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Athens Holiday Package

ATHENS HOLIDAY PACKAGE

Inspirational Athens has been a bright light on the short break scene for many years – find out why on a weekend break, a package which includes hotel accommodation in Athens, airport transfers and a city tour including the breathtaking Acropolis with the famous Acropolis Museum. This package gives you the opportunity to arrange everything before your arrival to Athens saving time and money! Selected hotels – non touristic restaurants to taste Greek Cuisine at its best, Art event tickets and culture shows, alternative tours.

TripAthens
Duration4 days | 3 nights
PeriodAll year
DepartureDaily
ThemeHistorical | Culinary
TypeHoliday Package

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This culinary and historical city break itinerary feature authentic behind the touristic scenes in Athens to discover all the highlights at your own pace, taste authentic Greek cuisine and experience the city vibes.

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Highlights :

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√ Discover Athens wonders, feel the vibes, meet the locals with our guided tour to Acropolis and all the ancient monuments

√ Taste unique street food and local products

√ Feel the energy of Herodion theater and attend on of the shows

√ Stroll at the picturable alleys of Plaka

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Sights Visited:

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➢ The Acropolis
➢ The Acropolis Museum
➢ Adrianou Street, the shopping paradise of Athens
➢ Plaka Neighborhood, the most beautiful area of Athens
➢ Athenas Street, where the Central Market is located
➢ Roman Agora & the Tower of the Winds
➢ Library of Hadrian
➢ Monastiraki Square
➢ The Trilogy of Athens: the National Library, the Academy & the University of Athens
➢ Syntagma Square
➢ The Monument of Unknown Soldier
➢ National Gardens
➢ Panathenaic Stadium
➢ Zappeion Hall
➢ Temple of Olympian Zeus & the Hadrian Arch
➢ Choragic Monument of Lysicrates


Day 1: Welcome in Athens

On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transfer to your hotel. Detailed information will be presented to you about all art and music events taking place in Athens during your stay, also a list of non touristic restaurants for the best taste of Athens. Optionaly evening pick up from hotel and our representative will meet and transfer to selected restaurant for a first taste of Greek cuisine ( seafood ). Return to hotel and overnight.

 

Day 2: Take a Walk to Ancient History

The best way to see Athens is a walking tour. You can feel the vibes, explore every sense and meet the locals! We’ll start the day by walking to the Acropolis hill where you’ll enjoy a guided tour to Parthenon, the Erectheion & the surrounding monuments. We’ll then descend to Acropolis museum, in order to have a tour to its fascinating exhibitions. Our exploration will continue on by crossing Andrianou Street, the most distinctive street of Plaka neighborhood, the imposing Roman Agora the vivid life of Monastiraki Square and the surrounding streets of Athens Central Market with Little shops selling herbs, delicacies, nuts, household items & many more. We keep walking to Syntagma Square and  take some time to watch the valiant Evzones in front of the building of the Greek Parliament. Next to the lush green oasis of the National Gardens and the extraordinary Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place. We continue for a little while, we’ll reach the Zappeion Hall -an impressive neoclassical building- and afterwards we’ll feel amazed by the size of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Arch. Our walk will come to an end in front of the Lycicrates monument in Plaka. Evening return to hotel

 

Day 3: A Taste of Athens

Get ready to bite into a sweet, cream filled, crunchy filo layered pie called bougatsa, fork into perfectly fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called loukoumades, and savor a satisfying meld of flavors from warm pita bread filled with seasoned grilled meat, fresh veggies and traditional sauce called gyros. In between, you’ll taste Feta cheese, Greek olives, and sip Greek wines. This neighborhood walk revolves around sampling Greece’s traditional food. Athens Central Market and More! Our guide will lead you through the bustling Athens Central Market, a historic food market unlike any other in Europe. Here, colorful and fragrant food stalls set the stage among animated food sellers, fishmongers and butchers whelping for sales as locals bargain them down. Experience the Tastes of Greece ! You’ll also walk  the city’s quaint spice street, browse through mom-and-pop specialty shops selling local wine, olive oil, cheese or olives, and sample what’s behind the glass counters at family-run delicatessens. The aromas of fresh, out-of-the-oven savory pies, the tempting displays of Greek pastries and sips of Greece’s strong and tasteful spirits round out the food tour. Discover Athenian Food Culture! In between each bite, you’ll gain insight into Greece’s fascinating food culture, the evolution of the country’s cuisine and the healthy nature of locally produced, organic ingredients.  Rest of the day at leisure and our guide will propose various art events for the evening.

 

Day 4: Pictures and memories for home

You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our for your departure flight. Athens is still so much more than all these ancient treasures. If you pick the right time of year for your Athens short break or weekend break, you can take a tram or taxi to the beach and enjoy the full benefit of mild early spring or late autumn weather to help you really relax at the end of a hectic week. If shopping is your idea of a weekend break ,make sure not to miss  Kolonaki area or Ermou Str. and  find time to visit the Monastiraki Flea market or Evripidou Str. spice market. Unforgettable evenings on an Athens short break are yours to enjoy in the areas around the Plaka, but be sure to also check out the fashionable Gazi or Kolonaki districts for a more cosmopolitan experience.


Included :

Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights in 3* or 4* or 5* depending on your choice

Daily Breakfast

All transfers as per program

A 7-hour exploration of Athens with an excellent licensed tour guide

Amazing food tour

Athens night life bar and club experience

Guided tour to Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Athens

Museum entrances

Dinner in local seafood restaurant ( optional )

Athens art event and cuisine guide and information

 

Excluded :

Air tickets from your country ( can be arranged on request )