5 Best Day Trip Destinations to Visit From Athens, Greece

Aegina, Greece
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The Greek capital of Athens is home to more stunning attractions than we can count, but its surroundings are equally impressive. Here are some of the most stunning attractions that you should consider exploring, located in close proximity to the Greek capital.


If you’re in the mood for a hustle-free day trip that doesn’t require a long ride, consider checking out the island of Aegina, best known for its beautiful beaches and the ancient Temple of Aphaia.


The Ancient Corinth is connected to many Greek and Roman myths and legends, and you can explore it during your visit to Athens because it’s located in close proximity to the Greek capital.


The charming island of Hydra offers one of the most unique day trip experiences near Athens. It owes its peaceful allure to the fact that it’s completely car-free, and you can enjoy its cobblestone streets and traditional architecture during your visit.


Mycenae has been described as a city “rich in gold” in Homer’s legendary poems, and you can witness the history of this ancient civilization first-hand while in Greece.


If you have enough time on your hands for a three-hour ride, a visit to Delphi is a must! This archaeological site is inviting you to delve into Greek history and mythology and it’s home to many well-preserved ruins, including the Temple of Apollo.