Athens Holiday For 4 Days

Plaka:

Too touristy for some, this old quarter of the city, clustered on the slopes of the Acropolis rock, is still one of Athens' best sights. Strings of red-roofed buildings with balconies dripping with bougainvillea sit alongside Neo-Classical mansions, all connected by a tangle of streets that are a joy to get lost in. There are plenty of arts, crafts and pottery shops to browse, and although it can be somewhat commercial, you'll still find authentic tavernas and street cafes where you can rest your weary heels (and gulp down a glass of chilled retsina wine, of course). Bakaliarakia, on Kidathinaion Street, is the oldest tavern in Athens and specialises in traditional cuisine..
Go island-hopping:

Athens' port of Piraeus is just a metro ride away from the city centre, and provides the gateway to a flock of idyllic islands just off the coast. Or there's even tiny Angistri, a pine-clad beauty loved by hikers and a haven for anyone who just wants to potter around quiet coves and drop in at local tavernas on their weekend break. There's Aegina, a delightful home away from home for many Athenians, at just an hour's boat ride away. Or there's Hydra, once the haunt of Picasso and Chagall, its pretty port lined with marble flagstones and elegant townhouses. Take your pick, or read our full guide to 20 gorgeous Greek Islands if you want to hop a little further...

Get a proper kebab:

Greece is the birthplace of this quintessential late-night snack, but the authentic souvlakiayou'll find in Athens are a million miles from the greasy meat kebabs you get at 2am on a Saturday night, back in the UK. Thanasis on Mitropoleos Street is said to boast the best kebab in town but we'll let you be the judge... Watch out for the differences as well: a pitta-kebab is specifically minced lamb or beef, while a pitta-souvlaki contains pork cooked on a skewer, and a pitta-kotopoulo is the chicken variety. All usually come with salad, tzatziki and onions, or whatever combination you like.

Experience Dinner in the Sky:

Psirri is also home to some of the best bars and restaurants in Athens such as Gostijo, Beer Time and the exceptional Dinner in the Sky. Like a cross between a theme park ride and a top-notch restaurant, you'll have to strap into your seat at the table, as you're hoisted 50 feet in the air, to enjoy your cocktails and fine dining as you slowly rotate with a unique, open-air view of the city's most recognisable landmarks. Book a package in advance on the website; the full 5-course menu starts from €120 per person.

Tour Athens' Street Art:

In what feels like a world apart from the marble temples of the Acropolis, the lanes of Athens have some of the highest concentrations of contemporary art in the world. Public walls and hidden corners of neighbourhoods like Gazi and Monastiraki have been an open-air canvas for political and social messages since the 1990s and since there are over 2000 pieces, the best way to explore them is through a guided walking tour. The perfect alternative experience to cap off your weekend break in Athens.

Astir Beach:

It is traditionally additional about town breaks than beach holidays, however just 13km (kilometers) south of the city centre you will find Astir Beach, in the tranquil suburb of Vouliagmeni. As well as miles of postcard-perfect shoreline stretching out on a peninsula in the Med, there’s plenty of leisure facilities with restaurants, jet-skiing and other watersports, and a spa. Unfortunately you will have to pay for the privilege of this private paradise - access to the beach is €28 at weekends in the summer but it's a lot quieter and cheaper during the week (€18). Try the town beaches in Glyfada, slightly nearer the city, if you want a cheaper alternative.

Mount Lycabettus:

Make time for a visit, not only for the superlative views from the platforms, but for the chance to catch a show at the amphitheatre, which regularly hosts music concerts and events in the summer. You can't miss the looming shadow of Mount Lycabettus, a pine-carpeted, 300 metre-high limestone hill which overlooks the city. You can walk up to the top of the hill on a choice of footpaths, or take the Lycabettus Funicular train which takes just 10 minutes and costs €7 (catch it at Ploutarchou and Aristippou Streets). Evening is the best time to visit, when you can watch the sun sink behind the Athens skyline.

National Archaeological Museum:

The modern museum explores the findings which have been made on the site of the Acropolis; there’s over 4000 objects on display. The collections are divided into five different focuses and eras, such as the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, where you can peer through the glass floor into the excavation site itself for a glimpse into everyday life, thousands of years ago. The long-awaited Acropolis Museum opened in 2009 and was immediately heralded as one of Europe’s best museums.

- 3 Nights in Athens on BB basis (Standard Room Type)
- Half-day City tour of Athens with new Acropolis Museum (SIC), with English speaking guide + entrance fees and the transportation from/to hotel
- Private round trip transfers in Athens

- Local 24 Hour Assistance upon arrival
- Taxes Applicable *

 

* In case a new local city tax is introduced by the Greek Government in 2018, guests will have to pay this directly at the hotel and this tax is NOT included in the package rates (tax rates may vary from 0,50 to 4 Euros on a night basis depending on hotel category).

 

Best Western Pythagorion 3* ( Standard Room )

Day 1 - ARRIVAL

Meet and assist at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend to explore this fascinating city. Athens. A magical city. The city with the most glorious history in the world is worshipped by gods and people. The enchanting capital ofGreece has always been the birthplace of civilization. It is the city where democracy and most of the wise men of ancient times were born. The most important civilization of the ancient world flourished inAthens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces.

Optional Athens by Night Tour. Accommodation in Athens.

Day 2 - ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the city, this guided half-day tour, the only one which includes headphone system will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.  We start with a photo stop at Panathinaikon Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world that is built out of white marble. We then proceed, passing by Zappeion and The Temple of Olympian Zeus.  We will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the Universityof Athens, the Academyof Athensand the National Library. We Continue passing by the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, The Parliament, The Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally the ACROPOLIS where we will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens).    
We continue the tour with a short pleasant walk passing by the Herodion and Dionysus Theater in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. We skip the lines of the new museum and proceed to see the main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze that     will amaze you. Evening free or optional Cape Sounion or Athens by Night tour. Accommodation in Athens.

Day 3 –ATHENS FREE DAY To relax or do an optional tour

Day at leisure to relax or do an optional tour. Recommended options include Full Day Delphi / Full Day Argolis or the Full Day Cruise. Accommodation in Athens

 

Day 04 - DEPARTURE

Today, after breakfast you will check out from your hotel and be transferred to Athens Airport for your flight out.

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Athens

Better area have a love-hate affinity to Greece's central.On one hand it is a town with a wide different of things to see and do. From here you can also get to better places in Greece: by air, train, boat or bus. On the another hand it is a giant, busy area with about half of Greece's community living there (close to 5 million). There are places you do not want to be alone at night, and Athens has a big problem with traffic jams and pollution, especially the smog.
It is a fascinating place, though. It is one of the earliest towns in the universe, and walking through its venerable Agora or on the Acropolis, it does make you feel you are walking on, if not sacred, very essential ground.The Athenians are now living better after the Olympic games many things have been improoved. This means that a lot of buildings have been renovated, and big projects have been carried out. The infrastructure of the city has been modernized with new highways (Attiki odos) that circulating Athens from Aspropyrgos to the new Airport at Spata and goes until the western suburbs of Athens.several popular area of Athens have been made for hiker only  like the whole place about Acropolis from Dionysiou Areopagitoy street until Thission and Keramikos.Plaka is also 90% pedestrianised  as well as the Ermou street the main shopping street of Athens.The port of Piraeus has been modernized as well with parking areas around the port and new docks for the Greek ferries and Cruise ships.

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