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Welcome to Greece

Greece never fails to enchant, with its miles of azure coast, well-preserved ancient ruins, and fresh Mediterranean cuisine. The capital of Athens is an ideal starting point—there, guides on walking, bike, Segway, and bus tours lead travelers through the Parthenon, Acropolis, and other buildings of historical and archeological interest, offering insight into both past and present. Combine your tour with a traditional Greek dinner in a classic Plaka taverna, or take a food and wine tour. From Athens, a short day trip north takes visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi, with its Temple of Apollo and other ruins, once central to the ancient world. Experience the clear-blue Aegean Sea on one of the Greek islands, such as Crete, Hydra, or Rhodes. Skip the hassles of arranging transportation, food, and docking points, and book a boat tour to the romantic island of Santorini, famous for its sunsets, wineries, and black-sand beaches. Mykonos, with its contrasting white beaches and legendary party scene, is another unmissable island; hiking, scuba diving, or cruise tours offer a different perspective on its beauty. The more relaxed Syros, which can be part of an island-hopping adventure, is an authentic paradise, where the Greeks themselves go to enjoy the architecture and local restaurants of Ermoupolis. You can book shorter sailboat tours of the Mediterranean from multiple points, and sunset tours are your best bet for postcard-worthy vistas.

Top 15 things to do in Greece

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Acropolis

Acropolis

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An archaeological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world's most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis is the star attraction of ancient Athens. Dramatically perched on a jagged clifftop—the so-called sacred rock of Athens—the ruins overlook the modern city and date back to as early as 510 BC.More
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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

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The “Santorini volcano” may refer to two different peaks: the first, Thira, exploded around 1600 BC and ended the thriving Minoan civilization and may have spawned the legend of Atlantis. Millennia of eruptions formed the second “Santorini volcano”—the island of Nea Kameni, drawing visitors eager to hike to the rim of its active crater.More
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Oia

Oia

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Perched on the steep edge of the caldera, looking out over the glittering Mediterranean, Oia (pronounced “ee-yuh”) is famed for its dreamy sunsets. Oia is also one of the most picturesque villages in Santorini, with its striking white buildings, blue-domed churches, and atmospheric cave houses burrowing into the volcanic rock.More
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Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos)

Acropolis Museum (Museo Akropoleos)

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An Athenian landmark and feat of contemporary architecture, the Acropolis Museum sits at the base of the Acropolis, with the ruins of an ancient settlement visible through its floor. The collection runs from pre-classical times to the Roman era, but fifth-century BC treasures are the focus, especially the Parthenon Frieze sculptures.More
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Delphi

Delphi

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Delphi, with its remarkably preserved ruins dotted along the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus, is one of Greece’s most famous archaeological site. Dating back to the seventh century BC, the ancient city of Delphi is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to sites such as the Sacred Way, Stoa of the Athenians, polygonal wall, monument of Platea, and Temple of Apollo.More
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Meteora

Meteora

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The towering vertical cliffs of Meteora have provided a protected place to pursue spiritual contemplation for centuries. The first hermit monks lived up in caves, but eventually 24 Byzantine monasteries were built (six function today) atop the imposing rock. Part natural wonder, part manmade marvel, the dramatic site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular attraction in Greece.More
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Temple of Olympian Zeus (Naós tou Olympíou Diós)

Temple of Olympian Zeus (Naós tou Olympíou Diós)

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Athenian rulers began construction of the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Naós tou Olympíou Diós) in the sixth century BC. By the time Roman Emperor Hadrian completed it 600 years later, it was the largest temple in Greece, and its statue of Zeus—king of the gods of Mt. Olympus—was one of the largest in the world. The temple began to fall into ruin shortly after it was finished; today only 15 of its original 104 columns still stand and much of its marble has been recycled or stolen for other temples. Nonetheless, what remains is a truly impressive sight to see.More
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Olympic Stadium (OAKA)

Olympic Stadium (OAKA)

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Originally built in the 1980s for the European Athletics Championships, the Olympic Stadium (officially the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens “Spiros Louis” or OAKA) was remodeled by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for the 2004 Olympics. The largest stadium in Greece, with 70,000 seats, the Olympic Stadium hosts events and concerts by major international acts such as U2 and Lady Gaga.More
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Little Venice

Little Venice

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Situated in Chora Mykonos (aka Mykonos Town), the waterfront quarter of Little Venice is one of the island’s top sunset-viewing spots. Rows of whitewashed old fishermen’s houses—now occupied by bars, shops, and restaurants—back onto the seafront, their brightly painted red and blue balconies jutting out over the water.More
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Red Beach

Red Beach

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Santorini’s Red Beach is not your average white-sand beauty. Rather, it’s a narrow, pebbly stretch hemmed in by high scarlet cliffs and scattered with large volcanic rocks. Together with the sapphire blue waters of the Aegean Sea, these volcanic features create a striking natural color palette that draws photographers to its shores.More
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Parthenon

