You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Athens / Starting point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens at a convenient time of your choice.
The Athenian Riviera
Including prestigious seaside suburbs of Alimos, Palaio Faliro, Glyfada and Voula is the coastal area in the southern suburbs of Athens, it's widely known for its beaches and considered the capital's nightlife hub.
Temple of Poseidon
Cape Sounion is noted for its Temple of Poseidon, one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Its remains are perched on the headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea.
Lake Vouliagmeni is a small brackish-water lake fed by underground currents seeping through the mass of Mount Hymettus located to the south of Vouliagmeni.
Athens / Starting point
The Athenian Riviera
Temple of Poseidon
Spend some time on the Beach
Greek lunch by the sea
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Athens. After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and begin a 20 km journey to the Athenian Riviera. If you wish, you will head further along the West Coast and spend the rest of your day at the magnificent Aegean Sea.
We suggest 4 beaches at the Athenian Riviera that are worth the visit:
Astir Beach, the everlasting classic on the Athenian Riviera, located 20 km from the center of Athens, in the seaside suburb Vouliagmeni. Praised both by locals and travelers, Astir Beach is known for 100% sand beach and rocky picturesque landscape. The beach offers a lot of finest services, including free Wi-Fi and the pre-booking option.
The luxury experience at Astir Beach is offered for a fee which ranges from 18 to 28 euros per adult, depending on the time of the week.
Yabanaki Beach, the spacious beach with shallow waters located 26 km from the center of Athens. A variety of activities is offered here, both for adults and children. You shall find many different restaurants in the resorts nearby where you will have the chance to try traditional Greek food.
The fee also applies here but it is much smaller – 5 or 6 euros per adult, during either the weekdays or weekends, respectively.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions and beaches
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the A trip to Marathon tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
In the summer months, the Greek sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Take your swimsuits, beach towels, light sandals, and any other accessories that you might find necessary at the beach.
Bring Your Camera
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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