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About Athens

The centre of arts, democracy, science and philosophy in the 5th century B.C, today this vibrant capital is home to around 4 million people.

Athens is one of the most magical cities in the world and many go there to enjoy its treasures: the Acropolis, a wealth of museums, the Agora, Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Zeus, the impressive neo-classical buildings near Syntagma, the Parliament buildings with the uniquely dressed 'Evzones' guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Stroll through Plaka, Athens' oldest district, which comes alive at night with people chatting and enjoying fabulous food at outdoor tavernas. Alongside sits modern Athens, the city which hosted one of the most successful Olympic Games of recent times.

The city centre is fairly compact and the excellent metro and tram system means that it's easy to get around. 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.

Why not enhance your stay in Athens with one or several of the day trips below, which are all available to pre-book with your Rediscover the World holiday.

We highly recommend a guided tour to help you get your bearings and to find out a little of the city's background. This can be arranged on a group or private basis. As well as full day trips to Delphi and the Argolis region you might also consider taking a relaxing cruise to explore three of the nearby Saronic Islands, an ideal way to pick up some varied souvenirs from your holiday!

Flexible Tailor-Made Holidays

  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

Trusted Service

  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).

Why book Greece with us ?

  • More than 30 years experience in Greece
  • Unrivalled expertise of our local partners
  • Fly-drives & Island hopping holidays
  • Hiking in Crete, Pelion & Zagori
  • Professionally guided sightseeing tours
  • Personally chosen hotels, apartments & villas
  • 24hr assistance whilst in Greece