Athens for classic lovers - extended
Athens - the city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city!
If this is your first time in Athens, and you have more than two days, then this extended city break package is for you !
Itinerary( 4 days )
Your tour’s schedule in detail:
Arrive in Athens
Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights.
Balance of the day is at leisure.
Athens Sightseeing Tour [duration approx. 4.5hours] &
Cape Sounion/Athens [duration approx. 4 hours]
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens, including a visit to the awesome Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheum, and Acropolis Museum Drive past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Palace, Panathenian Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus, and lots more.
Take a couple of hours break from you Sightseeing to wander around the Plaka. It is the oldest district in Athens (it is also mentioned as "Gods' district") with outstanding scenery. The moment you start walking on its paved narrow lanes you get the feeling that you travel back in time.
In the early afternoon, you will drive down the coast to Cape Sounion dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Return to Athens in the early evening.
For dinner, visit Lycavittos hill or one of the numerous roof top restaurants to enjoy the magnificent night view to the Acropolis.
El. Venizelou [ex Panepistimiou street] - National Archaeological museum
This morning we will walk down one of the oldest streets of Athens. Initially designed as boulevard (former name Voulevartou Str.) and one of the busiest streets in Athens as it connects Syntagma Square with Omonia Square. Some of the most remarkable and representative public buildings in Athens, many of which are typical trademarks of the city, are built on this wide avenue: Metochiko Tameio Stratou Building (Army Share Fund Building), Iliou Melathron, Archeological Society Mansion, Aghios Dionisios Catholic Church, Athens Ophthalmiatric Clinic, Bank of Greece Mansion… And of course, here, we will also walk by Three Temples of Education (“Athenian Trilogy”): Athens Academy (1859-1887), The University (1839-1864) and the National Library (1887-1902).
These three mansions were built at the same time by two well-known Danish architects the Hansen brothers, who lived in Greece during that period.
Our walk will end at the National Archaeological Museum, the largest one in Greece!
The rich collections on display, comprising more than 11,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the dawn of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
Amongst other, we will not miss the famous Antikythera device, a scientific instrument of the 1st century B.C. used for astronomical and calendrical calculations!
Arrangements terminate with breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Departure / Return location
Departure days :
Most sites in Greece involve extended walking and/or slippery surfaces.
Therefore we strongly suggest wearing comfortable sturdy shoes.
Sunscreen, hat and water are also good “travel companions”.
Due to extend walking and slippery surfaces please inform us if you have walking disabilities or using a wheelchair before booking this tour.
- Private arrival transfer from the Athens airport or Piraeus port.
- 3 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice including breakfast daily and all taxes except the accommodation tax.
- Shared: Athens Sightseeing tour, Cape Sounion
- Private walking tour of Athens and visit of the National Archaeological museum
- English Speaking Qualified Guide.
- Deluxe a/c private cars [taxis and/or minivans]
- Entrance Fees to the sites visited.
- 24hrs Assistance phone number.
- All Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Accommodation tax.
- Departure transfer on day 4.
- Anything not clearly stated above as included
- Acropolis museum
- Cape Sounion
- Temple of Poseidon
- Walk by
Metochiko Tameio Stratou Building (Army Share Fund Building),
liou Melathron, Archeological Society Mansion,
Aghios Dionisios Catholic Church,
Athens Ophthalmiatric Clinic,
Bank of Greece Mansion
Three Temples of Education (“Athenian Trilogy”): Athens Academy (1859-1887), The University (1839-1864) and the National Library (1887-1902).
- Visit the National Archaeological Museum