Soak Up The Greek Culture-Top Things to do around Athens in April and May

The ancient symbol of sanity, the plethora of philosophy, a land where various cultures and civilizations are bred and a nation where geometry, thalia and melpomene and Olympics was born; Greece is an ineffable destination.

And the heart of this sprawling nation lies in its capital- Athens!

"How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens"

Alexander the great described Athens in precise words that define the greatness and grandeur of this ancient hub

Athens strikes the right balance between the new and the old. The intermingling of various cultures has given Athens a face that sets it apart from the rest of the world. And this eclectic mix is hard to ignore. Planning a trip to Athens is one of the most lauding experiences you will have; for sure.

This is a great time to plan a trip to Athens given the drop down in rates around Greece due to its current financial status. Discounted rates on accommodation, cheaper tours & activities and unbelievably affordable flights to Athens makes one opportunity you should absolutely not let go. Besides, April and May is the spring time in Athens which equals to a great weather!

Okay, so these reasons are convincing enough to plan a trip to Greece and for those struck with wanderlust to travel here, this is a recommended list of things to do Tours in Athens in April and May.

1. Drench in the Aura of the Acropolis

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Acropolis is without a doubt, one of the most recognisable structures of the world and an unsaid identity of Greece. And exploring this overabundance of history, opulence and ancient wealth under the guidance of an expert will take your experience to the next level. Home to dozens of temples, edifices and places of interest, the Acropolis deserves at least half of your day.

To explore this ‘High City’ like an insider, Aura of the Acropolis is a recommended tour to add to your Athens itinerary.

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Highlights of the tour:

  • Admire The City’s Most Significant Landmarks
  • Visit Two Of The Most Important Archaeological Sites Of Athens
  • Enjoy A Guided Tour With An Experienced Licensed Guide
  • Discover All About The History Of This Ancient City
  • Take In Stunning Panoramic Views

What is included in this tour:

  • 2-hour private guided tour to the Acropolis
  • 2-hour private guided tour to the Acropolis Museum
  • English speaking state-licensed Insider guide

Book the Acropolis Guided Tour and explore the ancient city with experts

2. Spend A Day in Delphi

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According to Greek mythology, Delphi is the very place where Apollo spoke through his oracles and these oracles were considered to be ‘The Word’ in ancient Greece. Wars were fought, empires were diminished, blood was shed and emperors were born on the predictions of these oracles.

Located at a distance of around 200 kilometres from Athens, visiting Delphi is one of the most interesting things to in Athens.

To explore this major attraction near Athens, you can opt for a Tours in Delphi that also takes you to nearby stunning destinations like Livadia and Galaxidi.

Tour Duration: 1 day

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit To Livadia,Galaxidi, Delphi.
  • Private Guided Tour Of The Site And The Museum
  • A Walk In Galaxidi, A Picturesque Seaside Village
  • Swim In The Sea!

What is included in this tour:

  • 11-hour private excursion
  • 2-hour guided tour of Delphi archaeological site and museum
  • Transport by private car or mini van
  • Refreshments & snacks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private services of a specialized guide

3. Transfer to the Magical island of Santorini

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You’ve seen it everywhere- wallpapers, blogs, photos, screensavers, movies! Santorini has taken the world with its magnetic charm, cobbled crisp white alleys, striking valley, subtle sea and an atmosphere that can practically rejuvenate anyone!

A product of a volcanic eruption, Santorini’s distinct white buildings with blue rooftops, swimming pools on cliffs and unbelievably elegant hotels are enticing.

And when in Greece, always visit Santorini !

To explore this magical island, you can hop on the Stupendous Santorini 2-day tour and have a carefree trip from Athens.

Tour Duration: 2 days

Highlights of the tour:

  • Admire The Stunning Island Of Santorini
  • Walk The Picturesque Streets Of Charming Oia
  • Feast Your Eyes On The Majestic Sunset
  • Explore The Island At Your Own Pace
  • Enjoy Hassle-free Transfers - Boat Tickets And Island Hotel Transfers Included In The Price

What’s included in this tour:

  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast 3 star Hotel - double/twin beds
  • Transfers between Santorini Island Port and hotel
  • Economy ferry transfers between Athens and Santorini Island
  • All transportations by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach and Blue Star Ferries

Book the tour to Santorini and return with a bunch of tranquil memories!

