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Day Trips from Athens

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Day Trips from Athens
From the fifth century temple of Cape Sounion to the hot springs of Lake Vouliagmeni or the famous Daphni monastery, there's plenty to do on a day trip out of Athens.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Lake Vouliagmeni
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Lake Vouliagmeni

Wallow in hot springs or enjoy a therapeutic volcanic bath in this large lake.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sounio
Sounio

Sunset is the best time to arrive at the 5th-century-B.C. Temple of the mythical sea God Poseidon. Perched on cliffs above Cape Sounio, the temple ruins, surrounded on three sides by sea, have stunning views out over the Aegean. It was mentioned in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. More recently, English Romantic poet Lord Byron visited this atmospheric spot in 1811 and inscribed his name... More

Sunset is the best time to arrive at the 5th-century-B.C. Temple of the mythical sea God Poseidon. Perched on cliffs above Cape Sounio, the temple ruins, surrounded on three sides by sea, have stunning views out over the Aegean. It was mentioned in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. More recently, English Romantic poet Lord Byron visited this atmospheric spot in 1811 and inscribed his name at the base of one of the temple's Doric columns. Less

The Monastery of Daphni
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The Monastery of Daphni

One of the greatest masterpieces of the Byzantine Empire, this 11th century masterpiece is currently being refurbished, so phone ahead to check if it’s open.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
Kaisariani Monastery (Kessariani)
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Kaisariani Monastery (Kessariani)

This delightful little Byzantine church contains some interesting icons and the reconstruction of a monk's cell.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours

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