27 Nov 3-nights Athens city break….where myths come true!!
Day 1: Arrival in Athens
Welcome to Athens, the charming capital of Greece -land of Gods and Goddesses! Arrival at the Athens airport, private transfer to the hotel, check-in. Free afternoon at leisure, dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2: Athens city tour
Breakfast in the hotel. If you are a first-timer, meet your lecturer guide for a tour to the city’s off-the-beaten-track highlights. Start with Filopappou hill, one of the seven hills of Athens, offering a breathtaking view to the entire city, with Acropolis dominating in the center.
Enjoy the view of Lycabettus hill, the highest of the seven hills, and right across, the so-called Mars hill, named after God Ares’ myth and the most famous court of antiquity. Moreover, it is the place where, the St. Paul preached his famous sermon, in 52 AD.
The Lycabettus Hill
Visit the masterpiece of the Golden Age, the Acropolis, as well as the new Acropolis Museum, one of the most important museums in the world.
Further, walk along the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, leading to the Archaeological site of the Ancient Agora; the political, administrative and commercial center of Ancient Athens and cradle of democracy. Now, you stand at the very spot, where great philosophers like Plato and Socrates expressed their ideas.
Walk around the sacred road, where the Panathenaea procession was held, in honor of the patron Athena Pallas. Visit the restored Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaestus, built in the 5th century B.C. and the best-preserved ancient temple in Greece; you can still hear the echo of metalworking, according to a myth.
Conclude to Monastiraki square, the so-called Flea Market.
Visit the colourful and bustling Varvakios Agora, with a meat and fish market located in a historic building and an open-air fruit and vegetable market, across the Athinas street. Then, you may enjoy a typical Greek souvlaki lunch. Free afternoon at leisure, return to hotel. Overnight in Athens.
**If you are a second-timer, half day visit to the 11-century Daphni Monastery and the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth.
The Daphni Monastery is built on the site of the ancient sanctuary of Apollo Daphnaios, almost half-way along the ancient Sacred Way to Eleusis.
The archaeological site of Ancient Corinth is located on the northern slopes of the Acrocorinth hill, including the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, the Doric Temple and the Peribolos of Apollo, the ancient theatre and the Roman Odeon. Free afternoon at leisure, return to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3: Free day
Breakfast in the hotel, free day at leisure. Alternatively, you may either visit Kaisariani Monastery and Byzantine museum, situated on the western slopes of Mt Hymettus (15’ drive from Athens), or Regency Casino Mont Parnes, situated on Mt Parnitha and accessible via funicular (40’ drive from Athens). Both Mt Hymettus and Mt Parnitha are ideal for trekking or biking, offering a superb panoramic view of the entire Attica Basin.
Day 4: Departure
Breakfast in hotel, check-out. Private transfer to the Athens airport, for the flight back home.
Package Service includes:
- Three (03) hotel overnights, in 4* property
- Daily buffet breakfast.
- Private, modern A/C taxi, in all transfers & tours.
- Experienced driver.
- Experienced, lecturer English speaking guide (hence ESG), where indicated.
- Arrival transfer (first day) Athens airport – central hotel.
- Dinner at the hotel (first day), excluding drinks.
- Athens day tour (second day), with Greek grill house lunch (excl. drinks).
- Departure transfer (fourth day) Athens center hotel – Athens airport.
- Road tolls.
- Car luggage cost
Important Overall Notes
1) The above package is valid for the winter period (01/11/2022 – 31/03/2023).
2) Accommodation is provided in the hotel Amalia (www.amaliahotels.com) or similar.
3) No reservation of any kind of the above services has been done; potential booking requests, sre subject to hotel availability.
4) Prices upon request, to secure the best possible “last minute” offer!!
## Same packages may operate for groups, under request.
## Do not hesitate to ask us for dinner reservation, for any among the 24 Michelin-starred restaurants!
Enjoy winter vacation and remember: you are very important to us!