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1-day trip to the historic centre of Greek culture

Due to the low demand for this tour, we herewith inform you that VIP Athens Tour will not be available for this summer season. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This 1 day trip to Athens is a fantastic opportunity to visit the historic centre of Greek culture! Our journey starts early in the morning from your resort with one of our 50 seated luxury coaches with its destination the port of Zakynthos town. Here you will board at the 5.30 departure ferryboat to sail to the mainland and in just under an hour and 15 min we will arrive on the at the port of Killini. The journey time on the bus to the centre of the capital is around 3 1/2 hours and for this reason we make sure that the journey is as interesting and less tiring as possible. There will be a stop along the way for refreshments and your guide will give you some information along the way.

On arrival in the centre of Athens our official guide will join the bus and point out the highlights of the city, like the temple of Zeus, while we make our way to the Acropolis. The Acropolis is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Property. The Acropolis of Athens and the monuments placed there are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and create the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by the ancient Greeks to the world. Athens’s citadel was a place where great artists created masterpieces under the guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, who transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The Parthenon, built by Ictinus; the Erechtheon; the Propylaea or the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles; and the small temple to Athena Nike are just a few of the breathtaking sights we will explore.

After the Acropolis we will make our way to the museum. The Acropolis Museum is among the 6 best museums in the world for 2010, The Acropolis Museum in Athens ranked No 6 Travelers Choice Awards for 2019, coming one spot above the Louvre in Paris and one below Madrid's Prado. Based on the preferences of millions of travelers and described “as stunning as the treasures it houses”. After our 3 hour tour in the Acropolis and its museum, we will stroll down under the shadow of the Acropolis into the charming areas of either Monastiraki and Plaka what stretches almost to Syntagma where we have the meeting point with the bus to meet at 4.10 pm. A welcome traffic free zone with its realm of cobbled streets lined with tourist shops and various charming eating establishments.We will have around 2 hours to grab a bite, listen to some street musicians and get enchanted by the wonderful atmosphere or maybe you prefer to make it in time to see the change of the guards at the Parliament building.

On our way back to Zante we will stop of at Canal of Corinth, that is considered one of the great engineering accomplishments of Greece.The construction of the canal not only changed the shipping world, but it also changed the geography of Greece as it technically turned the Peloponnese into an island, although it is widely still referred to as a peninsula. It is believed that Periander, the tyrant of Corinth (602 BC), was the first to conceive of the idea of digging the Corinth Canal. As the project was too complicated given the limited technical capabilities of the times, Periander constructed the diolkós, a stone road which allowed ships to be transferred on wheeled platforms. After this engineering masterpiece, we will now continue our road back to Zante to get ready for the 9 pm ferry boat.

After many years of request from our dear Nefis Travel friends we decided that with being able to have less traveling time due to the new national road, we could create a day tour into Athens but... please be aware:

• Make sure you have your ID with you on the day of the tour.

• Due to the fact that the ferryboat leaves at 5.30 am your pick up time will be around 4.45 am.

• We will travel by luxury coach in order to make sure that the journey will be relaxed and comfortable.

• The time in Athens will be 5.15 min and as you can understand, our time is limited, this is why we have to work with time tables and cannot wait around. We want everybody that joins this tour to respect this and go with the page given by your Nefis Travel Guide and our official guide in the archeological sites.

• The time arriving back on the island will be around 10.30 - 11 pm meaning it will be a long day, a bit pushed here to make sure we can plan everything into the time table.

• This tour will have steps infolded and walking around, make sure you wear good footgear.

• And most important it’s your own responsibility to be at the meeting point at the given time of the day of your Nefis Travel guide, as some days we might have to leave a bit earlier. We cannot wait as we have a ferry boat departure that we have to keep in mind.

• Nefis Travel want to make sure that you understand that we are coping with a long road to get there and a traffic situation in the Capital of Athens. If in case we have unforeseen traffic problem the time table might have to be cut shorter here and there.

• If you respect all the above then we are very happy to create this unique opportunity for you.

The excursion day:

Thursday on request, we can only go if the demand is high enough.

The excursion prices:

Adult: 125 euro PP

Child: 100 euro PP (up to 12 years old)

Inc.: ferryboat tickets. - Not Inc.: Entrance fee for the Acropolis and the museum.

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  • M. Horler
    October 15, 2017 at 08:49

    Recently went on 2 trips with Nefis Travel. Cant emphasise enough how good they are and how much more I learnt about Greece. Have travelled to Greek islands for many years but this company is exceptional. Would highly recommend them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will you pick me up from my holiday resort?

Yes, we have pick up transfers from nearly all the Zakynthos resorts but please keep in mind that South Vassilkos and the Harbour of Keri are remote areas in Zakynthos. We will do our very best to give you the pickup service transfer with a small extra cost, but we do ask cooperation in being flexible with the days and cannot guarantee a pick up from these areas.

Can I participate in the VIP tours, with my rental car?

