Just 30 minutes north of Athens, the seaside resort town of Porto Rafti makes a great day trip from the city and offers the chance to explore the ancient region of Attica known as Mesogeia. Catch a train from Athens and meet your local guide at the Koropi Metro Station in Porto Rafti. Set off by private vehicle on a tour of the area’s highlights while your guide shares insight into local history and culture.
Sample Attica’s coastal flavor with a fresh buffet lunch at a fish tavern and a leisurely herb-gathering stroll to collect fragrant thyme. Visit a winery in the oldest wine-producing region in Greece, where you can taste local wines and chat with a winemaker.
In the afternoon, visit one or two beautiful Byzantine monasteries, time permitting, for a glimpse into the region’s spiritual heritage. Take in Porto Rafti’s elevated coastal views on a walkabout, and stroll along the seashore to collect shells and feel the sand between your toes. At the end of the day, express your creativity with a typical porcelain-painting craft.
Bid farewell to your guide back at the metro station, and relax on the return train trip to Athens.