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Athens Stopover

Duration
4 Days
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US$ 554

Ancient and modern Athens is steeped in history and culture. Marvel at the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, stroll among the many important temples of the ancient gods and enjoy a day to Delphi, home of the mystical oracle.


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Spend time in one of the world’s oldest cities, the cradle of civilization and birthplace of democracy. Included is an extensive tour of the city which includes a visit to the Acropo lis, the ancient citadel which dominates Athens as it sits on a rocky hill. It is crowned by the Parthenon, the temple dedicated to the goddess, Athena. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Olympic Zeus, once the largest temple in Greece, the Panathinaikon Stadium, the site of the first Olympic Games in 1896, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Parliament Building. Finally enjoy a visit to view the treasures of the Acropolis Museum.

The following day, travel out of Athens to Delphi, the home of the famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi lies under the dominating Mount Parnassus. Here visit the Temple of Apollo and other archaeological sites. See the site of the second most important games after the ancient Olympics, the Pythian Games. Also visit the interesting Delphi Museum.

A further day in Athens is at leisure to discover more of the attractions of this great city.

 

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Accommodation in Athens

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    Hera Hotel Athens



    Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant ...

    Its architectural design is inspired by the grandeur of the ancient Athenian past. The Hera Hotel has taken advantage of all the aspects of modern technology in order to furnish the hotel with the comforts that are suitable for a 21st century hotel. This elegant boutique hotel, a short walk from the Acropolis and Plaka.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lobby
    • Mini Bar
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • TV
    • Wakeup Calls Available

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    Herodion Hotel Athens



    Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - ...

    Near the historic Plaka and Thission districts, and right in the heart of the upscale Acropolis residential neighbourhood, guests will find the professional team and family-like hospitality that is the Herodion Hotel. It sits regally at the foot of the ancient Acropolis and Parthenon - the cultural and architectural landmarks that help define Athens, Greece, and its impact on the modern world. It is the only hotel with sweeping views of both the Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, distanced only a few metres from its south entrance. Guests can't help but feel the history, even amid the contemporary style of this elegant Athens hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
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    Royal Olympic Hotel Athens



    The hotel lies just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. We are underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes' walk to the new Acropolis Museum. After a complete renovation that finished in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an ...

    The hotel lies just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. We are underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes' walk to the new Acropolis Museum. After a complete renovation that finished in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an art hotel very elegantly decorated and more important very well looked after in every detail. One of the aspects given particular attention to, was to create a very personal hotel and as much environmentally friendly as possible. The Roof Garden restaurant and bar opened recently offering the ultimate dinning and wining experience in front of the most spectacular view in Athens. The famous chef will be delighted to guide you through the secret paths of Greek cuisine while enjoying the unforgettable view.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Drycleaning
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
    • TV

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    Athens Gate Hotel



    This hotel has a prestigious location in the historic heart of Athens, exactly opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Gate which was constructed by the Athenians to welcome the Roman emperor Adrianos (Hadrian). Very easy to access, the hotel is located 500 meters ...

    This hotel has a prestigious location in the historic heart of Athens, exactly opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Gate which was constructed by the Athenians to welcome the Roman emperor Adrianos (Hadrian). Very easy to access, the hotel is located 500 meters from the Acropolis and 100 meters from the New Acropolis Museum. The Constitution (Syntagma) Square, and the commercial center of Athens are, also, only 500 meters away. The view of the city from the hotel's roof top is possibly the best in the whole of Athens.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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    Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens



    With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded deluxe Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens' mythical history. Situated right in the heart of the city, since 1874, ...

    With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded deluxe Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens' mythical history. Situated right in the heart of the city, since 1874, the landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district. Escape to the GB Spa Athens for a GB Collection Exclusive Massage or an indulgent respite in the Thermal Suite. The GB Roof Garden Restaurant & Bar serves the finest champagne - the ideal complement for the setting sun beyond the imposing Acropolis. The Cellar stocks more than 3,000 bottles of the finest vintages - allow us to create the finest wine tasting has never been so exquisite.

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    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
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    New Hotel Athens



    For Greek Cypriot art collector Dakis Joannou, restructuring the tired Olympic Palace into New Hotel has been a true labor of love. Throughout the chunky modernist building, chairs and doors salvaged from the old property reappear as artworks that awaken guests' senses. This theme even ...

    For Greek Cypriot art collector Dakis Joannou, restructuring the tired Olympic Palace into New Hotel has been a true labor of love. Throughout the chunky modernist building, chairs and doors salvaged from the old property reappear as artworks that awaken guests' senses. This theme even pervades the bathrooms, where blocky, sharp-edged washbasins based on the shape of diamonds reach into spaces normally left unused. From the spa and fitness area to the top-floor terrace, which affords one of the best views in Athens, the designs are consistently intense.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Check-In Time
    • Check-Out Time
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 554

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Day 1

Athens Airport to Athens Hotel Private

Duration1 Hour

Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

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    Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens



    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring ...

    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Massage Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Day 2

Athens Morning Tour including Acropolis Museum

The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Delphi

At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years.

Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time. Indeed, it was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deukalion, the Argonaut's expedition and the Trojan War.

Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ''severe'' Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist.

Duration12 Hours
Day 4

Athens Hotel to Athens Airport Private

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily April through October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip private port or airport transfers
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Athens
  • Breakfast daily
  • Athens city tour
  • Full day Delphi tour.

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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