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Essential Athens

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The perfect introduction to Athens, our Essential Athens is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the extraordinary experiences that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics
• Three nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast.
• Private airport transportation to and from your hotel.
• Private Exeter guide at your service as described in the program.
• Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program.
• 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes.

Easy to Combine with:

  • Istanbul
  • Croatia
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania 


For custom luxury travel and tours to Athens and Greece, please contact one of our travel experts.

Download a PDF itinerary here.

ITINERARY

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$3,150 per person based on two guests traveling together. Please contact Exeter International for specific pricing and availability. 

Day 1
Arrival | Athens Olympic Stadium - Athens, Greece

Arrival into Athens where we will be met by your guide and driver. Your driver will be waiting for you just outside of Customs, after you pick up your luggage. Transfer to your hotel in the center of the city.

Athens, the cradle of the European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city has been dominated by the rock of the Acropolis.

Exeter Services: Arrival Transfer

Hotel: Grande Bretagne

Day 2
Athens | Athens Parthenon - Athens, Greece

Y our guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 10: 00am. This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Acropolis Museum where for the first time ever all the surviving treasures of the Acropolis can be seen together in one place. Five collections make up this magnificent exhibit and include the finds from the slopes of the Acropolis, works of the archaic period, the classical Acropolis, the post-Parthenon and the Roman period.

For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city has been dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. You will follow your guide on foot uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple. You will also have some free time at the Acropolis for some photographs and to drink in the atmosphere of this amazing site.

Next your guide will take you for a short walk to the Ancient Agora. The Agora was the heart of Athens and the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity. The site has been occupied during all periods of the city’s history and was used as a residential and burial area as early as 3000 BC.

Continue to the Plaka area, an historic neighborhood filled with beautiful buildings, Byzantine churches, little shops, cafes and taverns. Y ou will also have the opportunity to walk around Monastiraki, an experience not to be missed.

Exeter Services: Guide (6 Hours)

Hotel: Grande Bretagne

Day 3
Athens | Athens Temple of Hephaestus - Athens, Greece

This morning, your guide will meet you again in your hotel lobby at 10:00am. Today, enjoy a walking tour off the beaten path to understand how Athens has evolved to the city it is today-a city in layers, where the ancient, the ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city coexist. During your walk, you will experience how
Athens, a small town of 10 000 citizens in the early 1830s, transformed into the capital of the new Greek State in 1834. Explore the neighborhoods where the footprint of the Ottoman Empire is still present, to understand how the old city and its traditions mixed or didn’t with western European values and ideas. Your guide will provide a true sense of in the city and its history for past to present.

Enjoy the reminder of your afternoon at leisure.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Grande Bretagne

Day 4
Departure | Athens Athens, Greece

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Exeter Services: Departure Transfer

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