The Athenian Vol.1 – Athens City Break
Day 1: Morning or evening arrival
Upon your arrival in Athens be welcomed by your English-Speaking driver and depart to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Athens
Day 2: City Tour of Athens & The Acropolis
After breakfast, meet with your English-speaking guide at the hotel lobby and depart for your organized Athens city tour including the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. You will see the Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), the House of Parliament, the Evzones in their picturesque uniform guarding the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. See the Athens Academy, the University and the National Library. Have a short photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games that took place in 1896. The stadium is impressive both for its history and for its U- shape, which seats more than 70,000 spectators on a surface completely covered in white marble from Penteli, the same used to build the Parthenon. Continue towards the Acropolis, passing by Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. On top of a rocky hill, overlooking the city of Athens you will visit the monuments of the Acropolis: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally, the Parthenon. You will also see the Herodion theatre (no entry) and the theatre of Dionysos. Your last stop will be the Acropolis Museum where the friezes and statues from the Acropolis have finally found their permanent home. The tour finished at tour hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3: Free Day in Athens
After breakfast, take advantage of your free day and explore on your own the capital of Greece, Athens. Stroll around the old part of town, Plaka, the oldest neighbourhood of Athens. Located under the Acropolis, incorporating a labyrinth of narrow streets and neoclassical architecture, this area is full of restaurants, traditional tavernas, café, jewellery and souvenir shops. Don’t miss seeing the Anafiotika part of Plaka, with houses built following the Cycladic architectural style. Relax enjoying a coffee at one of the numerous cafes of the city or enjoy a meal in one of the various restaurants that offer cuisine from around the world. Overnight in Athens.
Day 4: Athens, Departure
After breakfast, you will be met, at a set time, by your English-speaking driver and depart to Athens Airport. Connect with your flight back home.