Classical tour in Athens, 8 days

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8 days
Availability : All year
Attica
Tour Details

Layers of history, the place where all started. Athens is the capital of the ancient world. A city evolved around Acropolis, there are plenty of roofs and balconies offering this inspiring view. You feel the energy, as you observe the light and clouds playing in a blue terrace.

Athens riviera offers a wide variety of experiences such us Temple of Sounion, a place of ancient ruins along the sea, absolutely mysterious. The islands down the Attica peninsula (Hydra, Poros, Aegina) give you an elegant sense of the Greek lifestyle by the sea or Nafplion, the first capital of Greece, a very romantic city just a few hours away.

Enjoy long days, plenty of suns, warm hospitality, authentic tastes and the sense of absolute freedom. Athens will seduce you. 

Departure & Return Location

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 7 nights at 5* Hotel, Divani Caravel or President Hotel
  • Accommodation in Standard room type with Breakfast
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Transfers by luxury coach
  • Entrance fees on museums
  • All taxes

Price Excludes

  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Nice to have with you

  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt or light clothes
  • Comfort Shoes
What to Expect

Athens is famous for archeological sites. Visiting this city is an experience in Neolithic, Classical, Roman and Byzantine periods. 

Athens nightlife is an experience by its own. Greeks have a remarkable way to revel and the music scene is thriving. You will meet live music even in tavernas playing ‘Rebetika’ a very authentic Greek melody. 

  • Athens Subway is one of the youngest in Europe.
  • Varvakios Agora is the central food market. Your senses will be awakened.
  • Expect hot days even in Autumn.
  • You will taste spectacular vegetables, salads and olives.
  • Food in Athens is really cheap. Streed food is also remarkable.
  • Souvlaki and gyros is the fish & chips of Athens.
Must see & do

Lycabettus: Twilight is the best time to venture up this abrupt peak. Lycabettus stands high above Athens, commanding a clear view across the Attica basin and the Aegean. There is also a superb café from where you can enjoy the view.

Benaki Museum: ranks among the major institutions that have enriched the material assets of the Greek state. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields and its more general range of activities serving more than one social need, the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece.

Gazi district: Famous for its bar life. Also, around the metro at Kerameikos cluster countless eateries, music venues and art spaces. Dominating the skyline is the gasworks turned Technopolis, a vast mixed

Psiri district: You should not overlook Psiri with its endless small streets of cafes, ouzeries, restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and galleries, all within a minute’s walk from Athinas and Ermou streets or Monastiraki square. Psiri came of age as the center of Athens nightlife during the 2004 Olympics, and regardless of what people say about its commercialism, you won’t and a cooler place to be in any city in Europe or America. You can feel the buzz as you walk past cafes and taverns in Iroon Square.

Monastiraki Flea Market: It is not really a flea market in the way most of us think of them, except for Sunday when people seem to come from the hills to lay out their blankets and sell all sorts of stuff. It is worth the experience even if you just sit in the cafes overlooking the ancient agora and the metro tracks on Adrianou Street watching the parade of shoppers and street musicians. During the of tourist shops, clothing stores, fur, and jewelry stores dotted with some pretty interesting shops, especially if you like vintage vinyl and rare CDs. Monastiraki Square is still one of the most lively squares in Athens and at night it is filled with young people and street vendors.

National Gardens: When you decide you need a break from the city hustle, visit the National Gardens, located right in the center of Athens. It is an eclectic, but serene scene. There is a playground to keep the kids occupied, a café to keep everyone hydrated and a duck pond (inhabited by an army of ducks looking for some bread handouts). The National Gardens are open daily, and entrance is free.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Greece

Arrive, meet and greet with our English speaking guide in Eleftherios Venizelos airport who will arrange your transfer to the hotel, while he will be updating you with information regarding your stay in Athens. After you get some rest, you can enjoy your meal in one of the many traditional Greek taverns in Monastiraki district and continue by walking around the picturesque Plaka area, full of small shops.

Day 24 hour panoramic tour by coach

You will be picked up from the hotel to have a 4-hour panoramic city tour by coach. We will pass the must-see Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that stands in front of the Parliament House on Syntagma Square. We will also pass the Russian church, the
Academy and the Library. We will make a stop at the Temple of Zeus, to continue with Athens’ crowning glory, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens, cluster of ancient buildings that acted as a fortress. We continue with the fascinating Athens Acropolis Museum to see its staggering collection.

Due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum the order of the program may change.

Day 3Leisure in Glyfada & Cape Sounion

Free day for leisure in Athens. We suggest a drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand.

After visiting the ancient Temple of Poseidon, the God of Sea, you will have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounio. We will return to Athens early in the afternoon.

Day 4The National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Free day for leisure and walking around the city of Athens. We propose a special optional tour with our expert guide to one of the 10 top museums of the world, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Day 5A romantic city. Nafplio.

Today we suggest a tour to Nafplio (137km), one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, capital of the newly born Greek
state between 1823 and 1834. By bus, we will go to Palamidi Castle, which proudly stands 216m above sea level or you can climb all of its 999 steps carved into the rock.

Not to worry, though, the view from above here is totally rewarding! We will also visit Akronafplia, which is the historic rock at the foot of Palamidi hill, also known by its Turkish name On the way to Nafplio, we will visit Epidaurus.

This UNESCO’S world heritage monument is probably most famous for its theatre, one of the best preserved classical Greek buildings, and still used today because of its amazing acoustics. After a fun break for lunch in a traditional restaurant in the town of Nafplio, we will return back to Athens and to our hotel.

Day 6The three beautiful islands

We depart at 07.00 a.m. heading to the Marina of Flisvos where we will depart on a cruise to the three beautiful islands of the
Saronic Gulf, Hydra, Poros, and Aegina including lunch.

On our way back to Marina of Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up until the
the moment you arrive at Marina of Flisvos.

Day 7The Anafiotika district

Free day for leisure strolling around the city. Don’t miss the Anafiotika district, just next to Plaka. You can walk around Monastiraki
and in the evening you will have a farewell dinner in a Greek traditional restaurant, with live Greek music and dance.

Day 8Departure

You will be picked up 3hrs before your scheduled flight for the departure transfer to Eleftherios Venizelos airport.

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