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Athens Daytrips

Day- or Overnight Trips from Athens

In order of importance for a traveler (“thinking,” well-heeled, independent) coming to Athens, primarily, as opposed to the islands, on a first visit, I would consider the following day- or weekend-trips from the city, in the following order: Aegina and Epidaurus, in good weather; Hydra, in good weather; Delphi and Galaxidi in any season; and Bassai and Olympia in any season (plus side- or by-trips, perhaps, to Mycenae, Ancient Corinth, and Nafplion). There are many, many ways of undertaking these trips: alone or in conjunction with other trips; by rental car or by using a combination of rental car and public transport; guided or not; involving B-Class accommodation, or deluxe. The choices are up to you, but my travel agents are the pros, so let them help.