Athens is without a doubt a world-class cultural tourism destination, bursting at the seams with history, heritage, and culture. It has ancient temples and Ottoman monuments, Byzantine churches and lavish neoclassical architecture. There are ancient traditions and contemporary arts, festivals and happenings, and food that blends together the flavors of East and West in that magnificent — and distinctively Greek — way. There is loads to see and experience, and no shortage of fantastic Athens private tours  to help you make the most of your time in the city. But it doesn’t have to stop there.

Just a stone’s throw from the Greek capital are some of the best places to visit in Greece. Steeped in culture and history, they are a brilliant opportunity to experience different sides of Greece, get a taste of the enchanting Greek countryside and discover what Greek culture is really all about. And did we mention these destinations make for perfect day tours from Athens?

Visit top UNESCO World Heritage Sites and treat yourself to a winery tour—complete with wine tasting and, optionally, a local gastronomy experience—with our celebrated Wine and History in the Peloponnese tour, which takes you across the Corinth Canal to a breathtaking land of legends where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the intertwined stories of viticulture and Ancient Greek civilization.

Discover ancient goddess worship, go wildlife spotting and see one of Greece’s most famous seaside temples, with our From Athens to the Aegean Sea tour, the perfect introduction to the grand temples and breathtaking nature beyond the Greek capital, which includes a private guided tour of the Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron, an expert-led tour of the protected Vravrona Wetland, and a visit to the renowned temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio.

Journey to the center of the ancient world, and explore one of the most influential sites of its time with our Visions of Ancient Delphi tour, which takes you on an inspiring journey into the spiritual center of classical Greece for a private guided tour of Ancient Delphi on stunning Mount Parnassus.

Or why not plan your very own custom tour? Get in touch with a member of our team to design a bespoke itinerary made exactly to your specifications. After all, with the holiday season just around the corner, what better gift to give than an unforgettable cultural experience?