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Athens Sightseeing, Road Trips, Places to Visit near Athens Greece

Experience Greece with a reliable and safe rental car ideal for Athens sightseeing and road trips in Greece.

If you truly want to experience Greece, you must be able to get around easily. The most efficient and comfortable means of transportation is the car. The Morphis Rent a Car Company will assist you in this matter, by providing you with the rental car that suits your specific needs. Below we cite some suggested driving routes for Athens sightseeing and touring in beautiful Greece, as well as places to visit near Athens. Get ready for exciting road trips in safety and comfort, as well as for unique driving experiences!

Athens - Attica , Greece

Athens, GreeceThe historical city of Athens, birthplace of arts, sciences and democracy, crossroads of East and West, is the capital and the political, cultural and economic center of Greece. Athens is an exciting vacation destination because it fuses together history, culture, nightlife, nature and gastronomy.

Visitors to Athens are provided with an endless variety of things to do and places to visit and see. The city is home to some of the most significant archaeological and historical sites in the world, as well as a variety of modern buildings and structures: the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, the Erechtheion, the Panathenaic Stadium, dozens of wonderful museums like the Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, Zappeion Hall, Lycabettus Hill, the Athens Concert Hall, and many more.

Your Athens sightseeing can continue with a stroll and a meal of traditional food in the old neighbourhoods beneath the Acropolis, such as Thission, Psyri, Plaka and Monastiraki, which is a must during your stay in Athens. Piraeus, the main port of Athens is located close to Athens city center, and its neighbourhoods Castela, Mikrolimano and Freattyda, are also great places to explore, see ancient sites and dine on fresh fish at one of the seaside tavernas and ouzeries.

Athens and its surrounding areas are positively packed with shopping areas, restaurants and taverns and nighttime entertainment venues. Close to Athens there are stunning beaches, many of which are organized and can be easily reached, such as Varkiza, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, Lagonissi, Sounion, Rafina, Nea Makri and Porto Rafti, to name just a few. Hikes around Mt Parnitha, Mt. Penteli and Mt. Immitos are a very enjoyable activity, especially for nature and outdoor sport lovers.

Sounion, Attica, Greece

Sounio, GreeceThe region of Sounion, located 68 km from Athens, is a popular seaside resort, with lovely beaches and many hotels, tavernas, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. In Sounion you can visit the Temple of Poseidon and admire the golden sunset from the headland.

According to Greek Mythology, it was here that the King of Athens, Aegeas, committed suicide by leaping from the tip of the cape, and consequently this is how the Aegean Sea was named. On one of the pillars of the temple, the English poet Lord Byron carved his name.

Road trips at the prefecture of Argolida, Greece: Nafplion, Epidaurus and Mycenae

The prefecture of Argolida is a tourist’s paradise, with areas of great natural beauty, charming towns, stunning beaches, significant historical and archaeological sites and a well-developed tourism infrastructure.

Visit Romantic Nafplion
Nafplion, Argolida, Greece You can begin your tour of Argolida from the picturesque town of Nafplion, which is located 148 km from Athens. It was the first capital of modern Greece and is a popular vacation destination for both summer and winter holidays. The town’s narrow alleyways, impressive buildings and quaint cafes along the port, make it an ideal place for nonchalant walks and exploration. In Nafplion, you can visit the Bourtzi Fortress, the Palamidi Castle and the Akronafplia Fortress.

Explore Ancient Epidaurus
Epidaurus, Argolida, GreeceAt the Ancient Site of Epidaurus, situated 29 km east of Nafplion, you can admire the Asklipeio Temple and the Ancient Epidaurus Theater, which is considered one of the best preserved ancient theatres in the world and is famous for its fine acoustics.
Theatrical plays and concerts are still held here.


Witness Ancient Greek Splendor in Mycenae
Mycenae, Argolida, Greece The splendid Ancient site of Mycenae, located 24 km north of Nafplion, is testament to the greatness of the Mycenaean civilization. The most well-known monuments on the site are the Lion’s Gate and the Domed Tombs.

