Day Trips from Athens

The capital of Greece is very close to numerous towns, regions and islands that are well worth exploring. Find out which are the best day trips and excursions from Athens.

Top sights near Athens


During Ancient Greece, Delphi was considered the center of the world. Nowadays, it is one of the most important ancient sanctuaries in Greece.


Renowned for having housed the ancient Olympic Games nearly 3,000 years ago, Olympia is an ancient Greek site worth discovering.


Situated in the center of Greece, Meteora is a large rock home to breathtaking monasteries. It is one of the most special places in Greece.


Mycenae was one of the most thriving towns of ancient Greece. It was the most important city of the Mycenaean civilization between 1600 and 1100 BC.


Epidaurus is a small ancient Greek sanctuary on the Argolid Peninsula. It is especially renowned for its spectacular ancient theatre.


Corinth is an ancient town in Peloponnese and is famous worldwide for the Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.

Monastery of Hosios Loukas

Hosios Loukas is a breath-taking Byzantine monastery in a picturesque valley full of olive and almond trees near the town of Distomo.

Itinerary to visit Greece with a rented car

If you’re in Greece for over a week and wish to spend four days traveling around the country to discover the most striking ancient Greek cities, then don’t miss our 4-day itinerary.