4. Party in Mykonos

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This is the indubitable party capital of Greece and rightly so. If a party on this island cannot cheer you up, I don’t know what can!

Popular as the Venice of the South, Mykonos will confuse you with its elegance and stylish sensation.

With its crystal blue waters, pretty towns dotted along the sea, mind-blowing party places and delectable Mediterranean food; Mykonos awaits you!

Opt for Magical Mykonos 2-day tour that ensures there’s nothing in the way of you and PARTY!

Tour Duration: 2 Days

Highlights of the Tour:

  • See The Charming Island Of Mykonos
  • Admire The Picturesque, Whitewashed Settlements
  • Swim In Amazing Beaches
  • Enjoy The Vibrant Nightlife
  • Explore The Island At Your Own Pace
  • Enjoy Hassle-free Transfers - Boat Tickets And Island Hotel Transfers Included In The Price

What’s included in this tour:

  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast 3 star Hotel - double/twin beds (subject to availability)
  • Transfers between Mykonos Island Port and hotel
  • Economy ferry transfers between Athens and Mykonos Island
  • All transportations by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach and Blue Star Ferrie

Book the Magical Tours In Mykonos and live your heart out!

5. Take a Family trip to Mycenae and Corinth Canal

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Travelling with kids can be a tedious task. Keeping them entertained as you explore a destination is a matter of worry for many. And if you are travelling with kids to historic hub like Athens, discovering its historical facade and managing to keep your kids entertained at the same time can be little tricky.

So here’s a perfect Athens corinth canal tours for families that includes visit to the historical marvels like Mycenae, Nafplio and Corinth Canal with a guide whom your kids will adore!

This tour features child-friendly guided visit and special activities for kids like pottery workshop and treats to take home that will make this family vacation  a memorable one!

Duration of tour: 10 hours

Highlights of the tour:

  • Visit To Archaeological Site Of Mycenae
  • Exploration Of The Site And The Museum
  • A Leisure Walk And Lunch In Nafplio
  • Corinth Canal

What’s included in this tour:

  • 10-hour long private excursion
  • Transport by private car or mini van
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Refreshments & snacks basket
  • Coffee or refreshment treat
  • Short stop at the Corinth Canal
  • Mycenae child-friendly guided tour
  • 1-1,5 hour pottery workshop
  • Fun pack inspirational gift for the children
  • A child friendly Insider guide who is an expert at keeping kids happy
  • Private services of a specialized Insider guide

Book the Athens tours for Families and gift your family a great vacation in Athens, this April! 

6. Have a Romantic Dinner by the Acropolis

Athens is one of the best destinations for honeymoon; especially if you and your spouse love everything that speaks history. If you are planning a honeymoon to Athens, there’s one thing you simply shouldn’t miss- having dinner by the Acropolis.

Binging on fresh, flavourful Mediterranean food as the sun sets down the gigantic beauty of Acropolis is definitely one of the most romantic things to do in Athens.

And even if you are not on a honeymoon, a romantic dinner in a three-storied mansion is not something you would not want to have! 

Explore Athens with your beloved, as you head to the gorgeous Elaia restaurant for a dinner to remember!

Book this incrediblly Romantic Athens Food and Nightlife Tours

Tour Duration: 3 hours

Highlights of this tour:

  • Enjoy A Romantic, Delicious Dinner With Spectacular Acropolis View
  • See All The Major Athenian Landmarks, Like The Temple Of Olympian Zeus, The Parliament, Catholic Cathedral, The Academy And More
  • Hotel Pickup And Transfer By A Comfortable, Air-conditioned Vehicle.

What’s included in this tour:

  • 3 courses dinner (salad, main course and dessert) with a glass of red/white wine
  • Orientation tour before the dinner
  • Transportation from hotel to the restaurant

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7. Explore the port of Piraeus and the city of Athens

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However cliché it may sound, a city sightseeing tour of is essential, especially if you are visiting the place for the very first time. And rather than getting lost around the maze of attractions in the city, you can opt for this Athens sightseeing tour that will take you around the city in its comfortable coach with a helpful audio guide to your assistance.

Hop on the bus anytime and at any point and travel around the Athens and Piraeus as long as you want.

Perfect tour for those who want to explore the city at their own pace and don’t want to worry about the public transports!

