Athens and the Ancient Greeks
Athens has been variously described as the birthplace of democracy, Western civilisation and the Olympics. It was one of the most important and powerful cities in Greece during the Classical period, during which time it was a great centre for art, literature and philosophy, as well as being the first of the Greek city states to develop democracy. Today's visitors marvel at the rich abundance of temples dating from antiquity that are spread casually amongst the vibrant and lively modern city.
Panathinaikon Stadium • Royal Palace • Temple of Zeus • the Acropolis • Parthanon
Day 1 Fly to Athens and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Begin the day with a panoramic tour showcasing the most important monuments, including the Panathinaikon Stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896; the Royal Palace; the Temple of Zeus; Hadrian's Arch and the tomb of the unknown soldier which is guarded by the colourful Evzones in their traditional uniforms. Continue to the Acropolis and view the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the new museum of Acropolis for a guided visit.
Day 3 Full day guided tour of Athens and Attica beginning with the National Archaeological Museum and then continuing to the Ancient Greek and Roman Agora before exploring the narrow streets of Manastiraki and Plaka. Later in the afternoon travel by coach to Cape Sounion and visit the Temple of Poseidon with outstanding views over the Aegean Sea.
Day 4 Day at leisure to explore. Optional tours include full day excursion to Delphi or a cruise on the Aegean Sea.
Day 5 Time at leisure before transferring to the airport for return flight.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Oscar, Athens
The 3 star Hotel Oscar is conveniently located in the centre of Athens near the Larissis Railway Station. Bedrooms are air-conditioned and all have a private balcony. The roof garden offers panoramic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, as well as a swimming pool and bar which are open to guests during the summer months. The hotel's Dionysos Restaurant serves traditional and international cuisine.
• 3 star • 164 bedrooms
• Lift • Rooftop terrace
• Swimming pool (summer only)
Your tour includes:
• Retun flights to Athens
• 4 nights half board in Athens
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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