Group Travel Tour Operator for holidays to Athens, Greece
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.Read more
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 throughout 2021
Suggested itinerary by air
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.
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 at leisure.
Continue to explore the city or do some souvenir shopping.
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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