The 8 best tours and excursions in Athens


Athens, cradle of Western civilization and with more than 3000 years of history, is one of the most surprising and interesting destinations in Europe, as well as a safe bet for any trip. The city, in addition to the numerous archaeological sites, among which the imposing Acropolis stands out, has old neighborhoods to get lost like Plaka, Monastiraki and Anafiótika, markets, viewpoints, museums as well as one of the best gastronomies in the world.
If you also have some extra days, you have several incredible places to visit a few hours from Athens such as the incredible monasteries of Meteora, archaeological sites of ancient Greece such as Delphi, Olympia, Corinth, Epidaurus, or the famous Greek islands among which Santorini, Mykonos or Hydra.

All these places can be visited for free by rental car, ferry, plane or public transport, although it is also interesting to do some tour and excursion with a guide in Spanish to learn more about its long history and anecdotes. Based on the experience of our trip to Greece we leave you a list of what we think, are the 8 best tours and excursions in Athens in Spanish.

1. Excursion to Meteora

Meteora is one of the best excursions in Athens and one of the most essential places to see in Greece.
It is in the valley of Meteora where there are several impressive monasteries, located on top of some stone colossi over 600 meters high, of which six can be visited, which will undoubtedly become one of the great travel experiences.
The monasteries of Meteora, a World Heritage Site, were built 7 centuries ago by monks who sought protection in a quiet place for their prayers, keeping up today, with some reforms and advances, but maintaining their incredible location, which makes them Unique in the world.
To get to Meteora from Athens, if you have rented us a car in Greece, you can take the train that takes you in about five hours from Athens Larissis station to Kalambaca, a town located very close to the monasteries, where It is usually the basis for the visit.
Another option is to go by bus from the B terminal in Athens, although this form is somewhat heavier and will take longer.
In this case, the most comfortable option is to take a guided tour in Spanish, so you don't miss anything about this amazing place.

2. Excursion to Santorini

Of the more than 2000 Greek islands, the island of Santorini is probably best known for its spectacular geological configuration, product of a volcanic eruption.
Around its famous caldera are beautiful villages located on the edge of high cliffs, full of houses and churches of white and blue colors, which have proved to be one of the symbols of the island.
Although there are many villages to see in Santorini, Oía stands out among all, one of the most beautiful villages in the world, with unparalleled sunsets and incredible views of the caldera.
Without a doubt, visiting Santorini is one of the best excursions in Athens what can you do.

To get to Santorini from Athens, you can catch a flight or book a ferry from the port of Piraeus. If you travel by ferry, depending on the company and the type of boat you choose, it can take from 4 to more than 7 hours.
Another alternative is to book a guided tour in Spanish that includes ferry, accommodation and hotel transfers.

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8. Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina

Located to the south of Athens in the Saronic Gulf, there is the small mountainous island with less than 3000 inhabitants, of Hydra. This quiet island, where you can only move on foot, has the Port of Hydra as the capital where its stately Venetian houses stand out.
Strolling through its cobbled streets, bathing on its beaches with transparent waters, hiking, tasting the flavors of typical Greek food or visiting one of its monasteries, churches and museums, are just some of the things you can not miss .
You can reach Hydra by ferry from the port of Piraeus, on a three-hour journey, or an hour and a half by hydrofoil. Another option is to book a cruise to Hydra that includes the islands of Poros and Aegina.

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