As a tourist destination, Athens is a city full of cool attractions. From archaeological sites, museums, shops, traditional restaurants and trendy bars to white sand beaches with clear waters. Athens has something for everyone. If you are staying in Athens for a couple of days, it’s worth making a day trip and discover a different part of Greece. Here is a list of the most popular day trips from Athens:
Delphi day trip from Athens
Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and home to the famous oracle. Delphi was declared as a World Heritage Center from UNESCO. On your day excursion to Delphi you will have the chance to visit the Temple of Apollo, the ancient theatre and the archaeological museum among other places of interest. On your way to Delphi you can also stop to the nearby village of Arachova, a very popular winter resort.
Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon day trip from Athens
Sounio is located only 69 km away from Athens making it the perfect half day or full day trip from Athens. At Sounio you will have the chance to visit the temple of Poseidon that dates back from 44 BC and admire the incredible view across the Aegean sea. During the summer months you can swim at the crystal clear waters of a nearby beach and have some fresh seafood in a seafront taverna. Don’t forget to admire one of the most magnificent sun sets
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