Tours and Excursions around Athens to Discover History and Culture

The cultural heritage of Greece is a major attraction for visitors, bringing the ancient world closer to everyday experience. Tours and excursions around Athens vary in distance but are all interesting places to see and feel the atmosphere. Archeological sites are always in magnificent surroundings and many offer outstanding views. Whether you choose to go by bus on an organized tour of prefer the independence of private transport, the experience will definitely be memorable.  If you dont have much time, choose something closer to Athens, like the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, with its romantic sunset, the sanctuary of Nemesis at Rhamnous off the beaten path with its mysterious atmosphere and peaceful environment, Vravrona on the east coast of Attica, with the temple of Artemis amidst nature, or the port of Rafina with its famous fresh fish tavernas.  If you have more time try for Amphiareion, a magical sanctuary, close to Oropos,  which is believed to have healing power, Eleusis, birthplace of the great tragedian Aeschylus,  with the remains of  Demetras temple was the location of the secret initiation of the ancient world. Loutraki with spas and casino  is an enjoyable one day excursion. Definitely more time is needed to reach Delphi, but it is certainly worth it. The omphalos of the earth, Apollos oracle, the impressive scenery are one in a lifetime experiences. Ancient Nemea combines archeological interest with one of the best wines in Greece, Mycenae in the Peloponnese is a major archeological site definitely worth visiting.


Rafina is an important port, with ships departing and arriving for the islands of Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros and other islands of the Aegean. The distance from Athens is 28 klm. and 10 klm. from the international airport. Sandy beaches, many...  Read More

Mycenae, in the Peloponnese region, is one of the major archeological sites in Greece and visiting it is a unique experience. Famous from Homer's Iliad as the reign of king Agamemnon, Mycenae has a history which goes back to 3.000 B.C. and was...  Read More

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Loutraki, at a distance of 84 klm. from Athens, is a seaside town, famous for the spas and casino, which attract many visitors. Luxury hotels, elegant restaurants and busy clubs and bars make this resort a favorite for one day excursions or a...  Read More

Ancient Nemea, in the Peloponnese, is a fascinating place to visit, with great archeological interest, famous also for the excellent wine produced from the local vineyards. According to the ancient myth, this is where Hercules slew the ferocious...  Read More

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Delphi is quite far from Athens, about 190 klm. but is an exceptional location, considered the omphalos of the earth and one of the main attractions of the country. Visitors can still feel the amazing energy of the place, which has inspired ...  Read More

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Eleusis, just 21 klm from Athens was an important town in ancient Greece, with the sanctuary of the goddess Demetra, where the Eleusinian mysteries were held. Little is known about this great initiation of the ancient world, which continues to...  Read More

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Photo courtesy of Nelly Paraskevopoulou

The sanctuary of Amphiareion is close to Oropos on the eastern part of Attica, hidden in a ravine, amongst pine trees and rhododendrons. The sanctuary dedicated to the hero Amphiaraos dates back to the 5th century B.C. and was visited by...  Read More


Vravrona with the archeological site of the goddess Artemis is on the east coast of Attica, close to the beach resorts of Mati and Loutsa, 39 klm. from Athens. The temple of Artemis is amongst the most ancient in the region, and was renowned in...  Read More

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Photo courtesy of Nelly Paraskevopoulou

The archeological site of Rhamnous, about 40 klm. N.E. from Athens, is one of the most interesting in the area of Attica and definitely worth visiting. Better to plan this excursion during the week, as the site is closed on weekends. Arrange to...  Read More

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Sounio with the temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, is on many tourist itineraries, as both the archeological site and the environment are of great beauty. Situated on the south coast of Attica at a distance of about 68 klm, the impressive...  Read More


Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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