Corinth, Greece

CorinthA day trip to Corinth is definitely recommended, as it is located close to Athens (just 84 km) and offers visitors a variety of activities. The Corinth Canal (Isthmia) is an engineering feat and is a popular place to take pictures and admire the superb view. Corinth is a large city and one of the main ports in the Peloponnese and has many entertainment venues as well as hotel accommodations.

Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki and Kiato possess cosmopolitan beaches that are much-frequented due to their clean waters. If you are a passionate sightseer, we suggest you visit the well preserved Ancient City of Corinth, the Acrocorinthos Hill, the ancient site of Iraio in Loutraki and the Archaeological Museum. Loutraki also has one of the finest casinos in Greece, frequented by gambling lovers from all over the world.

Ancient Olympia, Greece

Ancient Olympia, GreeceAncient Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is definitely worth a visit. It lies at Ilia Prefecture, West Peloponnese, and is well know for its wonderful archaeological site which is an UNESCO world heritage site, as well as its amazing museum with a number of unique exhibits, such as the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles and the Nike of Paionios.

At the scenic village of Ancient Olympia you will find a number of hotels for your accommodation as well as a plethora of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Delphi, Greece

Delphi, GreeceThe town of Delphi, in the prefecture of Fokida, is situated 220 km from Athens. This magical area is famous for its archaeological sites such as the ancient Oracle of Pithia and the Temple of Apollo. Both sites are built on a hill that offers a magnificent view of the surrounding area. The newly built Archaeological Museum of Ancient Delphi is exquisite and contains findings from the site.

The town of Delphi and the nearby seaside resorts of Itea and Galaxidi possess a wide selection of hotels, apartments and rooms for rent, as well as restaurants, tavernas, bars and cafes. If you are interested in winter sports, the Mt. Parnassos ski center is closeby.

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, GreeceMeteora is a complex of monasteries lying in central Greece at the region of Kalambaka. What is so special about Meteora (meaning suspended rocks) is the enormous, natural rock pillars of which monasteries have been built. The whole scenery is a very imposing image, truly worth a visit as it is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Some of the monasteries can be visited, so don’t miss the chance to drive there and enjoy the magnificent views over the plain of Thessaly. There are options for accommodation in Kalambaka, as well as restaurants and cafes.

If you wish to visit those magnificent places in comfort and safety select one of our reliable Athens rent a car models and make your reservation, to ensure availability.

Athens - Attica , Greece

Athens, GreeceThe historical city of Athens, birthplace of arts, sciences and democracy, crossroads of East and West, is the capital and the political, cultural and economic center of Greece. Athens is an exciting vacation destination because it fuses together history, culture, nightlife, nature and gastronomy.

Visitors to Athens are provided with an endless variety of things to do and places to visit and see. The city is home to some of the most significant archaeological and historical sites in the world, as well as a variety of modern buildings and structures: the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, the Erechtheion, the Panathenaic Stadium, dozens of wonderful museums like the Acropolis Museum, Syntagma Square, Zappeion Hall, Lycabettus Hill, the Athens Concert Hall, and many more.

Your Athens sightseeing can continue with a stroll and a meal of traditional food in the old neighbourhoods beneath the Acropolis, such as Thission, Psyri, Plaka and Monastiraki, which is a must during your stay in Athens. Piraeus, the main port of Athens is located close to Athens city center, and its neighbourhoods Castela, Mikrolimano and Freattyda, are also great places to explore, see ancient sites and dine on fresh fish at one of the seaside tavernas and ouzeries.

Athens and its surrounding areas are positively packed with shopping areas, restaurants and taverns and nighttime entertainment venues. Close to Athens there are stunning beaches, many of which are organized and can be easily reached, such as Varkiza, Voula, Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, Lagonissi, Sounion, Rafina, Nea Makri and Porto Rafti, to name just a few. Hikes around Mt Parnitha, Mt. Penteli and Mt. Immitos are a very enjoyable activity, especially for nature and outdoor sport lovers.