Parthenon

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The star of Athens postcards and arguably the most impressive of all the city’s ancient ruins, the Parthenon stands proud atop the sacred rock of Acropolis, high above the modern city.Built between 447 and 432 BC, the temple was dedicated to Greek goddess Athena and originally housed her cult image, a giant ivory and gold-plated statue by Fidias. The restored temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a striking reminder of the glory of Ancient Greece with its grand marble façade, classic Doric columns, and elaborate sculptural friezes. The site also serves as a fascinating chronicle of Athens’ history.More
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Plaka

Plaka

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Built around the ruins of the ancient agora, Plaka is among the oldest residential areas in Athens and was considered the Turkish quarter during Ottoman rule. Much of it burned down during a fire in 1884, exposing many ancient sites below the neighborhood, and archaeological research has been carried out in the area ever since.More
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Myrtos Beach (Paralía Mirtos)

Myrtos Beach (Paralía Mirtos)

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A regular on lists of the world’s best beaches, Myrtos Beach (Paralía Mirtos) is a 0.5-mile (700-meter) expanse of gleaming white sand curving between two high promontories on Cephalonia’s north coast. While the stunning color comes from rounded pebbles and coarse sand, not fine powder, the view from the blue Ionian Sea is spectacular.More
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Santorini Hot Springs

Santorini Hot Springs

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Santorini’s hot springs are on the tiny, uninhabited islet of Palea Kameni. Continuous volcanic activity underground maintains the springs’ temperature between 86ºF and 95ºF (30°C and 35°C). The sulfuric, orange-tinged spring waters that bubble up into a shallow cove off the islet’s coast are said to be curative for the skin and joints.More
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Agora of Athens

Agora of Athens

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The Agora was the political and social heart of the ancient city of Athens, and the ruins of this civic center and marketplace are among the most important archaeological sites in today’s capital. Explore this cradle of Greek democracy, including the Temple of Hephaestus and Stoa of Attalos.More

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Top activities in Greece

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks
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Mykonos Catamaran Daytime or Sunset Sailing with Food and Drinks
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Recent reviews from experiences in Greece

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Best way to see Greece!
Michael_P, Aug 2022
Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour
Private tour is the best way to see Greece sites!
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Great day trip with lots of great information
Alexandra_F, Jul 2022
Delphi Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens
We had a private driver named Alexandros who took great care of us that day, shared great tips for where to eat and activities in Greece.
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A truly memorable day.
JoAnn_C, Jul 2022
Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon
We wanted to see all of the highlights of Athens in one day.
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Great way to see Athens major attractions
Randy_W, Jul 2022
Athens Full Day Private Tour
He spoke English very well and provided us with insight on the attractions and history of Athens and Greece.
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Educational ride through the gorgeous Greek countryside
Tiy_O, Jul 2022
Off road experience at Marathon lake with 4x4 vehicles
We really felt we got to see Greece through his eyes.
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Very pleasant
David_d, Jun 2022
Cape Sounion Private Sunset Tour From Athens With Seaside Dinner
Comfortable car — the air conditioning was great and much needed in Greece’s summer heat.
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A day in Athens
Paola_E, Jun 2022
Athens Full Day Private Tour
Very well educated in the country , speaks perfect English !
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Great tour
Beverly_V, Jun 2022
Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplio full day private tour from Athens
Greece has so much to see and do beyond Athens.
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We had an amazing time...
Katherine_M, Jun 2022
Mount Olympus And Dion Full-Day Tour From Athens By Train
It was a long day, but a great way to see more of Greece and get away from the busy city of Athens.
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Outstanding finish to a Greek holiday
Daniel_S, Jun 2022
Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Attica coast from a luxury catamaran!
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5 star review
bconley90, Jun 2022
Private Santorini Day Cruise All Inclusive
One of the best activities that we did in Santorini.
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Excellent trip, we’ll...
Stewart_C, Jun 2022
Santorini Tour on Electric Bike
Lovely to see authentic Greece and the highlight was our guide playing the piano for us as we drank some fine local wine.
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Wonderful experience!
rach2695, Jun 2022
Small-Group Athens Food Walk
Also allowed to us to see more of the neighborhood’s in Athens and to try food we may not have tried on our own.
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The tour was very...
Kaiylin_R, May 2022
Small-Group Food Tour and Wine Tasting in Athens by Night
I would totally recommend this tour and would do it again if I come back to visit Greece.
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WoW. A sunset not to be missed
Darren_C, May 2022
Sunset Jeep Tour in Crete
If you are in Crete and want to see probably the best sunset in Greece I would definitely recommend this Jeep Safari.
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Luxury tour of Rhodes
Jasmine_B, May 2022
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to see more of Rhodes!
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My Day Trip In Santorini.
ReceaVeronica_M, May 2022
Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia
It was a great day trip to see various sites on the island.
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Excellent Meteora Tour
wade_g, May 2022
Full-day trip to Meteora by train from Athens in English or Spanish
2nd most popular spot to visit.
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The train ride was nice...
Marc_T, May 2022
Two Days Rail Tour to Meteora from Athens
The train ride was nice to see the countryside of Greece.
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Becky_E, May 2022
Athens Greece Full Day private tour
This was a great way to see Greece in a short period of time!
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