Athens 5 DAYS
Guaranteed departures every Friday
Under the sun and the blue sky of Attica, bask in the magic of Athens, the city with treasures archeological and give yourself the opportunity to live, even for a few days, in luxury. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping and nightlife. Your trip includes 4 nights in Hotel Grand Bretagne 5 * with breakfast, transfers and VIP service spa and dinner.
Highlights: Acropolis, Parthenon, Acropolis museum, Monastiraki, Thissio, Historical Center
DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens
Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by luxurious car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel .Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour. Athens by night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens
Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful 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 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. Enjoy the rest of the day. Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization. If you are fans of shopping, you'll find in the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Don't forget to discover the Night life of Athens.
DAY 3 | Free Day (Optional one day cruise on 3 Greek islands)
Departure from the hotel in the morning with a guide towards the port of Piraeus. The ship sails at 08:00am to the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Free to visit each island. Aegina: the biggest island of the Saronic Gulf. The two major attractions to visit in Aegina are (note: Optional tours organized on board the ship): The monastery of Agios Nektarios, who was the last declared saint by the Greek Orthodox Church and the Temple of Aphaia, the second best-preserved temple in Greece after Parthenon in Athens. Poros is the smallest of the three islands, full of pine and lemon trees, where you are going to have a nice walk and enjoy the great scenery. Hydra: One of the most cosmopolitan and picturesque Greek islands, with a unique architecture, narrow streets and many shops. Arrival at the port of Piraeus at around 19:30, return to the hotel at around 21:20.
DAY 4 | Wander in the city
Enjoy your day by strolling along Plaka with its narrow streets, which are full of traditional restaurants where you can taste typical dishes of Greek cuisine, drink the famous “ouzo” and enjoy the atmosphere of this vibrant neighborhood.
DAY 5 | End of trip. Transfer to the airport. Assistance to boarding.
Your Package includes:
> Transfers upon arrival and departure with assistance. > 4 nights at a 5* hotel on bed & breakfast. > The panoramic city tour of Athens with English speaking guide.
Your Package excludes:
>Travel insurance. > International flights. > Personal expenses. > Gratuities. > Optional excursions and visits.