Sounion, Attica, Greece

Sounio, GreeceThe region of Sounion, located 68 km from Athens, is a popular seaside resort, with lovely beaches and many hotels, tavernas, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. In Sounion you can visit the Temple of Poseidon and admire the golden sunset from the headland.

According to Greek Mythology, it was here that the King of Athens, Aegeas, committed suicide by leaping from the tip of the cape, and consequently this is how the Aegean Sea was named. On one of the pillars of the temple, the English poet Lord Byron carved his name.

Road trips at the prefecture of Argolida, Greece: Nafplion, Epidaurus and Mycenae

The prefecture of Argolida is a tourist’s paradise, with areas of great natural beauty, charming towns, stunning beaches, significant historical and archaeological sites and a well-developed tourism infrastructure.

Visit Romantic Nafplion
Nafplion, Argolida, Greece You can begin your tour of Argolida from the picturesque town of Nafplion, which is located 148 km from Athens. It was the first capital of modern Greece and is a popular vacation destination for both summer and winter holidays. The town’s narrow alleyways, impressive buildings and quaint cafes along the port, make it an ideal place for nonchalant walks and exploration. In Nafplion, you can visit the Bourtzi Fortress, the Palamidi Castle and the Akronafplia Fortress.

Explore Ancient Epidaurus
Epidaurus, Argolida, GreeceAt the Ancient Site of Epidaurus, situated 29 km east of Nafplion, you can admire the Asklipeio Temple and the Ancient Epidaurus Theater, which is considered one of the best preserved ancient theatres in the world and is famous for its fine acoustics.
Theatrical plays and concerts are still held here.


Witness Ancient Greek Splendor in Mycenae
Mycenae, Argolida, Greece The splendid Ancient site of Mycenae, located 24 km north of Nafplion, is testament to the greatness of the Mycenaean civilization. The most well-known monuments on the site are the Lion’s Gate and the Domed Tombs.

Corinth, Greece

CorinthA day trip to Corinth is definitely recommended, as it is located close to Athens (just 84 km) and offers visitors a variety of activities. The Corinth Canal (Isthmia) is an engineering feat and is a popular place to take pictures and admire the superb view. Corinth is a large city and one of the main ports in the Peloponnese and has many entertainment venues as well as hotel accommodations.

Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki and Kiato possess cosmopolitan beaches that are much-frequented due to their clean waters. If you are a passionate sightseer, we suggest you visit the well preserved Ancient City of Corinth, the Acrocorinthos Hill, the ancient site of Iraio in Loutraki and the Archaeological Museum. Loutraki also has one of the finest casinos in Greece, frequented by gambling lovers from all over the world.

Ancient Olympia, Greece

Ancient Olympia, GreeceAncient Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is definitely worth a visit. It lies at Ilia Prefecture, West Peloponnese, and is well know for its wonderful archaeological site which is an UNESCO world heritage site, as well as its amazing museum with a number of unique exhibits, such as the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles and the Nike of Paionios.

At the scenic village of Ancient Olympia you will find a number of hotels for your accommodation as well as a plethora of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Delphi, Greece

Delphi, GreeceThe town of Delphi, in the prefecture of Fokida, is situated 220 km from Athens. This magical area is famous for its archaeological sites such as the ancient Oracle of Pithia and the Temple of Apollo. Both sites are built on a hill that offers a magnificent view of the surrounding area. The newly built Archaeological Museum of Ancient Delphi is exquisite and contains findings from the site.

The town of Delphi and the nearby seaside resorts of Itea and Galaxidi possess a wide selection of hotels, apartments and rooms for rent, as well as restaurants, tavernas, bars and cafes. If you are interested in winter sports, the Mt. Parnassos ski center is closeby.

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, GreeceMeteora is a complex of monasteries lying in central Greece at the region of Kalambaka. What is so special about Meteora (meaning suspended rocks) is the enormous, natural rock pillars of which monasteries have been built. The whole scenery is a very imposing image, truly worth a visit as it is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Some of the monasteries can be visited, so don’t miss the chance to drive there and enjoy the magnificent views over the plain of Thessaly. There are options for accommodation in Kalambaka, as well as restaurants and cafes.

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