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Athens city break

$350 per person

The city of Athens is not only an open air museum but also a contemporary metropolis with an urban personality. It merges the past with the present in the most slender way

From the iconic Acropolis, rising above the city, to charming up and coming neighborhoods and contemporary art galleries, the city of Classic Marathon and Olympic Games is a majestically quirky clash of past and present.

One of the world’s oldest cities with a recorded history of 3,500 years, the Greek capital is constantly undergoing urban renewals to keep up with the evolution of time.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Lebanon
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Guide
    Tours
  • Not Included
    Insurance
    Meals
    Ticket
    Visa
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Day 1: Arrival
On your arrival in Athens airport or port, you will be met and greeted by our tour representative, who will assist you with the transfer and with the check-in to your hotel in Athens. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to explore this never sleeping city. You may optionally visit Syntagma Square and get into the city’s vibe or explore the city in our “One night in Athens” tour, which will offer you the first insight into the ancient history of the cradle of the civilization. Enjoy shopping in one of the most popular streets of the city in the Kolonaki area or Ermou, and have a nice, quiet walk at the beautiful alleys of Plaka (the old district) where you can also find a big number of small shops selling souvenirs and other local artifacts.  Overnight in Athens.
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Day 2: Half day city tour
Early in the morning, after breakfast, begin your half-day Athens city tour at 7:35 am. Meet your guide in front of your hotel, hop on to your bus and explore the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city (clients accommodated in hotel Fresh will be picked up from the hotel´s reception; clients accommodated at the hotel Arion, will be picked up from the doorway of the hotel Cecile, Athinas 39, Athina 105 54, Greece, 2 min far from the hotel Arion). Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts an order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum (due to certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the new Acropolis museum the order of the program can be changed). You will be back at the hotel at approx. at 13:30 pm. The rest of the day at leisure. Give a try to the local gastronomy at one of the Greek taverns and enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean coast or stroll down to ancient streets one more time and absorb this exclusive atmosphere on your own.  Overnight in Athens.
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Day 3: Athens
Wake up to luscious breakfast at the hotel and enjoy your day at leisure in this fascinating city. Explore the city on your own rhythm, or you can book our optional one day cruise to three Saronic islands (Poros – Hydra – Aegina) and gain thousands of memories (not included, optional extra). If you decide to book this optional tour, you will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning in order to take you by coach to the port for embarkation on the cruise ship. At 08:15 the cruise ship departs and sails for the first stopover on the island of Hydra. You will spend approximately one hour, thus you have free time to explore the unique island. Embarkation and sail to the island of Poros, separated from Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros town. Leisure time in Poros will be approximately 60 minutes. After two hours trip we shall arrive to the last port, the island of Aegina, where you have time to swim to the nearest beaches of the island. Total time to be spent one hour and a half. Lunch is served on board during the voyage. Re-embarkation and sailing back to the port. Arrive late in the afternoon and transfer by coach back to your hotel.  Overnight in Athens.
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Day 4: Departure
Wake up to your beautiful breakfast in the hotel and enjoy your last day in this long-standing metropolis. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport of Athens (or Piraeus port) to take your flight home or to your following destination.
Location
  • Greece southern Europe
Things to do and see
  • Must see the Acropolis
  • Visit the Greek temples such as the Temple  of Hephaestus and the temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Stroll the Roman Agora
  • Visit  the National Archaeological Museum
  • Shop in La Plaka
  • Stroll around Monastiraki Square
  • Have the most iconic views from  Areopagus Hill
Eating out and Nightlife
  • Have a drink at A for the Athens roof top with marvelous views over Monastiraki square , the ancient Agora and the Acropolis
  • Have a romantic dinner  in the roof top restaurant of  Grand Bretagne Hotel with amazing views over the stigma square and the acropolis
  • Try the special pizza of Smak
  • Have a cup of coffee in the Cafés of La plaka
Moving Around
  • Almost everything can be done walking
  • Use the metro to hop around Athens
Weather
  • Best times to visit are between March and May and from September to November which is the spring and the fall season
Dress code
  • Shorts or skirts
  • Walking shoes
  • T shirts
  • Linen pants
  • Jeans
  • Sunglasses
  • High heals for the Night outs
Currency
  • The official currency is Euro
  • ATM machines are widely spread
  • Credit cars and debit cards are accepted in most places and big shops
Visa
  • Lebanese citizens need Schengen visa to enter Greece ( call us for further details)

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