Athens Discovery - Leisure Holidays

Athens DiscoveryGreece

From RM5,155 / per person for 6 nights
Experience the best of Athens and visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital.

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Summary

Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece and visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital; capture photographs of the colossal Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue of the first ever Olympic games; admire the ancient grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus; and browse informative exhibits inside the Acropolis Museum. Gain fascinating insight into the rich legends and myths of ancient Greece during this comprehensive tour.

Besides that, experience the full magic of Athens by night with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.

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Itinerary

Flight

Flight included

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Flight to Athens

Day 2 - Arrival in Athens

Upon arrival in Athens International Airport, meet up with your driver in the arrival hall and travel to your hotel by a comfortable shared shuttle bus. Proceed to check in upon arrival in hotel and free at leisure to explore around Athens. 


Day 3 - Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

After breakfast, be ready and wait for your pick-up in the hotel lobby at 7.30am (exact pick-up time to be reconfirmed). The tour departs for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (including also Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus).

Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. 

After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to CAPE SOUNION. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

You will be transfer back to your hotel at approximately 7pm. 


Day 4 - Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens (with Lunch)

After breakfast, be ready and wait at the hotel lobby by 8.15am and wait for your pick-up. Settle inside your air-conditioned coach and admire the scenery as you trace the coast of the Saronic Gulf into the Peloponnese. 

After around 1.5 hours, arrive at the ancient hilltop city of Mycenae and enjoy a walking tour of the ruins of this once powerful, fortified settlement. Hear how the city was, in Greek myth, ruled by King Agamemnon, and view highlights such as the Palace, Tomb of Agamemnon and Lion’s Gate. 

Afterward, stop in the pretty seaport of Nauplia before continuing to ancient Epidaurus, the mythological birthplace of Asklepios, the Greek god of healing. 

Tour the spectacular relics, including the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios, with its crumbled buildings. Then, ogle the breathtaking ancient theatre of Epidaurus. Built in the 4th century BC, the colossal theater is considered one of the world’s most beautiful and still boasts fabulous acoustics. 

Your trip ends approximately at 6.30pm back at the original departure point in Athens.

Optional - Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

Experience the full magic of Athens by night with this 3.5-hour panoramic evening tour, with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.


Day 5 - Free & Easy

After breakfast, free at leisure to explore Athens. You may use the Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens ticket to make it easier to get around the city.

Included - Hop On Hop Off Classic Tour of Athens (2 Days)

The complete tour of Athens includes various key sights of Athens, such as Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Panathenaic Stadium. With two interchanging lines, the Blue and the Orange, enjoy an unforgettable tour in Athens, as well as Piraeus, the suburb around the greatest port of the capital. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to become acquainted with the most beautiful attractions of one of the most prominent European capitals. Enrich your cruise with this two-hour memorable experience. 


Day 6 - Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip from Athens

After breakfast, you may continue to explore the city with Hop On Hop Off Classic Tour of Athens and be back at your hotel lobby by 2.15pm and wait for your pick up. The road to Cape Sounion passes the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf - Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza - as well as countless caves. The ancient Greeks certainly knew how to choose a temple location, as Cape Sounion is a remarkable site. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, a gleaming white beacon for ancient (as well as modern) travellers along this dangerous stretch of coast. 

The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. 

This is a great half-day tour option if you're looking to explore Greece beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins.

Your tour will end approximately at 7pm back at your hotel.


Day 7 - Depart from Athens

After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to airport. The shuttle bus service operates every 2 hours on a daily basis. Available departures from Athens hotels: 8:30 am, 10:30am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm. You will be informed about the exact departure time upon booking. 


Airport Transfer

Airport transfer to and from hotel included by shuttle bus.

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation included
Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat only)

Experience the full magic of Athens by night with this 3.5-hour panoramic evening tour, with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.

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