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Amazing Athens

  • Athens Acropolis ©GNTO / photo Y Skoulas

    Athens Acropolis - Greece, European Group Travel ©GNTO / photo Y Skoulas
4 day tour
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Discover the many transformations of the ancient city of Athens

Come and visit the ancient city of Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens is often described as an open-air museum with UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Acropolis – home to the famous Parthenon. Using your City Sightseeing Bus ticket, you can easily take in the sights starting from Syntagma Square which is within easy reach of your hotel.

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Athens; The Historical Capital of Europe

Dating as far back as the 5th Century BC, Athens has had a long, fascinating history of being a cultural metropolis. The city has played host to the birth civilizations that have given us democracy, mythology, drama, and philosophy. Throughout this 2,500 year old history a multitude of invaders have come and gone however, one constant remained; the city itself. The symbol of the city, the great Parthenon has long stood atop Mount Pentelicus, serving as a constant reminder of this ancient past. However, it is not just in the citadel of Acropolis you will find evidenceof this; the city is full of architectural and historical gems. Be sure to stroll along the most beautiful street in Athens: Dionysiou Areopagitou. See neo-classical and art deco architecture on one side of the street, as you tick off ancient monuments like the Theatre of Dionysus (the birthplace of Greek drama) and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (still used as a summer venue) on the other. With bountiful classical sights and world heritage landmarks, you are sure to stay busy throughout your visit.

See the longest coastline of any capital in Europe

Beyond the centre, lies the Attica Peninsula, home to some incredible beaches. It is clear to see how such beauty can inspire mythology that has stood the test of time. Along this coast, see such monuments as the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Built during 444–440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens. Then, when the Athens’ legendary sunsets signal the golden hour be sure to head towards Piraeus harbour; the gateway to the Greek Islands. Here, you will find a legion of seaside restaurants. From Michelin star restaurants to casual hot spots loved by locals. This is a chance not to miss out on the incredible Athenian cuisine. Influenced by thousands years of trade and playing host to occupiers such as the Ottomans, Byzantines, Venetians and many more, their mark has, not only, created a cultural melting pot, but most importantly, a delicious dish or two.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the greatest cities on earth and perhaps combine this trip to see other cities of the heart of Greece tour.


Dates

Dates throughout 2021


Suggested itinerary by air

Day 1

Fly to Athens

Taking the early afternoon flight to Athens, you will be met by an English-speaking escort and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. After check in, the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 2

City Sightseeing.

After breakfast, take advantage of your City Sightseeing Hop On – Hop Off ticket to get around the city with ease in an open air bus. Enjoy the sights of ancient temples, museums and the spectacular setting of the Parthenon, often described as the birthplace of civilisation. Stops include the New Acropolis Museum, Temple of Zeus, National Archaeological Museum and Karaiskaki Square. Your pass is valid for 48 hours so make the most of it!

Day 3

Day at leisure.

Continue to explore the city or do some souvenir shopping.

Day 4

Return to the UK.

Day at leisure until time for your return transfer to the airport for your evening flight home (an afternoon flight is also available on request).


We can provide a wide selection of 3 and 4 star hotels to suit your budget


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4 day tour
2021 dates  Prices available on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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