Athens City Break

Greece's capital in a weekend

About Athens City Break

Summary

A bustling city with a fantastic range of shops, restaurants, cafes and ancient sites.

Activity code: GRSB03

Duration: 4 Days

Athens, the modern capital of Greece with its 4 million inhabitants, has spread itself out alongside a 2500 year past which comes close to perfection in culture and art. You could easily spend several hours at the Acropolis with its temple to the goddess of wisdom and city patron, Athena - the Parthenon. The second most important archaeological site is the Greek Agora or market place; Athens also has its Roman Agora, funded by Julius Caesar and dedicated to Athena. Roman ruins can still be seen in the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch.

Apart from the abundance of its archaeological interests, Athens has quite a lot to show to its visitors in the modern city with its renovated neo-classical houses, the "Zappeion", Monastiraki and the Flea Market to name but a few. Athens was the most famous city of the ancient world and has long been considered as the birthplace of democracy and civilization. The city centre is actually very compact and easy to get around thanks to the excellent metro and tram system. To get an idea of the scale of the city it is good to head up to the top of Lycabettus Hill - on a clear day you can see across to the Saronic Islands.

Athens is a bustling city with a fantastic range of shops, both modern and traditional. Head to Plaka, the old town, with its myriad of narrow alleys for a good choice of souvenirs.

What's Included in your Athens city break:

  • Private airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation at a choice of hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Half day city tour
  • Optional pre-bookable tours such as Cape Sounion, Food Tour, Saronic Gulf Cruise, etc.
  • Fully detailed itinerary with sightseeing information
  • FREE travel app with all your documents, maps, weather and much more
  • Full 24 hour local agency services.
Not included: In January 2018 Greece introduced an Overnight Stay Tax of 0.50 to 4 Euros per room or apartment per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. most self catering and 1-2 star hotels = 0.50 Euros, 5 star hotels = 4 Euros).

We can also book flights for you meaning that your break will be fully ATOL protected.

Contact us now to book this recommended Short Break for any dates.

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