You can join our boat trips with your rental car. You can book tickets by email or through our booking form and meet us at the port where we will board our Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour and the Turtle Spotting tour. In this way you have the freedom of your own transport and you will enjoy arriving at the Shipwreck bay before the crowds, see the turtles in an eco-friendly way and help the turtles in their fight for survival.

How do I book a tour?

You can book your tours by email, Whats App or at our Nefis Travel Zakynthos facebook page by personal messages. You can also use our website’s booking form to send a booking request for your desired tour and date.

Please keep in mind that our office is open between 9 AM - 10:30 PM. We will answer your email within 24 hours. If you wish to make an urgent booking because you are already on the island, please contact us directly on +30 2695048004, +30 6987746506 or +30 6984534687 numbers to avoid a delay in your booking.

For our tours we have different pickup routings, to keep the transfers as short as possible. We kindly ask to be flexible with the preferable days of your tours.

How can I pay?

You can pay upon arrival at the ticket delivery service on your arrival day, one of our team members will come to your holiday address to take care of it all. You can pay by Credit Card in the offices in Tsilivi or by signing an Authorized Credit Card form. If you have an IBAN number then you can also easily pay into our bank account. If you pay by Credit Card or bank account, we will send the tickets to you by email with the explanation of where the pick-up point for the tours will be. The choice is yours.

Are the tours child friendly and what is considered child age?

Our child age is normally 12 years old, but we can be flexible on our "VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting" tour and "Back to the roots" minibus island tour, if families are travelling with teenagers.

On our VIP "Once upon a time" tour the children and young at heart will step back in time and by interactive stories will enter the world of Aesop and his enchanting and inspiring stories. They will learn a little Greek poem and while we sit around the camp fire singing songs, you might drift away to your own childhood memories…
On our VIP Eco-friendly turtle spotting tour, we will have a presentation from the Sea Protection Society Archelon where the children will learn about the high endangered Caretta - Caretta Turtles and in a pirate game they will also learn a few facts about Odysseus while looking for the treasure.
At our VIP "Back to the roots" tour they will hear a few nice short Greek mythology stories and see and learn how Zakynthian olive oil and local sweet are made. They can sing along with the live music over lunch and the tour has many stops, what means that they will be out and about and entertaint the whole day. Many of our little Nefis friends have send us beautiful drawings, from this unique tour afterwards.
At our VIP Shipwreck and Blue Caves tour the children might see dolphins or our Monachus Monachus seals and get guided with nice stories about Zante. On certain days they will be able to enter a pirate game at the Smugglers Cove, please do ask about this opportunity! Our family tours are designed to spark a passion, inspire a sense of wonder, and enrich understanding.

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Do you have a Book Now - Pay Later policy?

With Nefis Travel you can indeed enjoy the freedom to choose a tour now and pay later! Our unique customer service is created for your convenience. We will organize a ticket delivery service on your arrival day at your holiday accommodation, where the payment can be done (as long as you arrive at least 24 hours before the departure of the tour). If you are staying in Planos – Tsilivi, we then kindly ask to pick up your tickets in one of the 2 Nefis Travel offices close to your accommodation. For guests staying on a far distance, a payment in advance will be requested.

Do you have group discounts?

We can indeed look into a tailor-made discount for groups.

Is lunch included on the tours? May I bring a lunch box?

Lunch is not included on any of the Nefis Travel tours, but our dear Nefis Travel guests are more than welcome to bring their lunch boxes on the tours.

How can i contact Nefis Travel?

You can contact us by phone (+30 2695048004, +30 6987746506, +30 6984534687) or email ( or through our website's contact form. You can also reach us by sending a message via Facebook or Whats App.

What happens if the sea conditions are not okay for a tour?

We at Nefis Travel provide the highest level of customer service given on the island. If the weather reports are bad, we will cancel the tours and give you a refund.
If the weather shows a 50-50 situation, we will phone you on your mobiles or at the hotels before the tour starts and tell you that we might have to use an alternative program. This only happens on the Shipwreck and Blue Caves tours. The east coast of the island as in Blue Caves and Xingia Sea Spa and the west coast as in Shipwreck beach is possible to have 2 totally different sea conditions.
Our captains will check the situation early in the morning and if we see that the Blue Caves and Xingia Spa, east coast are okay but around cape Skinari on our way to the west coast, the sea doesn’t allow us to go to the Shipwreck beach, we will create Plan B:
Plan B: We will go to the Shipwreck platform by bus so you'll see the Shipwreck from above and we will offer extra time at the Blue Caves for pictures and swimming, and go to the Xingia Sea Spa after our lunch stop. We will tell you honestly what the situation is and leave the choice to you. You can swap your trip around and go on another day, take a refund or decide to come.
From our experience those who came on these few rare days that this happens in the summer, still had a great day out. And as we said it is a 50-50 situation sometimes the wind drops, while we drive to the harbor and we can still sail to the Shipwreck beach. We at Nefis Travel just want to be as straight forward about as we can be and will always be honest about the weather conditions.

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