Tour Duration: 4 hours to 1 day

Highlights of the tour:

  • Discover All The Great Things To Do And See In Athens With City Sightseeing.
  • Open Top, Double Deck Bus Tour Of Athens Takes Around 90 Minutes And Encompasses Central Athens, Commencing At Syntagma Square.
  • Tracing The History And Culture Of Athens From Ancient Times To The Present Day And Passing A Plethora Of Various Shopping Opportunities That Are Along The Route.
  • Visit to World Famous Museums, With Spectacular Views Of Ancient Temples, The Acropolis And Parthenon.

What’s included in this tour:

  • Audio guide in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian-Portugese, Chinese Mandarin, Portugese, Turkish, Russian

Go Sight-Seeing! Book the Athens City Sightseeing tour

8. Visit the City Like a Local

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In the surreal city of Athens and got only one-day to spare? You would definitely want to make most of your one-day trip to Athens. And it can get a little overwhelming to do it all on your own, especially if you have the clock ticking and a flight to catch.

This tour, my friend is what you should seek resort to! This Amazing Athens one-day tour is ideal to explore the city in one day and will take you to the nooks and corners only locals are familiar with.

A comfortable coach to move around, expert guides that can walk you through the history of the place and visit to all the major landmarks of the city- it's got it all!

Book this Amazing Athens one-day tour and map the city like a local!

Tour Duration: 10 hours

Highlights of the tour:

  • Enjoy A Panoramic Tour Of Athens City Centre
  • Photo Stop At Panathinaikon Stadium
  • Enjoy A Guided Tour Of The World Famous Acropolis
  • Visit The Amazing Acropolis Museum
  • Visit The Stunning Temple Of Poseidon In Sounio

What’s included in this tour:

  • Lunch
  • Transport by luxury bus
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • All taxes
  • Hotel pick up

9. Enjoy Greek Dance and relish scrumptious Greek Food

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Greek food is one the most flavourful and widely popular cuisines around the world. Incorporating myriad flavours of Italian, Turkish, Balkan and Levant cuisines, this Mediterranean spread is lip-smacking, fresh and uses a tons of veggies making it light and delicious at the same time.

When in Athens, you must try out the local specialities of souvlaki, salads dressed in tzatziki, meat and seafood variety that give you a foodgasm.

How about relishing the delicious Greek Spread while watching traditional folk dances that will make you swing in your seat!

Be a part of this madness!

Book the Dance with the Greeks tour, binge on the lip-smacking Greek food and try a few steps at Greek dance!

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Highlights of the tour:

  • Enjoy A Fun Night Out Full Of Traditional Greek Dancing and Music
  • Sample Delicious Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Dine In One Of The City's Oldest Greek Tavernas

What’s included in this tour:

  • Transfer to and from the Hotel-Restaurant from central Athens
  • Three-course meal including kg of wine or beverage
  • Folk Dancer's show

10. Go Bike Riding along the Riveria

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Athens has a beautiful Riveria that extends along the city offering a terrace to this beautiful city which is perfect for a bike ride. A 60 kilometre route by sea, this connects the city of Athens to Saronic Gulf and is known for its leisure and entertainment activities.

If you want to go bike riding and enjoy the sun and the sea in Athens, Athens Riveria by Bike is a recommended tour to opt for! Starting from the city centre, this tour takes you around the beaches, parks and playgrounds and multiple landmarks of the Riveria. The tour ends with a Greek wine and delicious Greek delicatessen by the sea!

If are looking for bike riding in Athens, Athens Riveria by Bike is a must-do!

Tour duration: 4 hours

Highlights of the tour:

  • Marina Alimos Is One Of The Largest Marinas In Greece With A 1000 Permanent Positions
  • Enjoy A Coast Line Located Very Close To Athens, Yet Away From The City's Hustle And Bustle
  • Take Part In A Wide Range Of Activities
  • See Beautiful And Charming Hidden Chapels
  • Cruise The Coast Line While The Fishing Boats Bob
  • Visit A Small Fish Market

What’s included in this tour:

  • Hotel pick up
  • Bicycles
  • Accessories
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Glass of wine - finger food

Next time you are in the city; do not miss out on these fabulous things to do in Athens! Make the most of your Athens vacation by choosing the right tours and return home with bunch of happy memories!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RENUKA SHAHANE RENUKA SHAHANE

Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.

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