sounion, a distance of around 30 miles. It is a coastline full of hidden surprises, from glitzy city suburbs to hidden...
Views from Palamidi Castle
Nafplio & Acronafplia Guided tour
4.0
(2)
2 hours
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Private
Discover the streets and monuments of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece and one of the country's most charming cities with this two-hour private guided tour. As you stroll through the colorful lanes and alleyways, you'll notice a mix of Venetian, Ottoman, and Greek architecture. Your...
Views of Meteora
Day Trip to Meteora by Train
4.0
(1)
14 hours
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Small group
Discover the incredible rock-top monasteries of Meteora in a one-day trip having a scenic train ride and a guided driving tour. You'll catch an early departure from Athens Train Station and relax as you make your way across the Greek countryside. Enjoy views over endless olive groves, rugged...
Fortress at Acrocorinth
Private St Paul's Corinth Tour
4.0
(2)
2 hours
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Private
Visit the wonders and unveil the secrets of Ancient Corinth, one of Saint Paul's most beloved cities on this one-and-a-half-hour private guided tour to explore one of the most important Christian destinations in Greece. Along the way, you'll stop at the impressive Corinth Canal, built around...
The Temple of Poseidon at sunset
Sounio Half-Day Trip
4.0
(1)
5 hours
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Small group
Take a half-day tour to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, which is one of the most recognizable temples in Greece thanks to its cliffside location and role in Greek mythology. Travel in comfort with this small minivan tour, where you'll learn about the history and mythology of the Temple of...
Take a colorful walk
Photo Safari
4 hours
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Private
Explore our city through the lens and perfect your photography skills with a professional, in a unique day catered to your wishes!There is more than meets the eye in the city of Athens! Let your creativity flow and capture life and the essence of our multifaceted city through the intriguing...
Photo from Alternative Athens
Wine & Meze Tasting in Koukaki Neighborhood
2 hours
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Private
Greece's winemaking tradition goes back thousands of years, and this tour helps you explore this fundamental element of authentic Greek culture. A local wine and food expert will walk you through its history, cultural importance, and different methods so you can taste the best that the country...
Mycenae and Epidaurus Guided Tour
4.5 hours
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Private
On this private tour, you will have the chance to visit two of the most important and impressive ancient sites of Greece, Mycenae and Epidaurus. With your certified guide, you will visit the impressive Mycenae, a massive monument built before 1100 BCE. Enter the Treasury of Atreus, where you'll...
Plaka streets
Private Acropolis & Plaka Tour
3 hours
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Private
Explore Athens' 'must-see' attractions with a private 3-hour guided walking tour of the Acropolis and Plaka neighborhood. As the city's most iconic landmark, you'll discover the once-powerful Ancient Greek civilization that flourished here thousands of years ago. Your state-licensed guide will...
Changing of the guard
Private Athens Highlights Tour
8 hours
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Private
Get the most out of your time in Athens with a private tour that explores the city's 'must-see' attractions and sites. As your guide takes you around Athens, you'll watch its history unfold before your eyes. You'll start with a guided tour of Athens' main attraction, the beautiful and historical...
Photo courtesy of WeBike Athens
E- Bike Tour Around Acropolis
3 hours
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Small group
This activity offers a relaxed e-bike ride that will allow you to explore the highlights of Athens in approximately three hours. Your journey begins at The Hill of the Nymphs, where you can admire the breathtaking view of the Acropolis. Pedal away with your guide downhill to the aristocratic...
Athens bike tour
Athenian Riviera Bike Ride
4.5 hours
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Small group
Leave the bustle of Athens behind and cycle toward the beautiful Athenian Riviera, complete with tall palm trees and relaxed vibes. You'll get a glimpse of the city beyond its central core, peddling through its suburbs and coastal hub. You'll start your tour on the biggest pedestrian street of...
Private airport pick-up and orientation tour
3 hours
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Private
Get acquainted with Athens with this 3-hour private driving orientation tour from the perspective of a local: your driver. As you sit back, relax, and soak in the city highlights and must-see spots, your driver will give you a first idea of Athens' fascinating history and culture.You first stop...
Photo from MAMAKITA
Family Cooking Class in Athens
2.5 hours
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Private
This family-friendly cooking class will teach you how to make some of Greece's most beloved delicacies, including ntakos, gemista, and Mani galatopita. Set within an organic grocery store filled with Greek products, you'll learn about important local favorites, treats, and ingredients from across...
Photo from MAMAKITA
Greek Language Lesson for Kids
1.5 hours
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Private
Give your kids the gift of language with a Greek course that uses play to practice common words and sayings. From toddlers to children up to 12 years of age, the Hellenic Children’s Museum teaches kids Greek through interactive exhibits. Experienced pedagogies specially designed the course, so...
Photo from Kotsanas Museum
Kotsanas Museum Guided Visit
1.5 hours
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Private
Visit the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Athens on a fun family-friendly interactive 2-hour private guided tour full of hands-on activities that your children will love! Choose the activity you want to experience among learning all about ancient Greek strategy, telecommunications...
Parthenon
Painting the Parthenon
4 hours
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Private
Practice your artistic skills with a family-friendly and local professional painter in this half-day private walking tour and learn about Ancient Athens by painting the Parthenon, the symbol of Ancient Greece. Your guide will take you to Pnyx Hill, a scenic spot with a clear view of this...
Port of Hydra
Private Day Trip to Hydra
10 hours
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Private
Step back in time and enjoy a full-day excursion to the island of Hydra. Filled with art and home to the great Leonard Cohen, car-free Hydra oozes charm with its cobbled streets, authentic stone houses, and traditional taverns. After a private transfer to the Port of Piraeus, you'll board a...
Private Day Trip to Aegina with Aphaea Temple
11 hours
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Private
Discover Aegina, an island undisturbed by mass tourism in the scenic Saronic Gulf. This day trip includes a tour of the island's cultural hotspots with visits to the Kapralos Sculpture Museum and the Temple of Aphaea. You'll also relax on a quiet beach and discover the local culture with the...
Inside the Acropolis Museum
Private Visit to Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
4 hours
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Private
Explore the famous Acropolis hill on this four-hour excursion. Visit the iconic Parthenon, the Temple Erechteio, the Prolylaia, and the Acropolis Museum. Learn about the history of the monuments from your knowledgeable guide while admiring the beautiful architecture. Finish your walk with a visit...

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