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