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Biblical sites around Athens for day trips

I will be in Athens for three days and want to venture on day trips. I've been to Corinth, and only had time for the Acropolis in Athens on my only trip. What other Biblical sites are a day trip length for Athens? We will hit the Archeological museums in Athens. Thanks.

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St. Paul traveled throughout Greece including Athens. Google to find his route and locations in Greece. In Athens besides the fabulous Archeological Museum, I recommend the Cycladic Museum, small, very unique and a short walk from Syntagma Square.
Explore the Kolonaki neighborhood near it too.
Re: your other thread about Ephesus. We visited ancient Pergamon a little north of Izmir. It is an amazing ancient site but not Biblical. I am very surprised that most visitors to Ephesus don’t also visit Pergamon.
Honestly, I am surprised you are considering cruising again so soon. We won’t risk it.

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Hi dgawell,

As mentioned above, a great place to visit near Athens is Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. Generally speaking, Sounion is an excellent destination for a day trip from Athens. It will give you the chance to visit one of Greece’s most famed historical treasures, the Temple of Poseidon without having to travel too far away from the city.
Check here how to get there from Athens:
Also, you can make a visit to some (small or great) museums in Athens. See a complete list with all of them, and check the free admission dates, visiting hours, etc, here:

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Our cruise isn't until April, 2022. I hope the world is more back to normal by then. For now, I wouldn't set foot on any cruise ship, but that will change. We all need something to look forward to!