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Most agencies run tour excursions at about the same prices, but CHAT and Key Tours have the best service and guides, plus comfortable air-conditioned buses. Taking a half-day trip to the breathtaking Temple of Poseidon at Sounion (€40) avoids the hassle of dealing with the crowded public buses or paying a great deal more for a taxi. A one-day tour to Delphi with lunch costs €99, but the two-day tour (€152, including half-board in first-class hotels) gives you more time to explore this wonder. A full-day cruise from Piraeus, with either CHAT or Key Tours, visits three nearby islands—Aegina, Poros, and Hydra—and costs around €99 (including buffet lunch on the ship). The Winemakers' Association of Attica Vineyards has a comprehensive Internet site with plenty of information about the history of wine making in the Attica region and potential wine tour routes encompassing its active members. Full-service travel agencies, like Dolphin Hellas and Karagiannis Klimi, handle hotel reservations, transportation tickets, and tours.

Tour Information

CHAT (Xenofontos 9, Syntagma, Athens, 10753. 210/322–3137. www.chatours.gr.)

Dolphin Hellas (Syngrou Ave. 16, Makriyianni, Athens, 11742. 210/922–7772. 210/923–2101. . www.dolphin-hellas.gr.)

Hydreoniki Travel (Hydra port, Hydra, 18040. 22980/54007 or 22980/53812. www.hydreoniki.gr.)

Karagiannis Klimis Travel (Kanari 2, Aegina town, 18010. 22970/25664 or 22970/28780. .)

Key Tours (210/923–3166. www.keytours.gr.)

Winemakers' Association of Attica Vineyards (1st km Pikermi-Spata Ave., 19009. 210/603–8019 or 210/662–4242. www.enoaa.gr.)

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